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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!
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!
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!
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.
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!!!!
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
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!
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.
Jessica
5/6/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Illinois Beach Resort was a beautiful and fantastic sport for our recent wedding! Kim Hall who handled our event was a true professional and a pleasure to work with. Everyone we interacted with at the resort was super friendly and helpful. Our wedding was an absolute dream come true! The majority of our vendors were preferred vendors of the resort and they were all spectacular too! The value of the place is worth every penny!!! I will truly cherish the memories me and my new husband have made here.
Kelsey
9/10/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Where do I start?! Everything from literally the first email that was sent over a year ago all the way through this past week when we got back from our Honeymoon...Kim at IBR has been a complete DREAM. Kim is the wedding coordinator at IBR, she is the main contact person for anything wedding related at the resort. She knows her job and does it very very very well. Kim kept this OCD and uptight bride at ease throughout the whole wedding process, answering A TON of questions. From little details such as candle holders...all the way to big decisions such as meal plans. Kim was on top of every single email that was sent, and always replied with with a through answer and awesome suggestions. Fast forward to "wedding week"...Kim was super available for any last minute questions. Working with us quite a bit on early guest arrivals, helping with guest rooms, and even being there to help with the rehearsal walk-though. The day of the wedding couldn't have been more perfect, the whole staff at IBR was extremely accommodating. Everything was in place and ready to be decorated bright and early at 7:00am (as promised!) Staff was constantly checking in with my family to make sure we had everything we needed...I felt like the most important person in the world to everyone who worked there that day!!! The staff made it a point during wedding photos to bring out beverages and appetizers to the bridal party on the beach which was awesome! Our banquet manager (really the whole staff) during the reception was AMAZING! They were SO accommodating, constantly checking in with me, my husband, and my parents to make sure that everything was going okay and if we needed ANYTHING! We could not have asked for a more amazing venue to have our special day. Top things that we LOVED about IBR..being able to have everything (rehearsal, ceremony, reception, and lodging for guests) ALL IN ONE PLACE! OVERALL, our experience with IBR as our venue was phenomenal.
Illinois Beach Hotel responded with the following comments:
Thank you for your kind words, Kelsey, and taking the time to write such a thorough review. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and hosting your family and friends. Please come back to visit us!
Jennifer
8/26/16
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I was looking for a "Destination" wedding without having to travel outside of the States. (And pretty much everyone we know lives in Illinois) This Was everything I was looking for. Ceremony site on the beach, Picture perfect scenery, and a Venue with spectacular views of the lake. Bonus my guest could stay at the Hotel. I loved the idea of having everything on site. Even though i got married a little over a month ago. Everyone is still talking about how beautiful the Illinois Beach Resort was. And Honestly I cant wait to go back for our 1 year anniversary. I would recommend this place to Anyone and Everyone. Especially if your looking for a beach Ceremony and want everything on site. Definitely go check this place out! Ask for Kim! She was great during my planning. Responded quick and just super patient and helpful. But seriously go check this place out for yourselves. You'll Fall in love. I guarantee it!!
Illinois Beach Hotel responded with the following comments:
Jennifer, thank you for your review. We are so glad that you and your guests had an amazing time. We hope to see you for your anniversary! Best wishes!
Jim
8/20/16
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We loved this venue! The place is beautiful and the staff was amazing. One of the biggest reasons we chose IL State Beach was Kim. She was so relaxed to work with and made us feel very comfortable and stress free. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone. Getting married on the beach was so beautiful. We received so many compliments form our guests on the venue. I hope to attend more weddings there as we can't wait to go back!!
Illinois Beach Hotel responded with the following comments:
Thank you for your review, Jim! We had a blast hosting your family and friends and we're so happy your guests had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again!
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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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