Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center




Situated in one of the “7 Wonders of Illinois,” Starved Rock State Park is located near Utica, Illinois and offers an unforgettable way to celebrate your union. The Starved Rock Lodge and Cabins were built from 1933 to 1939 and are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Once your family and friends arrive, there is no need for them to leave the Park during your wedding weekend! For an outdoor ceremony surrounded by the beauty of nature, say your vows in the awe-inspiring Sunrise Shelter overlooking the park. Or choose the Canyonside Courtyard, nestled amongst pine trees and featuring a paved walkway, natural stone benches and antique lighting. In colder months an indoor ceremony is cozy in the Canyonside Cabin, full of woodsy charm. Later, a beautiful reception commences in the Great Hall of the Starved Rock Lodge. With soaring ceilings studded with dark wooden beams, a rich wooden floor and a cozy stone fireplace, you and your guests will celebrate your new life in style!

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Event Center, Outdoor, Modern


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


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

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 8:00AM. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,600 to $1,900 for an indoor ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. There is a food and beverage minimum applied to all weekend events. The fee for an outdoor ceremony is $2 per person. Please inquire for ceremony-only wedding availability.

Prices and availability subject to change.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center is estimated at between $7,851 and $16,083 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Overnight accommodations available
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 11:00PM