Stunning lakefront weddings at our all inclusive outdoor/indoor venue on the beautiful Lake of Egypt.
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Covered Outdoors Space
Indoor Event Space
Outdoor Event Space
Beach, Waterfront, Hotel
Venue Service Offerings
Bar & Drinks, Cakes & Desserts, Destination Weddings, Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Food & Catering, Planning, Rentals & Equipment, Service Staff, Transportation, Shuttle Service
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The Resort at Egyptian Hills Reviews
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Reviewed On 9/30/2020 by Miranda B
We had our wedding here back in June and it was truly amazing! It was so beautiful inside and outside it almost didn't need decorations but what's a wedding without decorations. The food was great and so was the bar. The staff was amazing and s...
o helpful. We couldn't of done it without Micah and Karla for sure! They definitely allowed us to have a stress free day. It truly felt like a fairytale!
Reviewed On 9/18/2020 by Christina P
Karla and Micah were amazing to work with! They really tried to accommodate us every step of the way. They wanted us to have a beautiful and carefree day. The venue was gorgeous! Our guests loved being there too! The food was delicious and ther...
e were many options to choose from. I would Definitely recommend Egyptian Hills Resort!
Reviewed On 10/23/2019 by Amy N
Eight months ago I called the resort inquiring about a small, intimate, wedding and Micah said...we can give you the perfect wedding. He meant it. My husband and I were married Sunday October 20, 2019 and we did in fact have the perfect wedding...
. From Karla's first message to me introducing herself and scheduling our first appointment we were taken care of like we were the only event she had to plan. Any question or any concern we had, Karla responded to me swiftly and with as much as care as if we had known each other all of our lives. The weekend of our wedding she messaged and told me to keep calm and I was a rock star (what a smile she put on my face) however, when we arrived that Sunday morning I found out that she, in fact, was the actual rock star. My whole bridal party was overcome with emotion at the beautiful display. It was more than perfect. Karla asked if we had any concerns and at this point I had to tell her there had been a hiccup and the individual that was supposed to play our music was not going to be there and within minutes Micah stepped up without hesitation and said we will take care of you. He meant it. We knew we didnt have to worry another minute about our music. As our bridal party spent the entire day at the resort soaking up the beautiful day, the staff served us lunch and if we needed anything they provided it to us with smiles and sweet words. At 5:45 our wedding went off without a hitch, music included. We had the taco and smores bar for the reception and it was so delicious. The bartender was a delight and the drinks were incredible. He even mixed up something special for my husband and I. It was the most beautiful and perfect night. Micah, Karla, and the staff set the bar very high, I cant imagine any other resort would be comparable. At the end of the day we did make life long friends and intend on being at the resort for the other magnificent events they put on. From the the bottom of our hearts, Cary and I thank you for giving us a perfect day, it was truly magical.
Reviewed On 9/22/2019 by Geila B
Egyptian hills resort. Forgot to rate 5 stars on previous review. Book this venue.
Reviewed On 8/20/2019 by Kayla K
On August 10, 2019 one of the most magical days of my life happened and it was all thanks to The Resort! This venue had it all and I couldn’t be more over the moon with how it all turned out. Since being located in St. Louis area, it was diffic...
ult to always check in on things like most brides would want to do, but Karla was always open to hearing my questions/concerns via phone and made it very stress-free. I was very particular with what I had envisioned for my special day and I appreciated all the hard work and support from Karla and Micah. Our group was more focused on the party side and let me tell you, the bartending staff (and rest staff for that fact) did not disappoint! All that they do at The Resort is worth it and makes things more easy going in order for you to absorb and enjoy your day/night. I couldn’t imagine having my dream wedding anywhere else in Southern Illinois. I’m still in awe of all the memories and love we experienced with everyone that came and supported us.
Reviewed On 8/19/2019 by Melissa S
The Resort at Egyptian Hills is the most amazing, beautiful venue to celebrate your wedding! We were married July 20th and everything was picture perfect. It’s such a gorgeous setting and Micah, Karla, and the whole staff made sure everything ...
went perfectly from start to finish. They have a great attention to detail. The food was fabulous and we’re still getting compliments on it. The bartenders had so many things to choose from, including some wonderful punch flavors. They were super friendly and accommodating. The decor was exactly what we wanted and our pictures turned out beautifully. Everyone keeps telling us that it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to. Unforgettable venue. Also loved the convenience of the cabins and the bridal suite. Thank you for making our wedding day spectacular!
Reviewed On 6/29/2019 by Rebecca B
My husband and I new as soon as we walked in that The Resort was OUR venue. We loved the look and feel of everything from the chapel to the reception hall. My husband and I got married at The Resort on June 23, 2019 and it was a literal dream. ...
