McHenry Christenings, First Communions, and Confirmations

Christening/Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation are milestones in your child's life. Planning a party for this special occasion is very important. After all, it only happens once, and what better way to mark the significance of these events than with a spectacular party that reflects your child’s religious journey. Let us here at 31 North Banquet and Conference Center help make your event special.

We offer a variety of different menu options including Buffet, Plated and Children’s Luncheon and Dinner menus.

The following amenities are included in all packages.

  • Fresh Baked Bread & Butter
  • Coffee & Iced Tea Service
  • Cookies & Brownies for Dessert
  • White Table Linens
  • Gift Table with Linen
  • Cake Table with Linen
  • China & Flatware
  • Coat Room
  • Onsite Parking

The following upgrades are available:

  • Custom Table Linens
  • Custom Table Overlays
  • Sweet Station
  • Candy Station
  • Chocolate Bar
  • Ice Cream Bar

We offer several bar service options. Cash bar, bar on tab, open bar, punch and/or specialty cocktails are available.

Please contact us to set up an appointment and to tour 31 North Banquet and Conference Center.

Social Events Testimonials

"I had my engagement party at 31 North and it was the perfect evening. We met with the event coordinators and described what we wanted the evening to look and feel like and they helped to translate our ideas into a beautiful evening, from the set up, the linens, the up lighting, and the food was better than I could have want. When it was time for the party we did not have to worry about a thing, we mingled with our guests, danced and just shared the moment with our friends and family and did not give another thought to how the staff was handling the event. I truly was a guest at my own party! I would highly recommend working with 31 North for any event - our guests are still talking about how great the evening was."
Jim S.
"31 North is such a warm and inviting venue for any occasion. We have had the pleasure of being a guest as well as providing wedding photography services there and each time we found the atmosphere to be comfortable and accommodating. The staff always take pride in caring for every detail of an event and are always courteous and helpful. The food is outstanding, never cold and excellently prepared and presented. It's not often you find a place that you would instantly refer to others -- 31 North is definitely one of those places!"
Sharon M.
"31 North is a top notch. At every event I have attended there, the staff makes you feel right at home. They also are exceptional at attention to detail, and making sure your experience with them is a special memory. They know what it takes to be the best!"
Stephen B.
"We attended the luncheon in remembrance of Bernie Straza and I just wanted you to know that we thought the food was excellent and your service was outstanding. Thank you for all you and your staff did."
Bonnie Tomusiak
"Just wanted to let you know that I was very pleased with the way the shower turned out. The decor, the food, the service. It was a pleasure working with you and you were very accommodating and easy to work with. I received a lot of compliments from the guests. I would definitely recommend your place to others. Thank you for helping make the shower a memorable occasion."
Magy Wasilewski
"I’d like to thank all of you at 31 North Banquets for the wonderful service we received on June 15, 2012, for Cathy Link’s Retirement party. Everyone was very happy with the delicious food, and the centerpieces on the tables with black tablecloths & napkins looked great! It was also really cool to see the sign out front congratulating her! Thanks to all of you again! It was a wonderful evening. You’re a class act there!"
Kathryn Johnson
"We held our 25th year class reunion at 31 North and were more than impressed with the entire event. The facilities are beautiful and Bernice went out of her way to work with us. She was very accommodating on some last minute changes as well. The quality of the food was excellent and the presentation was top notch. We are already planning on hosting our next reunion there."
Melissa Tinsley, Johnsburg High School Class of 1986
"We just want to thank you for the wonderful service we received through 31 North Banquet & Conference Center. My husband and I wanted to make our "30th Wedding Anniversary" a special time. We had not been married in the church when we first got married, so this occasion became a grand affair for us. 31 North Banquets was so gracious with us. You helped us create an awesome experience that everyone is still raving about. I am so glad you took the time to walk us through your selections and create an event that was both affordable and grand. The hall made the experience better than we would ever had thought it could be. We will recommend you to all our friends. Thank you again!"
Melissa & Jack Cox
"In August of 2011 my wife Donna and I celebrated our 25th anniversary at 31 North in McHenry, Illinois. About 45 guests attended and a good time was had by all. We cannot begin to thank Bernice and her staff at 31 North enough! Donna wanted a Hawaiian theme so the tables and chairs were covered with "vibrant" colors, quite impressive. We chose to have a buffet of hot and cold appetizers; everyone RAVED about the food, especially the "Colossal" shrimp!!! Even better, the leftovers were packed up for us to take home. Bernice recommended a bakery for our cake and a place for cupcakes; both turned out GREAT. Again, leftovers were packed up for us to share with our guests or to take home. We had an open bar with top shelf brands; no cheap imitations here. EVERYTHING was name brands, top quality!!! Donna and I cannot begin to thank the "whole staff" at 31 North for such a wonderful time. Friendly, efficient staff, everyone ready to serve your every need. Best compliment we can offer all of you is NO ONE LEFT EARLY. Bernice, THANKS FOR A GREAT PARTY; Donna and I will definitely see you when we decide to celebrate in the future."
Gerry & Donna Freitag
"There is so much to do when you lose a family member. It's nice to have a place like 31 North available for the luncheon that follows the funeral. The room was amazing and well accommodating for our group. We only had 25 people and 31 North did a great job on making us feel welcomed. The food was delicious and every table I went too commented on how they enjoyed the meal and the presentation of the food. Thank you so very much for taking care of every little detail and providing my friends and family a place where we could talk and eat without being crowded. I certainly will recommend 31 North to my friends for future gatherings. I look forward to going back there again. Thank goodness McHenry finally has a place like 31 North!! Thank you all so very much!!"
Monica Feltes
"We had our 50th anniversary party at 31 North on May 5, 2012. Have been taking phone calls from friends and family who attended. Everyone of them has said what a wonderful time they had and that it was a first class party. The staff , food, and the hall were just perfect. We can't thank you enough for making our special event a day we will always treasure and remember. From the planning to the end result was trouble free because of you and your people. We highly recommend you to anyone and everyone."
Andrew & Shirley Halik
"Bernice and her staff did a marvelous job for us as we celebrated our Mother's life. The facility is beautiful. The food is delicious and the staff is attentive and very professional. I highly recommend 31 North."
Scott Siman
"On behalf of the members of DKG, I would like to thank you for a lovely evening Monday. We received many positive comments from our sisters. The food was very good, service was outstanding, and the decor and lighting are pleasing. Thank you, again, for your attention to detail and providing a delicious meal."
Ruth Wohnrade
"We would like to thank you for making the celebration of Mary Poroubek's 95th birthday very memorable. After a frustrating search for the right place to have the party, we were delighted to find 31 North Banquets. From the first visit, the information and help we received made the whole party planning and execution painless. Thank you Brittany for being so helpful, knowledgeable and professional. It was simply wonderful to put all the details in your hands. Bernice, you certainly went way beyond the call of duty when you purchased, wrapped and got a card for Mary from a relative who was unable to attend at the last minute. It was a small group, but the room was perfect and the food was absolutely delicious. Our server, Renee, was pleasant and efficient. She did a wonderful job of helping to make the day a success. Again, thank you very much. We have told our friends how pleased we were and would certainly recommend you to anyone."
Maggie Sullivan