Illinois Beach Hotel is a waterfront venue in the Chicago, Illinois area. This coastal location offers couples the option of getting married right on the shores of Lake Michigan. Sitting on the Illinois Beach Nature Preserve, the Illinois Beach Hotel is about 70 minutes from downtown Chicago.
Facilities and Capacity
Up to 250 guests can watch the couple exchange vows with their toes in the sand and the waters of the lake calmly lapping behind them. Couples that wish to stay sand-free but still want the experience of a beach wedding can set up in the grass just in front of the beach to get the sights and sounds without the mess. Inside, a reception takes place in a banquet hall, full of windows to let in natural light. Neutral colors and bright overhead lights allow couples to make the venue their own through its setup and decor.
This venue helps make couples' wedding dreams come true by offering services that cater directly to their needs. These services include:
In addition to delicious food, the Illinois Beach Hotel also offers full bar service. Their menus for dinner can be adjusted to accommodate gluten free, kosher, lactose free, no pork, nut free, organic, vegan and vegetarian needs. The chefs prepare American, Asian, Italian, Latin American and Mexican styles of cuisine for couples and their guests, and even offer a chocolate fountain for the reception. They can cater these dishes in the following styles:
The Illinois Beach Hotel provides 92 art deco guest rooms for couples and overnight wedding guests. These rooms combine modern design with a charming interior to create a comfortable space.
This resort also offers its space for bridal showers, elopements, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners.
Recommended by 96% of couples
Jennifer · Married on 08/26/2016
I was looking for a "Destination" wedding without having to travel outside of the States. (And pretty much everyone we know lives in Illinois) This Was everything I was looking for. Ceremony site on the beach, Picture perfect scenery, and a Venue with spectacular views of the lake. Bonus my guest could stay at the Hotel. I loved the idea of having everything on site. Even though i got married a little over a month ago. Everyone is still talking about how beautiful the Illinois Beach Resort was. And Honestly I cant wait to go back for our 1 year anniversary.Sent on 10/05/2016
I would recommend this place to Anyone and Everyone. Especially if your looking for a beach Ceremony and want everything on site. Definitely go check this place out! Ask for Kim! She was great during my planning. Responded quick and just super patient and helpful.
But seriously go check this place out for yourselves. You'll Fall in love. I guarantee it!!
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Camille · Married on 07/15/2018
The Illinois Beach Resort was the best place to have a wedding! Not only is the scenery amazing, but Kim and all the Illinois Beach Resort staff were amazing to work with. Kim was so attentive and responsive, she’ll make you feel like your wedding is the only wedding she is helping with. The staff was also very attentive, you would ask for something and it would be done. The food was delicious and it was all served hot. The people that attended our wedding cannot say enough nice things about the resort. I highly recommend it!Sent on 08/15/2018
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Katie · Married on 07/14/2018
We loved the views and sight of Illinois Beach Resort the first time we came to visit. We could not have imagined that the venue could get any better than the views, but it did. We had nothing but a wonderful experience from the first day we came to visit until the day we had to checkout after our wedding. Kim continually checked in on us and was very accommodating with all of our questions and ideas. The food was phenomenal--guests commented that the filet was cut with butter knives it was so tender and the almond encrusted tilapia was so good that people were licking their plates. The staff was so helpful and made sure to check in on my husband and I throughout the evening to ensure everything was up to par. I have never felt so doted on in my life! Our guests are still talking about how this was the best wedding they have ever gone to and it is because of the care and attention Illinois Beach Resort gave to us and our guests!
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
Illinois Beach Hotel Price Rates