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Four Rivers Environmental Education Center

Channahon , IL

LOCATION

Channahon, IL US 60410
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ABOUT US

Located within McKinley Woods-Kerry Sheridan Grove in Channahon, the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Four Rivers Environmental Education Center rests within a picturesque... Read more
Located within McKinley Woods-Kerry Sheridan Grove in Channahon, the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Four Rivers Environmental Education Center rests within a picturesque setting. Nestled among oak trees and positioned where the Des Plaines, Du Page, and Kankakee Rivers meet to form the Illinois River, the Center offers a stunning view of the outdoors and peaceful surroundings for conferences, banquets, and weddings.

The Forest Preserve District of Will County is dedicated to promoting and practicing environmental stewardship. Four Rivers was constructed using a number of green technologies and we promote green practices in the planning of all meetings and events held at this facility. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2008
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Modern, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
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?
350
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No

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Claire
Wedding:
7/19/2014
4.9/5.0
Beautiful venue!!! Perfect place for my wedding :)
Beautiful venue!!! Perfect place for my wedding :)
Beautiful venue!!! Perfect place for my wedding :) Read less
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Sheina
Wedding:
6/20/2014
4.9/5.0
My husband and I got married outside at the outdoor pavilion. We had our ceremony in the grass area looking at the river and I used the fireplace as my aisle. Then we had our reception under the pavilion. It was everything I could have imagined. When my husband and I looked at it the previous summer, I instantly knew this was the place for us. The venue was gorgeous, the weather was gorgeous, the scenery was amazing, and the staff was very accommodating.

Mary Thomas was great to deal with. She answered all of our questions right away through email or telephone. She never left us hanging in the dark about anything. She allowed us to rent out the classroom for a few hours the night of our ceremony (which we ended up not needing), but the classroom was very nice. If you definitely think you would use it, I would highly recommend the room. Very large bathroom (great for a big dress), lots of room for a huge bridal party, especially a good room to use if you are waiting for dinner to start and your introductions.

The only down fall about having the whole wedding and reception outside was the outdoor bathrooms. Some of my guests said the women's bathroom was pretty dirty, everyone started using the men's bathroom. If you aren't a fan of outhouses then having the reception outside might not be for you.

In the end, my husband and I, and all of our guests, were so happy with this place. It was the most beautiful wedding (I might be a little bias) I have been to in a long time. I love the beauty of the nature. Oh yeah, it was great for children; they had an amazing time running up and down the hill next to the pavilion.
My husband and I got married outside at the outdoor pavilion. We had our ceremony in the grass area looking at the river Read more...
My husband and I got married outside at the outdoor pavilion. We had our ceremony in the grass area looking at the river and I used the fireplace as my aisle. Then we had our reception under the pavilion. It was everything I could have imagined. When my husband and I looked at it the previous summer, I instantly knew this was the place for us. The venue was gorgeous, the weather was gorgeous, the scenery was amazing, and the staff was very accommodating.

Mary Thomas was great to deal with. She answered all of our questions right away through email or telephone. She never left us hanging in the dark about anything. She allowed us to rent out the classroom for a few hours the night of our ceremony (which we ended up not needing), but the classroom was very nice. If you definitely think you would use it, I would highly recommend the room. Very large bathroom (great for a big dress), lots of room for a huge bridal party, especially a good room to use if you are waiting for dinner to start and your introductions.

The only down fall about having the whole wedding and reception outside was the outdoor bathrooms. Some of my guests said the women's bathroom was pretty dirty, everyone started using the men's bathroom. If you aren't a fan of outhouses then having the reception outside might not be for you.

In the end, my husband and I, and all of our guests, were so happy with this place. It was the most beautiful wedding (I might be a little bias) I have been to in a long time. I love the beauty of the nature. Oh yeah, it was great for children; they had an amazing time running up and down the hill next to the pavilion. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
6/14/2014
4.9/5.0
The moment we saw Four Rivers we knew it was the place for our wedding ceremony and reception (and we saw it in February in the dead of winter)! We had our ceremony under the Four Rivers Shelter overlooking the river. It was so beautiful it took my breathe away. The reception hall has the rustic, homey look that we wanted. The attached patio was perfect and everyone enjoyed the option to step outside for a few minutes to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery. Our friends and family are still raving about how amazing the location was.

