Illinois Beach Hotel

1 Lake Front Drive, Zion, IL 60099 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Illinois Beach Hotel

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. Nestled in a quiet getaway, this venue is an ideal and romantic location for a one-of-a-kind wedding to take place.

Facilities and Capacity
Up to 250 guests can watch the betrothed 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.

Services Offered
This venue helps make couples’ wedding dreams come true by offering services that cater directly to their needs. These services include:

  • Accommodations
  • All-inclusive packages
  • Cake
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly areas
  • Setup
  • Wireless Internet


Cuisine
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 are able to prepare American, Asian, Italian, Latin American, and Mexican styles of cuisine for couples and their guests. They even offer a chocolate fountain for the reception. Their serving styles include:

  • Buffet
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Tastings


Accommodation
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.

Other Services
This resort also offers its space for bridal showers, elopements, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners.

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82 Reviews for Illinois Beach Hotel

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Jennifer Strzelecki · Married on 08/18/2018

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    • Flexibility:
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    Absolutely amazing!

    Before we even got engaged, I knew that I wanted to have our wedding at Illinois Beach Resort after attending a prior wedding there. From the beginning of the planning process to the very end, the team there were nothing short of amazing and made my dream wedding a reality. Our consultant Kim was always in contact with us, was open to me making out of the ordinary adjustments, and walked us through everything to make sure we had all of our bases covered. The day itself was absolutely perfect, they gave us plenty of time to set up our decor the morning of, and they even cleaned everything up at the end of the night and packed up all of our decor so that we just had to bring it to the car the next morning! There are a million more things I could say, but the bottom line is this: if you’re in the area and are looking for a beach/outdoor venue, this is the place to book! The hotel is beautiful and rooms are all updated, the staff is super friendly, and the scenery is enough to make you fall in love. You really get what you pay for. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding!

    Sent on 12/06/2018

    Illinois Beach Hotel's reply:

    We can't thank you enough for your review, Jennifer! Thank you for taking the time to write this and we are so happy we could be a part of your perfect wedding! We wish you all the best and please come back to visit us!
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    Kevin · Married on 07/28/2018

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    Excellent wedding and reception location

    My wife and I got married at Illinois Beach resort in July 2018. We are so happy we chose this location. Kim and Donna helped us with the planning and they were great. There was something fun for all of our mostly out-of-town guests between the beach, game room, pool, hot tub and fire pit. The food was excellent and the staff friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to accommodate our last minute changes. We had our ceremony in the grass it was an absolutely beautiful location. The tent was a great location for our reception. We got so many compliments from guests on how much they enjoyed their experience. For all this, the Resort's prices were very competitive. We highly recommend Illinois Beach Resort.

    Sent on 01/19/2019
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    Illinois Beach Hotel's reply:

    Kevin, thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review and for posting pictures! We loved hosting your family and friends. We wish you many years of happiness together!

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Illinois Beach Hotel Pricing

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Illinois Beach Hotel FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 5
  • Describe your venue: Beach, Resort, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Liability Insurance, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Tastings
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, 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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  • 1 Lake Front Drive Zion, IL, 60099 See on map
    8476257300 (Phone number)

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