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Deer Path Inn

Lake Forest , IL
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

847-234-2280

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Perfect Wedding Requires the Perfect Setting

The Deer Path Inn located in picturesque Lake Forest serves as an ideal setting for an enchanting wedding. Make your wedding... Read more
The Perfect Wedding Requires the Perfect Setting

The Deer Path Inn located in picturesque Lake Forest serves as an ideal setting for an enchanting wedding. Make your wedding vows with us. With an experienced hotel staff, together we can help plan, arrange and coordinate this unique and special event. We offer five beautifully constructed rooms designed in an old English style with enough dance space to accommodate up to 250 people on 4,800 sq ft for dinner and dancing.

Wedding Features

* Largest room has up to 4,800 sq ft that is partionable into three separate venues
* In addition, three private rooms total for small cocktail receptions to dance floor
* Catering staff with full wedding menu and wine selection
* Full service support and waiting staff
* Receptions, rehearsal dinners, breakfast party, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, retirement parties, etc.
* Specials and packages available upon request Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1997
When was your venue last renovated?
2005
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
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?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
56
Number of suites
25
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
300
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
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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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.
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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
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have been more pleased with the professional service we received planning our daughter's wedding at the DeerPath Inn. Mary Ellen was attentive to every detail in the planning stages and JoAnne made sure everything went smoothly the day of the wedding. Our guests thought the venue was beautiful and inviting. Thanks to all at the DeerPath for a memorable evening for our family!
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Stacia
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
There is no better place to hold your wedding. Inside or outside. It is like being in the middle of a fairy tale. The staff is amazing! The accommodations are fantastic! It is a magical place. We couldn't have asked for more!!
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
There honestly is not anything I would have done differently for this wedding. Mary Ellen and Joann are both such a delight to work with. They made planning and preparing more fun than I expected!

To this day we are still receiving compliments on the quality of the brunch! Everyone commented on finding several things to choose from the brunch line as well as how good the food tasted.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I was very impressed with the level of service and professionalism that the Deer Path Team provided for both the planning and the day-of event. My guest were truly impressed with everything - the food was amazing, the venue was beautiful, the service was spectacular. I cant say enough great things about the deer Path Inn and their event planning team. Thank you Mary Ellen and team.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Dorothy and Jim
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We came to Lake Forest forty-three years ago and immediately fell in love
with the Deer Path Inn for not only it's old world warmth and charm but for
the special care extended to it's guests. Having grown up in Chicago, the
Deer Path always reminded us of the original Marshall Field's experience,
that of elegance, class and the innate attention given to customer service,
a combination of attributes hard to find these days, and none of which is
lost on us. We greatly appreciate every detail, from the smiling doorman
and the white gloved courteous wait staff, to all that is offered within.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This was our second wedding at the Deerpath, which says it all. It was wonderful!!!! Every person was professional and extremely personable. It was a complete pleasure to work with everyone from the planning with Mary Ellen through the execution with JoAnn we could not have asked for better people or service. We are beyond satisfied customers!!!
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Donielle
Wedding:
4/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen,

Thank you so much for everything you did to make our experience more than we could have hoped for! We had some last minute challenges with our guest list and you handled them with ease and kindness. We would highly recommend the Deer Path Inn to others and strongly feel you are an asset to the establishment.

Thank you again!
Donielle & Mike Crimmins
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our special day couldn't have been more wonderful at the Deer Path Inn. Mary Ellen and Joann were there throughout all the planning process to answer questions and went out of their way to accommodate our requests and make sure everything was set up the way we wanted. They organized a tasting as well - our guests raved about the food! It was delicious!

The weekend of the wedding was magical! Our coordinator Joann was always there the help, suggest better alternatives and do whatever was necessary to ensure our wedding/reception were beautiful! The Hearth Room was gorgeous with all the votives and flowers! The setting totally exceeded my expectations and I can't wait to see our pictures! The reception went off without a hitch and everyone had a fantastic time! The fact that Joann gathered up all our flowers and other items we had brought and even packed up the leftover cookies and brownies was so thoughtful. It was a smooth finish to a memorable day.

The hotel staff also were very accommodating to our guests that stayed overnight. A big thank you to them too!

I cannot thank the Deer Path Inn and their staff enough. It was the perfect setting for a romantic wedding and I will recommend it to anyone I know getting married. We would love to go back and have anniversary celebrations there and for sure will return for dinner, brunch or a drink in the pub.

