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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 200 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. They offer couples the ability to have their ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and overnight accommodations all in one place.


Cuisine
In addition to delicious food, the Illinois Beach Hotel also offers full bar service. Their menus for dinner can be adjusted to accommodate any dietary restrictions you or your Guest might need. The chefs are able to prepare American, Asian, Italian, Latin American, and Mexican styles of cuisine for couples and their guests. 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 wedding showers, elopements, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners.

Frequently asked questions

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
Server(s)

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

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Beach
Hotel
Park
Resort
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Liability Insurance
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
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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Reviews of Illinois Beach Hotel

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20% recommend it
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value
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  • Flexibility
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Weddingwire
1.0/5 1 reviews
Google
3.5/5 92 reviews
Elizabeth
Elizabeth L. Sent on 02/15/2024
1 out of 5 rating

Do not trust this venue with your money!

Our wedding was booked at this venue in 2020. The hotel canceled our event due to facility issues and we have never received our deposits of $7,000+ back. I have been trying to get this back for years. I have written confirmation from the hotel manager and event coordinator that we would be getting our money back, that the check was in the mail, and then silence. DO NOT TRUST THIS VENUE WITH YOUR MONEY!
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Illinois Beach Hotel frequently asked questions

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
Illinois Beach Hotel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Illinois Beach Hotel includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • Open Bar
The space offered by Illinois Beach Hotel for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Beach
  • Hotel
  • Park
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
Illinois Beach Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Illinois Beach Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Illinois Beach Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Liability Insurance
  • Wifi
Illinois Beach Hotel offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Tables
  • Tents
Illinois Beach Hotel is recommended by 20% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 1.0 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 1 in quality of service, 1 in average response time, 1 in flexibility, 1 in professionalism and 1 in value.

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