Rustic elegance and modern luxury in a country setting.

Caterer's kitchen


Pond View

On-Site Parking

Cooling & Heating

Tables & Chairs

Welcome to Crystal Creek Farm,

Northwest Chicago's premier event venue.

Once a simple, century-old barn, our venue is a testament to the enduring charm of our rural heritage. As a family of farmers, we have lovingly preserved the barn's rustic appeal while incorporating modern comforts to create a truly unique setting.

Situated on 65 acres of rolling farmland overlooking two ponds, our barn tells a story of times past and has been a silent witness to the natural beauty that surrounds it. We are proud to have breathed new life into it, transforming it into a place of celebration and joy.

What makes our venue unique is the fusion of old and new. The barn's weathered wooden beams and original structure have been meticulously preserved, while contemporary additions ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all our guests.

Our mission is to offer a venue that is rich in character and provides a warm, inviting setting for your special occasions. We value the history, authenticity, and charm that our barn brings and endeavor to share this with you and your loved ones.

At our venue, you're not just a guest—you're part of our history and a part of our journey. Come, celebrate your special moments with us, and let's create memories together at Crystal Creek Farm Venue.



At our charming barn venue, we provide a unique setting for a variety of occasions. Our versatile setting, which comfortably accommodates up to 300 guests , is perfect for:

Weddings: Celebrate your love story in the rustic elegance of our barn. Its historic charm and romantic setting provide the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Corporate Events: Escape the office and inspire your team with a change of scenery. Our barn is perfect for team-building activities, corporate retreats, seminars, and other professional events.

Special Occasions: Whether you're planning an anniversary celebration, a birthday party, or a family reunion, our venue offers a warm and welcoming space to gather and celebrate.

Additional services we provide include:

On-site Amenities: Our venue is equipped with modern amenities to ensure the comfort of your guests. We have a dedicated preparation area for caterers, modern restrooms, heat/air conditioning for year-round comfort, and an array of furniture like tables, chairs, and high-top tables for convenience.

Outdoor Features: Venture outdoors to discover a spacious, elevated deck and beautiful patio, each providing panoramic views of a tranquil pond. These spaces offer additional areas for your guests to socialize and enjoy the surroundings.

Parking: We provide ample parking space for your guests.

We strive to make each event a memorable experience, imbued with the unique charm and history of our beloved barn. Let us help you create unforgettable moments at Crystal Creek.

Prime Location for You and Your Guests

2025 IL 176 Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Crystal Creek Farm Venue is nestled approximately 9 minutes from Crystal Lake, near Prairie Grove, Illinois, in the beautiful McHenry County.

We are conveniently located:

1 hour (50.0 miles) via I-90 W from Chicago;

1 hour and 17 minutes (69.3 miles) via I-94 E from Milwaukee, Wisconsin;

1 hour and 8 minutes (50.8 miles) via IL-176 E from Rockford.

Surrounded by beautiful trees, a serene pond, and the natural splendor of the countryside, our venue offers a stunning backdrop for your special day, providing an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

2025 IL-176, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, USA

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What Our Clients Say

Wedding #1

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day the most beautiful day of our lives. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting or a more dedicated group of people to work with.

Stacey & Jorge

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(815) 957-6367


2025 IL 176 Crystal Lake, IL 60014


What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

Our venue can comfortably accommodate 300 guests in a banquet seating format.

What amenities and facilities are covered in the rental fee?

Access to various areas including the gazebo, patio, deck, and both the upper and lower levels of the barn, each equipped with a bar area (Note: Bar packages are available but sold separately).

Climate control with heating and air conditioning available on both levels of the barn for the comfort of your guests regardless of the weather.

Indoor restroom facilities on both levels of the barn for convenience.

On-site parking to accommodate your guests.

A variety of table shapes and sizes including round 60-inch and 72-inch tables, as well as rectangle tables suitable for buffet set-up, gifts, head table arrangements, and more.

Seating for up to 275 guests

150 weather-resistant chairs for an outdoor wedding ceremony.

Additional tables and chairs for patio & deck seating.

A well-equipped caterer's kitchen accessible to the licensed caterer of your choice, ensuring smooth food service

Baby changing stations for the little ones.