My husband and I owe them so much thanks for helping us plan and execute the ceremony that commenced our marriage. I have such a special place in my heart for The Deer Path Inn thanks to my experience there.
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Darcy
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
We planned our wedding on only a few months notice, and I had no experience with weddings at all. Because I live out of state, the entire ceremony and reception were planned via email with Mary Ellen at the Deer Path Inn. She was quick to respond and very flexible. Once the wedding week arrived we had a last minute conflict with the rehearsal dinner site. Deer Path Inn accommodated us on only two days notice. Once the wedding day arrived, my day went so easily. Mary Ellen and Joanne had everything taken care of. I even had time to relax in the pub. They also sent nice champagne and treats to our room. Everyone who attended was in agreement that this was the best wedding they ever attended. From the ceremony to the reception, everything was perfect"
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Christina
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I would recommend having a wedding at the Deer Path Inn to everyone! The event coordinators were responsive, helpful (but not pushy), and available whenever we needed them. Leading up the wedding, we felt confident we were in good hands and we were right - didn't have to worry about a thing the entire day! We did a few things a little differently and they were beyond accommodating. They took care of things that we forgot to do which was a pleasant surprise on Sunday morning when they had saved our centerpieces and the top layer of our cake for us. The food at both the reception and brunch was delicious and everyone else full and happy!! The Inn is a historic and different type of place to stay and all the guests commented on how large and unique the rooms were.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The DPI was incredibly easy to work with and the night of our event could not have been easier or more fun. Mary Ellen Powers and her team were perfect in every way.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at the Deer Path Inn and could not have been happier. Their staff was incredible, the venue was cozy, charming and elegant. I am so sad it's over! The catering team works together seamlessly.. all of my guests and I had a blast. I would recommend them to anyone!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen and JoAnne were a pleasure to connect with during my dream come true wedding. I could not have done all of this myself and they were over the top helpful! Everyone at the DP was always in tune to our needs as a guest and we always felt important. What a beautiful venue to have the wedding u so desire.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen, Joann and the entire staff at Deer Path Inn were great partners to us on our wedding day. They were very professional and organized. Our wedding was beautiful and exceeded our high expectations! I would recommend this staff and venue for other events.
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jenny
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
There are not words to express how amazing it was to work with and have our wedding at the Deer Path Inn. Prior to the weekend, I worked with Mary Ellen Powers and JoAnn Stewart.

Some family members and I moved in Thursday for a Saturday evening wedding. Every single person I worked with or spoke to (Mary Ellen, JoAnn, Jose, Marcel…….) was wonderful and offered to do anything to make the entire weekend perfect for every one of my guests, staying at the hotel or not. I felt so at home while I was there, and we have had nothing but raves for literally, everything from the rooms to the people, to the service to the food. When it was over, after our Sunday breakfast buffet at the Deer Path Inn, I cried.

Words cannot express how amazing it was to work with the hotel and watch all of my plans come together just as I had them pictured in my head.

Mary Ellen and the entire DPI team are incredible! And the hotel is gorgeous and so charming. I think everyone fell in love with it. Poeple celebrated the weekend in the pub, the sushi bar, the garden, the patio for afternoon cocktails and appetizers and they enjoyed walking around Lake Forest and even going to the beach. There was something for everyone.

JoAnn worked with us Friday for the rehearsal and Saturday. She was marvelous and kept us all calm and organized. She covered everything I needed for myself and my bridal party Saturday afternoon while we got ready and the details for the ceremony that I thought of last minute.

5 stars, 2 thumbs up, gold medal - the Deer Path Inn was perfect.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Jackie
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
The Deer Path Inn is an all-around spectacular venue to have your wedding! Mary Ellen and Joann help make planning for the day of the wedding go so smoothly, and they are willing to work with you until your visions and expectations are met. The "flow" of the wedding day was flawless, and the service staff takes care of every detail so that the bride, groom, family, and friends have a great time. The courtyard and ballroom was beautiful and looks great in pictures. Also, the food was phenomenal-even the vegetarian dish was memorable. I highly recommend the Deer Path Inn as a place to have your wedding!
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Nini
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Having the ceremony in the courtyard garden was absolutely magical. We were able to comfortably seat 150 guests and it still seemed very intimate bthe satfff was extremely gracious and professional. They made the whole event seem effortless
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Deer Path Inn was the perfect setting for our ceremony and brunch. Mary Ellen and Joann provided exceptional service and and were attentative to every detail from the initial meeting through the weddng day. We also used many of DPI's recommendations including the officiant, bakery and music. We enjoyed our day so much we already booked the same suite for our first anniversary. A big shout-out to everyone at Deer Path Inn.
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alimoore
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
I'm very glad that I threw my wedding and reception at the Deer Path Inn. The atmosphere was elegant but comfortable. The food was outstanding! Mary Ellen, who did the Inn's event coordinating, was very responsive and detail oriented. All of my out of town guests were happy with their accommodations and enjoyed strolling around downtown Lake Forest. I would recommend them without reservation.
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lmarc123
Wedding:
12/30/2011
5.0/5.0
The Deer Path Inn and ALL it's staff made my wedding day ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! Food was fantastic. Service was outstanding. Atmosphere was cozy, comfortable and homey.....we will definitely return every year and through out the year! I can't remember everyone names by Joanne Stewart and Mary Ellen were tremendous! Our bartender was like one of the family the way he treated all the guests. I just can't say enough..............I definitely recommend this place to anyone for any occasion.