Mary was so helpful. Sometimes she may not be in the office to respond that day, but she always would respond as soon as she was able. Mary and Melissa were so helpful and they both really stepped up and helped when a few things went wrong. We are so grateful!

The rental fee is reasonable and makes Four Rivers unmatched in terms of how great the location and service is along with value. Because Four Rivers is not a banquet hall be prepared to have to piece together things separately (caterer, flowers, etc), but in my opinion it was totally worth it because it allowed us to make our wedding completely our own. If you are looking for a unique, but classy space that incorporates nature, please consider Four RIvers for your wedding and plan a visit- you will not regret it!
The moment we saw Four Rivers we knew it was the place for our wedding ceremony and reception (and we saw it in February Read more...
The moment we saw Four Rivers we knew it was the place for our wedding ceremony and reception (and we saw it in February in the dead of winter)! We had our ceremony under the Four Rivers Shelter overlooking the river. It was so beautiful it took my breathe away. The reception hall has the rustic, homey look that we wanted. The attached patio was perfect and everyone enjoyed the option to step outside for a few minutes to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery. Our friends and family are still raving about how amazing the location was.

Mary was so helpful. Sometimes she may not be in the office to respond that day, but she always would respond as soon as she was able. Mary and Melissa were so helpful and they both really stepped up and helped when a few things went wrong. We are so grateful!

