Elara 800 South Illinois Route 31 • Crystal Lake • IL 60014


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Elara overlooks charming Lake Acorn, and its location in the Northwest Chicago suburbs is convenient for both local guests and out-of-towners, who may wish to have a peaceful home base in between city excursions.
  • Their well-appointed ballroom features a tasteful neutral color palette, and warmly lit ceiling and walls. Moveable partitions allow the space to accommodate celebrations both intimate and grand.
  • Your in-house catering team offers a huge selection of customizable menu options, including some really fun add-ons, like the "Take Me Out To The Ballgame", where guests can snack on warm pretzels, Crackerjacks, and roasted peanuts.


10% off any wedding booked for a Friday or Sunday! Please reach out for current booking incentives available.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • $500/event
Package Prices
  • $50/person and up
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Package chosen
  • Packages without bar start at $50/person; packages with bar start at $68/person.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 20%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 1000 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 800 200
Reception Seated 800 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 1000.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info







Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 6am–midnight.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Hotel
  • Ballroom
  • Conference Center
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Lake

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Lake
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Pool Area


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Alternate Info: Holiday Inn Chicago NW Crystal Lake Convention Center