The Forester Hotel

200 N Field Dr, Lake Forest, IL 60045 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Forester Hotel

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.

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Fashionable decor
Fashionable decor
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The Forester Hotel
Standard Bathroom
Standard Bathroom
Queen Queen Guestroom
Queen Queen Guestroom
One Bedroom Suite
One Bedroom Suite
One Bedroom Suite Kitchen
One Bedroom Suite Kitchen
One Bedroom King Suite
One Bedroom King Suite
Suite Bathroom
Suite Bathroom
Oaken Dining Room
Oaken Dining Room
Oaken Bistro + Bar
Oaken Bistro + Bar
Oaken Patio
Oaken Patio
Oaken Lounge
Oaken Lounge
Oaken Dining Room
Oaken Dining Room
Oaken Bar
Oaken Bar
Foyer
Foyer
Market
Market
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Lupine Room Empty
Lupine Room
Lupine Room
Front Desk
Front Desk
King Guestroom
King Guestroom
Guest room TV/Desk
Guest room TV/Desk
Front Desk
Front Desk
Exterior
Exterior
Sofa Sleeper
Sofa Sleeper
Blue Stem Room
Blue Stem Room
Blue Stem Room
Blue Stem Room
Blue Stem Patio
Blue Stem Patio
Aster Ballroom
Aster Ballroom
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Aster Ballroom Empty
Aster Ballroom
Aster Ballroom
Accessible Suite Kitchen
Accessible Suite Kitchen
Accessible One Bedroom Suite
Accessible One Bedroom Suite
Accessible King Room
Accessible King Room
Accesible Double Room
Accesible Double Room
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Couple in their room
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Fashionable decor
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Standard Bathroom
Standard Bathroom

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The Forester Hotel FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 10000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 7000
  • 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?
    $ 6000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 4500
  • 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 See on map
    847-512-3595 (Phone number)
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