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Venues in Elmhurst, Illinois,
(630) 279-5444

About Us

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Audio equipment
  • Barware
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Dance floor
  • Flatware
  • Furniture
  • Glassware
  • Lighting
  • Linens
  • Tables


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:

  • Champagne toast
  • House beer, wine, and liquor
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer and wine

Samantha Kulpa

5 out of 5
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  • The venue is beautiful the food is great but the wedding coordinator Marsela is a brides DREAM. She made the wedding planning so stress free and once covid hit she was there 100 percent of the time and made sure to do whatever made me happy.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Server(s), Wedding Cake

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 10.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Signature Drink

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Country/Golf Club

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    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

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    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

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

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