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31 North Banquets & Catering

Mchenry , IL
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LOCATION

217 North Front Street
McHenry, IL US 60050 (map)

PHONE

815-344-0330

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ABOUT US

Determination to exceptional service, relentless attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to excellence makes 31 North Banquet & Conference Center the premier choice for hosting... Read more
Determination to exceptional service, relentless attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to excellence makes 31 North Banquet & Conference Center the premier choice for hosting the most special occasions. Whether you envision a simple gathering with your closest family and friends, or an elaborate formal affair with up to 200 guests, discover everything you need for your ideal wedding, including:
An experienced wedding planner, who will work with you throughout the process, from planning through the final moments of your wedding day. Beautifully decorated venue for both your ceremony and reception. A tempting array of food & beverage, to fit whichever type of reception you select.


31 North Banquet & Conference Center promises to make your special day more than you could have ever dreamed possible. The celebration will be as spectacular as your love for one another. We wish you sincere congratulations and look forward to working with you as you prepare for a lifetime of happiness.

Please contact us at bernice@31NorthBanquets.com or (815) 344-0330 for more information on our wedding packages. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1975
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Glamorous, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
50
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Kim
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
The entire staff from the wedding planners Kathleen and Brandi, to the wait staff the day of the wedding were amazing. The day of the wedding Kathleen took care of everything and I didn't have to worry. It was an amazing experience, and I wouldn't change anything on my special day!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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beth
Wedding:
9/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Kathleen and Brandi both helped make my day as special as can be. I didn't have to worry about a thing. Most weddings no one raves about the food. But here we had everyone talking about how amazing the food was. Everyone had a great time. Thank you so much for making my day perfect.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Tina
Wedding:
8/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Being a young bride, I was extremely excited for our wedding day to finally arrive. So much so that I would come in almost every week to make sure everything was perfect. The amazing group of people working at 31 North made it an absolute dream for my husband and I, and also our family and friends. The quality of service and the price was absolutely incredible. Also, the food was delicious!!! Kathleen and Brandie helped us out so much and made sure that everything was perfect for our special day. The simple elegance of the hall was breathtaking and it suited our style to a T. I can't even begin to tell everyone how amazing this experience was, and I know the memories will last a lifetime. Thank you so much 31 North Banquet Hall, we will definitely see you all very soon!!! Sincerely, Tina and Jacob Lorr August 16, 2013 <3
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Katie
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Everyone was very helpful. They were very understandable and helpful with being out of state. I would recommend them.
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Kim
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The wedding reception was wonderful and the staff was amazing! They were great at organizing and coordinating with other vendors as well.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I loved my planner and 31 North. The only thing I would recommend is watching your payments because if you give your final count and it turns out less than your estimated number they will not give you back any money :(
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Beckie
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing time and the service, food and atmosphere was amazing. We received a lot of compliments!!!!
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Beckie
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I was thrilled with 31 North! The service, the food and the amazing location. The bridal suite was a personal favorite!! Kathleen was amazing and made the night very easy for us. She was on top of everything. I had comments that this was the first wedding they had attended and were actually full after dinner!!! Highly recommend!
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Patti
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything was professionally done. Guest could not stop raving and still are raving about how good the food was. They kept the flow going and delivered everything as promised and then some. The suite for the wedding party to use was wonderful; came in handy with the special needs person we had there.
We also arrive 30 minutes earlier than planned, no sweat for 31 North. We were welcomed with open arms and whatever we needed was right there.
Was a totally a great experience for the Bride and Groom and all invited guests. The service was impeccable. Would highly recommend 31 North to anyone looking have have an event that is specificlly catered to your event and no one else's.
