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Illinois Beach Hotel is a waterfront venue in the Chicago, Illinois area. This coastal location offers couples the option of getting married right on the shores of Lake Michigan. Sitting on the Illinois Beach Nature Preserve, the Illinois Beach Hotel is about 70 minutes from downtown Chicago. Facilities and Capacity Up to 250 guests can watch the couple exchange vows with their toes in the sand and the waters of the lake calmly lapping behind them. Couples that wish to stay sand-free but still want the experience of a beach wedding can set up in the grass just in front of the beach to get the sights and sounds without the mess. Inside, a reception takes place in a banquet hall, full of windows to let in natural light. Neutral colors and bright overhead lights allow couples to make the venue their own through its setup and decor. Services Offered This venue helps make couples’ wedding dreams come true by offering services that cater directly to their needs. These services include:

Accommodations All-inclusive packages Cake Cleanup Event planning In-house catering Liability insurance Parking Pet friendly Setup Wireless Internet

Cuisine In addition to delicious food, the Illinois Beach Hotel also offers full bar service. Their menus for dinner can be adjusted to accommodate gluten free, kosher, lactose free, no pork, nut free, organic, vegan and vegetarian needs. The chefs prepare American, Asian, Italian, Latin American and Mexican styles of cuisine for couples and their guests, and even offer a chocolate fountain for the reception. They can cater these dishes in the following styles:

Buffet Dessert Hors d'oeuvres Outside cake Plated Servers Tastings

Accommodation The Illinois Beach Hotel provides 92 art deco guest rooms for couples and overnight wedding guests. These rooms combine modern design with a charming interior to create a comfortable space. Other Services This resort also offers its space for bridal showers, elopements, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners.

