Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock 2643 Illinois Route 178 • Utica • IL 61373


Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock

2643 Illinois Route 178
Utica, IL 61373
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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Relaxing, fun, and family-friendly, this resort has it all—a beautiful natural setting, welcoming accommodations, versatile venues, and loads of activities to keep guests happy….including dining, an arcade, mini-golf, and a year-round indoor waterpark!
  • With ten indoor and outdoor spaces of varying sizes and styles, there’s enough room here to host more than your ceremony and reception…the Resort also boasts awesome options for bachelorette/bachelor parties, welcome cocktails, showers, and farewell brunches.
  • Guest accommodations range from romantic whirlpool tub suites for couples, to spacious cabins and villas that can house large groups of family and friends. With desirable features like fireplaces, luxury kitchens, and balconies offering views of the surrounding woods, your loved ones will feel right at home.

Prices: What's this going to cost?


Rental Fee
  • $750–800/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
Package Prices
  • $60–92/person
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Package chosen
  • Wedding packages include the room rental, bar, linens, honeymoon suite, wine service with dinner, wedding coordinator, and much more.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 20%

Capacity

Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 300 150
Cocktails, etc. Standing 300 300
Reception Seated 300 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 350.

Please contact the venue for additional capacity information.


Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night

Essential Info

Price

$

Catering

In-house

Alcohol

In-house

Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors

Wheelchair Access

Access limited

Availability

Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Ballroom
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Resort / Spa
  • Retreat
  • Inn / Lodge
  • Restaurant
  • Unique

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Panoramic

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