The knowledgable, experienced staff insured that the itinary flowed smoothly throughout the event. What a shame it went by way too fast. It was just a great experience!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding reception at 31 North Banquet and Conference Center just over a month ago. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. From the very first moment that we stepped into the hall, I knew that I wanted to have my reception there. It was beautiful and immaculate. The service is astounding and we were offered help and guaidance all along the way as we planned our special day. And many things were taken care of for us. It was wonderful to be able to enjoy all the fun parts of wedding planning (tasting the food and different cake flavors, picking colored sashes, ect) and having all the more difficult tedious details taken care of for us. I didn't need to worry about set up or take down, I didn't need to concern myself with worrying about if the caters would show or if they would have enough food. 31 North took care of it all for me. It was a wonderful experience. So good I almost want to get married again!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Carla
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Best day of my life, and 31 North helped so much. I wouldn't have changed a thing!
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Katie
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
My groom and I used 31 North for our wedding reception (dinner and dancing). We had 180-some-odd guests, which was a feat I did not think possible because weddings in general are so expensive. BUT because 31 North was very accommodating we were able to have our dream wedding after all. :)
The wedding planners at 31 North helped me create a package of food, alcohol and decorations that gave me a great party while also minding my budget. This allowed my groom and I to invite all of the family and friends we wanted to share in our special day!
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Ed, Bernice, and Brittany were wonderful in helping us plan our wedding. There was not a single detail that was not overlooked. The food was wonderful, and everything was cooked perfectly. The room was arranged perfectly even though I did not give much direction of what I wanted! The whole event ran smoothly. When our priest forgot our unity candles during the ceremony, they incorporated them right after we cut our cake! No one could tell. Ed and Brittany were very accommodating, they refilled drinks for the guests, provided boxes for guests who wanted to take stuff home, and made sure everything was perfect!! Not one single guest had a complaint, and everyone said that this was the best wedding reception they have ever been to!!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
From the moment I walked in to 31 North I knew there was something special about it. It has a modern, chic style that is just lovely. The best part about the actual building.....there is only one room for one wedding at a time! Talk about personalized service! Who wouldn't want to have their wedding somewhere where the focus was only on your wedding and not 6-10 others as well? You're only a bride once, why not be treated that way! Bernice, the owner, was nothing but sweet and helpful throughout the whole process. She was there willing to help with anything I needed, from photographers & flowers to helping with seating and what would work best. Brittany, the coordinator assigned to my wedding was also there for anything I needed. It was like having 2 wedding planners. I never expected to get that at a reception hall. The venue has the main room for the guests with the bar being built in a way that the bartender and guests can actually hear each other over the music! There is a separate room you can have set up as you choose, for tables for children if they get tired, for guests who don't like music to go and talk, or as we used it for a photographer to set up his backdrop for guest photos (you could even put a photobooth in there!). The food was AMAZING! I knew this from our tasting but it was reinforced after the wedding. We have only been married 3 weeks today, but I can't tell you how many people commented on how wonderful the food was. (And my husband and I both have some people who are quite picky in that area, us being included!) I would highly recommend 31 North for your wedding or any other event for that matter. If you are looking for a typical, get as much money as we can in one night and unpersonalized venue then go elsewhere. However, if you want a wedding day that feels like your special day and only your special day, with all focus on your wedding and guests then make sure you go to 31 North! You won't be disappointed!!
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Tina
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I was very impressed with 31 North. They were eagar to help me plan my wedding and met my every needs. The day of the wedding the place was beautiful. We had an indoor wedding at 31 North which turned out perfect and the reception was beautiful. Everything turned out perfect for the day of my wedding.
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John & Beca
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Bernice, Ed & all the staff at 31 North Banquet And Conference Center were FANTASTIC! They brought all the stuff together & took my worries away. Bernice was super flexible and more than willing to work with us on our budget & menu. It was such a wonderful wedding & both me and my wife were glad to have come across their mail flyer. From day one we knew this was the place. When no other places called us back after we requested we were just disappointed. But not with Bernice & 31 North. They wanted our business & our event. The Food were fantastic! The service was fantastic! The entire place was fantastic. TWO THUMBS UP!
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Larry
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Bernice assures you of a wonderful reception experience! With her partner, Ed - every detail is attended to. The room was gorgeous, the lighting superb, the staff were so friendly throughout the entire 6 hours, the food was over the top; beginning with the hot and cold hors'deurves and a full plated dinner. You cannot go wrong at 31 North Banquets. We had 111 guests and a full dance floor and the size was just perfect! She has established McHenry's finest banquet facility by far!
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Mike
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
