Illinois is a beautiful and varied state characterized by rolling farmland, stunning lakes, beautiful forests, and one of the country’s largest cities - Chicago. The wedding venues on our round-up are representative of the variety and beauty of this Midwestern state, and you’ll find everything from elegant, traditional spaces and trendy urban sites to gorgeous outdoor spaces such as vineyards and gardens. We’ve included both ceremony and reception spaces as well as quite a number of venues that are perfect for both. You’ll find something on our list for everyone, so browse along for inspiration as you look for your perfect Illinois wedding venue. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.

1.Alto Vineyards Champaign

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Alto Vineyards is a family-owned winery and vineyard located on the beautiful Shawnee Hills Wine Trail in Champaign. The vineyard is the second branch and tasting room of the popular Alto Vineyards in Alto Pass, which is one of the oldest in the state. The small vineyard is a popular location for an outdoor wedding, but they also offer indoor spaces. The venue can help you arrange the details of your wedding. You can use an outside caterer, but you must purchase all alcohol from Alto. This is no problem at all though as they offer a wonderful selection of wines and a good variety of beers.

4210 N. Duncan Road, Champaign, IL 61822, Phone: 217-356-4784

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2.Belvedere Events and Banquets

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Belvedere Events and Banquets is a beautiful and elegant event venue that frequently hosts wedding receptions and other private events. The venue is conveniently located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. It is known for its contemporary and chic style and is perfect for those couples looking for a high-class feel for their wedding. They can help with every detail of the planning process and offer support all the way from the first meeting to the actual wedding event. The space is highly customizable and includes features such as an elegant fountain, a grand piano, and outdoor terrace space.

1170 W. Devon Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, Phone: 847-534-0600

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Carnivale is a lively South American restaurant in Chicago. The restaurant is fun, festive, and colorful, offering a great atmosphere for those who wish to enjoy a unique venue for their wedding reception or other event. Their private event spaces can accommodate both small and large events with room for anywhere from 10 to more than 1,000 guests. From more traditional spaces to the vibrant Samba Room, which can hold up to 170 guests and still have room for a dance floor, there’s a good variety of spaces here, all with the flair and color that make Carnivale a favorite choice among couples. The South American menu is delicious and includes many options for different dietary needs. Carnivale is a restaurant after all.

702 W. Fulton Street, Chicago, IL 60661, Phone: 312-850-5005

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4.DeSoto House Hotel

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The DeSoto House Hotel is the state’s oldest operating hotel. It is located in a redbrick building in a popular shopping district in Galena. The hotel opened in 1855 and is nearby other interesting historical sites and attractions, such as the home of Ulysses S. Grant and Lake Galena. The space is beautiful and perfectly imbibed with history. Grant Park is just behind the hotel and the historic neighborhood sets the atmosphere as well. Room sizes vary from small spaces for up to 25 to the roomy ballroom, which can hold 120 seated guests for dinner. Guests can follow up dinner with dancing in the courtyard.

230 S. Main Street, Galena, IL 61036, Phone: 815-777-0090

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5.DiNolfo’s Banquets Homer Glen

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DiNolfo’s Banquets is a banquet hall in Homer Glen located in Chicago’s suburbs. The banquet space has abundant natural light and gorgeous views due to the room’s floor-to-ceiling windows. DiNolfo’s has an entire team of wedding planning experts dedicated to helping each couple make their day truly special. The Holly Chapel is a popular ceremony spot with flowing drapery, accent lighting, plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows, and hardwood floors. For larger groups, the Willow Chapel is a better choice as it can hold up to 120 guests. The reception space is versatile in arrangement and features DiNolfo’s delicious cuisine to make for a memorable evening. Next read: Romantic Weekend Getaways in Illinois

14447 W. 159th Street, Homer Glen, IL 60491, Phone: 708-645-1900

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6.Firehouse Chicago

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Firehouse is an intimate event space in the Edgewater Neighborhood of Chicago’s North Side. The venue has rustic, vintage decor on the inside and a beautiful green garden for the outdoor components of your event. The capacity of the reception hall is 80 people for a seated meal or 100 for a cocktail-style event. The venue does not allow buffets, so the meals will be served either formal plated style, family style, or as cocktail bites. Multiple historical and rustic touches are available for decorating the space and making it truly perfect. A tent is also available for the outdoor space, so inclement weather need not be a concern.

