(Photo Courtesy of Starved Rock Lodge)
Why Starved Rock?
Nestled in the heart of Illinois' most popular park, The Starved Rock Lodge makes for a magical destination wedding venue, that's not too far from home. Last year, the lodge hosted in excess of 140 wedding ceremonies, and earned spots on The Knot and Wedding Wire's 'Best Of' lists!
The lodge has received near universal praise for it's well organized events, unbeatable panoramic views and stunning canyon photo ops. The lodge is able to accommodate ceremonies all year round, rain or shine, from the breathtaking forest views of their Sunrise Shelter space, to the massive stone fireplace and rustic decor of the Great Hall, there's a spot for any party size and style of wedding.
"Our guests like how prepared and well planned weddings are at the Lodge. They can have their dream outdoor ceremony and an equally beautiful backup location inside, in case it rains," said Casstevens.
Convenience is king at Starved Rock Lodge. You can have your guests stay at the adjoining lodge, and host your rehearsal dinner and farewell breakfast in the dining hall, and even rent a Starved Rock trolley for transport.