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Deer Path Inn

Lake Forest , IL
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LOCATION

255 East Illinois
Lake Forest, IL 60045 US (map)

PHONE

847-234-2280

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ABOUT US

There is something about the simple elegance and charm of the English wedding that makes it truly covetable. For generations of North Shore families, the Deer Path Inn has brought the... Read more
There is something about the simple elegance and charm of the English wedding that makes it truly covetable. For generations of North Shore families, the Deer Path Inn has brought the same sophistication, romance and meticulous attention to detail to weddings in Lake Forest.

Windsor Hall, our iconic and incomparable event space offers over 4,500 square feet of space suitable for entertaining up 220-seated wedding guests with a dance floor. This warm and inviting event space with its oak beams and charming detail is divisible into three rooms allowing for plenty of pre-function space as well.

Whether your day begins with an intimate ceremony in our beautiful English garden, or opens with a celebratory cocktail reception in front of the Windsor Hall fireplace, there is no such thing as a typical wedding at the Deer Path Inn. With our classic beamed ceilings, warm stucco walls, impeccable service and delightful catering offerings you can be sure that your wedding celebration will be a truly regal affair. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Historic, Hotel, Inn / B&B
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, French, Italian, Japanese, Middle Eastern
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

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Robert
Wedding:
7/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Book it! They will take great care of you and make your event special. A superior facility with elegance and charm.

FYI...we had a surprise party not a wedding but it was still terrific
Book it! They will take great care of you and make your event special. A superior facility with elegance and charm.
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Book it! They will take great care of you and make your event special. A superior facility with elegance and charm.

FYI...we had a surprise party not a wedding but it was still terrific Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Paula
Wedding:
5/7/2016
5.0/5.0
We hosted my mother's memorial service luncheon at the Deerpath Inn. Because I live out of state, I had to mostly make all arrangements from afar. Mary Ellen and Joann could not have been more helpful, compassionate and understanding of our circumstances. The day went as planned, and everything was beautiful, well organized, and the food was delicious. Many of our guests commented they had always wanted to attend an event at the Deerpath Inn, and now, they have and were glad to see the inside of this wonderful historic hotel. My mother loved her time living in Lake Forest, so having her memorial service luncheon at the Deerpath Inn was most fitting.
We hosted my mother's memorial service luncheon at the Deerpath Inn. Because I live out of state, I had to mostly make all Read more...
We hosted my mother's memorial service luncheon at the Deerpath Inn. Because I live out of state, I had to mostly make all arrangements from afar. Mary Ellen and Joann could not have been more helpful, compassionate and understanding of our circumstances. The day went as planned, and everything was beautiful, well organized, and the food was delicious. Many of our guests commented they had always wanted to attend an event at the Deerpath Inn, and now, they have and were glad to see the inside of this wonderful historic hotel. My mother loved her time living in Lake Forest, so having her memorial service luncheon at the Deerpath Inn was most fitting. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen and her F&B team did an excellent job serving our guests. Communication was prompt and thorough. Food presentation and service was impeccable.

Thank you for all your assistance. We hope to return!
Mary Ellen and her F&B team did an excellent job serving our guests. Communication was prompt and thorough. Food Read more...
Mary Ellen and her F&B team did an excellent job serving our guests. Communication was prompt and thorough. Food presentation and service was impeccable.