1545 W. Rosemont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660, Phone: 773-850-1545

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7.Greenhouse Loft

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Greenhouse Loft is an event venue in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. The bright, airy space offers more than 3,600 square feet of event space, which can be easily decorated to match almost any type of wedding from traditional, romantic weddings to modern, minimalistic events. There is also an outdoor garden space next door that couples can use for their wedding. The venue is committed to environmental sustainability and is a member of the Green Wedding Alliance. You can see their commitment to green practices in many details. For instance, the venue has a pre-approved list of seven caterers, all of which source their ingredients from local farms.

2545 W. Diversey Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647, Phone: 312-733-5762

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8.Kimpton Hotel Allegro

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Kimpton Hotel Allegro is a boutique hotel in downtown Chicago. The hotel is a historic property set in the middle of the Theatre District with many of the city’s top attractions and events located nearby. There are lavish elements throughout that make for a glamorous setting for any of your wedding-related events. There is a variety of spaces to choose from, including the iconic ballroom. The Kimpton Hotel Allegro can host everything from rehearsal dinners to wedding ceremonies, receptions for up to 220 guests, and after-wedding brunches. The hotel’s executive chef can custom-design a memorable catering menu to suit each individual couple.

171 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601, Phone: 312-236-0123

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9.Loft on Lake

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Loft on Lake is a wedding and event venue in Chicago’s West Loop. The loft space features a 65-foot-long skylight that provides ample natural light. The roomy space can hold up to 200 guests. The event staff includes a high-quality in-house photographer and other professionals who have years of experience pulling off fantastic weddings. If your group is looking for a photo booth, this venue also has one available for rent, where you and your guests can make instant photos complete with all the props you could hope for to make fun shots of your big day.

1366 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607, Phone: 312-561-4232

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10.Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens

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Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens is a botanical garden in Rockford that features 11,000 square feet of indoor space as well as beautifully landscaped grounds with a lagoon, fountains, and several patios. The visitor area of the conservatory is a good location for intimate special events, such as small weddings and receptions. There are several other spaces available, including the Bromeliad for small weddings up to 20 guests and the Papaya, which can accommodate up to 125 guests. In addition to the indoor spaces, there are also several outdoor event spaces in the gardens that can be used for ceremonies and receptions.

1354 N. 2nd Street, Rockford, IL 61107, Phone: 815-987-8858

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11.Pear Tree Estate

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Pear Tree Estate is a conference center and event venue in Champaign. The space is a rustic yet modern building with room for weddings with 50-500 guests. The property is beautifully manicured, and the building has numerous large windows that allow plenty of natural light to spill into the space. The staff are known for their professionalism and the venue’s food is upscale and delicious. The venue allows you to bring in your own vendors, but they also have in-house event coordinators and staff to arrange and carry out every detail just as you please to make for an unforgettable day.

2150 County Road 1000 E, Champaign, IL 61822, Phone: 217-643-2074

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12.Pinehill Inn

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Pinehill Inn is a stately bed and breakfast nestled in the forest of Oregon, Illinois, near Castle Rock State Park. The historic Victorian home features elegantly appointed rooms, a formal dining area, and a 74-foot-long veranda. The space is perfect for those who are looking for a romantic wedding in a charming, historical space. The countryside property offers a range of different indoor and outdoor spaces for both receptions and ceremonies. Most couples choose to book an outdoor ceremony on the veranda steps and follow it up with a reception inside. The beautiful country surroundings and historic home will make for the perfect backdrop for your photos.

400 Mix Street, Oregon, IL 61061, Phone: 815-732-2067

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13.Prairie Street Brewhouse

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Prairie Street Brewhouse is one of the most unique and iconic architectural treasures in historic downtown Rockford. The brewhouse is a popular event and wedding venue right along the river. The venue has three beautiful spaces including the spacious main room called The Barrel Room, which can accommodate up to 500 people. The room is beautiful, naturally lit with large windows, and has a stage and balcony. For more intimate venue, couples can choose from the 1,500-square-foot Malt Room, the cozy Ice Cellar, or the deck out on the river. These smaller places make for nice places to have a cocktail hour.

