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.
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.
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.
17 Reviews for Holiday Inn Crystal Lake
Recommended by 95% of couples
25 User photos
Juan M. · Married on 07/18/2020
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!Sent on 07/25/2020
Shannon · Married on 10/11/2019
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.Sent on 10/19/2019
Kayla · Married on 08/02/2019
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!Sent on 10/22/2018
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!
Holiday Inn Crystal Lake is always a pleasure to work with. Great venue for all types of events!