Catering & Desserts


10/27/20: The bridge over Fox Canyon and sidewalk leading to the lodge from the large parking lot will be closed on Tuesday, October 27 from 9 AM to 1 PM for a routine inspection. Barricades will be in place to redirect traffic.

Trail Update: All trails are open except the Lodge’s (eastside) Veranda staircase and Illinois/Ottawa Canyon connecting trail. Matthiessen Dells Area at Matthiessen State Park is now open. The trail closest to Lake Falls and shelter is still closed as well as the Vermillion River Access area. For more information, please visit IDNR’s website.

Per Illinois guidelines, face coverings are required in all buildings (and trolleys) at Starved Rock Lodge & State Park.

Casual or formal, big or small, we do it all

Whether you’re planning a multi-day conference, a day seminar or relaxing retreat, let us prepare the perfect cuisine for your event. Choose from an array of tantalizing meals, formally served or buffet-style. Other catering options include simple refreshments and snacks, delectable hors d’oeuvres and exquisite desserts.


From a full course dining experience to a casual, buffet-style dinner, we have it all at Starved Rock Lodge. With direction from your sales consultation, we can customize the menu uniquely suited to your event. We take pride in making each event a success, therefore our menus offer a variety of items ranging from a simple soup and salad luncheon to Midwestern comforts such as Starved Rock Signature Fried Chicken.

Menus & Pricing

View our Ala Carte Menu | View our Dinner Package Menu

Specialty Desserts

Enhance your event with one (or more!) of our delectable desserts. We offer an assortment of sweet table options including salted caramel bars, brownies, cookies, key lime bites and more. Add an ice cream sundae bar to your event with our house-made, artisan ice cream and all the toppings you could want.

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