Meeting and Event Planning

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Ogle County

Rock River Center, Inc.

810 South 10th St
Oregon, IL 61061
Providing various services and events in Ogle County in additon to event rooms. Please contact for more details, office hours Monday - Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm Check us out on Facebook!  
Carroll County

Henry's Double K

834 S. Jackson St
Mt Carroll, IL 61053
Your go-to place for drinks, dancing, live music and a good time!  Our Dining Room is open FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS.…
Ogle County


2570 N Westbranch Rd
Polo, IL 61064
Barnacopia offers the perfect event venue for weddings, receptions & meetings!  When you walk inside Barnacopia, before you get to the old-time diner or the replica downtown Polo or the bed and breakfast in the silo, you walk over the first tractor the owner ever rode. The red and white…
Ogle County

Kilbuck Creek

6752 N Kilbuck Rd
Monroe Center, IL 61052
Kilbuck Creek is a unique wilderness property. It serves as a venue for Retreats, Business meetings, Expos, Family Reunions, Celebrations and Weddings. The Kilbuck Creek…
Whiteside County

Creative Cuisine Catering

1741 Industrial Drive
Sterling, IL 61081
Simply Delicious Catering. From small to large groups. You name it, we will cook it.
Published in Catering
Ogle County

Oak Lane of Oregon Wedding & Event Venue

3261 S Daysville Rd
Oregon, IL 61061
Come celebrate your special occasion here in the rustic country setting in beautiful Northern Illinois.  We are here to service all your banquet needs not only specializing in receptions but to include small parties, showers, Christmas parties, etc. As we welcome you to the most unique setting in the country,…
Ogle County

White Pines Lodge Restaurant

6712 West Pines Road
Mount Morris, IL
The Lodge Restaurant Welcome to White Pines Lodge landmark restaurant which is tucked away from life's everyday hustle and bustle…
Ogle County

Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle

1207 Gurler Rd
Rochelle, IL 61068
Jump with the best skydiving school in the United States - Chicagoland Skydiving Center located at Rochelle Municipal airport in…
Ogle County
Boeger Leadership Center

Boeger Leadership Center

4418 South Scout Rd
Oregon, IL 61061
Surrounded by the Lowden-Miller State Forest, the Boeger Lodge is a year-round facility with multiple modern conveniences just right for your next business meeting, seminar, or residential retreat. When you book a retreat at the Boeger Lodge, you will find:- Full wireless access- A large meeting room with a capacity…
Whiteside County

Rock River Golf & Pool

3901 Dixon Ave.
Rock Falls, IL 61071
The newly renovated Rock River Golf & Pool sits on an 18-hole golf course which originally opened in 1913 along the beautiful Rock River. Our fully appointed banquet facility holds up to 200 and is perfect for your large or small wedding or event. Contact us for details! Golf course hours:…
Ogle County
Stronghold Castle Conference Center

Stronghold Castle Conference Center

1922 IL Route 2 North
Oregon, IL 61061
Please note this coronavirus update: We welcome people to visit our property. We are open to the public. It is our preference for people to call and ask to schedule a visit. Senior pictures, family pictures, a drive by, a game of frisbee golf. Whatever the reason, please call ahead and…
Lee County

The Railside Bar & Grill

207 S. Butler
Nelson, IL 61021
We're family & biker friendly & offer a full menu in a casual atmosphere. Our fried chicken can't be beat…
Lee County

Timber Creek Amber Room

729 Timber Creek Rd
Dixon, IL 61021
The Timber Creek Amber Room is the right choice for all occasions, formal as well as casual and business. Our desire is to make your event as stress free as possible. With seating up to 250 your special event will be easily accommodated. Our Chef alleviates all worries when it…
Whiteside County

Starlight's Theater & Lounge

314 1st Ave
Sterling, IL 61081
The Perfect Venue for a Perfect Night of Entertainment - Truly an entertainers dream‚ ready to accommodate your private or…
Carroll County
Naaman Diehl Auditorium

Naaman Diehl Auditorium

811 S. Clay St
Mount Carroll, IL 61053
This spacious room can be used for many different types of events and can be set up in a variety of ways. We are fully handicapped accessible and offer spacious onsite parking. Our new state of the art kitchen is available and is fully stocked with dishes, silverware, coffee pots,…
Whiteside County

Candlelight Inn - Sterling

2907 N. Locust St
Sterling, IL 61081
Home of the original Chicken George. Full-service bar/lounge, lunch and evening specials. Banquet facilities and carryout services. Like and follow…
Lee County


2114 Lowell Park Rd.
Dixon, IL 61021
A stone and timber cottage in historic Lowell Park, Dixon, Illinois. Designed by Arthur C. Comey, a graduate cum laude of Harvard and recommended by…
Whiteside County

Arnie's Happy Spot

1667 Hoover Rd
Deer Grove, Illinois 61243
Full service restaurant plus Banquet Room with seating available for 50-400 people. Great place for receptions, class reunions, family reunions…
Ogle County

Costa's Italian Ristorante

133 E. Blackhawk Dr., Rt 2
Byron, Illinois 61010
Dedicated to bringing authentic homemade Italian dishes to the area in an upscale, yet family-friendly atmosphere. All pasta's, sauces and…
Lee County

Brandywine Banquet Center

441 Illinois Rt 2
Dixon, Illinois 61021
We offer over 16,000 square feet making us perfect for all sized parties, meetings, wedding receptions, and trade shows. With our spacious facility and experienced staff, we will work hard to ensure that your event is a success. We are conveniently located only 2 miles west of Dixon and an…
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