The rental fee is reasonable and makes Four Rivers unmatched in terms of how great the location and service is along with value. Because Four Rivers is not a banquet hall be prepared to have to piece together things separately (caterer, flowers, etc), but in my opinion it was totally worth it because it allowed us to make our wedding completely our own. If you are looking for a unique, but classy space that incorporates nature, please consider Four RIvers for your wedding and plan a visit- you will not regret it! Read less
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Deanna
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception was everything we had hoped for and more. The venue is so beautiful and unique, our guests are still commenting on how nice it was. We loved how the building is full of recycled materials it inspired us to create beautiful recycled and environmentally friendly decor and favors, saved us a lot of money and looked great. The pictures are breathtaking. The water and trees in the background are perfect for nature loving couples like ourselves. Our caterer was Uncle Bub's and they took such great care of us throughout the planning process as well, they gave great recommendations and made everything a breeze. The whole experience from the first meeting with Mary to the actual wedding day was wonderful. We couldn't have asked for a better venue and better people to work with.
Our wedding reception was everything we had hoped for and more. The venue is so beautiful and unique, our guests are still Read more...
Our wedding reception was everything we had hoped for and more. The venue is so beautiful and unique, our guests are still commenting on how nice it was. We loved how the building is full of recycled materials it inspired us to create beautiful recycled and environmentally friendly decor and favors, saved us a lot of money and looked great. The pictures are breathtaking. The water and trees in the background are perfect for nature loving couples like ourselves. Our caterer was Uncle Bub's and they took such great care of us throughout the planning process as well, they gave great recommendations and made everything a breeze. The whole experience from the first meeting with Mary to the actual wedding day was wonderful. We couldn't have asked for a better venue and better people to work with. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/2/2014
5.0/5.0
This place is AMAZING. I had my wedding there on 5/2/14. The place is absolutely gorgeous. I received so many compliments on my venue because its a hidden little gem that nobody knows about. My guests are still talking about it.The staff is extremely professional and helpful. Everything went extremely smoothly, no kinks, thanks to the dedicated staff.
This place is AMAZING. I had my wedding there on 5/2/14. The place is absolutely gorgeous. I received so many compliments Read more...
This place is AMAZING. I had my wedding there on 5/2/14. The place is absolutely gorgeous. I received so many compliments on my venue because its a hidden little gem that nobody knows about. My guests are still talking about it.The staff is extremely professional and helpful. Everything went extremely smoothly, no kinks, thanks to the dedicated staff. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about this facility and the staff who run it. From the first phone call that I placed when I began planning until the time that the last of us left after my reception, their service was professional, pleasant, helpful and encouraging. I believe it to be one of the best if not the best value in the Chicago area. The facility itself is gorgeous, clean, and eco-friendly. We had our ceremony and reception in the Illinois River Grand Hall, but there is also an outdoor pavilion and a patio that we didn't utilize due to the weather. The possibilities are many. You can decorate as much or as little as you wish and the facility will be lovely no matter what you do. There is a lot of flexibility in terms of set-up because the Grand Hall is so large. You really should check it out before you sign on the dotted line with any other site.
I cannot say enough good things about this facility and the staff who run it. From the first phone call that I placed when Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about this facility and the staff who run it. From the first phone call that I placed when I began planning until the time that the last of us left after my reception, their service was professional, pleasant, helpful and encouraging. I believe it to be one of the best if not the best value in the Chicago area. The facility itself is gorgeous, clean, and eco-friendly. We had our ceremony and reception in the Illinois River Grand Hall, but there is also an outdoor pavilion and a patio that we didn't utilize due to the weather. The possibilities are many. You can decorate as much or as little as you wish and the facility will be lovely no matter what you do. There is a lot of flexibility in terms of set-up because the Grand Hall is so large. You really should check it out before you sign on the dotted line with any other site. Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just got married there on Friday night! We were so happy with all that Mary did for us! She was quick responding to all of my emails and calls, and they were so accommodating for anything we needed! It is the MOST BEAUTIFUL place to have a wedding and reception! So many people kept coming up to me saying, "How did you find this place? It's so gorgeous and tucked away!" The landscape is beautiful!!! I can't wait to see my wedding photos:) Perfect for a fall wedding!! Our wedding day was perfect!!! I wouldn't change a thing!!!!!
My husband and I just got married there on Friday night! We were so happy with all that Mary did for us! She was quick Read more...
My husband and I just got married there on Friday night! We were so happy with all that Mary did for us! She was quick responding to all of my emails and calls, and they were so accommodating for anything we needed! It is the MOST BEAUTIFUL place to have a wedding and reception! So many people kept coming up to me saying, "How did you find this place? It's so gorgeous and tucked away!" The landscape is beautiful!!! I can't wait to see my wedding photos:) Perfect for a fall wedding!! Our wedding day was perfect!!! I wouldn't change a thing!!!!! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We just recently got married this month, and I have to say that I loved my wedding venue! Mary was always most helpful with everything and though we did encounter a hiccup during our reception with the water not working, it was just water under the bridge (no pun intended! lol) because we still love Four Rivers! Everyone asked about how we found Four Rivers and really it was just a search online and by dumb luck, but I could not have been happier! I wanted something other than a traditional banquet hall and this was it. It was pretty local to us and just a beautiful venue. I can't wait to see our pictures! Thank you to everyone who helped out on our day....Mary you were a pleasure to deal with and just a sweet lady.
We just recently got married this month, and I have to say that I loved my wedding venue! Mary was always most helpful Read more...
We just recently got married this month, and I have to say that I loved my wedding venue! Mary was always most helpful with everything and though we did encounter a hiccup during our reception with the water not working, it was just water under the bridge (no pun intended! lol) because we still love Four Rivers! Everyone asked about how we found Four Rivers and really it was just a search online and by dumb luck, but I could not have been happier! I wanted something other than a traditional banquet hall and this was it. It was pretty local to us and just a beautiful venue. I can't wait to see our pictures! Thank you to everyone who helped out on our day....Mary you were a pleasure to deal with and just a sweet lady. Read less
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Polly
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Mary was amazing to work with! The venue was amazing! Very beautiful and they are VERY PROFESSIONAL! I would not change a thing when it came to the wedding! I would highly recommend them!
Mary was amazing to work with! The venue was amazing! Very beautiful and they are VERY PROFESSIONAL! I would not change a Read more...
Mary was amazing to work with! The venue was amazing! Very beautiful and they are VERY PROFESSIONAL! I would not change a thing when it came to the wedding! I would highly recommend them! Read less
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Jayme
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything was ABSOLUTELY perfect! We worked with Mary figuring out a lot of things because I had no planner and did everything out myself. She even let us come in the day of the rehearsal to decorate because they didn't have any other events going on. Amazing amazing experience and beautiful venue! I couldn't be happier!
Everything was ABSOLUTELY perfect! We worked with Mary figuring out a lot of things because I had no planner and did Read more...
Everything was ABSOLUTELY perfect! We worked with Mary figuring out a lot of things because I had no planner and did everything out myself. She even let us come in the day of the rehearsal to decorate because they didn't have any other events going on. Amazing amazing experience and beautiful venue! I couldn't be happier! Read less
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lov3ualways
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a change from the normal gaudy chandelier and nasty old smelly carpet, looking for something more modern you have to check this place out.

