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The Shores of Turtle Creek

Spring Grove, IL View map
4.9 out of 5 rating
49 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

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
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    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
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    Lindsey W. Married on 09/02/2022
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    Best wedding Venue in IL

    We had our wedding here on 9/2/22 and it was absolutely beautiful! Anna is a joy to work with! From the very first meeting up to the day/night of our wedding everything was perfect! She is very meticulous and makes sure everything runs as smooth as possible! She had a smile on her face the whole wedding day! Anna truly loves what she does and it shows. We had so many compliments on how beautiful the venue was and how wonderful Anna and her staff were. The Shores made our wedding day perfect. Thank you!

    The Shores of Turtle Creek's reply:

    Thank you, Lindsey! You and your families made it so easy to smile all day :-) ♥ It was a beautiful day for a beautiful couple!
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    Lisa B. Married on 10/08/2021
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    The Perfect Place

    I cannot say enough about how perfect it was to have our wedding at The Shores of Turtle Creek. From the minute we walked in we knew this was exactly what we wanted! Anna was so incredibly helpful, detailed, and quick to respond with any questions we had. She gave us preferred vendor suggestions which made the rest of our planning process super simple because everyone we called and talked to, we loved!

    What really sets The Shores apart from other venues is the incredible property it sits on. This location is a tucked-away spot of beauty with perfect backdrops for a wedding anytime of the year. There are bridges, ponds, pathways, and beautiful trees. You will have a hard time picking your favorite spot!

    Since we were getting married at 5:00 in October, we opted to have our wedding inside as weather and temperatures at that time can be questionable. Before making that decision, Anna was very helpful in giving us all of our options and possibilities of what our plans could be. She also talked to us about cocktail hour options for where our guests could be while the room was flipped for our reception. We decided to have cocktail hour on the outside deck and I’m so glad we did! It was cozy, intimate, and allowed easy access for appetizers and drinks at the bar…not to mention our guests also got another beautiful view of the property!

    Our reception was where the ceremony was and the room was flipped incredibly fast and efficiently. The same went for dinner service and cake table set up. Anna said from the start they have a plan and know exactly what to do and when to do it, and you can be assured that is exactly the way your day will go.

    From start to finish Anna and her staff took care of everything and our only job was to enjoy our guests and to have the best day of our new life together. It was perfect 💕
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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Sarah & Jack
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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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
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