Starved Rock Lodge Honored With Wedding Venue Award

January 17, 2019

OGLESBY, IL (January 11, 2019)-Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center is pleased to announce that the Lodge has been selected as a 2019 recipient of The Knot Best of Weddings Award. The digital wedding planning site honors its highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the leading online wedding brand and app. This is the seventh time Starved Rock Lodge has been selected for The Knot Best of Weddings.

Only 3% of the approximately 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on have received this distinguished accolade. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost 3.6 million reviews across the various vendor categories-venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that couples would want to consider booking for their own unique wedding.

 “We are honored to be a part of such an elite group,” said Jenny Roulston, Director of Sales & Catering at the Lodge, “Our sales, banquet and culinary teams are committed to excellence and this award is our reward for upholding those standards.”

In 2018, the Lodge was the setting for over 140 dream weddings. There are two stunning outdoor ceremony sites on the Lodge grounds, each with a backup location in case of inclement weather. Receptions take place in the historic stone-and-log Great Hall and Starved Rock Room. Save the date of January 5, 2020 for the next “Romance in the Park” annual Bridal Expo (from noon to 3pm). The event takes place in the Great Hall and Starved Rock Room. Attendees can meet local wedding vendors, sample reception cuisine, check out different options for on-site lodging, book a Starved Rock Trolley and much more. Details on wedding planning at the Lodge are online at: or by calling the sales team at: (815) 220-7333.