Book Your Wedding with Fishermen's Inn


About Us

Betrothed couples looking for a wedding venue with rustic style often choose Fishermen's Inn in Elburn, Illinois. Just 50 minutes from Chicago, this wedding and private event destination offers the ideal blend of natural beauty and elegance. The interior features elements like restored barn wood and stone, and the surrounding property delivers picturesque spring-fed ponds, lush lawn space, gardens and mature oak trees. Fishermen's Inn offers indoor and outdoor areas for a memorable wedding celebration for up to 300 guests, as well as an outdoor cocktail hour option.

The Veranda. This space creates the ideal ambience for saying "I do." Sitting right along the water's edge, guests enjoy the indoor-outdoor experience from the Veranda while watching the wedding ceremony.

The Garden. Couples who prefer an outdoor experience will enjoy a ceremony in the Garden. Lush lawn space, colorful blooms, ponds and waterfalls add to the romantic atmosphere.

The Loft. A host of natural features provide a warm and romantic glow in the Loft. Notable design details include exposed beams and ducting, polished hardwood floors, stone accents and elegant chandeliers. Walls of windows and the adjacent overlook deck offer beautiful views of the property's gardens and ponds.

The Great Room. Polished wood flooring, soaring cathedral ceilings, rustic barn wood accents and romantic lighting make the Great Room a warm and inviting space for a post-nuptial celebration.

The Mill House Patio Bar.Overlooking the ponds and gardens, guests can experience an outdoor cocktail hour on the newly renovated red brick outdoor patio next to the historic Mill House.


What You Should Know

Couples who book Fishermen's Inn enjoy exclusive use of the entire facility and grounds for their wedding day. Fishermen's Inn offers two wedding packages: Gold and Platinum. The venue offers a variety of options in each package, making them almost all inclusive including a four-hour bar, four butler-passed hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour, a custom made wedding cake, a four-course meal, complimentary shuttle service (April - December), as well as many other amazing inclusions.

For more information about wedding packages, menu and pricing, couples can contact Fishermen's Inn directly by phone or through its website.


Extra Perks

When choosing a wedding venue, many couples are swayed by special amenities. Extra perks provided by Fishermen's Inn include:

  • A 45-minute scheduled wedding rehearsal
  • Flower petals for lining the ceremony aisle
  • Options for inclement weather
  • A bridal suite and groom's dressing area for wedding preparation
  • Event coordination services
  • A champagne toast for all guests
  • Coffee and tea service
  • Floor-length linens in ivory or white
  • Standard black chiavari chairs
  • Onsite security
  • Complimentary votive candles
  • Vegetarian, dietary restriction and children's menu options
  • ADA accessibility
  • Wireless Internet
  • Electric golf cart limo service to the outdoor wedding site
  • Before-ceremony iced tea, lemonade or cider (Platinum Package)
  • Specialty snack station (Platinum Package)
  • Complimentary one-year anniversary dinner (Platinum Package)

From the Vendor

Rustic Elegance Refined

Fishermen’s Inn welcomes the opportunity to host your wedding. We offer a blend of rustic elegance and natural beauty coupled with professional services and exquisite cuisine to make your wedding an occasion to remember. At Fishermen’s Inn your guests will experience a tradition of excellence long revered and remembered, along with gourmet cuisine and a gorgeous view of our magnificent property. Our team of experienced professionals, commitment to excellence and one of a kind natural setting set us apart from other Northern Illinois venues. We understand the trust and responsibility that is given to us when we partner with you for your special event. We recognize that your choice of where to hold your wedding and/or reception is an important one, and we hope you will consider our venue.

Amenities + Details

  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • On-Site Accommodations

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Not Covered

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Ceremony Types

Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony

Venue Capacity



Barn, Waterfront, Garden

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff, Shuttle Service, Transportation

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Contact Info

43W901 Main Street Road, Elburn, IL (630) 365-9697

Reviewed on 8/29/2017 Amanda W

I do not know where to begin. The Fishermen's Inn is literally the most beautiful place to have a wedding. The food was amazing. The staff is amazing. The venue is beautiful, clean, and extremely cared for. Our wedding coordinator, Mandy, was so, so helpful in finalizing the... Read More last minute details and keeping the whole event running smooth. We cannot speak highly enough about this location. It is so beautiful and provides so much space for guests to enjoy the property. We highly, highly, highly recommend this as your wedding venue. You will be so happy to get married at The Fishermen's Inn!

