Spring is in the air and the outdoor weddings are ready to emerge!
Golf courses and country clubs top the list of most popular locations for a wedding for a reason. They are vast, lush, and oh-so dynamic. When thinking about where to host your wedding celebrations there’s just something about country clubs and golf courses that is so charming. Plus, their stunning panoramic photo opportunities and event backdrops are something you can’t replicate in the concrete jungle!
NOTE: Many country clubs offer events to their members only, so be sure to check before you get your heart set on one. However, this members-only clause does add extra privacy and security to your special day, if you so desire.
Check out a few of our favorite Chicago golf course venues and country club venues here:
1. Whitetail Ridge Golf Club
Location: 7671 Clubhouse Dr., Yorkville, IL
Maximum Capacity: 350
Whitetail Ridge Golf Club in Kendall County and the perfect location for your special day. The venue’s elegant ballroom is great for weddings of all sizes, accommodating parties of up to 350 guests! Beyond the ballroom, Whitetail Ridge offers a wedding suite, terrace room with private balcony and stone fireplace, and an outdoor patio. The facility exudes warmth with its neutral colors, dark wood accents, and exquisite chandeliers.
2. Ravisloe Country Club
Location: 18231 Park Ave., Homewood, IL
Maximum Capacity: 300
With an atmosphere that evokes a bygone era of grace and splendor, Ravisloe’s property provides a priceless backdrop for weddings. The venue has a rich, 113-year history as one of Chicago’s finest private clubs and its majestic clubhouse is oh-so enchanting. The old-world, Spanish Mission architecture bedecked with crawling ivy transports guests to a European oasis right here in Illinois.
3. Mistwood Golf Club
Location: 17oo W. Renwick Rd., Romeoville, IL
Maximum Capacity: 275
Mistwood Golf Club is a timeless world-class golf and events facility with all the modern conveniences and amenities for you and your guests to enjoy. With views of the beautiful Scottish Links-style course, outdoor patio areas, and scenic stone bridges, the property at Mistwood Golf Club provides a lovely backdrop to begin your married life together.
4. The Club at Lac La Belle
Location: 6996 Pennsylvania St., Oconomowoc, WI
Maximum Capacity: 240
The Carriage House and 1896 Room at The Club at Lac La Belle are an experience like none other in Wisconsin’s Lake Country. Set in the completely renovated golf course in Oconomowoc, the two unique venues have something to offer no matter the season. The venue hosts a large 3-season patio with additional bar, fire pits, yard games, comfortable outdoor seating, and more – raine or shine your day will be perfect.
5. Klein Creek Golf Club
Location: 1N333 Pleasant Hill Rd., Winfield, IL
Maximum Capacity: 400
The ambience, amenities, and newly renovated tented pavilion make Klein Creek Golf Club and Banquets the answer to your wedding needs. The spectacular tented pavilion hosts a unique and comfortable atmosphere in the great outdoors. Equipped with heating & air-conditioning for year-round comfort, the Pavilion can accommodate up to 250 for a plated meal or 400 for cocktails & hors d’oeuvres.
6. Silver Lake Country Club
Location: 14700 S 82nd Ave., Orland Park, IL
Maximum Capacity: 420
Located just 20 miles South of Chicago, Silver Lake Country Club is equipped with amazing views, gourmet food, and an excellent staff. Indoor and outdoor settings allow you to select whichever style and size fits you best. The indoor reception rooms feature floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows that overlook lush gardens, beautiful flower beds, a waterfall, and a gazebo patio. In the evening, this scenery comes alive as thousands of lights illuminate the stunning backdrop. As your private garden for the evening, your guests will enjoy this picturesque setting with direct access from the reception room.
7. Kemper Lakes Golf Club
Location: 24000 N Old McHenry Rd., Kildeer, IL
Maximum Capacity: 225
The Ballroom at Kemper Lakes contains a chic, rustic décor with elevated ceilings, beautiful chandeliers, and large windows overlooking the largest of the Kemper Lakes and the final holes of the championship golf course. A beautiful peninsula wedding site, upper stone patio, and additional cocktail hour space, are just a few details that will make your special day one to remember forever.
8. Bolingbrook Golf Club
Location: 2001 Rodeo Dr., Bolingbrook, IL
Maximum Capacity: 800
Forty minutes southwest of Chicago, spread across a rolling countryside of rye grass and oak-accented hillocks, Bolingbrook Golf Club is ready to entertain. Developed by the Village of Bolingbrook in 2002, the goals and objectives of the village were to provide a state-of-the-art banquet and golf facility that was second to none. The result is a masterfully designed 76,000-square-foot clubhouse overlooking an award-winning golf course.
9. Boulder Ridge Country Club
Location: 350 Boulder Dr., Lake in the Hills, IL
Maximum Capacity: 350
Located in stunning Lake in the Hills, Boulder Ridge Country Club prides themselves on their picturesque elegance and passionate event team. The beautifully decorated banquet facility offers rooms accommodating 30 to 350, a spacious outdoor veranda, picture windows overlooking the championship golf course, full-service built-in bars, and the privacy of a private VIP or wedding suite.