Mary and the entire Four Rivers Staff was amazing! They were very helpful and answered all my questions. They are great to work with very professional but down to earth people. We received so many compliments the day of the wedding regarding the location. As it was getting closer and closer to the wedding our family wanted to keep going out there to take a look at the grounds every time we would go the staff was always so nice and kind, we never felt we were a bother. I love love love this place and would recommend it to friends and family. Wish I could work there that’s how amazing it was I can go there every day!
If you are looking for a change from the normal gaudy chandelier and nasty old smelly carpet, looking for something more Read more...
If you are looking for a change from the normal gaudy chandelier and nasty old smelly carpet, looking for something more modern you have to check this place out.

Mary and the entire Four Rivers Staff was amazing! They were very helpful and answered all my questions. They are great to work with very professional but down to earth people. We received so many compliments the day of the wedding regarding the location. As it was getting closer and closer to the wedding our family wanted to keep going out there to take a look at the grounds every time we would go the staff was always so nice and kind, we never felt we were a bother. I love love love this place and would recommend it to friends and family. Wish I could work there that’s how amazing it was I can go there every day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
There is no other place I would have had my wedding. The staff was so easy to work with and made special accommodations for me. They put my mind at ease knowing they would be there for my wedding.
There is no other place I would have had my wedding. The staff was so easy to work with and made special accommodations Read more...
There is no other place I would have had my wedding. The staff was so easy to work with and made special accommodations for me. They put my mind at ease knowing they would be there for my wedding. Read less
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Shamile
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
WOW is the best word that can sum up our feeling about the Four Rivers and their staff. At the beginning of the search for a venue, we wanted something different. We didn't want the standard banquet hall or hotel setting; we just couldn't put our finger on the different we wanted. After a random Google search, I emailed the venue and right away received a quick response from Mary in regards to an open house that the venue would be hosting. From the moment I pulled into the parking lot, I was just taken away from the beauty of the area and the customer service that Mary offered( after being on the phone with me for 15 minutes because I was lost) The day of our wedding was one of the best moments of our lives. Mary, along with the staff for the day, went above and beyond to assist us and all of our guests. I love looking at our wedding pictures as it captures us and the establishment in the most perfect way!!
WOW is the best word that can sum up our feeling about the Four Rivers and their staff. At the beginning of the search for Read more...
WOW is the best word that can sum up our feeling about the Four Rivers and their staff. At the beginning of the search for a venue, we wanted something different. We didn't want the standard banquet hall or hotel setting; we just couldn't put our finger on the different we wanted. After a random Google search, I emailed the venue and right away received a quick response from Mary in regards to an open house that the venue would be hosting. From the moment I pulled into the parking lot, I was just taken away from the beauty of the area and the customer service that Mary offered( after being on the phone with me for 15 minutes because I was lost) The day of our wedding was one of the best moments of our lives. Mary, along with the staff for the day, went above and beyond to assist us and all of our guests. I love looking at our wedding pictures as it captures us and the establishment in the most perfect way!! Read less
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Idalia
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved Four Rivers since the moment I walked in for the first time, I wanted something different not the typical banquet hall and Four Rivers gave me all of that. The views are great and they allow for beautiful photos. The staff was wonderful, they answered all of my emails very quickly. The day of the event they were there to answer any questions and make sure things ran smoothly. The day before Tina was very accommodating in helping us set up. Overall Four Rivers is an awesome place to have your wedding if you are looking for something unique. Also my guests loved it and kept asking me how did you find this place? It's beautiful.
I loved Four Rivers since the moment I walked in for the first time, I wanted something different not the typical banquet Read more...
I loved Four Rivers since the moment I walked in for the first time, I wanted something different not the typical banquet hall and Four Rivers gave me all of that. The views are great and they allow for beautiful photos. The staff was wonderful, they answered all of my emails very quickly. The day of the event they were there to answer any questions and make sure things ran smoothly. The day before Tina was very accommodating in helping us set up. Overall Four Rivers is an awesome place to have your wedding if you are looking for something unique. Also my guests loved it and kept asking me how did you find this place? It's beautiful. Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
7/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Four Rivers made my wedding a dream come true. Mary and the whole staff were so nice and accommodating from the vary beginning when we looked at the room until the moment we left. I wish I could do it all over again. Four Rivers was the perfect venue and I would have changed nothing. So glad a place like this exists. THANKS!!! I wish I could do it all over again, I would not change a thing. All of our guests loved the place and were blown away. We even had deer show up! Everything was amazing.
Four Rivers made my wedding a dream come true. Mary and the whole staff were so nice and accommodating from the vary Read more...