200 Prairie Street, Rockford, IL 61107, Phone: 815-277-9427

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14.Room 1520

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Room 1520 is an event venue in Chicago’s West Loop. The space is minimalistic and urban in style and has many features and amenities to make for a special celebration. The maximum capacity of the bright, roomy loft is 150 guests. Brides delight in the large bridal suite complete with private powder room and street entrance. There’s also a classy outdoor cocktail lounge that is perfect for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails before dinner. They offer all-inclusive packages that include everything you need for your wedding to save you both money and time as you plan your event. Package services include a photo booth, DJ, and planning services.

1520 W. Fulton Street, Chicago, IL 60607, Phone: 312-952-1520

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15.Round Bar Banquet Center & Catering

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Round Bar is a banquet center and event space that can be used for wedding receptions and other events. It is a segment of a historical restaurant and is one of the largest banquet centers in the area, with a seating capacity of up to 600 people. They offer several packages at a variety of price levels, where you can include the level of services that you wish. With options such as dance floors, drink stations, cake cutting, a cash bar, and more, you can make your day perfectly you. For lunch or dinner you can choose from a banquet style set-up or a plated, catered fare. They are also willing to custom-design menus if the standard offering doesn’t quite work.

1900 Round Barn Road, Champaign, IL 61821, Phone: 217-359-9800

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16.Route 66 Hotel and Conference Center

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The Route 66 Hotel and Conference Center is a budget-friendly hotel in Springfield, just along the original historic Route 66 highway, which offers straightforward rooms and a variety of amenities such as a heated outdoor swimming pool, a seasonal comedy club, and a museum of memorabilia with vehicles from the 1940s-1950s in the lobby. The hotel is imbibed with Americana at every turn. There is a recently renovated ballroom that offers space for weddings and other events. The ballroom can hold up to 300 guests. The caterers serve anything from a simple buffet-style gathering to upscale plated fare.

625 E. St. Joseph Street, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: 217-529-6626

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17.Stan Mansion

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Stan Mansion is located inside a former Masonic temple in the charming Logan Square neighborhood, which is one of the oldest historic neighborhoods in Chicago. The space can accommodate everything from traditional to eclectic ceremonies and receptions. There are a variety of spaces ranging from the cozy lower level ballroom to the Grand Ballroom. They have a pre-approved list of vendors such as caterers, photographers, decor, and more, offering many types of products and services. The venue is BYOB, so you can bring in your own alcohol and have your classy cocktails, craft brews, or wine served by your choice of licensed catering company.

2408 N. Kedzie Blvd., Chicago, IL 60647, Phone: 773-276-0099

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18.Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center

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Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center is a rustic hotel located in an iconic historic building from 1939. It is the only hotel located within Starved Rock State Park in Utica. The buildings perfectly reflect their beautiful surroundings, with rustic but well-kept buildings including a main lodge and several cabins in the woods. You can choose to exchange your vows in a scenic outdoor location with stunning views of Starved Rock or indoors by a beautiful fireplace in the center’s Great Hall. If you or your guests wish to stay the night, the accommodations are cozy and warm with pine furnishings and modern amenities. The cabins are also a great choice for spending a romantic night after your wedding.

2668 E. 875th Road, Oglesby, IL 61348, Phone: 815-667-4211

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19.The Barn at Allen Acres Wedding

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The Barn at Allen Acres is a 1920s dairy barn located on a small farm in the countryside of Rock Falls. The farm has been kept in the Allen family for most of a century and was passionately restored into a historical landmark in order to preserve the barn’s legacy. The Barn is a beautiful location for a rustic-chic wedding and makes for beautiful photographs with features such as a 26-foot vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, the original wood siding, and barn doors. Wedding bookings include a stay in the restored 1920s farmhouse on site, so you can relax and truly enjoy the weekend of your wedding.

2206 Prophet Road, Rock Falls, IL 61071, Phone: 847-687-3348

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20.The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge

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The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge is an event venue in the heart of downtown Evanston. The space was restored in recent years and features sophisticated and timeless decor that isn’t too over the top. Therefore, it’s easy to make the space reflect the personality of any couple. The ballroom is suitable for ceremonies and receptions alike. The venue has an outdoor garden terrace that is a nice place to take photos. For added comfort on your big day, the bride and groom will each have their own dressing rooms that come with “emergency” kits to help solve any unexpected hiccups during your wedding. All in all, it is a comfortable and beautiful wedding venue.

