WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE DELUXE WEDDING PACKAGE?
Our Deluxe Wedding package is our most popular booking! You get the All-Season Pavilion, The Lodge, the lakefront stage, and the grounds. We are currently including our Eagle's Hideaway with this package at no additional cost to you. Our white tables and match chairs are available for to you. You may also have access to our TV's, wood burning fireplace, whiskey barrels, and wooden arch as part of the rental with advanced notice.
WHAT ARE CHECK IN/OUT TIMES WITH THE DELUXE WEDDING PACKAGE?
With the Deluxe Weekend Wedding package, you get the venue on Friday for decorating, Saturday for the event, and Sunday morning for cleanup. You get the venue on Friday from 9am to 10pm, Saturday from 9am to midnight, and Sunday from 8am to 10am for cleanup. Check out time for the venue and all cottages is 10am.
WHEN SHOULD "LAST CALL" BE?
With a Saturday night wedding, last call should be made by 11:00pm. We ask that the last dance be made by 11:30pm. This allows ample time for guests to say their goodbyes before we close at midnight.
Your caterer may use the kitchen's serving and prepping tables, available refrigerator space, and our ice machine.
We continue to add more cottages to our venue that are available to rent. The Deluxe Wedding Package includes the Eagle's Hideaway with the rental at no additional cost. This is a four bedroom, two bathroom cottage that includes the bridal prep room. Contact us for additional cottages, their availability, and pricing for all other rentals. Individual door codes for the cottages will be sent prior to check-in.
If you plan to serve more than a single champagne toast at your event, you must have a vendor that carries a liquor license. County permits and additional fees that Franklin County requires, would be the responsibility of the wedding party and their vendor. Proof of the vendor's liquor license is required. Serving alcohol is acceptable but ay person consuming alcohol shall do it responsibly and proof of ID is required.
ADDITIONAL DAYS FOR DECORATING
We now offer Thursdays as an additional day for decorating with the Weekend Deluxe Wedding Package. Add Thursday from 9am-9pm for decorating purposes only, and only pay an additional $100!
Some of southern Illinois' best vendors have been to the Nest. Check out our vendor section on our website for information from those who have been a part of a wedding or event, or those we've met around the region. You may use whomever you'd like as a vendor.
EVENT INSURANCE POLICY
You are required to purchase an event policy for the length of your rental, giving you peace of mind! You may go through your own insurance company to purchase the policy. A copy of the insurance policy is required before check-in.
To book your wedding date, your damage deposit of $500 is due. This is a refundable deposit upon inspection of the property. Damages to any part of the property, grounds, or cottages could result in loss in deposit. Your refund will be mailed to the address we have on file. Please contact us if we need to make changes to your address. Allow 4-6 weeks to receive your refund.
Are fireworks over the lake part of your dream day? Make your dreams a reality by adding our fireworks option to your Deluxe Wedding Package. Packages start at $250.
SHOWERS AND PARTIES
Host your engagement party, bridal shower, anniversary dinner, or corporate event with Eagles Nest! Held Sunday through Thursday, book the Lodge for $250 or add the All Season Pavilion for $400. Prices are for a total rental of 4 hours, which includes decorating and clean up. Use of our tables and chairs, wood burning fireplace, and ice machine are included.
HOW DO PAYMENT PLANS WORK?
It's only $500 to secure your date and book your wedding. This payment turns into your damage deposit. The total cost of the Weekend Deluxe Wedding Package is split into two easy payments for you. The first payment is due in 30 days from the time of booking and the second payment is due in 90 days from the time of booking. Need a more tailored payment plan? Contact us to discuss flexibility.