Whether you’re planning a multi-day conference, a day seminar, relaxing retreat or special event we have the menu for you! Whatever the occasion Starved Rock offers the perfect cuisine for your event.
Choose from an array of tantalizing meals, formally served or buffet-style. Other catering options include simple refreshments & snacks, delectable hors d’oeuvres, exquisite desserts and customized cakes.
Starved Rock offers many unique outdoor dining options for your event! Imagine taking in the fresh air during lunch on our outdoor pool patio after an intense morning meeting. Your team will get back to business refreshed and satisfied after an amazing lunch prepared by our Chefs.
Our professionally trained chefs take pride in making sure any event is a success. Popular menu offerings include Roast Tenderloin Medallions with Cracked Black Pepper and Cabernet Demi-Glaze to Chicken Tuscany, which is a lean chicken breast smothered in Artichoke Hearts, Mushrooms, Provolone, Prosciutto and Madeira Wine Sauce. Sound appetizing? How about trying our melt-in-your-mouth Orange Roughy with a lemon dill sauce?
Event Planning Team: 815-220-7333. To tour the facility you must have an appointment. You can also fill out our Event Request Form for a quote.
Menus & Pricing
Whether you’re planning a full course dining experience or a casual buffet style dinner we have it at Starved Rock Lodge. Our menu’s offer an amazing variety of tantalizing meals and with direction from your Sales Consultant we can customize the perfect menu uniquely suited to your personal style. We take pride in making each event a success, therefore our menus offer a variety of items ranging from a simple soup & salad luncheon to Midwest comforts such as our Starved Rock Signature Fried Chicken or Hearty Beef Pot Roast. If your tastes call for a healthier alternative try our vegan Pasta Aja or Veggie Wrap served with cottage cheese. If your group chooses to explore Nature’s Playground during lunch, our boxed lunch provides a perfect portable solution.
WEDDING MENU Our most popular option and is designed for our wedding couples who want an open bar along with the ease of planning from an inclusive package.
BANQUET & CATERING MENU Great option for any event! As a wedding menu, this is designed for those couples who opt for a cash bar or partial open bar instead of an open bar.
DINNER PACKAGE MENU Let your taste buds do the talking when you choose from our elaborate package menu. This menu includes four hours of open bar, 4 hors d’ oeuvres, salad and entree.
Wedding & Special Event Cakes
Made especially for you by Lodge Pastry Chef Mo! Starved Rock’s in-house Pastry Chef “Mo” (Maureen) will create the wedding cake of your dreams. Mo works individually with our wedding couples to make their wedding cakes personalized and special.
Our cakes are made-to-order, so we can cater to any flavor and filling you like. Some of our popular cake flavors include: Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Toffee, Lemon and Spice. Mo’s most requested fillings are: Raspberry Mousse, Lemon Mousse, Chocolate Mousse, Strawberry Mousse, Toffee Buttercream and Hazelnut Mousse.
The cake shape and design are customized for each couple. Choose your cake from one of Mo’s many photos or bring in a photo of a cake you would like replicated. Fondant, gum paste, buttercream, round or square – she can do it all!
If wedding cakes are not your preference we also offer mousse-filled wedding cupcakes; Bride & Groom Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries; homemade fruit pies or Bride & Groom Chocolate Dipped Apples!