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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84 Reviews for Illinois Beach Hotel

Recommended by 93% of couples


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

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  • Amanda

    Amanda · Married on 08/17/2018

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

    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!
  • Kevin

    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

    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 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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