Karla and the girls set our reception up exactly as I had imagined and I’m SO happy and thankful for how everything turned out - rain included. Karla, Micah, and all of the other staff made the day flow seamlessly - and if there were any hiccups we had no clue. Karla was EXTREMELY helpful to get us anything we needed as well as answer any questions we had during the planning process.
Also, tip! If you are having a laid back reception - PLEASE try the taco bar or pizza bar. Both are phenomenal. Our guests LOVED it and they’re still talking about it.
I could go on with endless love for this weekend place and it’s staff. Go find out for yourself.
Reviewed On 6/25/2019 by Gretchen B
I married here on May 18th and I wouldn’t have changed this venue for anything else! Words can’t even describe how amazing, helpful, and accommodating both Micah and Karla (owner and wedding planner) were when it came to planning our wedding. T...
hey really listened to my vision of how I wanted my wedding to be portrayed.
The property itself is just so breathtaking and it really impressed not only me and my husband, but our family and friends. It’s actually really nice that I didn’t have to buy a ton of decorations, which they have plenty of rental decorations as well. When it came to food we really took advantage of mixing several different options because everything was just so tasty! We really loved having the late night snack, I know I’m personally a snacker and this was a great option.
As a bride you always have worries and concerns and I loved that again Micah and Karla listened to me and had several options on how to make me feel worry free.
And let’s be honest weddings don’t usually go “perfectly” and whenever there were hiccups they had such an amazing team to immediately fix anything!
Another great feature to this venue is they have several cabins on the property and I highly suggest taking advantage of them. It was so helpful to be able to have family, friends, and those who live far away to stay in the cabins and have a wedding weekend celebration!
There are so many activities to do on the site, we rented a pontoon boat for the Friday before the wedding and everyone had a blast. There are also canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and plenty more fun activities.
Trust me, if you choose this venue you won’t be disappointed!
Reviewed On 5/20/2019 by Amanda C
The Resort at Egyptian Hills is absolutely incredible! My husband and I were married at the Resort on May 4th and we could not have dreamed of a more perfect wedding! We received so many compliments from our guests on the beauty of the property...
and the food! Our family and friends are still talking about the delicious shrimp tacos they had!
Micah and Karla are extremely professional and so accommodating! Anything we needed was taken care of immediately! They were so prompt and so dedicated to making our big day everything we had imagined and more!
We had a lot of out of town/state guests who stayed in the cabins all weekend with us and we had the time of our lives. It was so convenient having the option to stay on the property and have everything in one place.
So if you are looking for an affordable venue in Southern Illinois that has everything included and is down right STUNNING, the Resort is for You!
Reviewed On 11/03/2018 by Nikki B
When we got engaged, we knew we wanted a unique venue with a great indoor and outdoor space. I had an elegant and clean look in mind, and my husband and I love spending time on the lake and boating. We found everything we wanted in this venue. ...
The pictures don’t begin to do the space justice. It is breathtaking. The lake itself is lovely, and the scenery surrounding the lake is just as perfect. The area indoors is gorgeous as well. We ended up needing to have our reception indoors due to chilly temperatures, and it was beautiful inside as well. Planning was as stress-free as wedding planning can be. Karla was amazing and so responsive. She would always answer my texts with super minor questions any time I needed her. Micah and Karla were both super accommodating and did everything they could to make our day perfect. The space was gorgeous and all our guests commented on how beautiful everything was. The food is delicious. It was even better at the wedding than it was when we tasted it. The bartenders were quick and friendly. Overall, our day was everything We had dreamed of. I would give this venue 6 stars if I could.
Reviewed On 10/24/2018 by Drew M
A beautiful venue and wonderful, professional staff! Everything went perfectly; I wouldn't change a thing!
Reviewed On 10/24/2018 by Robyn C
This is such a beautiful place!!!!!!!The staff is top notch! They are easy to work with and they really love helping you make your wedding the best day of your life!! I recommend them Highly!!
Reviewed On 10/23/2018 by Geraldine C
The Resort at Egyptian Hills has the best sunsets!
From the moment I got engaged I knew I could only get married here. I have been visiting this place since I was little and the people here are like family to me!
I was able to plan my dream w...
edding thanks to the everyone at The Resort at Egyptian Hills! They helped take care of every detail leading up to the wedding.
On the day of the wedding everything was perfect! The Resort itself is just breathtaking with the natural beauty that surrounds it. All my guests gushed on how beautiful everything was.
I strongly recommend The Resort at Egyptian Hills, you won’t be disappointed!
A quick tip: don’t forget to take pictures with the gorgeous sunset!
Thank you to all at The Resort!
-Mr. & Mrs. Edwards
Reviewed On 10/23/2018 by Chelsey T
Can’t say enough about the wedding team from The Resort at Egyptian Hills.
They took everyone of our ideas and made them come to life.
From the smallest details to the fabulous spa day to pamper my bridesmaids they provided everything we need...
ed. The food was fabulous and everyone who came had a ball. The decorations and venue were perfect.