Reviewed on 1/11/2017 Kayla R

WOW! WOW! WOW! I cannot say enough great things about the entire staff, the grounds, the food.... every in and out at Fishermen's Inn! My husband and I got married end of July 2016. We worked very closely with Kate and she made all of our dreams come true! I have to admit, I am... Read More EXTREMELY particular about what I like and am sometimes a control freak :) Kate and the entire staff made it so easy for me to release the control while setting my mind at ease. Kate truly understood my vision and offered her expertise. Our wedding happened to fall on the hottest day of the summer... slightly altering our plans (which of course put my anxiety through the roof) however, every single staff member once again took control and I didn't have to worry one bit. Not only, was the planning aspect seamless, our entire night flowed so smoothly. Our guests are still talking about the cocktail hour specialty drinks, flow of the room changes, and of course the delicious food! Again, my husband and I cannot say enough about Fishermen's Inn and how they truly make your dream come true! Way to go Patti, Kate, and the rest of the staff!

Reviewed on 1/12/2018 Alison C

Fishermen’s Inn was the best choice for my husband and me. They were enjoyable to work with and our wedding ran so smoothly. Most of our guests mentioned that the food, the venue, pretty much the whole wedding was the best they’d ever been too. We are so grateful to have found... Read More this beautiful venue for our special day!!!

Reviewed on 12/30/2017 Stephanie D

We could not have picked a better venue to celebrate our wedding day. Fishermen's Inn was absolute phenomenal. The planning went so smoothly, everyone you work with is amazing, and the venue just speaks for itself. Family and friends are still talking about the food and the... Read More presentation. The whole day was flawless and un-stressful. My wedding day was better then I had imagined it thanks to Fishermen's Inn.

Reviewed on 12/01/2017 Amy B

Fishermen's Inn is absolutely wonderful! I can not rave on their venue and staff enough. The staff covers absolutely all basis and leaves absolutely nothing to worry about for the bride or groom! They completly go above and beyond to make sure your wedding day, as well as the... Read More entire process, goes without a flaw. Everyone from the owners, the coordinators, and the staff make you feel like you are at home and leave you nothing to worry about. There was never a second where I was worried about anything throughout the process. The venue is absolutely spectacular! Both the indoor and outdoor grounds are breathtaking all year round. Our wedding was the end of November and we took some of the most amazing pictures outdoors. They supply everything you can think of for rent, beautiful signs, wine barrels, lighting, beautiful linens, etc., again making everything extrodinarily easy! Thank you for making our dreams come true and giving us the most spectacular day!

Reviewed on 11/29/2017 Jacqueline J

I couldn't be happier with my experience with Fishermen's Inn! From my initial visit, to the actual wedding day, the entire staff was incredible to work with. Kate, our wedding coordinator, was always organized, punctual, and helpful in executing my vision for the day. They have... Read More tons of decor rental options and you can't beat the location and building itself. Fishermen's Inn can accommodate indoor and outdoor ceremonies and has several options for cocktail hour as well as your reception. I can't say enough good things about Fishermen's and my entire families experience with them! It's been almost eight months since my wedding and I still receive compliments on the venue and how beautifully the day was executed.

Reviewed on 11/19/2017 Nicolette B

Fishermen's Inn created our dream wedding. From the day we toured and met Patti, the owner, throughout the entire planning process, they were supportive every step of the way. The day of the wedding was like a dream. Kate was our coordinator, and Kate along with the entire staff... Read More were incredible. I owe the success of our wedding, the memories, and the outstanding compliments that are still given to us about our wedding all to the staff at Fishermen's. The venue is exquisite. The service is amazing. Everyone is so kind. One of the women on staff took time to help my mom re-construct my bouquet that was drooping simply out of the kindness of her heart. I cannot say enough nice things about the venue!

Reviewed on 11/09/2017 Janet B

In July 2017 my daughter was married at the Fishermen"s Inn in the presence of 200 guests. Everything turned out beautifully! Our wedding coordinator, Kara, did an outstanding job the previous months assisting and guiding us through the numerous decisions to be made, and was... Read More especially helpful the day of the wedding. The venue was gorgeous, the food and service were great, the attention to detail was wonderful, and their organizational skills were outstanding. We were given numerous compliments from friends and family members about it being a " fantastic wedding!" Lastly, Kara was so friendly and helpful, as well as readily available to answer any of our questions, which made us feel blessed to have her assistance during this very special occasion.

