About this 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 4/11/2018 Annette S

Where do I even begin? From the moment I walked into my new kitchen job at Fishermen's Inn in the spring of 2014, I knew I had found my dream wedding venue. Four years later, that dream became a reality. While I may be biased, I say Fishermen's Inn is the best of the best. My... Read More husband and I couldn't have asked for a better wedding day. Everything was absolutely perfect. The service is top notch, food is outstanding, bartender's choice was a huge hit, and our guests walked away claiming it was the "best wedding ever". Kate, who was our coordinator, was a joy to work with leading up to the big day. She was on top of everything and if anything went wrong the day of, we had NO IDEA. I didn't have to worry about anything. The staff handled everything professionally and graciously. From an insider's point of view, the day was flawless. More importantly, from a bride's point of view, it was everything I always dreamed of, and more. Thank you, thank you, thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I could never express just how much it meant to me to be able to have my wedding in a place that is so close to my heart. Thank you Mark, Patti, Linda, Kate, and staff, for everything you did to make our wedding day the best day ever!

Reviewed on 3/29/2018 Shannon F

From the beginning of the planning process to the big day, Fishermen’s Inn was incredible. I never once had to worry about anything not going perfectly because the team at Fishermen’s Inn is so on top of it. Kate is absolutely amazing and is such a calming spirit when the... Read More pressure of planning a wedding gets to be too much. From the overall appearance of Fishermen’s Inn to the incredible food and service, they do everything above and beyond your expectations. I could not imagine a more perfect wedding venue. We had so many compliments on how our wedding was the best wedding and I attribute that to the amazing staff at Fishermen’s Inn (along with endless planning over a year.). We are thrilled to have been able to get married at the most beautiful and amazing venue, Fishermen’s Inn.

Reviewed on 3/06/2018 Suzanne W

Wow! This has to be one of the best weddings I have ever attended! Everything from when we arrived to the snack at the end of the evening was so organized and flawless! The food is one of the best I have ever had at a wedding and the service style was spot on!

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

Thank you so much for writing this kind review! We are so happy that we made your daughter and her husband's wedding day so special. It was Fishermen's Inn and my pleasure to work with you and your family. I loved working on their wedding... Read Less Read More

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!


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!