The beautiful water was the perfect backdrop for our wedding and now we have such beautiful memories captured forever.
Thank you Micah and Karla
You are the best
Reviewed On 10/23/2018 by Tyler C
The Resort is an amazing wedding venue. The sunset was the perfect backdrop to our wedding. Our wedding celebration was better than we could have imagined. Micah and Karla are incredibly helpful and friendly and will do anything to make your...
dream wedding come true. Highly recommended!
Reviewed On 10/23/2018 by Zak C
Loved the Resort at Egyptian Hills! Micah and his staff were so helpful and took care of myself and the wedding party very well. The decorations and scenery were beautiful. The food was delicious. Everything went off without a hitch. I will def...
initely pick The Resort for my second wedding!
Reviewed On 10/23/2018 by Lexi G
If I could give this venue 10 stars I would! From the moment I booked my wedding Micah and Karla take care of us. Making us feel like our special day was as special to them as it was to me. Going above and beyond before and on my wedding d...
ay. I can’t even express how perfect this place to hold a wedding!!
Reviewed On 10/23/2018 by Michelle M
Beautiful setting for a wedding! We have been to several weddings held at the Resort and each one has been beautifully unique. The staff are friendly and eager to accommodate guests to make the experience all the more enjoyable. The Resort is t...
he best place in Southern Illinois to have a wedding! Great food, great facility and great people!
Reviewed On 10/23/2018 by Jennifer F
Amazing venue!!! Absolutely breathtaking view of the lake, beautiful property. Well maintained. The owner and staff is exceptional!!!
As a photographer, I love Photographing my clients there!! Always enjoyable with some of my best work.
Reviewed On 10/09/2018 by Cassandra D
My husband and I live in Las Vegas but I am originally from Southern Illinois so I wanted to plan my wedding here at the resort. Not only is it absolutely BEAUTIFUL but I thought planning a wedding across the country would be stressful. NOPE. K...
arla and Micah and the rest of the team at Egyptian Hills Resort are AMAZING. They take care of everything... food, decorations (but they also give you the freedom to bring your own), drinks, SMORES BAR (which was amazing), etc.
Karla, the wedding planner, made it so that I and the rest of my family could relax and ENJOY our special day. She took care of the coordinating with the DJ, everything. There wasn’t one moment when I stressed out as the bride.
The prices are reasonable. Especially when they take care of pretty much everything! They are willing to negotiate and work with you to make a decision that benefits everyone. I HIGHLY recommend this resort. The facility is breathtaking, the accommodations are great, the the customer service is on point!
Reviewed On 8/15/2018 by Dennis W
Our son's wedding was here in July, 2018. It was wonderful! I have to admit I wasn't sold on the venue initially but Karla & Micah proved me wrong. Our family and friends rented the cabins. Those not in the wedding enjoyed the complimentary...
kayaks & paddleboards and rented a pontoon boat. The outdoor wedding was lovely and the indoor reception was beautifully decorated. The only time you realized you were in a rural setting was when you looked out at the sun setting on the water. The sparkler sendoff was unique. We all enjoyed it so much we are considering coming back for a family reunion next year. Thank you Karla & Micah for accommodating us in every way...including our Bulldog of Honor!
Reviewed On 7/28/2018 by knottie4b6d802899b5bb0f
Beautiful lakeside resort with breathtaking sunsets and natural splendor?
Loads of amenities, great service, food, drink, quality accommodations for your wedding party.
You no longer need to choose. This place has all of...
that. I was initially leery with how rural this resort was, I though it would be beautiful but that we would have to camp in tents and pack in our own food.
Not so! Many beautiful little cabins that can accomadate a full wedding party. Huge reception area, amazing platform for the ceremony, spacious dance floor. Amazing food and drink available and really good service. And it is litterally right on the lake!
Micah, clearly you have put your heart and soul in to making this the perfect wedding venue. We had an amazing time.
You cannot go wrong booking your wedding here.
Reviewed On 7/23/2018 by Deb B
We attended our nephews wedding on July 7, 2018. This venue is beautiful! The staff did a great job and it was great having the lake for the perfect background for the ceremony. I would recommend this venue to anyone getting married.
Reviewed On 7/19/2018 by Lindsay W
This was the perfect venue for our wedding day. Karla and Micah went above and beyond for us. They made sure our big day was perfect in every single way. The venue itself is breathtaking, from the chapel to the amazing landscaping. Added bonus:...
the food was delicious!!! We truly appreciate all of your hard work. If I could give you all more stars, I would. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for making our day even more perfect that I could of ever imagined. It truly was the best day ever.
Reviewed On 7/10/2018 by knottiea74410619e7c08f4
We were at a family wedding this past weekend and I can't say enough about how good this venue is. It's absolutely beautiful and such a great location for a wedding. Not only did we enjoy the wedding and reception but there was so much to do we...
couldn't fit it all in. Definitely recommend the resort to anyone!
