Lake Ellyn Boathouse

Indoor and outdoor spaces, BYO, Valet parking

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Starting at $1,801 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $1k for 50 Guests
Starting at $1k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 120

Starting price

2K$ to start




Private Estate
Ocean/Waterfront View


Located only 25 miles from the heart of Chicago, the Lake Ellyn Boathouse offers a truly unique waterside venue for your wedding day. Originally constructed in 1927 and lovingly restored to its historic splendor in 2016, this beautiful structure provides a singular backdrop for saying your “I do’s.” Imagine exchanging your vows just outside the Boathouse on a picturesque lake shore, the surrounding flora only complementing this gorgeous ceremony site. The large deck located on the Boathouse’s east side provides breathtaking views of the lake, as well as the resident wildlife. You can also rent the outdoor terrace for a small al fresco dinner, cocktail hour, or even ceremony! Inside you’ll find an expansive 1,840 square foot banquet hall that can seat up to 120 people, providing the perfect setting for a small to medium sized affair. Warm and welcoming features like a cozy fireplace perfectly set off the glamorous vaulted ceilings and expansive windows overlooking the lake and surrounding park.

Venue Notes

The rental fee $435 for a reception and includes 3 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony is $100 with reception rental. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $145/hr. A refundable security deposit of $300 is required.

Amenities And Requirements


Dance area
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Outdoor lighting
Public parking
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up


- Amplified music OK indoors only- Approved outside caterer allowed- BYO alcohol- Biodegradable throwables only- General liability insurance required- Music must end by 10:30PM- No smoking