529 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201, Phone: 847-570-4400

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21.The Metropolitan

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The Metropolitan occupies a beautiful space high atop the city of Chicago on the 66th and 67th floors of the Willis Tower. The real selling point here are the views, with stunning skyline vistas at every time. If you love Chicago, or just urban views, there’s no better place on our list to plan your wedding. The staff are ready to help you plan each detail of your wedding, and they pride themselves in their superior planning services. From your invitations all the way up to reception music, they work with some of the city’s best vendors to help you craft a memorable experience.

233 South Wacker Drive, Willis Tower, 67th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606, Phone: 312-876-3200

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22.The Monte Bello Estate

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The Monte Bello Estate is a wedding reception venue in Lemont. The property consists of an enchanting estate and breathtaking property that spans 55 acres and offers a picturesque setting for weddings, receptions, bridal showers, and rehearsals. The estate has floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the property’s ancient oak trees and beautifully landscaped grounds, waterfalls, and ponds. Each couple gets exclusive use of the estate property during their wedding day, including the mansion, grounds, beautiful bridal suite, and groom’s suite, which is a totally decked out as a man cave. They offer several options for food and beverage packages to provide you with plenty of choice for your wedding day.

16501 135th Street, Lemont, IL 60439, Phone: 815-836-8617

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23.The Rail Golf Course

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The Rail Golf Course is an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed championship golf course in Springfield. The course occupies the 240-acre property of what was once a dairy farm. In addition to the beautifully landscaped grounds, highlights of planning a wedding at The Rail include professional staff and personal event-planning services. Many couples appreciate that the venue doesn’t have any catering restrictions, so you can bring your preferred caterer without an additional charge. The venue has several spaces available for ceremonies and receptions, including the patio deck, which can hold up to 60 people, and an air-conditioned and heated outdoor banquet facility, which can hold up to 300 guests.

1400 S. Club House Drive, Springfield, IL 62707, Phone: 217-525-0365

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24.The Standard

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The Standard is a sophisticated and unique rooftop venue for hosting wedding receptions and other events. It is located on the east side of the Rock River in Rockford. The chic, urban space is perfect for those couples who appreciate historical architecture and rooftop views. The historic venue includes a posh bridal suite, dining room, conservatory, and rooftop garden with stunning views of Rockford’s historic downtown. The restaurant and catering side of The Standard is helmed by Paul Sletten, who specializes in high-quality farm-to-table cuisine sourced from local ingredients, so you can be sure that the culinary side of your reception will be top notch.

214 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61104, Phone: 815-540-2263

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25.Wedgewood Weddings North Shore

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Wedgewood Weddings is a reception venue located on a gorgeously landscaped golf course in Wadsworth. It is perfect for couples who are looking for a romantic, traditional wedding venue. The North Shore at Midlane Golf Club has a romantic lake and waterfalls, which make for very nice photographs. The space was recently renovated and the facility is a flawless location for your wedding. There are two outdoor and two indoor locations for holding your ceremony, so this venue is an option regardless of the season. The capacity of the venue is 400 guests, who will all appreciate the impeccable service and stunning golf course views.

4555 W. Yorkhouse Road, Wadsworth, IL 60083, Phone: 866-966-3009

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25 Best Wedding Venues in Illinois

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Aerie’s Resort is located in the St. Louis metro area of Grafton, Illinois, where the Illinois and the Mississippi Rivers meet. The area has been called “The Best View in the Midwest,” which the resort takes advantage of by offering 360-degree views in many of their accommodations and facilities. Guests can choose from different rooms, suites, and cottages, dine, and enjoy live entertainment at the winery, or brave the two-mile zipline. The Terrace also offers the perfect venue for many different types of special events, including weddings and family reunions.


Accommodations at Aerie’s Resort are found in terrace rooms, suites, hilltop, valley, and deluxe cottages, villas, The Lodge, and The Landing. There are 43 available accommodations at the resort.

Standard accommodations are found in the terrace rooms. Each room comes with either one king size bed or two queen size beds. They also feature a choice of a walk-in shower or a jetted bathtub. All rooms come with a kitchenette providing a mini refrigerator and microwave, as well as a two-cup coffee maker. Rooms also have shared patios with seating areas. There are 24 available, on three floors of the southwestern side of the resort’s banquet center.