Reviewed On 3/26/2018 by Zach B
The Resort at Egyptian Hills is absolutely amazing! The venue is stunning and the staff is very kind with an overall mentality to serve in anyway possible to make your special day perfect. I could not have asked for a better place to be married...
. I continue to hear how this venue was gorgeous and the wedding was the most beautiful wedding they have ever seen. The Resort did not just meet my expectations, rather they exceeded them! Micah and Karla, as well as their staff, were phenomenal. I could not have asked for nicer and more accommodating people to help make my wedding day a dream come true. I would give it a 10/10!
Reviewed On 3/26/2018 by Casey V
My Husband & I had our wedding here a couple weeks ago & I can’t even put in words how beautiful it was. We are still getting compliments on how pretty it was & that it was one of the top weddings they’ve been to. The setup & decorations were e...
xactly what we had imagined. Micah & Karla have been such wonderful people to work with. From day one they were dedicated to making mine & Zach’s wedding day the best that it could be. I can tell they love what they do & I know Zach & I will be back to hangout in the summer & for our anniversary’s.
Reviewed On 1/02/2018 by Lonnie P
I’ve attended two weddings at this wedding venue. One was outdoors in the fall and the other was a Christmas themed wedding indoors. The setting for both was magical and food was wonderful. Above all, Karla and Micah were great and ensured the...
wedding activities went smoothly.
Reviewed On 12/28/2017 by Jenna R
LOVED this venue. Micah and Karla were great and made sure everything was how we wanted it. They were both at every meeting, at the rehearsal dinner, and they were present during the event to make sure everything ran smoothly. I could not have ...
choosen a better spot for my wedding and reception. We had a lot of out-of-state family/guests and it was very nice for everyone to stay on site in the chalets. It was also a beautiful location for pictures, my wedding date was Nov. 4, when the leaves were changing and the water as a background. We also got many compliments on our venue, how beautiful it was and how much everyone loved it. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone getting married in the Southern Illinois area! I am so happy that I stumbled across this venue in my search.
Reviewed On 12/21/2017 by Jackie R
We had the honor of attending a family Christmas themed wedding reception at this beautiful resort and was very impressed with the whole atmosphere and the beauty of nature surrounding the area! The staff was very courteous and professional!...
We highly recommend this resort for any special occasion! We look forward to come out for our own enjoyment in the near future. Love this place!
Reviewed On 12/21/2017 by Rachel H
It was magical! I had a Christmas wedding here last weekend and everything was perfect! The venue was gorgeous, the food was delicious, the staff was so helpful and sweet! Couldn’t have asked for a better wedding!
Reviewed On 12/20/2017 by Heather C
The Resort was a perfect location for our wedding and reception. It was so beautiful and everyone that we worked with there was so lovely. Micah did an excellent job and making sure everything went off without a hitch and I didn’t have to worry...
about anything! Thank you to all of them there, I’m so glad we chose The Resort for our special day.
Reviewed On 12/20/2017 by Tyler C
Our wedding at The Resort was absolutely perfect. The views from the patio were stunning and the sunsets were a perfect backdrop. Micah and his staff were incredibly helpful throughout the whole process. I would recommend The Resort to anyon...
Reviewed On 11/07/2016 by Taylor F
I set up and appointment. They didn't even bother to show up, I drove from St. Louis. Very disappointed.
Reviewed On 9/21/2015 by McKenzie R
As soon as my husband, then boyfriend, put a ring on my finger I knew where we would tie the knot. We had both been to events at The Resort at Egyptian Hills and loved the atmosphere and vibe the venue provided. For us, there wasn't any need t...
o go search and explore other venue ideas because we knew we had "the one".
Everyone at The Resort was always so helpful in the planning of our wedding. From picking out the food that the wonderful Chef Lou would cook for us, to where the musicians would set up for the ceremony and where the guests would sit, everything just went smoothly.
My bridesmaids and I rented a cabin to stay in the night before the big day. It was so much fun to be able to stay on location and have one last girls sleepover. The cabin provided a space for us girls to relax, hangout, share some drinks and get all dolled up for our wedding the following day. The guys had their own cabin to be able to do the same.
We had over 500 guests at our wedding and everyone fit perfectly and was well accommodated!! I can't tell you how many people have told us that we had the most gorgeous, laid back, fun wedding!! The food was amazing, the view was incredible and the staff was spectacular!!
It was just perfect to get to marry the man of my dreams in such a beautiful location next to the calm lake.
Looking back I cant imagine my wedding taking place anywhere else. Everything was so perfect and it really was my dream venue!!!
I would definitely suggest to any bride and groom to have your wedding at The Resort at Egyptian Hills!!!