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River Forest Country Club offers a classic golf club setting for couples to celebrate in Elmhurst, Illinois. The club, established in 1926, dedicates itself to offering a high level of customer service, whether to its members or couples looking to host a special event. Their event spaces span both indoor and outdoor areas, allowing couples to plan small, intimate gatherings, or larger, more elegant events. The pristine, manicured courses, landscaped grounds, and other quaint features provide beautiful scenery for any occasion.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may book the venue spaces for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and elopements, as well as bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehersal dinners. The Grand Ballroom and Great Hall are newly renovated spaces capable of seating up to 320 people for a reception or 400 for a stand up or food stationed reception. If needed, the large space can be divided into two rooms, featuring their own personal decor. Connected to the Grand Ballroom is the Upper Terrace, a covered space that is a favored cocktail reception area for guests. The formal dining room and lounge can be used for smaller gatherings, and offers cozy seating areas and a fireplace along with views of the club’s scenery. If more room is needed, the Card Room connects to the formal dining room with two walls of windows and seating for 20. Wedding parties may use the bridal room, complete with private restroom, prior to the wedding, or as an in-between relaxing area before the reception. The club provides valet, shuttle service, parking, and wheelchair access for guests.
The all-inclusive packages offered at River Forest Country Club stand to provide couples with everything needed for their special day, and the facility is covered by liability insurance for such events. Couples are also permitted to bring in their own outside vendors, although the club offers its own exquisite dining options. A wedding planner is assigned to each couple to ensure all their needs are met and their wedding day vision is executed perfectly. Couples are welcome to use the venue’s inventory of:
The catering department is headed by Executive Chef Nathan Skrocki, a world-class chef who delights in providing customized menus based on a couple’s tastes and preferences, which may be sampled at a tasting. Catering services include buffet, family-style, French service, plated, or station serving styles, as well as hors d'oeuvres at a cocktail reception, and dessert. If desired, couples are allowed to bring in their own outside cake and outside alcohol. Besides menu selections, couples may also select bar options that may be served at a cash, open, or limited bar. The licensed bartenders can serve:
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Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
Server(s), Wedding Cake
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Signature Drink
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Country/Golf Club
Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Scenic Views
Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
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