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Weddings

The Forester Hotel

Lake Forest, IL View map
Up to 120 guests

About

The Forester Hotel is an elegant wedding venue situated in Lake Forest, Illinois. Combining timeless charm with contemporary comfort, this beautiful property has been welcoming soon-to-be newlyweds since 1929. Right beside I-94, many of Lake Forest’s most popular attractions are within driving distance. You and your loved ones will surely adore the hotel’s chic decor, versatile event spaces, and plush guest rooms. A perfect place to say “I do”, The Forester Hotel can provide the backdrop for your Prairie State wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

Capable of accommodating up to 120 of your friends and relatives, this delightful hotel is home to a variety of ballrooms. Intimate events can be held in the Blue Stem Room, a snug setting that can host up to 45 wedding-goers. The Aster Room is the property’s largest event room, featuring 2,232 square feet of available space. Here, you and up to 120 people can tuck into a delicious meal before dancing the night away. It is replete with sophisticated decor, and its floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to flow in. Another option is the Lupine Room, suitable for a maximum of 80 attendees. Following the festivities, you and your beloved can enjoy an overnight stay in one of the luxurious rooms. Each room boasts an array of modern amenities designed to enhance your experience. These consist of complimentary WiFi, a Smart TV, an in-room safe, a mini-fridge, and blackout curtains. Details such as well-lit vanities, sofa-sleepers, and comfortable grand beds are sure to impress. In total, there are 156 rooms and 10 suites.

Services Offered

At The Forester Hotel, the staff is determined to bring every detail of your marital vision to life. Their on-site wedding coordinator will be on-hand throughout to make sure that everything goes smoothly. Planning assistance, set-up, clean-up, and access to get-ready rooms are just a few of the many services on offer. Eager to complement your event with a superlative dining experience, the venue’s in-house restaurant, Oaken Bistro + Bar, can provide you with a meal to remember. They are famed for their creative reinventions of traditional dishes and their stellar customer service. As an added touch, a farewell brunch can be prepared as a farewell gesture.

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?

$10,000

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

$7,000

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?

$6,000

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

$4,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

120

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

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?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December
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200 N Field Dr Lake Forest, IL, 60045
847-582-6400
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