2017-11-10T10:24:16 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 10/24/2017 Allie H

Having our wedding at Fishermen's Inn was the best decision we ever could have made. There are not enough great things to be said for the wonderful experience that we had! When we first booked the venue we had met with Patty, and had a wonderful first impression. We worked with... Read More Kara throughout the whole planning process, and her and the entire team went above and beyond our expectations! There is not one thing we would change about our wedding day and everything was perfect because of Kara and the rest of the Fishermen's Inn staff. Everyone was so welcoming, professional, personal, accommodating and responsive. I would absolutely recommend people use Fishermen's Inn for their wedding! We could not have asked for more!

Reviewed on 10/22/2017 Annette L

I am the mother of the bride and the wedding was on October 15, 2917 at Fishermen's Inn in Elburn, Illinois. This beautiful venue has gorgeous grounds and the interior was recently renovated in a rustic but elegant style. The staff is extremely attentive from the planner to... Read More servers. Many of our guests said that the food was the best they have ever had at a wedding. They had an extensive list of vendors from which we chose a DJ, officiant, photographer, forist and baker and all were wonderful to work with and did a great job. This was a very positive experience from start to finish.

Reviewed on 10/20/2017 Kelly M

Our daughters wedding was not just an event at the Fisherman's Inn - but an Amazing Experience! From our first meeting to the wedding day, Patti, Mark and their entire staff welcomed us like family - everyone as professional as they were friendly. Many thanks to Kara who... Read More encouraged and guided the entire planning process and led us so beautifully through a perfect wedding day! The flow of the party was remarkable and the staff knew how to make it happen! A stunning setting, fabulous food, superior service...we couldn't have asked for more. Thanks to ALL at the Fisherman's Inn for providing such a special celebration for Kelly and Alex!

Reviewed on 10/18/2017 Alexandra B

AMAZING!!!!!!! My husband and I just got married there on Oct. 13th and it was unbelievable. Everyone there went above and beyond throughout the entire process up until the day after the wedding. Literally Patti, Mandy and Kara were unreal. Always asking to help and if there was... Read More anything my bridesmaids and I needed. Right after the ceremony Mandy (our coordinator) asked my hubby and I if we wanted a drink and even saved us the food during cocktail hour that we missed. So sweet! Honestly this was hands down the best experience and venue we could have possibly chosen. Any bride that is looking for a unique venue that totally transforms to your vision...this is the place. Even there preferred vendors were awesome! We went with Sugar Path Bakery and Wallflower Designs!!! Seriously AMAZINGGGGG!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed on 10/17/2017 Agata K

Best Wedding Venue any Bride could ever ask for!! My husband & I got married at Fishermen's 10-6-17 and we could not have picked a better venue! From the minute we stepped foot on the grounds we knew it was the place to be .... the exterior, interior, and environment are... Read More all beyond beautiful - I believe my friend put it best "your weather Plan B, is prettier than most people's Plan A" (it rained on the big day - but not even that could ruin it) We started our planning journey about 2 years ago (we had a long engagement) ... During the entire preparation process the staff (and our amazing coordinator Kate) were organized, respectful, and accommodating. They made planning a wedding from 800 miles away a breeze. No matter the question or request the team did the needed investigation work to make sure everything was perfect and to our liking. When the day finally came, not a single detail was missed. The Fishermen's Inn team took care of everything including all coordination with our other vendors - all this made it very easy for my husband & I to enjoy our Wedding Day for what it was & not have to worry about all the little stuff. It was the happiest day of our lives and a lot of that is thanks to Fishermen's & their staff! Thank you for all your hard work in making our special day the best day ever!!

Reviewed on 9/30/2017 Ashley M

Best wedding venue ever!! We absolutely loved that our guests were able to move through different spaces for each part of the wedding day. As a landscape architect, I truly enjoyed all the work they put into planning and maintaining their outdoor spaces. We were married outside... Read More near the prairie which was absolutely breathtaking! We also loved that if we ran into poor weather, there was a great indoor wedding ceremony option with a gorgeous view of the pond and gardens. The food was excellent! Our guests cannot stop talking about the service and food. We loved working with Kim as a planner. She was with us each step of the way and there for us for all our crazy questions. We really felt like family! What an amazing modern, but rustic venue! It does not get any better than this!!!

Reviewed on 7/11/2017 Lynne A

Absolute perfection! My son and his beautiful bride were married this past Saturday and the reception was held at Fisherman's Inn. The venue, food and staff are truly wonderful!

Reviewed on 6/27/2017 Kelly F

absolutely amazing! Beautiful venue with a strong team! I had a great wedding and didn't have to stress!

Reviewed on 5/24/2017 Ariana C

We are so thankful that we hosted our wedding at Fishermen's Inn. The venue is absolutely beautiful- classic, rustic, elegant and clean. The service was impeccable-down to every detail. They were professional, supportive and skilled. The food and beverages were perfect! It... Read More was everything we could have imagined. Can't thank them enough!