Thanks Deer path Inn for making my special day PERFECT!
Lisa and John Marcatante.
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Charles
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
We reserved the combination of the English Room and the Hearth Room, which turned out to be perfect. Both rooms have an exceptional ambiance for a wedding. Reserve early, because the rooms are in great demand. There were 80 guests at our wedding, which is the ideal size for the English Room dinner. The reception took place on the porch and in the garden, which is extraordinarily beautiful. We had numerous guests stay at the Deerpath for this occasion; and they were all quite pleased with the rooms.
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pat ann
Wedding:
8/28/2011
5.0/5.0
The Deer Path Inn did an outstanding job with the planning and execution of our wedding ceremony in the garden and reception afterwards (cocktails in the garden, followed by dinner in the English Room). Not only were we (the bride and groom) delighted, but we received many comments from the guests about how PERFECT it was. The venue was lovely, everything was handled superbly, and the food was delicious! I, along with many of my friends, am a foodie, and some of them are even more particular than I am. Each course came out perfectly cooked, our guests even raved about the warm, great tasting bread. Would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
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Francesca
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
The staff was awesome and easy to work with. The food was fabulous. We keep going back to the Deerpath for dinner and other events and continue to enjoy ourselves.
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
12/4/2010
5.0/5.0
The the very professional, knowledgable and friendly staff of the Deer Path Inn understood the type of wedding ceremony and celebration we wanted and did an outstanding job assisting us to turn our hopes into reality. The beautiful holiday atsmophere of the Inn offered the perfect setting for our December wedding!
Our heartfelt thanks to all!
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Lindsey
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
2 years ago on October 16th my husband and I held our wedding reception at the Deerpath Inn in Lake Forest, IL. I cannot begin to say enough nice things about this place! As any bride would say about her wedding - it was the most magical, amazing day of my life. But I REALLY think ours was the best! I've since been to numerous weddings - and while they all are special and unique in their own way - nothing will ever capture the charm, atmosphere, quaintness and character as much as the Deerpath. We worked with Mary Ellen Powers as our event coordinator who was absolutely impeccable. She did not miss a beat, was very responsive and very flexible in catering to our "dreams" and hopes for what we were envisioning. She's amazing! We pretty much reserved the entire hotel for our guests - all of whom could not say enough kind words about the accommodations and the staff. From check in to check out - we felt our guests were treated with welcoming arms, kindness, and great service. By the end of the weekend our friends and family knew the staff by first names and vice versa. Such great service and so accommodating to their guests requests/needs. And the food! We are STILL getting comments from guests on how great the food was - especially the pumpkin ravioli. Wow. You have to try it for yourself - even if you just go for dinner one night in their dining room.