Suites are available for a slightly upgraded overnight experience. Suites offer king size beds, jetted bathtubs, and a spacious combined living and dining room with a cafe table and a large sofa. These accommodations also have kitchenettes featuring a full-size microwave and refrigerator, as well as the standard two cup coffee maker. They each have their private balcony as well. There are six suites available on multiple floors.

For even more private accommodations, guests can select from either the hilltop or valley cottages. There are 3 of the valley cottages and 5 of the hilltop cottages available for overnight stays. Both sets of cottages offer one bedroom with a queen size bed and jetted bathtubs in the bathroom. They also each come with a small electric grill, mini refrigerator, microwave, and two cup coffee maker. Each cottage has a private deck overlooking either the river or the valley. Guests should be advised that the valley cottages are not located within walking distance of any of the resort’s on-site facilities, and do not offer wireless internet access.

The most upscale of the cottages available is the deluxe cottage, which is on the ridge’s valley side and offers an outdoor deck and patio that looks out into the woods. This cottage has one bedroom with a king size bed, a jetted bathtub, and an elegant interior. It also features a small electric grill, microwave, mini refrigerator, and standard two cup coffee maker. Wireless internet connectivity is limited and not guaranteed. Availability for this cottage can be extremely limited and requires a two-night minimum reservation.

Larger groups, like families or multiple couples vacationing together, should select one of the resort’s five available villas. Each villa consists of three private units with separate keyed entries that share a single entrance. These villas are not located within walking distance of the resort’s facilities. Each unit in the villa has a queen size bed, a walkout balcony, a private bathroom with a walk-in shower, and a common area that contains a full kitchen complete with dining room table, flatware and dishes, and a microwave, stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher. Villas do not have wireless internet access.

For even larger groups, like family reunions and wedding parties, the area above the Lodge offers four guest rooms that share a large, common area that includes a full kitchen and a separate living and dining room. The common area also includes large decks in both the front and the back. Each of the rooms has its own, separately keyed entrance and its own, private bathroom with a jetted bathtub. They also have a queen size bed with an additional pull out sleeper sofa.

The final accommodation option at Aerie’s Resort is a room in The Landing. All six of these rooms were designed to have as homelike of an atmosphere as possible and were meant for extended stays. Each has a king size bed and kitchen area that comes stocked with a ten-cup coffee maker, an electric stove, microwave, refrigerator, and toaster. Each of these rooms also has a television and a shower/bathtub combination.

Aerie’s Resort is non-smoking and does not allow pets.


The majority of accommodations at the resort offer guests free wireless internet access. The registration desk will provide login information on request. However, guests should be aware that connectivity can be limited and is coverage is not guaranteed.

All accommodations come with complimentary bath towels, shampoos, conditioners, and body soap.

Free parking is available at the resort, and there is a free shuttle available to take guests to the various on-site facilities as well as into the city of Grafton.

Housekeeping is available on request.


Part of the allure of a stay at Aerie’s Resort is the attached winery. The winery also features a full, dining menu that offers flatbreads, shareable small plates, and daily specials. Guests can dine “al fresco” on the winery’s large deck or inside in the air-conditioned dining area. The downstairs portion of the winery also functions as a beer garden, which provides guests with frequent, live entertainment. Guests dining or visiting with small children will also enjoy a table under the kid-friendly tent and patio.

The dining menu at the winery is expansive. The culinary staff makes all of the sauce and dough for the flatbreads fresh daily, as well as serving unique small plates like drunken mussels and hummus du jour, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, and desserts. On weekends, the winery also serves traditional breakfast options including omelets, french toast, and biscuits and gravy. Specials change daily and include pork chops, steaks, and seafood options.

Guests can also purchase bottles of wine to take home with them after their visit to Aerie’s Resort.

Live entertainment is provided on weekends from May through October (weather dependent) and is mainly local acoustic artists. The calendar on the website is frequently updated.


The resort also has its, which flies resort guests through the woods. Reservations are strongly urged in advance and can be made online. Each guest must sign waivers before riding the zip line. Zipline tours are offered seven days a week, and large groups can be accommodated.

