Weddings

Lock 16 Visitor Center and I&M Canal Boat

La Salle, IL View map
Rating 4.3 out of 5
   2 reviews
Up to 120 guests

About

Up to 120 guests

Say your vows on the deck of the vintage I&M Canal Boat in La Salle, IL. Surrounded by colorful woods, the I&M Canal at Lock 14 is the perfect outdoor setting for spring, summer and fall weddings!

Located just around the corner from the boat is Lock 16 Center, the spacious, 19th century building that serves as a full-service cafe, coffee bar and visitor center for the La Salle Canal Boat. Lock 16 can accomodate up to 90 in our delightful dining area.

Relax and share your special day with friends and family in comfort as our staff, period dressed boat crew and friendly canal mules transport you to a simpler time. The canal boat can remain stationary during the service, or a boat tour can be arranged to make your special day truly unforgettable!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$801

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$801

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$801

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$14

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

Champagne Toast
Premium Liquor

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

120

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

20

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Boat/Yacht
Historic Building
Restaurant

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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Dessert
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Liquor License
Premium Liquor

What event items are available?

Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
October
November
December
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Recommended by 86% of couples
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    Peter Married on 05/25/2013
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    Our coordinator Julie with the Lock 16 Center and staff did an excellent job of making our day very special. The canal boat was something our guests and our kids loved. It was very memorable and we will be back to enjoy the canal boat and food at the Lock 16 Center again soon!
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    Ashley Married on 06/24/2012
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    The staff, especially the wait staff, was extremely friendly. I even lost my great aut's ring and every single one of them searched high and low for it. The food was wonderful and I was very pleased. However, the communication amongst the event planning staff left a lot to be desired. My groom, brother and the best man had to finish cleaning the boat the MORNING of our wedding, which put the groomsmen horribly behind schedule-wise. The boat itself is adorable and my guests loved the mule. The lock is very cute but certain things like having racks holding t-shirt bags behind our sign-in table did get overlooked. The venue itself is on the smaller side but if your wedding is 60 people or less, it'll work fine. The weather was so incrediby hot but we had sandalwood fans and mini icepacks for guests, which helped. However, if you are having a summer wedding and do not do something along those lines, your guests will be miserable if your ceremony is on the boat. If the weather's pretty, it'd be great. We had appetizers and a bar on the boat for the ride which followed the ceremony, which I highly recommend doing, because our guests loved it. It did rain a little but when they were able to, guests loved the boat ride because it was unique and the wildlife along the canal was a nice touch. You can play music on the boat but you can't really hear it upstairs unless you want the guests downstairs to go deaf. If you decide to use them, DEFINITELY get the mule to pull the boat. It's been a month since our wedding and people still tell me how neat it was. This venue would be better for a luncheon, shower or something along those lines but over all, I am happy we chose to get married on the boat -- headaches and all -- and use the lock for our reception.

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754 First Street La Salle, 61301
8152201848
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