Reviewed on 12/15/2016 Lauren C

Fishermens Inn was an absolutely beautiful venue. The staff is well trained and very attentive to the guests. The food was delicious and presentation was great! The wedding coordinators are wonderful and helped to make the day so beautiful and enjoyable for everyone !!

Reviewed on 12/07/2016 Lauren B

Kate, Patti and the entire Fishermens Inn staff went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was perfect!!! The venue is gorgeous, the food is amazing and the staff treated us like family!

Reviewed on 12/05/2016 Michelle K

I was the last person to get married out of all of my friends and had the longest lasting title of "always the bridesmaid.” So when my husband and I got engaged we knew we wanted to have our wedding be something completely different than all the other ones we had attended over... Read More the years. I stumbled upon Fishermen’s Inn on Pinterest and immediately fell in love. It is such a grand and elegant venue that every time you visit you get more and more excited for your big day. The service that they provided from day one was outstanding and impressive. During the beginning planning process, the venue opened their doors to get a glimpse as to how they can make your vision come to life to all future bride, grooms and their families. We were able to see how they set up for ceremonies, dinner and reception; they offered their tasting that day too! I was surprised and very pleased to see that there were about 100+ guests in attendance. I knew that the kitchen was busy and very capable of feeding guests in large quantities. It was delicious too, I don’t think we ate dinner that day! In the loft, they set up examples of table settings and a row of items to rent. Yes, rent! For example, we rented lanterns, mason jars, wood slices for centerpieces which I loved because now that I’m married, those items are not sitting in my guest bedroom collecting dust. That day, we met our wedding coordinators. We had Kate Olson, who was just a delight to work with. She always has a smile on her face and answers to your questions. Fishermen’s Inn is unique because we were able to visit to review our plans and vision with Kate 90 days, 60 days and 30 days prior to the wedding. In between, Kate was always available by email and responded in a timely manner. I don’t know of any of venue that my friends booked that offered this service. During the meetings, you provide a list of your vendors with phone/email, this is crucial because Kate emailed and called each of them and provided them a timeline and answered any questions they may have had a week before. AMAZING!!! Fast forward to the big day… The girls and I got ready at the venue and enjoyed the space. The bridal suite is a girl’s dream room and we were never cramped in there! My hair team was in front of the mirrors and my makeup artist was in the loft. We ordered a hot lunch and salad and each of us were able to sit and eat at some point while getting ready, myself included! The guys arrived later and hung out in the Groom’s Pub downstairs until pictures. A bride’s worst nightmare is to be sick on her wedding day. For whatever reason, I had completely lost my voice. The staff always had hot tea and honey on standby for me throughout the whole day. I swear that was only thing I was ever concerned about that day was my voice. I knew my bridesmaids, Kate and the Fishermen’s Inn knew what I wanted and executed without a hitch. I could not have been more pleased to have my wedding at Fishermen’s Inn. I wish I could do it all over again and maybe it wouldn’t go by so fast so I can actually remember parts of it  They say you only get one day, so make sure you do it right. Fishermen’s Inn got it right!!! 

Reviewed on 8/19/2016 Leslie M

Our daughter just got married here on August 5, 2016. We couldn't have been more pleased with the venue and staff. Having a culturally infused wedding, they worked very hard with us to accommodate our special requests of adding Puerto Rican touches to food and many extra... Read More details in décor and the timeline. While our timeline did not go as planned (due to extended toasts), the staff was extremely respectful and gracious and made the evening a most memorable and joyful event. Our guests were very complementary of the beauty of the venue, the exceptional service and cuisine. Many of our closest friends just came back with us for their Thursday night patio event of cocktails, small plates and live music. We LOVE this place, and Patti and Linda are tops when it comes to personal and professional service. Can't recommend it more highly!

Reviewed on 7/23/2016

Our daughter got married here on 6/12/16. It was absolutely excellent!!! Patti and the staff were terrific throughout the entire process. The grounds were beautiful and the food was superb!! This was an outstanding experience that we will always treasure!