Handicapped access ensuring the venue is accessible to all your guests.

What is not included in the rental fee?

the rental fee does not cover food and catering services. You have the flexibility to choose your preferred licensed caterer to provide food services for your event. While we provide a well-equipped caterer's kitchen to facilitate smooth food preparation and service, the actual catering, including the cost of food, beverages, and any associated service charges, will be separate from the venue rental fee. This arrangement allows you to customize your food offerings based on your tastes and budget while enjoying the charming setting of our venue for your celebration.

What nearby accommodations are available?

Holiday Inn Chicago NW Crystal Lake

Address: 800 S. Illinois Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: 815-477-7000

Distance: 5.6 miles

Hampton Inn McHenry

Address: 1555 S. Illinois Route 31, McHenry, IL 60050

Phone: 815-578-1900

Distance: 7.5 miles

Country Inn and Suites by Radisson Crystal Lake

Address: 600 Tracy Trail, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: 815-477-3500

Distance: 5.4 miles

These hotels offer a comfortable stay and are within a short drive from our venue.

Is there Air Conditioning and Heating available?

Absolutely! Our century-old barn is well-equipped with both heating and cooling systems to ensure comfort in any season. This feature sets us apart from much of the competition and provides an inviting atmosphere for your event.

What are the catering policies at Crystal Creek Farm Venue?

You have the flexibility to choose your preferred caterer for your event at our venue. The only requirement is that the caterer must be licensed. Additionally, we provide a caterer's kitchen to facilitate food preparation and service, ensuring your event runs smoothly, and your guests enjoy a delightful dining experience.

What bar services do you offer?

We offer exclusive bar services with a range of selections to cater to different preferences. Our bar service includes 5 hours of alcohol service with a one-hour break during dinner, garnishes, classic mixers, clear plastic cups, plastic beer cups, and cocktail napkins. We have various packages to suit your needs, each offering a different assortment of beverages including a selection of beers, wines, and seltzers. Additionally, we can arrange for Bride and Groom Specialty Drinks, wine on the table, and a champagne toast for an additional cost.

Can I customize the bar package?

Yes, you can customize your bar package within the selections we offer. We have a Classic and Premium package with varying beverage options.

The Classic package includes a choice of 3 beers, 3 wines, and 1 seltzer along with non-alcoholic beverages like Coke products, lemonade, tea, and water.

The Premium package includes everything in the Classic package plus a selection of spirits like brandy, whiskey, vodka, rum, tequila, and amaretto.

We aim to provide flexible options to ensure your bar service aligns with your preferences and event theme.

Is there a minimum spend for the bar service?

Yes, there's a minimum package requirement for the bar service. Please contact one of our venue representatives for more details regarding the minimum spend and other bar service inquiries.

How many bartenders will be available, and is there an additional charge for this service?

The number of bartenders available can be arranged based on your needs. There is a separate charge per bartender. Please get in touch with our venue representatives for more detailed information regarding bartender services and any associated costs.

Are shots included in the bar service?

No, shots are not included in the bar service packages. However, a variety of other alcoholic beverages are available to ensure your guests have a memorable time.

Is it permissible to bring my own alcohol or engage in tailgating?

We do not allow any outside alcohol or tailgating on the premises. Should any guests be observed with their own alcohol, they will be kindly requested to cease this action immediately. All weddings feature an open bar, so we encourage you to delight in the beer, wine, and spirits selected and provided by the Bride and Groom for your enjoyment!

What is the policy on bringing dogs or other pets to the venue?

We understand that pets are part of the family, and while they are allowed during the ceremony, we do not permit dogs or other pets inside the barn. This helps to maintain a clean and comfortable environment for all our guests. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Is smoking or vaping allowed at the venue?

Smoking or vaping is not permitted inside the barn; however, we have designated outdoor areas for smoking, with receptacles provided for safe disposal of cigarette butts and cigars. Please note that the use of illegal drugs or marijuana/THC vaping is strictly prohibited on the property.

At what time does the wedding conclude?

The bar service will cease at 10:30pm, with the wedding festivities drawing to a close at 11pm.

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