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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Per State Mandate, Masks are now REQUIRED regardless of immunization status as we are a State facility. This includes all areas of the Lodge, Cafe, Main Dining Doom, Back Door Lounge, Visitor’s Center and Trailheads Concessions.

Celebrate the beginning of your lives together

Discover the rustic elegance of this breathtaking setting for your special day. Say “I do” surrounded by tall pines and panoramic views or exchange vows in front of our magnificent stone fireplace. We offer full-service catering options, a wealth of wedding day enhancements and trolley rental transportation to make your special day a lasting memory. Unsurpassed by beauty, service, and cuisine, Starved Rock Lodge is the picture-perfect venue for your dream day.

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(815) 220-7335.

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Starved Rock Lodge boasts breathtaking settings for your dream day. With sweeping views of the lush woodlands or a stunning backdrop of our massive stone fireplace, enjoy the limitless beauty of Starved Rock as you celebrate the beginning of your life together.

Sunrise Shelter

Up to 200 people | 1,560 sq ft

Tucked away in the woods, the Sunrise Shelter offers ample seating for up to 200 guests. With towering trees swaying overhead and a panoramic, woodland backdrop, say “I do” in this picturesque setting. In case of rain, exchange vows in front of the magnificent fireplace located in the Great Hall. The night continues with dinner and dancing in the Great Hall and Starved Rock Room.


  • Outdoor or indoor ceremony
  • Shaded seating for guests
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Covered shelter for DJ
  • Nearby parking

Courtyard & Cabin

Up to 30 people | 1,515 sq ft & 415 sq ft

Your intimate ceremony can be held outdoors at our quaint Canyonside Courtyard, overlooking the spectacular views of the state park. This is the idyllic ceremony setting for up to 30 of your closest friends and family. In case of rain, tie the knot in our charming Canyonside Cabin.


  • Outdoor or indoor ceremony
  • Conveniently located near the Pioneer Cabins
  • Shaded seating for guests
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Access to bathrooms

Great Hall & Starved Rock Room

Up to 200 people | 2,225 sq ft & 2,245 sq ft

The reception dinner takes center stage in our unique Great Hall, with its vaulted ceilings, stunning stone fireplace and massive log timbers. The Great Hall has an elegant charm that adds to the timeless splendor of your wedding day. As your reception continues, cocktails, dancing and a lifetime of memories are made in the adjacent Starved Rock Room.


  • Indoor reception
  • Under the same roof as sleeping rooms
  • Convenient access to the Veranda
  • Built-in dance floor
  • Heated and ventilated

the Ceremony

Extend your celebration by planning your rehearsal dinner or farewell breakfast gathering in one of our private banquet spaces. Kick off your shoes, celebrate with family and friends and enjoy the conveniences of having all of your events under one roof.

  • Welcomes & Farewells

    Host your rehearsal dinner or farewell breakfast with us

  • Trolley Rental

    Leave the wedding day driving to us

& Pricing

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  • Wedding Experts

    We’ll be there from the first appointment to the first dance

Plan Your Wedding at the Lodge

Let us help make your wedding dreams come true

  • Love Notes

    Read what couples have said about their Starved Rock wedding

  • Wedding Photo Gallery

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