Reviewed on 6/24/2016 Ashley H

I cannot say enough about how wonderful my experience with Fishermen's Inn was from start to finish!! The staff and venue FAR exceeded my expectations as a bride, and my husband and I will forever be grateful for the beautiful memories they helped us create on our wedding day!... Read More The venue and grounds are spectacular in their own right. The warmth of the refurbished barn wood interior served as the perfect backdrop for us to build upon as we designed our dream wedding. The high ceilings are stunning, and there are so many unique design elements that make this venue unforgettable. Because of this, there are numerous fabulous locations, both inside and out, for truly memorable photography. Furthermore, the entire place is spotless! I was so impressed with the cleanliness of the building, right down to the restrooms. What really makes this place so special, and what really sold me on Fishermen's Inn, is the STAFF!! I can truly say that I was blown away at the kindness, professionalism, and attention to detail of the Fishermen's Inn staff. I was so impressed with how much leg work the coordinators and management put into the planning process with us ahead of our event. We had a number of meetings with our coordinators in which we collaborated to build a uniquely personal event. By the time we were two weeks out from our wedding, I was completely confident that Fishermen's Inn knew the details of our wedding timeline even better than I did! The peace of mind that this affords a bride is priceless! Furthermore, the staff contacted and distributed our timeline to each of our vendors for us!! I was able to truly enjoy our wedding day with confidence that all of the behind the scene details were under control. Additionally, I want to say a word about the rain contingency plan!! Our ceremony was originally planned to take place at the outside ceremony location. However, early that morning, clouds began to roll in. The Fishermen's Inn staff was so understanding and accommodating. They monitored the whether (along with my mom and my bridesmaids) and gave me updates as the morning progressed. Then they helped me (based on professional experience) to make the RIGHT decision to move the event inside. Rain began to fall at the exact time that our wedding began. Although, this was not where I originally envisioned our ceremony would be, the inside ceremony location at Fishermen's Inn is honestly stunning! The room has so much natural light emitting from numerous floor to ceiling windows, and the way in which our arch was placed made it look like we were surrounded by water on either side of the ceremony site! It was beautiful. Since our wedding, we have received so many compliments from our family and friends about the beauty and FUN of the event! The food was unbelievably delicious, the service impeccable, and overall, our entire event was truly a dream come true! We were treated like family, and we will be forever grateful! I would HIGHLY recommend Fishermen's Inn for all of your wedding needs!

Reviewed on 6/24/2016 Kim J

Our wedding day was the BEST DAY EVER. Being a planner, and a bit OCD, people kept coming up to me throughout the night telling me how calm I seemed. This is all due to the staff at Fishermen’s Inn. They were the most helpful, assertive, and kind staff and our day went so... Read More incredibly smoothly because of them. They were easy to get a hold of and answered all of our questions from the moment we signed our contract. They went above and beyond our expectations – to the point where they had set up all of our décor just how we had described it! Kate, Patti and Sally (and the rest of the staff) took all of the stress out of the entire day. Since our wedding day, our guests have been raving about the customer service, food quality and aesthetics of the venue. We have been told by many that it was the best wedding food ever and that it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever attended. That was our goal exactly – to have the most amazing time but also for our guests to enjoy themselves as well. We really don’t have enough wonderful things to say about Fishermen’s Inn. We will definitely be going back on a Thursday to enjoy live music and drinks out on the patio.

Reviewed on 6/22/2016 Cassandra M

I just had my wedding at Fishermen's Inn on June 4th 2016. Fishermen's Inn was the BEST place for my wedding!!!! Not only was it just beautiful inside and out, the staff there were amazing! Since I booked Fishermen's Inn back in April of 2015, they have been working so well with... Read More me to make sure everything was perfect. I was always able to contact and get a hold of someone either via phone or email and get my questions answered right away which was so helpful when dealing with all the vendors and other questions that were thrown at me. The food tasting that we tried was so delicious it made it so hard to pick, so we went with the progressive menu which ending up being a favorite for our entire 230 guest! The staffs there were amazing they took the time for us and all of our guests to make sure that everyone was happy, and trust me everyone was. There was rain the morning of my wedding which made me sad, but Fishermen's worked with me to make sure that my day was still perfect and that is all a bride can ask for. They were there to help me with the tough decisions and that really help make for a perfect wedding day. As a bride I know that it is stressful leading up to the wedding, but the day of I had no stress at all knowing that my wedding was in such good hands. As a bride your always worried about having the perfect wedding, well I can say because of Fishermen’s Inn I did the perfect wedding.


Meet The Owner

Patti Southern

With its seven spring fed ponds, expanse of gardens and rustic elegant venue, Fishermen's Inn is a little piece of heaven that is hosting weddings and private events throughout the Chicagoland area and beyond! Mark and Patti Southern, Linda Hagen and the remarkable staff at Fishermen's Inn will treat you as part of our family, with amazing service and attention to detail making your experience unforgettable. We look forward to meeting you and learning about your vision for your special day!