Four Rivers made my wedding a dream come true. Mary and the whole staff were so nice and accommodating from the vary beginning when we looked at the room until the moment we left. I wish I could do it all over again. Four Rivers was the perfect venue and I would have changed nothing. So glad a place like this exists. THANKS!!! I wish I could do it all over again, I would not change a thing. All of our guests loved the place and were blown away. We even had deer show up! Everything was amazing. Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.5/5.0
Let me just say! I held my wedding at the outdoor pavilion and it was more than amazing! The weather treated me well, 80 and sunny! I had the ceremony off to the side in the grassy area and rented all the necessities for the pavilion area. I could fit up to 200 guests (tight) but they fit and the surrounding area was beautiful. I had multiple people telling me it was the most beautiful wedding they ever been to. The only issue I had was getting into contact with the people on site and they almost forgot to turn my lights on before it went dark. I had to have my wedding coordinator drive around and look for the on-site attendant, whom she found just in the nick of time before dusk. All in all I am very pleased with the location. It is a diamond that no one has found! Thank you Four Rivers!!
Let me just say! I held my wedding at the outdoor pavilion and it was more than amazing! The weather treated me well, 80 Read more...
Let me just say! I held my wedding at the outdoor pavilion and it was more than amazing! The weather treated me well, 80 and sunny! I had the ceremony off to the side in the grassy area and rented all the necessities for the pavilion area. I could fit up to 200 guests (tight) but they fit and the surrounding area was beautiful. I had multiple people telling me it was the most beautiful wedding they ever been to. The only issue I had was getting into contact with the people on site and they almost forgot to turn my lights on before it went dark. I had to have my wedding coordinator drive around and look for the on-site attendant, whom she found just in the nick of time before dusk. All in all I am very pleased with the location. It is a diamond that no one has found! Thank you Four Rivers!! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
6/8/2012
5.0/5.0
We fell in love with Four Rivers upon searching for an outdoor ceremony site with indoor reception for our June wedding. The ceremony shelter is simple, rustic and overlooks the river. We loved that it was covered in the event of rain. We lucked out and had a gorgeous day, sunny and 85! (Thank goodness!) We booked a year in advance and selected a Friday since all Saturdays in June were booked. I contacted the staff throughout the year with questions and they were so helpful! They were helpful in selecting our caterer, hotel reservations and shuttle service for our guests. They grounds and building are absolutely beautiful. I LOVE LOVE the A-frame windows of the banquet room that overlooks the patio and river. The simple, rustic style of the building is so beautiful, that we didn't not have to over decorate to acheive an elegant look. We decorated with burlap, mason jars, babys breath and lanterns which complimented the room beautifully. The bride's room was wonderful. We had hair/make-up artists come to the site and were all able to get ready together! The day of our wedding went so smoothly thanks to the help of Tina and Mary! They jumped right in and helped out beyond what they needed to. I am absolutely grateful and impressed with the service they provided! I love everything about Four Rivers and would love to return for a future event!
We fell in love with Four Rivers upon searching for an outdoor ceremony site with indoor reception for our June wedding. Read more...
We fell in love with Four Rivers upon searching for an outdoor ceremony site with indoor reception for our June wedding. The ceremony shelter is simple, rustic and overlooks the river. We loved that it was covered in the event of rain. We lucked out and had a gorgeous day, sunny and 85! (Thank goodness!) We booked a year in advance and selected a Friday since all Saturdays in June were booked. I contacted the staff throughout the year with questions and they were so helpful! They were helpful in selecting our caterer, hotel reservations and shuttle service for our guests. They grounds and building are absolutely beautiful. I LOVE LOVE the A-frame windows of the banquet room that overlooks the patio and river. The simple, rustic style of the building is so beautiful, that we didn't not have to over decorate to acheive an elegant look. We decorated with burlap, mason jars, babys breath and lanterns which complimented the room beautifully. The bride's room was wonderful. We had hair/make-up artists come to the site and were all able to get ready together! The day of our wedding went so smoothly thanks to the help of Tina and Mary! They jumped right in and helped out beyond what they needed to. I am absolutely grateful and impressed with the service they provided! I love everything about Four Rivers and would love to return for a future event! Read less
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ET
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a very good experience with the staff at Four Rivers. They were very professional and responsive to any of our questions or concerns. The hall is beautiful as are the grounds, it made us to feel like we were on a private island. So many guests are still commenting on this beautiful hidden secret. Our day was perfect! Definitely recommend to others.
We had a very good experience with the staff at Four Rivers. They were very professional and responsive to any of our Read more...
We had a very good experience with the staff at Four Rivers. They were very professional and responsive to any of our questions or concerns. The hall is beautiful as are the grounds, it made us to feel like we were on a private island. So many guests are still commenting on this beautiful hidden secret. Our day was perfect! Definitely recommend to others. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
When we started looking for a wedding venue we knew we wanted something unique. We didn't want the typical banquet hall. We looked at one location prior to going to Four Rivers, but after seeing Four Rivers we knew that was the place. It's a very private area, we didn't have to worry about dealing with other people walking through our wedding. The area is beautiful and the staff was amazing from the minute we met.

