Barbara Belding Lodge

Chicago

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Description

For the ultimate wedding celebration in a beautiful, natural setting, look no further than the Barbara Belding Lodge at Brewster Creek Forest Preserve. Situated on 27 acres of heavily wooded property, Brewster Creek Forest Preserve will bless your nuptials with the enchanting beauty of nature. Pledge your love in a whimsical outdoor ceremony, then move the festivities indoors to the Barbara Belding Lodge. The amazing lodge includes seating for up to 125 guests on the main level, a catering kitchen, outdoor deck, and woodland views, making it the perfect place for your wedding reception. The outdoor deck can be used for cocktail hour, allowing your guests to take in views of the beautiful forest preserve setting as the mix and mingle over cocktails and appetizers. The main level space offers a rustic and cozy environment, ideal for dining and dancing. The facility features exposed wooden beams and contemporary lantern-style light fixtures. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help you create a wedding day you and your guests will cherish forever.


Venue Style

Park/Garden, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor

Services

Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception

Capacity

Max Indoor Ceremony: 110 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 110 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 11:30PM.

Rental Fees

Rental of the lodge and outside grounds is $500 for the first four hours, and $100 per hour thereafter. All events must conclude no later than 11:30 p.m., meaning the facility must be cleaned, cleared and vacated by that time (or the end of your booking). The lodge should appear as you found it, when you arrived. If you need additional time for decorating, photography, catering, etc. that should be booked as part of your contract. Please plan your event start/end times accordingly.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Barbara Belding Lodge is estimated at between $5,065 and $11,119 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.

Catering

BYO

Alcohol

BYO

Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
Wheelchair access limited
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM
LED candles only