Illinois Beach Hotel

1 Lake Front Drive, Zion, IL 60099 Map · Phone number
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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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86 Reviews for Illinois Beach Hotel

Recommended by 93% of couples


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

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  • Chris

    Chris J. · Married on 06/16/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Need a refund? Here's the contact information.

    If you are trying to get a refund from this place since it's closed, it's run by Midwest Property Management, call Karen Day (business manager) or Andrew Lombardo (business owner) at their other property.
    Pere Marquette Lodge
    1111 E Morton Ave
    Jacksonville​, IL, 62650-2901
    (217) 245-2187

    Sent on 06/03/2021
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    Jennifer S. · Married on 08/18/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!
  • Amanda

    Amanda · Married on 08/17/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    Amazing Day, Amazing Venue

    Illinois Beach Resort was actually the only location me and my now husband looked at for our wedding because we were sold instantly. We had our ceremony on the beach and it was absolutely beautiful. Our reception was in the ballroom overlooking the lake. The staff at IBR was extremely helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process. If you're looking for a venue that does it all, this is a wonderful place. Our wedding, reception, and lodging were all in one place and boy did that make things easy for us! The resort is beautiful and the staff is wonderful, so I would highly recommend this venue to any couple.

    Sent on 12/19/2018

    Illinois Beach Hotel's reply:

    It was such a pleasure working with you, Amanda! Thank you for your wonderful review and sending pictures as well! We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day for you guys! Congratulations once again, please come back to see us!

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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

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Fun Times DJ
    Fun Times DJ Wedding DJs

    We love doing weddings here. They make their clients very happy.

  • Fun Times DJ
    Fun Times DJ Wedding DJs

    We love doing weddings here. They make their clients very happy.

  • Memory Makers Entertainment Wedding DJs

    Pone of our favorite venues

Map

  • 1 Lake Front Drive Zion, IL, 60099 See on map
    8476257300 (Phone number)
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Illinois Beach Hotel frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Illinois Beach Hotel?

Illinois Beach Hotel includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Illinois Beach Hotel, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Illinois Beach Hotel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Illinois Beach Hotel, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Illinois Beach Hotel includes:

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

What are the most important characteristics of Illinois Beach Hotel in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Illinois Beach Hotel for wedding events is known for:

  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Illinois Beach Hotel for wedding events?

Illinois Beach Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Illinois Beach Hotel offer?

Illinois Beach Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Illinois Beach Hotel offer for wedding events?

Illinois Beach Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Liability Insurance
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend Illinois Beach Hotel and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Illinois Beach Hotel is recommended by 87% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in average response time, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in flexibility, 4.6 in professionalism and 4.6 in value.