Through the whole planning process the ladies at Four Rivers were amazing to work with. Any question I had they would answer. I must have sent one hundred emails to them and they responded quickly to every one. They were very helpful in figuring out a time line for the wedding day and helping make sure everything ran smoothly that day.

Our wedding day was perfect, everything went as planned. We received so many compliments from our guests about how great Four Rivers was.

You can't beat the cost and what you get for your money is truly worth it. Unlike a typical banquet hall with Four Rivers there is no middle man, you work one-on-one with your vendors, which may seem like a lot of work but in the end it saves you money. We were able to negotiate with vendors directly, which saved us in the end.

Thank you to everyone at Four Rivers for making our wedding day such a memorable event. I would highly recommend them to anyone in the area looking for a unique, fun venue.
When we started looking for a wedding venue we knew we wanted something unique. We didn't want the typical banquet hall. Read more...
When we started looking for a wedding venue we knew we wanted something unique. We didn't want the typical banquet hall. We looked at one location prior to going to Four Rivers, but after seeing Four Rivers we knew that was the place. It's a very private area, we didn't have to worry about dealing with other people walking through our wedding. The area is beautiful and the staff was amazing from the minute we met.

Through the whole planning process the ladies at Four Rivers were amazing to work with. Any question I had they would answer. I must have sent one hundred emails to them and they responded quickly to every one. They were very helpful in figuring out a time line for the wedding day and helping make sure everything ran smoothly that day.

Our wedding day was perfect, everything went as planned. We received so many compliments from our guests about how great Four Rivers was.

You can't beat the cost and what you get for your money is truly worth it. Unlike a typical banquet hall with Four Rivers there is no middle man, you work one-on-one with your vendors, which may seem like a lot of work but in the end it saves you money. We were able to negotiate with vendors directly, which saved us in the end.

Thank you to everyone at Four Rivers for making our wedding day such a memorable event. I would highly recommend them to anyone in the area looking for a unique, fun venue. Read less
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dorei4life
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
The staff at 4 Rivers was exceptional!! They were very helpful with set up, they contacted a vendor we had issues with and solved the issue. They helped keep our chairs dry when it rained for our outdoor ceremony. They were very proffesional! They returned phonecalls and emails right away and were flexible with what we wanted. I would highly recommend this site to anyone!!
The staff at 4 Rivers was exceptional!! They were very helpful with set up, they contacted a vendor we had issues with and Read more...
The staff at 4 Rivers was exceptional!! They were very helpful with set up, they contacted a vendor we had issues with and solved the issue. They helped keep our chairs dry when it rained for our outdoor ceremony. They were very proffesional! They returned phonecalls and emails right away and were flexible with what we wanted. I would highly recommend this site to anyone!! Read less
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mrscarey2
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
We were searching for venues for months and just could not find one that fit our outdoor style, price, and could accommodate bringing a caterer we wanted. I was about to pull my hair out. We looked Cantigny park, the Narnia estate, Brookfield Zoo, Wilder Park & Mansion, Elk Grove Village Park District The Garden Terrace, Anderson Japanese Gardens, Fabyan Japanese Gardens, and about 50 other beautiful but just not right venues. When was about to give up, i went searching for caters that have worked in forest preserves or public parks or backyards and that's where i found four rivers. It turns out we jet ski at the marina on the same river and never knew it was there.

This place is beyond amazing, very reasonable, and willing to with work you. Amazing staff especially Laura, the coordinator we had. WOW is what my guest kept saying, just WOW!!

the place really fit us as a couple and it was great to be in a place where there is only 1 wedding going on, its quite, and extremely beautiful. I couldn't say enough about four rivers i even had a friend think it was so amazing that she asked for their contact info to plan her family party .
We were searching for venues for months and just could not find one that fit our outdoor style, price, and could Read more...
We were searching for venues for months and just could not find one that fit our outdoor style, price, and could accommodate bringing a caterer we wanted. I was about to pull my hair out. We looked Cantigny park, the Narnia estate, Brookfield Zoo, Wilder Park & Mansion, Elk Grove Village Park District The Garden Terrace, Anderson Japanese Gardens, Fabyan Japanese Gardens, and about 50 other beautiful but just not right venues. When was about to give up, i went searching for caters that have worked in forest preserves or public parks or backyards and that's where i found four rivers. It turns out we jet ski at the marina on the same river and never knew it was there.

This place is beyond amazing, very reasonable, and willing to with work you. Amazing staff especially Laura, the coordinator we had. WOW is what my guest kept saying, just WOW!!

the place really fit us as a couple and it was great to be in a place where there is only 1 wedding going on, its quite, and extremely beautiful. I couldn't say enough about four rivers i even had a friend think it was so amazing that she asked for their contact info to plan her family party . Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I envisioned an outside wedding and after just a week of searching, found Four Rivers online. We visited and fell in love immediately. We planned to have our ceremony outside under a pavilion overlooking the river on Memorial Day weekend, and reception inside in the Illinois River Grand Hall.

Laura was incredibly helpful every step of the way and made suggestions for other vendors who, as it turns out, were also awesome to work with.

When we woke up on our wedding day, the skies were overcast and storms were predicted all day. After getting ready and arriving to make the final preparations, thunderstorm and hail warnings were on for the entire area.

