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Holiday Inn Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake, IL View map Visit website
4.8 out of 5 rating
19 reviews
$5k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 1,200 guests

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$5k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 1,200 guests

From the walk down the aisle to the final farewell , the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake ensures every detail of your wedding reflects your individuality.

Facilities and Capacity

The newly renovated Elara Convention Center is 19,500 square feet with 18 function rooms. The ballroom is over 11,000 square feet and accommodates weddings up to 1,200 guests. The wraparound outdoor deck overlooking our private pond is perfect for a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or pre-reception cocktails. The Holiday Inn Crystal Lake & Elara Convention Center is just what you're looking for to create extraordinary experiences for your wedding day.

In addition to our state-of-the-art convention center, the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake features 197 newly renovated guest rooms on 6 floors, including 86 double bed rooms, 95 king rooms, and 16 suites. All guest rooms feature high-speed internet access, on-demand movies, HBO, and Kuerig Coffee Makers. Guests will enjoy dining at the award-winning restaurant, gathering at the lobby cocktail lounge, and unwinding in the fitness, or at the area's largest resort-like indoor pool.

Services Offered

When you choose Holiday Inn Crystal Lake for your wedding, your Sales Catering Manager will work with you to create customized menus from our onsite catering and help you determine each detail to make your wedding day memorable. From intimate affairs to grand events, our 19,500 square feet state-of-the-art Elara Convention Center is the first step in creating extraordinary experiences for your wedding day.

With an unwavering dedication to making this day a priceless memory, Holiday Inn Crystal Lake provides personalized event planning for wedding ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers. Choose from provided barware, flatware, linens, china, and glassware as well as a variety of audio visual services available to add on to your wedding package. Complimentary parking with shuttle service. Wheelchair accessible.

Location

Just 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Holiday Inn Crystal Lake & Elara Convention Center is situated in a community full of charm and personality. The Holiday Inn Crystal Lake is surrounded by lush acreage overlooking the quaint Lake Acorn and is McHenry County’s most complete hotel and conference center.

The community of Crystal Lake is an outdoor lover’s paradise! In their free time, your visiting guests can experience swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, kayaking and wakeboarding. Rich in historical charm, they can discover the Dole Mansion, Colonel Palme, or Bettendorf Castle or spend a whole afternoon exploring Downtown Crystal Lake’s shops and dining.

  • Asian-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

1200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

21

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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    Juan M. Married on 07/18/2020
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    The vendor did an excellent job of accomplishing what was wished of.

    The place is beautiful for any social event that wants to be remembered!
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    Shannon Married on 10/11/2019
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    The perfect venue

    We had our wedding at this hotel and it was so perfect thanks to Barbara Hertel the catering sales manager. She had such a positive attitude and worked so hard to make sure every detail of our big day was wonderful. She helped calm my nerves the day of the wedding. Even the day after she checked on us and made sure we had everything. She communicated with us through every step. All of the staff was very kind. The man at the front desk even upgraded our room the night after the wedding. I highly recommend this venue for weddings.
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    Kayla Married on 08/02/2019
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    Wonderful Experience - Great Place!

    My wedding reception was on Friday October 19, 2018 - The Holiday Inn was perfect for what my husband and I wanted. We recently got married at the court house in September and wanted a simple reception to just celebrate with family and friends. Everything was so easy!!!!!!!! It definitely was stress free! Our wedding coordinator Lisa was amazing! I remember calling her about my wedding tables and either having or not having burlap and she was online helping me find a good size if I wanted it and giving me advice! She was always willing to help with whatever I needed and my husband and I always felt like we were treated like family there which goes a long way for us! Thank you to the Holiday Inn for everything!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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We have worked with the staff at the Holiday Inn Crystal Lakes for many years. They are a great group to work with. Flexible, professional, and always willing to do what ever is needed for a successful event!

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Holiday Inn Crystal Lake is always a pleasure to work with. Great venue for all types of events!

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800 South IL Route 31 Crystal Lake, IL, 60014
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Holiday Inn Crystal Lake frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake?

Holiday Inn Crystal Lake includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Holiday Inn Crystal Lake includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Holiday Inn Crystal Lake in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Holiday Inn Crystal Lake for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake for wedding events?

Holiday Inn Crystal Lake offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Holiday Inn Crystal Lake offer?

Holiday Inn Crystal Lake offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Holiday Inn Crystal Lake offer for wedding events?

Holiday Inn Crystal Lake offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Holiday Inn Crystal Lake have available for wedding events?

Holiday Inn Crystal Lake offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Holiday Inn Crystal Lake and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Holiday Inn Crystal Lake is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in value, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.7 in professionalism.

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