Thank you for all your assistance. We hope to return! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Deer Path Inn was the venue for my daughter's wedding. The staff did everything possible to make sure the garden ceremony went on as planned on a cool, slightly damp fall day. Tarps were purchased and put under chairs and several heaters were used to make sure the guests were comfortable and the musicians were able to play. The ballroom was beautifully prepared, the food was delicious and the staff was excellent.
The Deer Path Inn was the venue for my daughter's wedding. The staff did everything possible to make sure the garden Read more...
The Deer Path Inn was the venue for my daughter's wedding. The staff did everything possible to make sure the garden ceremony went on as planned on a cool, slightly damp fall day. Tarps were purchased and put under chairs and several heaters were used to make sure the guests were comfortable and the musicians were able to play. The ballroom was beautifully prepared, the food was delicious and the staff was excellent. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The service was excellent, the food was delicious, the venue was beautiful. The staff at the Deer Path Inn went above and beyond and exceeded my expectations in every way.
The service was excellent, the food was delicious, the venue was beautiful. The staff at the Deer Path Inn went above and Read more...
The service was excellent, the food was delicious, the venue was beautiful. The staff at the Deer Path Inn went above and beyond and exceeded my expectations in every way. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Ekaterina
Wedding:
8/10/2014
5.0/5.0
MaryEllen and Joann were incredibly professional and super helpful with organizing our wedding! We would definitely recommend Deer Path Inn to everybody!
MaryEllen and Joann were incredibly professional and super helpful with organizing our wedding! We would definitely Read more...
MaryEllen and Joann were incredibly professional and super helpful with organizing our wedding! We would definitely recommend Deer Path Inn to everybody! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Faye
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
This is an amazing venue for an elegant, vintage and traditional wedding. The courtyard where cocktail hour is served was relaxing, breezy, yet intimate . The hors De oeuvres were a hit what with gloved service. The dinner in the English room was intimate and elegant. The food did not disappoint. Truly 5 star fare! My flowers from Polly's Petals complimented the dark wood of the room. I had no need for a wedding planner. Mary Ellen and Joan were a great team with coordination, prompt response to queries, suggesting timelines, everything!! The Deer Path inn wait,, staff, front desk, valet were all great: courteous, professional, helped with the food and flowers at the end of the night. The bridal suite was a step back in time in terms of old world charm but with modern amenities. It over looked the courtyard and I was able to see guests mingle while I was bustling my wedding dress.
This is an amazing venue for an elegant, vintage and traditional wedding. The courtyard where cocktail hour is served was Read more...
This is an amazing venue for an elegant, vintage and traditional wedding. The courtyard where cocktail hour is served was relaxing, breezy, yet intimate . The hors De oeuvres were a hit what with gloved service. The dinner in the English room was intimate and elegant. The food did not disappoint. Truly 5 star fare! My flowers from Polly's Petals complimented the dark wood of the room. I had no need for a wedding planner. Mary Ellen and Joan were a great team with coordination, prompt response to queries, suggesting timelines, everything!! The Deer Path inn wait,, staff, front desk, valet were all great: courteous, professional, helped with the food and flowers at the end of the night. The bridal suite was a step back in time in terms of old world charm but with modern amenities. It over looked the courtyard and I was able to see guests mingle while I was bustling my wedding dress. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Joanne
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
On top of being a beautiful historic location, the staff made every detail of our wedding completely perfect! While there were no problems at all, I watched the staff making each guest feel important and helping to make this not only memorable for myself and my new husband, but all of my friends and family too. Thank you all!!!
On top of being a beautiful historic location, the staff made every detail of our wedding completely perfect! While there Read more...
On top of being a beautiful historic location, the staff made every detail of our wedding completely perfect! While there were no problems at all, I watched the staff making each guest feel important and helping to make this not only memorable for myself and my new husband, but all of my friends and family too. Thank you all!!! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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MrsBrooks
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony in the Garden at the Deer Path Inn and our reception in the English Room. I can't thank the Deer Path Inn enough for giving us the wedding of our dreams. It was absolutely perfect. Mary Ellen, Joann and the rest of the Deer Path staff were wonderful and so attentive. I didn't have a wedding planner but Mary Ellen kept me on task and helped me out so much. On the day of our rehearsal and our wedding day Joann made sure everyone knew where they had to be and kept us on schedule. Not to mention the beautiful suite I stayed in the night before the wedding. While I got ready the morning of the wedding I was able to see the garden from my room and peek at our guests as they took their seats before the ceremony. My guest told me how great the staff and the food was. We were on a budget and Deer Path Inn was able to work with what we had. Honestly, we couldn't have chosen a better place to have our wedding. Deer Path Inn is the most romantic and beautiful place for a wedding. I would absolutely recommend it as a venue for a special occasion. Thank you so much for giving us our dream wedding.
We had our wedding ceremony in the Garden at the Deer Path Inn and our reception in the English Room. I can't thank the Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony in the Garden at the Deer Path Inn and our reception in the English Room. I can't thank the Deer Path Inn enough for giving us the wedding of our dreams. It was absolutely perfect. Mary Ellen, Joann and the rest of the Deer Path staff were wonderful and so attentive. I didn't have a wedding planner but Mary Ellen kept me on task and helped me out so much. On the day of our rehearsal and our wedding day Joann made sure everyone knew where they had to be and kept us on schedule. Not to mention the beautiful suite I stayed in the night before the wedding. While I got ready the morning of the wedding I was able to see the garden from my room and peek at our guests as they took their seats before the ceremony. My guest told me how great the staff and the food was. We were on a budget and Deer Path Inn was able to work with what we had. Honestly, we couldn't have chosen a better place to have our wedding. Deer Path Inn is the most romantic and beautiful place for a wedding. I would absolutely recommend it as a venue for a special occasion. Thank you so much for giving us our dream wedding. Read less
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Lesli
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
These folks made me look like a wedding planner extraordinaire and all I had to do is stand back and get the compliments. Mary Ellen and Joanne we're simply amazing and everyone at Deer Path impressed me with their warmth and willingness to go over and beyond any request. I am still stunned at how perfectly everything was handled. The guest rooms we're very lovely as well
These folks made me look like a wedding planner extraordinaire and all I had to do is stand back and get the compliments. Read more...
These folks made me look like a wedding planner extraordinaire and all I had to do is stand back and get the compliments. Mary Ellen and Joanne we're simply amazing and everyone at Deer Path impressed me with their warmth and willingness to go over and beyond any request. I am still stunned at how perfectly everything was handled. The guest rooms we're very lovely as well Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue

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