What else can I say. Planning a wedding is challenging in many ways but the folks at 31 North were outstanding. From our first meeting till the wedding reception was over the staff at 31 North took care of everything. We chose a menu for our dinner, requested the decorations for the room, were to set up the dance floor, gift table and DJ and when we arrived everything was perfect. We even asked if they would put heart shaped beets on everyone's salad and they said no problem. My wife and I had a private room and when we arrived they brought in appetizers and drinks and made sure we had everything we needed. The guest all thought the room looked great, the appetizers and dinner tasted wonderful and the presentation of the food was impressive. The staff was friendly, professional and attentive to everyone's needs. Our cake was part of the package and was made buy Lovin Oven and wow it was good. The staff cut the cake wrapped the top layer for us cleaned our cake serving utensils and Champaign glasses and packed them up for us to take home. I highly recommend 31 North for any event you would have and would give them 6 stars if I could.
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Brittany
Wedding:
9/20/2013
4.9/5.0
Great place to have a wedding reception! All of the staff are very friendly, attentive, flexible, and professional. My day was perfect and the planners at 31 north had a big part in that! I would for sure recommend 31 north!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Rosie
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.9/5.0
As soon as we walked into 31 North, we knew we found the perfect place for our wedding reception. The owner, Bernice, was very welcoming. We quickly fell in love with the cozy modern look of the place and Bernice. She provided us with several options to stay within our budget. She was willing to stay after regular work hours so we could show the hall to our parents. Throughout the planning period, Bernice, Brandie, and Kathleen were very helpful. They were all very prompt in answering our questions and providing us with great suggestions. Whenever we stopped by to make payments or simply take a look at the place, we were always well received. Our favorite planning process was the food tasting event. We were allowed to bring my parents and brother. It definitely was tough making menu decisions as everything tasted so delicious. 31 North has a partnership with Lovin Oven. Our cake was included in the plan, and we are so glad Lovin Oven baked our cake. They are now our favorite bakery. The staff is very flexible and accommodating. We were allowed to come in before our dinner rehearsal to practice our choreographed first dances. At that time, the room was somewhat set up,so we were able to make last minute changes to the set up. Kathleen was our coordinator on the day of our wedding. She made sure everything ran smoothly. She helped my bridesmaids bustle my dress and continuously checked with us if anything was needed. Many of our guests commented on the quick and great service provided by all staff members. They loved the warm atmosphere Some guests were even interested in planning their next family event there. We are so happy that we made the right decision on selecting 31 North Banquet as our wedding venue.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Jillian
Wedding:
11/10/2012
4.9/5.0
Everyone in staff did so well. They went above and beyond for me and my husband. At the end we had a handful of guests that could not attend the reception. When we told them they were absolutely willin to work with us. They certainly did give us our dre wedding reception. Highly recommended.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
The people are wonderful, I heard nothing but good comments on the food, there was wonderful pampering in the bridal party room that we hardly had time to enjoy but looked fabulous (champagne and cheese and glorious chocolate covered strawberries). It was great only having the one event in the building - much more personal. The only problem we encountered was feeling a bit rushed with dinner service, possibly because we had a smaller party than the usual and their team was ready for the next step of the program before the guests were? Overall it was a wonderful night and I would definitely recommend 31 North!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.8/5.0
This place was amazing! Especially on the day, everything was taken care of and during the event I didn't have to worry about a single thing. Everything I asked for, it was taken care of immediately. The food was so good, we had the chicken dinner and it was tender and delicious.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
At 31 North we were helped by event coordinator Brandie. Brandie was fantastic, as an event coordinator she was extremely helpful and accommodating and made me and my wife feel extremely comfortable and well taken care of. Unfortunately, the management above Brandie could, at times, be abrasive and inconsiderate. Of course, we must give leeway to the harsher side of business transactions, because it is a business, and recognize that the abrasive and sometimes inconsiderate upper management had the good sense and forethought to hire someone like Brandie to handle the mundane day to day sales and customer service responsibilities that accompany assisting a young couple in love. Because Brandie was awesome, a true professional making the "impossible" things come true (these things were only labeled as "impossible" by the aforementioned upper management), so despite the upper management and our lightly assailed egos, we were made very happy. Aside from Brandie, the facility itself was at first unassuming, but proved to be gorgeous and everything we could hope for when our big day arrived. As a couple we received from our guests many undue compliments about the food, which of course, we did not cook. The compliments were due to the staff of 31 North and ultimately to the upper management for arranging for such high quality foods and skilled cooks. All in all, a great experience.
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Ann Marie
Wedding:
6/10/2013
0.0/5.0
Food was excellent. Brandi and Kathleen worked hard to accommodate all of my needs.
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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