McHenry County is the perfect place to plan your perfect day! 

Whether you're looking for a rustic barn wedding, a fairytale garden wedding, or a classic wedding in a banquet hall, we have it all! 

Start planning your big day today!




Plan a fairy-tale garden wedding

Imagine your ideal garden wedding: You're strolling along a luminary-lit cobblestone path. The sounds of waterfalls provide a soothing cadence as Pachelbel's Canon in D ushers you toward the love of your life. The vows. The Kiss. The bond. Then, toast your new life and dance the night away at a reception for up to 225 guests. The Gardens of Woodstock will help you create your special "I do" moment.

Gardens of Woodstock
5211 Swanson Road
Lakewood, IL


Let this blank canvas spark your creativity! 

Smith's Central Garage offers a chic, urban loft feel in charming downtown McHenry, suitable for all of life's celebrations including weddings, corporate events, special occasions and fundraisers. Like a blank canvas, this space allows your unique vision to transform the space into a place that delivers a captivating experience that will leave your guests speechless.

Smith's Central Garage
3315 Pearl St.
McHenry, IL



The perfect place for your perfect day.

Whether you're hosting an intimate gathering, grand wedding, company picnic or any other event, 31 North Banquets and Catering has what it takes to make your event a success. Their exceptional service, relentless attention to detail and unwavering commitment to excellence makes them the preferred choice for your flawlessly planned event, complete with style and elegance. Their banquets facility is newly renovated and sure to impress your guests. 
* If you're planning an event at your home or other venue they can provide the same friendly service and delicious food - making your special event one to remember.

31 North Banquets and Catering
217 Front St.
McHenry, IL



Rustic elegance... 

The lush grounds of the Shores of Turtle Creek abound with hundreds of large, matured trees, gardens of wildflowers, 17 romantic ponds and of course their own Turtle Creek. Guests will roam the 32-acre property of naturally and professionally maintained grounds, picture perfect winding paths, a beautiful bridge and a magical ambiance. Your ideal event begins with the chic, rustic lodge and surrounding buildings and continues with the extensive natural setting throughout the estate. 

The Shores of Turtle Creek
7908 Winn Rd
Spring Grove, IL 




Step away from conventional and find the extraordinary!

Dating back to 1883, the historic Starline Factory is located in the quaint small town of Harvard, IL and is a blank canvas just waiting for you to create your perfect day. This beautifully restored factory was made to inspire a sense of awe and create endless possibilities for you and your special someone. 

Starline Factory
300 W. Front St.
Harvard, IL



Traditional elegance...

For more than 30 years, the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake has hosted thousands of weddings and receptions, each planned according to the wishes and dreams of the countless couples who have chosen McHenry County’s “Hometown Hotel” for their special day.   The Crystal Ballroom boasts nearly 12,000 square feet of space that can accommodate two receptions for 250 guests each and four receptions of 100 guests each – with plenty of celebratory space for dining, dancing, and cocktails.  The convention area’s expansive foyer offers ample space for a center-aisle ceremony, with floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights providing natural lighting that complement the event’s heartfelt ambience.   The hotel’s professional sales staff has created wedding packages that can be customized according to couples’ wants and budgets, and the property’s 197 guest rooms offer convenience for the bridal party as well as visiting friends and family.   The hotel’s famous Three Oaks Lounge provides the perfect gathering space before and after wedding receptions, and several intimate meeting rooms are available for showers, rehearsal dinners and morning-after-brunches.   The hotel’s large indoor pool with wrap-around deck and complimentary fitness center are great for the weekend’s downtime.

Holiday Inn Crystal Lake
800 S. IL Route 31
Crystal Lake, IL



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