Camille
7/15/18
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Illinois Beach Resort was the best place to have a wedding! Not only is the scenery amazing, but Kim and all the Illinois Beach Resort staff were amazing to work with. Kim was so attentive and responsive, she’ll make you feel like your wedding is the only wedding she is helping with. The staff was also very attentive, you would ask for something and it would be done. The food was delicious and it was all served hot. The people that attended our wedding cannot say enough nice things about the resort. I highly recommend it!
Illinois Beach Hotel responded with the following comments:
Camille, Thank you so much for your review! We were so happy to have you here with us on your wedding day and hope you come back soon!
Lauren
7/7/18
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I had the wedding our dreams due to the wonderful resort. We wanted a beach wedding without the hassle of travel...and we got that there! The entire day went smoothly due to the wonderful staff. They were so accommodating and patient from the beginning of planning to the end of the big night. This place really is a hidden gem!
Illinois Beach Hotel responded with the following comments:
Hi Lauren, Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to have been a part of your special day. Congratulations again!
Kaylee
7/6/18
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5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Everything about this place was amazing! We got married here in July 2018 and everything from our sales manager Kim Hall, venue, food, etc. was all perfect!
Illinois Beach Hotel responded with the following comments:
Hi Kaylee, Thank you so much for your review. Beautiful pictures!
Grace
6/16/18
Categories: Cakes, Catering, Event Production, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We just got married here on 6/16. Kim was a dream to work with in regards to planning our perfect day. She was always responsive to emails in a timely fashion and was very helpful in coordinating our rehearsal and day of needs. Our family and friends loved the venue and everything that it came with, many of them are planning return trips to the hotel for weekend getaways and special occasions. We will of course return as well, we just can't stay away! Illinois Beach Resort is the perfect venue for that destination wedding feel without the destination wedding price tag. We still are getting compliments several times over from our family and friends how much fun they had, how much they enjoyed the food and the atmosphere we were able to create here. Will continuously recommend this venue to any friends and family getting married in the area! Thanks Kim and all the IL Beach Resort Staff for making our wedding a day to warmly remember forever.
Illinois Beach Hotel responded with the following comments:
Grace, We are so glad we got to help make this a day to remember. Thank you so much for your review, congratulations again!
Kristy
5/11/18
Categories: Cakes, Catering, Planner, Event Production, , , Venues, Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I absolutely love Illinois Beach Hotel! The prime location on Lake Michigan is a sight to see. We've enjoyed many hikes in the area as well. After visiting a few times we decided to make this our wedding destination. The hotel staff could not be nicer or more accommodating. The weather did not cooperate and hotel staff moved quickly to ensure we still had the experience of a lifetime. We cannot wait to go back!
Illinois Beach Hotel responded with the following comments:
Kristy, We are so glad you had the experience of a lifetime. Thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you back soon!
Kristena
5/5/18
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Absolutely loved my wedding! Couldn’t ask for a more perfect day. The staff was incredible and attentive. Would highly recommend Illinois Beach Resort!
Illinois Beach Hotel responded with the following comments:
Kristena, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We hope to see you again some day!
Laura
9/9/17
Categories: Cakes, Catering, Event Production, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We got married in September, and the venue was absolutely gorgeous. We were able to have hair and make-up come to the room, so we could enjoy the beach view from the balcony. Kim Hall was an excellent wedding coordinator, always very easy to communicate with, and very attentive to details. We used the preferred vendor list, which was excellent. All the vendors already knew each other, which made it easy for them to coordinate and work with each other. They were all very familiar with the venue, and had worked with Kim Hall before, so everyone knew the drill better than we did! During the cocktail hour, I spent a lot of time away bustling my dress. However, the staff made sure I was served an assortment of appetizers, and I always had a drink if I wanted one. Dinner was excellent (we had steak+asiago chicken) and the presentation was very pretty (the asparagus were wrapped in a hollowed out squash ring). The staff checked on us often to see if we needed anything, and everyone was very attentive. Special dietary needs were well taken care of, and the portions were very well sized. During the reception, we opted for a bonfire option and witnessed a fantastic moon-rise (complete with s’mores) on the beach. Bar service was excellent. The staff continued to be extremely attentive during the reception, and approached me throughout the night to see if I needed anything, or if they could get me another drink, even while I was outside at the bonfire. We had a lot of out of town guests, so having the rehearsal dinner, the ceremony, reception, and hotel all in one beautiful location made our wedding feel like a destination wedding on the beach – it just happened to be in the middle of the MidWest!. Our guests especially enjoyed the pool/fitness center, as well as walks along the beach during the day. A lot of our guests made a point to tell us what an amazing time they had at the wedding. Thank you Illinois Beach Resort for helping our wedding turn out just as we wanted!
Illinois Beach Hotel responded with the following comments:
Hi Laura, Sounds like the perfect weekend! We are so happy to have been able to have you here during such an exciting time in your life. Thank you for your review and congratulations again!
Agnieszka
8/12/17
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Best Beach place in Illinois to get married at….. My husband and I wanted to get married at the beach so destination wedding was an only option until he found the Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center. I did fall in love with the place for my dream wedding since the first minute I saw the location. Our wedding took place on August 12th, 2017 and it was the best day in our lives. Even though it is more than 3 months after the wedding, our guests are still complementing the event. Resort is located in the secluded but easy to find area where you can enjoy the nature all year long. Wonderful place to relax and enjoy countless outdoor activities. Prodigious place for jogging or strolling either at the park or at the shore, fishing, biking and many, many more. We are exceptionally satisfied with the service we received. Food was fresh and tasty. All meals are exceptional, starting from the breakfast through appetizers, lunch, dinner including midnight snacks were made exact to the order. Our wedding weekend was enjoyable and we made lots of wonderful memories. We had block of 20 + rooms reserved for our celebrations and all the rooms were clean an updated. All guest were complementing the location and conveniences as well. Our room had balcony where we could enjoy breathtaking sun rise in the morning.
Illinois Beach Hotel responded with the following comments:
Agnieszka, Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review! We are glad you enjoyed the scenery, food, and overall experience! Thanks for letting us be involved in your special day!
Lex
7/22/17
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
It was truly amazing working with Kim and the IL Beach Banquet staff! Everyone was such a pleasure to work with! They were very helpful and accommodating! Our guests cannot stop talking about the wonderful service, gorgeous venue, delicious food, and beautiful view! I highly recommend the IL Beach Resort! Thank you again so much for all of your care, help, and love!!!!
Illinois Beach Hotel responded with the following comments:
Lex, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed the views, food, and service! We are honored that we got to share such a special day with you! Best wishes.
Karre
6/9/17
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We can't say enough great things about IBR and Kim Hall. We just got married there last weekend. From the moment we chose IBR, Kim has been so readily available to answer any and all our questions or concerns. She made the entire process totally easy. From our rehearsal dinner, to bonfire on the beach with our bridal party, to our breath taking ceremony, to our wild reception. .. IBR has exceeded our, our family and friends expectations. Not only has the entire weekend been a dream for us but some comments I'm hearing after is, how amazing the food was, the views were surreal, the staff was excellent, rooms were beautiful, and how effortless the entire wedding was. We are so happy, beyond happy. Couldn't thing of literally one negative thing about this venue or staff. Thank you so much Kim and IBR you've made our wedding the most perfect, beautiful, smooth, FUN, amazing time of our lives. Our family even wants to have our weekend getaways there now! We just can't say enough great things! Karre and Mike
Illinois Beach Hotel responded with the following comments:
Karre and Mike, We are so happy to hear about your perfectly beautiful wedding day. Come visit us again for your weekend getaways!
Clare
5/27/17
Categories: Cakes, Catering, Planner, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We just got married at the resort last week and I am speechless over how perfect it was! Kim Hall and the rest of the staff at IBR were such a pleasure to work with! Kim made planning our wedding such a fun experience from when we got engaged, to our tasting back in February, to our final detailing appointment, to our wedding! She answered every single email with a speedy reply and helped us plan what I consider the best wedding EVER! We had our ceremony on the beach and she had the staff make sure the aisle was wide enough so I could have my dad and my brother walk me down the aisle. Our reception was in the grand vista ballroom and the views were just breathtaking from the afternoon all the way into the late night! The hotel is newly renovated and the rooms are just beautiful. We went with the plated meal option and the food is just DELICIOUS. We had guests coming up to us all night telling us how much they enjoyed the food! (Not to mention, while everyone was in the ballroom for cocktail hour and hors d'ouevres and we were on the beach taking photos, the staff brought wine and snacks down for us!). I will literally recommend this venue to any of our newly engaged friends because you don't need to get married anywhere else!
Illinois Beach Hotel responded with the following comments:
Clare, We are so glad to hear about your perfect wedding day. Thank you so much for reviewing us, congratulations again!
MARY & Marco
5/20/17
Categories: Cakes, Catering, Planner, Venues, Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Kim Hall is so great! She is calm and focused and plans ahead for ways to help! The venue has so many pretty rooms to pick from. They are super flexible with packages at multiple price points. The bonfire was a great special touch. It was a perfect quiet spot for any guests who needed a break from the dance floor.
Illinois Beach Hotel responded with the following comments:
Mary and Marco, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the bonfire and the rest of your special day. Come visit us again some time!
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Beach
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Eclectic, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Liability Insurance, Set Up
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Plated, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Italian, Latin American, Mexican
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room
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