Overall I would give the wedding weekend a perfect 10. And to top it off - my husband and I just celebrated our 2nd year anniversary last night so I contacted Mary Ellen (two years later!) to see if she might be able to help me "recreate" the meal we had on our wedding night (since we didn't get to eat too much of it the night of). The extend her and the staff went to to make our night special was incredible. Mary Ellen actually went back to our file and catered the meal exactly to how we had it on 10/16/2010. I cannot thank them enough!!!
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Lindsey's mom
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
The Deerpath Inn provided the most perfect, magical wedding weekend that any bride could ask for. There was no detail left unattended to.....from the quality of the food..... to the outstanding staff.....to its old world charm. I look forward to hosting other events with them in the future.
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MOTBexpert
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
This was a WONDERFUL venue which was both charming and beautiful, The service was excellent, and the planner the event was organized, gracious, and accommodating. The food was fabulous and transitions during the event felt natural and seamless. I would recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding or other special event.
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Gene
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Very good and experienced. Made the event a breeze.
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Monica
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Everything was just perfect for our wedding! It was a magical day and I truly couldn't have asked for better service or food!
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Satisfied Client
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen and her staff far exceeded all of our expectations. She is cooperative and creative in her approach to ensure that the wedding reception was spectacular.
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Christina
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
The staff at Deer Path Inn is truly amazing. They are so on top of things and the catering manager, Mary Ellen, is super quick at responding to all the millions of questions that come up. She provides you with constant updates as you make a ton of changes while planning (inevitable!), which really helps you keep track of everything going on. She also does her best to accommodate you on everything she can. On the day of, the entire staff is so professional and helpful. The day-of coordinator, JoAnn, is on top of everything. Even my wedding planner commented on how easy everyone at Deer Path Inn was to work with.

The food for both cocktail hour and the reception was great as well. Although we didn't get to actually taste the sushi and sashimi that was displayed during cocktail hour, it was a huge hit with our guests. The sushi chef is actually Japanese, which makes a huge difference.

Everything went smoothly and we couldn't have been happier with how everything turned out. If you're looking for a wedding in a charming, historic venue with a fantastic staff, then Deer Path Inn is the way to go! The cost is pretty high for a venue in the suburbs, but it's all worth it and depending on what you decide to include and not include, you can work with your budget. We highly recommend Deer Path and its wonderful staff!
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karen2010
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
A hidden gem - beautiful hotel, beautiful surroundings - I only wish we had heard about the Deer Path Inn before wasting weeks looking at dozens of boring, run-of-the-mill hotel ballrooms. The English Room, Hearth Room, and garden are gorgeous settings for a wedding reception and ceremony. Mary Ellen was professional, easy to work with, and always responded promptly to emails or voicemails. Joann, the day-of coordinator, was fantastic - everything went smoothly. The guests keep commenting about how delicious the meal was, the service was great, and the room was set up exactly as we had discussed. All in all, a wonderful experience. Highly recommended!!
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bdj
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
The Deer Path Inn is the perfect choice for those who want a high quality experience. Mary Ellen was great to work with during the planning process and Jo Ann was excellent as our "day of" wedding day coordinator. The white glove service, the incredible food and the beautiful atmosphere made this the perfect choice for our wedding ceremony and reception. We would return to the Deer Path Inn for other family celebrations.
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Christie
Wedding:
1/2/2010
5.0/5.0
The Deer Path Inn has exceeded every expectation we had for our wedding. Our wedding was a small one on July 10, 2010 and we had both the ceremony and the reception there. It could not have gone any more smoothly or been more perfect and beautiful. The garden was the perfect spot for a small ceremony and the English room comfortably fit our 80 guests. Mary Ellen was very responsive leading up to the event, which was great because of all the little question that came up. She was also very caring and attention oriented during the event, always making sure everything was how it was supposed to be and that we didn't need anything. At the rehearsal, they allowed us to bring all of the favors and place cards and they set those up for us the day of. They really took all of the worry out of the day and made it run so smoothly!
Lastly, I cannot rave enough about the food! It was agreed by every guest that it was the best wedding food they have ever had, if not the best food period.
Thanks again Marry Ellen and the Deer Path for making our day perfect!
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kelbadger
Wedding:
9/20/2009
5.0/5.0
I would recommend the Deerpath Inn to anyone looking for a venue for their wedding. The staff was wonderful to us from the moment we set foot in the hotel and asked about wedding packages. They provided excellent service throughout the whole process. We had both our ceremony and reception at this location. We were married outside but they always had a back up plan in place in case the weather did not cooperate. They provided us with many ideas throughout the process and were very courteous to all of our guests. They posted signs throughout the area to help guide our guests. The food was absolutely fantastic too! I highly recommend this location!
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Lara
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot express enough how amazing our wedding experience was with the Deer Path Inn. Mary Ellen was with me every step of the way, responding to questions promptly and professionally and helping me plan the big day. Jo Ann was the ultimate wedding day coordinator and made sure that everything ran extremely smoothly. The courtyard was the perfect, charming and beautiful place for our ceremony and the English Room was again, beautiful as well as cozy and the perfect size for our dinner and reception. People are still talking about how delicious the food was and the service was perfect. Seriously, everything was just perfect. I am so happy with every detail throughout the planning and the day of. I highly recommend this place for any type of event, especially weddings.
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happybride
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
The service was top-notch; I was left with nothing to worry about.
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sabrina
Wedding:
12/15/2008
5.0/5.0
they provided the best venue that I could have asked for...it was really an enchanting place
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Allison
Wedding:
7/7/2007
5.0/5.0
We had THE most perfect wedding at the Deer Path. Our entire family and all our friends stayed there and they all raved about what a wonderful time they had, how nice the hotel was, how excellent the food was and beautiful EVERYTHING was. They helped me plan every last detail and executed absolutely everything perfectly, from helping guests find their way around, to setting up the ceremony in the garden, to serving a delectable formal wedding dinner. We did not even need a wedding planner because they did it all for us!The staff at the Deer Path Inn was exceptional! We also had our post wedding day brunch there and our rehearsal dinner there.