My husband and I could not be more calm. We decided to have the ceremony indoors and move the reception tables aside. Turns out the chairs we rented were late - so Laura had their chairs set up for the ceremony. It was beautiful, and to be honest, I didn't even know the difference.

We moved the cocktail hour to the foyer, which was plenty of room, and the catering staff rearranged the chairs and tables for our reception. Our guests were so impressed with the last minute changes and we still receive compliments on how well everything turned out.

So many things could have easily gone wrong but Laura and our caterer made every effort to make our day so special and so perfect, and we could not be more grateful to them!
My husband and I envisioned an outside wedding and after just a week of searching, found Four Rivers online. We visited Read more...
My husband and I envisioned an outside wedding and after just a week of searching, found Four Rivers online. We visited and fell in love immediately. We planned to have our ceremony outside under a pavilion overlooking the river on Memorial Day weekend, and reception inside in the Illinois River Grand Hall.

Laura was incredibly helpful every step of the way and made suggestions for other vendors who, as it turns out, were also awesome to work with.

When we woke up on our wedding day, the skies were overcast and storms were predicted all day. After getting ready and arriving to make the final preparations, thunderstorm and hail warnings were on for the entire area.

My husband and I could not be more calm. We decided to have the ceremony indoors and move the reception tables aside. Turns out the chairs we rented were late - so Laura had their chairs set up for the ceremony. It was beautiful, and to be honest, I didn't even know the difference.

We moved the cocktail hour to the foyer, which was plenty of room, and the catering staff rearranged the chairs and tables for our reception. Our guests were so impressed with the last minute changes and we still receive compliments on how well everything turned out.

So many things could have easily gone wrong but Laura and our caterer made every effort to make our day so special and so perfect, and we could not be more grateful to them! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/24/2010
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with Four Rivers and working with Laura. The venue was beautiful and perfect for our fall wedding. The grounds were so amazing for pictures, and having the entire center to our party just added to the intimacy of our day.

It is a little far to get to, but you can have the ceremony and reception in the same place. The cost to rent out the hall is VERY reasonable and they allow you to bring in your own catering and alcohol as long as they get approval. We brought in Chef By Request in Naperville which was a really great way to save money and have delicious food.

What the distance from Chicago lacks the center makes up for with charm, personality, budget savings and a great staff. Our wedding was so lovely there.
We were very happy with Four Rivers and working with Laura. The venue was beautiful and perfect for our fall wedding. The Read more...
We were very happy with Four Rivers and working with Laura. The venue was beautiful and perfect for our fall wedding. The grounds were so amazing for pictures, and having the entire center to our party just added to the intimacy of our day.

It is a little far to get to, but you can have the ceremony and reception in the same place. The cost to rent out the hall is VERY reasonable and they allow you to bring in your own catering and alcohol as long as they get approval. We brought in Chef By Request in Naperville which was a really great way to save money and have delicious food.

What the distance from Chicago lacks the center makes up for with charm, personality, budget savings and a great staff. Our wedding was so lovely there. Read less
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whites91710
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved having my wedding at Four Rivers. If you are looking for a place to have an outdoor wedding/ceremony that is surrounded by the beauty of nature, then this is the place to go! Not only is the venue beautiful inside but the quality of service that I recieved truly made my wedding day a dream come true. The staff members were there to help me with the little details that made my day personal. I got the impression that they really cared about me and my wedding and that is an impression that I didn't get from other venues I looked at. I could not be happier on how my day turned out!
I absolutely loved having my wedding at Four Rivers. If you are looking for a place to have an outdoor wedding/ceremony Read more...
I absolutely loved having my wedding at Four Rivers. If you are looking for a place to have an outdoor wedding/ceremony that is surrounded by the beauty of nature, then this is the place to go! Not only is the venue beautiful inside but the quality of service that I recieved truly made my wedding day a dream come true. The staff members were there to help me with the little details that made my day personal. I got the impression that they really cared about me and my wedding and that is an impression that I didn't get from other venues I looked at. I could not be happier on how my day turned out! Read less
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