Weddings

The Shores of Turtle Creek

Spring Grove, IL View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   44 reviews
$10k - $12k For 100 Guests

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$10k - $12k For 100 Guests

Step into our world. A world of natural beauty, of timeless elegance and of lasting memories. We proudly present to you, The Shores of Turtle Creek, our natural wonder for your most perfect wedding or event.

Couples interested in a gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremony and/or reception frequently find themselves at the Shores of Turtle Creek. Our Chicagoland outdoor wedding venue is unlike any other you and your significant other may have seen, and this is because of our beautiful combination of private outdoor space and wonderful indoor amenities.

Our beautiful, 32-acre estate offers the best location in the area for all types of outdoor activities such as fireworks shows.

The main building begins with a spacious front porch that welcomes each guest through a set of big doors and into the large, 10,000 square-foot, two-story lodge. The main floor room centers on a large stone fireplace surrounded by vast skylights and windows, all of which invite the scenic outdoors inside for year-round natural beauty. The natural yet contemporary lodge plays hosts to groups large and small, with enough room for ceremonies and receptions.

  • Woman-owned

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?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$16.00

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

Bartender(s)
House Wine
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden

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

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

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

44 Reviews

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Recommended by 98% of couples
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  • Grace
    Grace K. Getting married on 08/08/2023
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    Amazing group

    My fiance & I were invited to this venue for a fun Friday night holiday date night. Their invitation also gave us a chance to get out of the house amidst cov19 in a safely distanced & intimate environment while also being given information regarding what the venue offered. We were greeted at the door by the entire crew for just the 2 of us which started the night off with such a VIP feeling, hospitable experience. Upon being given a complimentary charcuterie board w/a wide variety of snacks, fun cocktails, & the opportunity to make a cute "Our 1st Christmas Engaged" ornament, we were given so much more than one could ask of a venue or its supporting members. It's not every day you can meet all the supporting vendors you could possibly need on your big day all in 1 spot, being able to ask all the questions you have for them. Not to mention the vibes they give off being a team that's worked so well together for a large number of years created such a sweet feeling & very comforting to see. They were patient, sweet, informative, kind, so very personable, and just all around fun to spend your evening with & hang out. Tell me there is another vendor out there who will also, for the price of $0, give you advice on helpful tips you might not be able to hear from anyone else. Not only did they offer tips for the big day regarding things like lighting & how to get the pictures you want but they eagerly gave you a guided dance lesson, relationship pointers & marital advise for a continued strong marriage after the fact once the exciting day was something behind you. This venue with it's crew of supporting vendors was the very 1st one we saw on our journey of venue hunting, and we wanted so badly to book them right there on the spot. We are venturing around because its just what you do when you've only seen 1 place but it will be a very hard example for other vendors to try and follow or compete with for sure!
    Grace & Alex

    The Shores of Turtle Creek's reply:

    Hello Grace and Alex ♥
    Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback - we always have so much fun with the couples and love offering Date Nights. It's so great to hear you enjoyed your time here as well ♥ Anna
  • Kirsten
    Kirsten R. Married on 09/10/2021
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    Couldn't have asked for more!

    We are unbelievably glad that we found and chose SOTC as our reception venue. As the bride, I really valued vendors who were organized and responsive to help ease the stress of wedding planning, and Anna was these things and more. She helped keep us on track with the many considerations needed for a perfect wedding, and recommended other great vendors that we also used and loved. She was also patient and the perfect sounding board as we had questions and navigated a COVID wedding. The venue is beautiful and rustic (the best of both worlds), and the grounds were the absolute perfect backdrop to our photos. The staff was friendly and professional and our guests had many great things to say about the night. We would choose The Shores many times over, - wouldn't have changed a thing. Thank you!!

    The Shores of Turtle Creek's reply:

    Hello Kirsten and Tim ♥ Congratulations on your Marriage!
    Thank you for this amazing review ~ and being such an amazing couple! It was our absolute pleasure to serve you and your guests ♥ Anna and Team :-)
    P.S. I love your beautiful photos!!!!!
  • Jennie
    Jennie B. Married on 12/04/2019
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    Our wedding was everything we ever wanted!

    I couldn't have imagined a more perfect venue that had everything we were looking for. Our wedding was incredible and everything we wanted. Not one thing went wrong. Nothing!!! The staff was excellent! Our guests were so impressed with how fast and efficient the buffet dinner went! Honestly from the start of the day all the way up to midnight, the night was everything my husband and I had hoped for. Things were more than perfect and I could never thank The Shore enough for all that they did. Anna steered us in all the right directions for all our decisions and we are still hearing about how good the food was! Words will never be able to explain our gratitude! I have nothing but amazing things to say! Thank you for making our wedding absolutely amazing.

    The Shores of Turtle Creek's reply:

    Thank you Jennie and Colin, we wish you to keep this beautiful day in your memories forever. Congratulations and good luck in family life!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Sarah & Jack
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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Lucky Entertainment Lucky Entertainment Wedding DJs

The Shores of Turtle Creek is a very beautiful wedding venue. The food is great and the staff is always very helpful. We would recommend Turtle Creek to any perspective bride and groom.

I Wed Solutions I Wed Solutions Wedding DJs

The Shores of Turtke Creek is one of the best venues in lake county. I can’t say enough good things about the Shores. Anna and her staff run a perfect wedding day. The venue is absolutely beautiful. The ceremony site is is breathtaking. The catering is some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. Give Anna a call and book the Shores now before your date gets taken.

Wedding Trail Wedding Trail Wedding Photographers

Amazing and unique wedding venue!

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7908 Winn Road Spring Grove, IL, 60081
8156750001
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