Both my husband and I look back on our wedding day with very fond memories and we know it was mostly because we had it at the Deer Path. The entire hotel is full of charm, history and coziness. I can't wait to come back someday!
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Amira
Wedding:
7/17/2004
5.0/5.0
The food was amazing. Everything was absolutely perfect and ran so smoothly. The service at the DPI can not be beat. The rooms looked beautiful as did the garden. Best place to have your wedding period!
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Lolly
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.9/5.0
Mary Ellen and Joann did an amazing job!! I am grateful for their kindness and excellent service!!!! I could not have been more pleased!!! Everything was so lovely, and flowed so smoothly. Many, many thanks for making it a perfect day!!!

Lolly and Steve
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Liz
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.9/5.0
My wedding at the Deer Path Inn could not have gone any smoother. The service was exceptional. From the planning stages all the way until the day of Mary Ellen was a dream to work with and the staff the day of, both to help with my event and the catering staff were amazing. I would, will and hope to continue to have events at the Deer Path Inn.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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jbelski
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.9/5.0
Deer Path Inn is an elegant venue that provides top notch service from beginning to end. We chose the Inn because of its warmth and charm, as well as the stellar food and beverages available. Having everything available in one location made us and our guests very happy -The large, well-appointed guest rooms, lovely options for a ceremony and cocktail recption, a full kitchen with restaurant quality food (as opposed to the much dreaded wedding chicken), and a detail-oriented, customer service minded staff made our wedding a dream come true.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Margaret
Wedding:
8/25/2012
4.8/5.0
The Deer Path Inn and Mary Ellen Powers were wonderful. The professional planning was so helpful -- She suggested a garden wedding, table settings, food and other things that made the day full of special memories. Even the 95 year old grandmother was treated in a memorable way - she loved it. The food was great and well "served".
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Mary Ellen and her staff were very professional, helpful and easy to work with, in addition to being flexible.
They also made sure our wedding day went smoothly, taking care to prepare all details.
Their service was fantastic (as was the food).
It was a beautiful setting and a perfect day to remember.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Caitlin Klein
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.8/5.0
We had our wedding reception in Windsor Hall at the Deer Path Inn. We had a really wonderful experience. Mary Ellen was very responsive and helpful, and assisted us in our planning from beginning to end. We especially liked the fact that the DPI is a hotel in addition to a reception venue, so our out-of-town guests had a place to stay without driving (which was good because of the open bar!)
The best part of the DPI is the food. We gave guests a choice of filet mignon and shrimp, half a boneless roasted chicken, or the goat cheese ravioli for the vegetarians. Everyone had great things to say about all three dishes. The wine selections were also very good.
The DPI provided lots of nice, personal touches. For example, they gave my husband and I personalized engraved wine glasses to keep.
The DPI is slightly pricier than you'll find at other nearby venues, but the quality of the food and service is worth it on your big day.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Carol
Wedding:
9/9/2011
4.8/5.0
The reception service was exceptional. The staff moved between the tables serving & removing without even being noticed. They were exceedingly polite & helpful. The food was exactly as ordered, plated beautifully and above all was delicious!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Jaime
Wedding:
1/2/2010
4.5/5.0
The location is beautiful, everyone was very accommodating. Don't let the price scare you, they work VERY hard to earn your business, including alcohol and servers. They kept in touch nicely, too.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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wacmom
Wedding:
12/19/2009
4.4/5.0
We worked with Mary Ellen and Joanne on the day of the wedding. Both were extremely professional and couldn't have been more accommodating. The evening went smoothly because Joanne was on top of everything and kept it running smoothly. It was a perfect venue for our wedding just one week before Christmas. The inn was beautifully decorated and felt warm and inviting for our guests.
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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