The zip line at Aerie’s Resort is 200 feet high (the tallest in the area) and two miles long. Riders reach speeds of up to thirty mph and will be required to use a rappel descent and cross two suspended bridges on foot.


The Terrace at Aerie’s Resort was designed for special events of all sizes. Some of the popular events held at the Terrace are weddings, family reunions, and business conferences. Each special event held on-site includes a dedicated team of staff members that will help each guest create a customized package that will suit their plans.

The banquet room at the Terrace can seat up to 300 guests and features panoramic views of the area through the wrap around windows. It also has an outdoor patio area that is over 4000 square feet in size.

The Terrace also has modern technology for guests to project slideshows, video, and images on their multiple television screens. Guests also have access to their top of the line audio visual equipment with wireless PA system and integrated audio.

14 West Main Street, Grafton, IL 62037, Phone: 618-786-8439

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More Ideas: Quail Creek Country Club and Resort

Quail Creek Country Club and Resort is located in Robinson, Illinois, which is on the southeastern end of the state. The resort is available to anyone, not just golfers who come to use the 18-hole PGA rated championship course. There are multiple amenities available, including two restaurants that provide room service, an outdoor pool, and a pro shop. The resort also hosts numerous special events throughout the year.


The resort at Quail Creek offers overnight accommodations to all guests, not just those who are staying at the country club to golf. There are 34 different overnight rooms and suites available, each designed to provide optimal comfort and views of the resort grounds.

Rooms are offered according to the bed configuration that each resort guest is looking for - king size, single, and two options for double accommodations (two full-size beds or two full-size beds). Each room comes with its own private bathroom. Additional rollaway beds, as well as cribs, can be requested.

Suites are also available, which provide guests with a larger space that includes sitting areas and a small kitchenette. Each of the suites has a king size bed and its own private bathroom as well. These suites book quicker than the rooms and are often more difficult to reserve.

Packages that include overnight accommodations and golfing are available.

All rooms and suites at Quail Creek are non-smoking.


Free wireless internet access is provided to all resort guests. All rooms also come with their own mini refrigerators and microwaves, televisions with local cable access, and telephones with voicemail. Daily housekeeping services are provided for all rooms and suites, and complimentary coffee is provided as well.

The resort features a large outdoor pool and attached facilities for changing and showering (towels are provided), as well as tennis and racquetball courts and a lake fishing area (that is stocked for catch and release) for additional recreation options.


The highlight of a visit to Quail Creek, for most guests, is the golf course.

The course is an official PGA rated championship course and features 18 holes at a par 72. It was built in 1919 using bentgrass greens and Bermuda grass fairways and is 6,602 yards total. The course has a slope of 128. There are multiple water hazards and sand traps, making for a fun yet challenging experience for all levels of golfer.

The course also features a pro shop, which offers a large selection of top rated apparel and equipment for sale. Golfers can also contact the staff at the shop to book private golfing lessons or to arrange for a tee time.

There is also a full-service practice facility on the course. It was designed to help golfers with their short game and has both a chipping and a putting green area. Golfers looking for help with their long game can also use the driving range. PGA staff are on-site as well to provide lessons or answer any questions that may come up.


Guests to the resort and golf course can enjoy a meal at Llamas on the Green. The menu includes many different fast, casual traditional American options like appetizers, steak burgers, wraps, and a salad bar. Llamas also serves up breakfast most mornings, which includes pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and fresh fruit.

Another option at the resort is Beman’s Bar. The bar also serves up casual dining options, and guests can also enjoy a cold beer or cocktail after a long game of golf. Beman’s frequently offers specials on both food and cocktails.

Room service from either of these restaurants is available for overnight guests as well and can be ordered by calling the front desk staff.

Special Events

There are multiple special golf events held throughout the year, and visitors to the country club and resort can also plan their own. Every special event package includes range balls, use of a golf cart, and all green fees. On request, guests can have customized scorecards, cart signage, and rule sheets made up as well. Special events can accommodate anywhere from just a few to up to a hundred people at a time.

Weddings and other non-golf related special events can also be held at the resort. Due to its large banquet facility and attached conference center, the resort can host large special events of up to a few hundred people at a time. Full banquet menus are catered to each event’s individual budget.

Many weekends at the resort also feature a variety of live entertainment options, from 90s music to acoustic and even touring musicians that perform right on the green. Most events are free for resort guests.

