Public Events:

Wizardly World Evening in the Great Hall ~ Affair of the Arts ~ Country Nights … and more!  For current dates and ticket sales please visit our Facebook Page or Eventbrite.

Beautiful Chicagoland Indoor and Outdoor Event Venues

Created to enhance the beauty that is Turtle Creek, the Shores estate has captured all the elegance of the spacious outdoors in a series of urban chic buildings throughout the grounds. Today, our guests can enjoy the charmingly-crafted oasis that melds natural splendor with comfortable accommodations for events of all shapes and sizes—both indoors and out. We proudly present to you the Shores of Turtle Creek, our beautiful, natural picnic, wedding and special events venue.

Sprawling Outdoor Space

The graceful and sprawling landscape of the Shores of Turtle Creek provides ample space for plenty of outdoor activities, including company picnics, family reunions, outdoor parties, celebrations, wedding receptions and ceremonies. Our corporate and social clients and guests enjoy the wide open lawns, often filling them with inflatables, kids games and activities, stages, picnic areas, relay races and more. Our beautiful couples love the breathtaking wedding ceremony locations and outdoor reception space, including plenty of room for tents, tables, chairs, cocktail areas, stages and dance floors.

Magnificent Indoor Areas

The main building begins with a spacious front porch that welcomes each guest through a set of big doors and into the large, 10,000 square-foot, two-story lodge. The main floor room centers on a large stone fireplace surrounded by vast skylights and windows, all of which invite the scenic outdoors inside for year-round natural beauty. The natural yet contemporary lodge plays hosts to groups large and small, with enough room for ceremonies, receptions, cocktail parties, holiday parties and much more. Guests can step through our French doors in the back of the lodge and onto the portico—a huge, covered deck overlooking one of our many blue-green ponds—for scenic views and casual walks.