A full calendar of all events is available on the website and is frequently updated.

1010 East Highland Avenue, Robinson, IL 62454, Phone: 800-544-8674

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More Ideas: Fox River Bed and Breakfast

Fox River Bed and Breakfast is a splendid bed and breakfast retreat eight miles North of Ottawa that offers a scenic and peaceful place to rest and relax. Surrounded by 17 acres of rolling landscapes, Fox River Bed and Breakfast is set in a historic Victorian farm house that was built in 1902, and one hosted the great Charles Lindbergh. Today, the magnificent home offers comfortable accommodations with private bathrooms, cozy common areas with inviting fireplaces, delicious home cooked cuisine, and gracious, welcoming hospitality. Fox River Bed and Breakfast is ideal for all types of getaways from romantic weekend breaks and family reunions to business retreats and adventure holidays.

Fox River Bed and Breakfast offers five beautifully appointed and comfortably furnished guest rooms with plush bedding and premium linens, en-suite bathrooms with shower/bath combinations, fresh towels and branded bath products and striking leaded glass windows. Modern amenities in every room include satellite TVs, CD/DVD players, microwaves, refrigerators, and complimentary wireless Internet.

La Madrid is a large, Spanish-style room on the second floor of the guest room, which is decorated in warm, earthy hues and features a king-size bed with premium linens and down comforters, and an en-suite bathroom with shower/bath combination, fresh towels, and branded bath products. The room has high ceilings, beautiful leaded glass windows, a spacious closet and modern amenities, including satellite TV, CD/DVD player, microwave, refrigerator, and complimentary wireless Internet.

The Knotty Pine Room is located on the first floor of the guest house and is decorated in a classic country style with an antique queen-sized sleigh bed with premium linens and down comforters, an en-suite bathroom with shower/bath combination, fresh towels, and branded bath products. The room also features a large entertainment center, satellite TV, CD/DVD player, microwave, refrigerator, and complimentary wireless Internet and private access to the outdoors with lovely views of the surrounding forest.

Located on the first floor, the Hala (meaning ‘sweetness’ in Arabic) or Tribal Room is decorated with a variety of native art, including American Indian, African, Argentinian, Aboriginal, and Peruvian art and exudes a warm and peaceful ambiance. The room features a queen-size bed with premium linens and down comforters, and an en-suite bathroom with shower/bath combination, fresh towels, and branded bath products. The room also features satellite TV, CD/DVD player, microwave, refrigerator, and complimentary wireless Internet.

Named after the famous guest it hosted, young aviator Charles Lindbergh, the Lindbergh Room is located on the second floor and features two double beds with premium linens and down comforters, and an en-suite bathroom with shower/bath combination, fresh towels, and branded bath products. The room also features a large closet and modern amenities such as satellite TV, CD/DVD player, microwave, refrigerator, and complimentary wireless Internet.

Named after Charlotte's two loves – the city and her son - the Austin Room is a warm and cozy abode on the second floor which is decorated in Southwestern décor. The room features a queen-size bed with premium linens and down comforters, and an en-suite bathroom with shower/bath combination, fresh towels, and branded bath products. The room also features satellite TV, CD/DVD player, microwave, refrigerator, and complimentary wireless Internet.

A continental and full hot breakfast are served every morning in the dining room, and guests can enjoy hot coffee, tea, and fresh fruit juices, followed by fruit, yogurt, freshly baked pastries, hot entrées and more.

Amenities at the Fox River Bed and Breakfast include a delicious breakfast every morning, satellite televisions and DVD players, CD players and complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the property.

Located on 17 beautiful rolling acres on the banks of the Fox River, the Fox River Bed and Breakfast is within proximity to several attractions such as the Starved Rock State Park, the Lourdes Grotto, the Sulfur Spring, and the 14 Stations of the Cross. The Inn is just two miles away from SkyDive Chicago and even closer to Canoe Outfitter where guests can hire canoes and kayaks. Other recreational activities in the nearby vicinity include the Dayton Ridge Golf Club, the Buffalo Rock State Park, Grand Bear Falls Indoor Water Park, and Washington Square Park.

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3367 E 2072nd Road, Ottawa, IL. 61350, Phone: 815-579-2368

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