McHenry Weddings

Determination to exceptional service, relentless attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to excellence makes 31 North Banquet & Catering the premier choice for hosting the most special occasions.

Whether you envision a simple gathering with your closest family and friends, or an elaborate formal affair with up to 200 guests, discover everything you need for your ideal wedding, including:

  • One of our event coordinators, will work with you throughout the planning process to the final moments of your wedding day.
  • Beautifully decorated venue for both your ceremony and reception.
  • A tempting array of food & beverage, to fit whichever type of reception you select.

31 North Banquet & Catering promises to make your special day more than you could have ever dreamed possible. The celebration will be as spectacular as your love for one another.

We wish you sincere congratulations and look forward to working with you as you prepare for a lifetime of happiness.

The Menu

From the hors d'oeuvres to the dessert and every delectable bite in between, 31 North Banquet & Catering presents nothing but the finest dishes. Our wedding planners will work with you to create the perfect wedding package for your dream event.

Congratulations on your Engagement!!

We Love Weddings and look forward to making your dream wedding come true at 31 North!!

2017 Specials: Take 15% Off your wedding reception on all Fridays & 25% Off on all Sundays on Gourmet Plated Menus 

Please schedule your tour of our beautiful venue today!!

Ultimate Diamond Package Ultimate Diamond Package (666 KB)

Wedding Hors D'oeuvres Party Menu Wedding Hors D'oeuvres Party Menu (348 KB)

Wedding Menu Packet Wedding Menu Packet (1712 KB)

Wedding Catering Menus Wedding Catering Menus (250 KB)

The Packages

From a formal sit down affair to a Full Service Passed Hors D'oeuvres wedding , we offer a variety of wedding packages and menu options to match your vision and price range. Whichever you choose, our event coordinators will help you design a wedding reception that fits your individual taste, price point and creates memories to last a lifetime.

Each Gourmet Plated Menu at 31 North Banquet & Catering includes the following amenities:

  • Boutique One of A Kind Venue
  • Five Hour Open Bar
  • Top Shelf Fully Stocked Bar with Bartender
  • Private Bridal Suite Fully Stocked
  • Lovin Oven Cakery Wedding Cake & Coffee Service
  • Champagne for the Head Table
  • Red & White Wine with Dinner
  • Floor Length White or Black Table Linens
  • Chiavari Chairs
  • Gift Table with Linen
  • Book Signing Table with Linen
  • Luminous Votive Candles
  • Silver Framed Table Numbers
  • China & Flatware
  • Set Up & Tear Down of Small Décor
  • Dance Floor
  • Event Coordinator
  • Coat Room
  • Onsite Parking
  • Private Wedding Menu Tasting for up to Six Individuals

Please contact us for more information on our wedding packages. If you would prefer other options we can customize a package to fit your taste and price point. We would love to help you any way we can!!

Wedding Testimonials

"Paul and I couldn't be happier with our wedding reception at 31 North. Bernice was thoughtful and professional from the very first visit, making us feel welcomed and special. We got so many compliments on the food (we chose the filet with pasta and shrimp - delicious!) The room looked absolutely beautiful, with warm up-lighting, black linens, and gold bands on the chairs. The wait staff never missed a beat, even with special speeches and music that we scheduled between courses. The bathrooms are totally classy, and there's even a sitting room just for the bride and groom, with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to greet you. There are packages for every budget, monthly payment plans, and they are willing to work with special requests that you might have (I had a few!) I highly recommend 31 North Banquets & Catering. I tell all my friends!"
Jody F.
"Just want to THANK YOU again and your staff for all that you did for our family and friends. They have not stopped talking about what a wonderful time they had and how the food was not like normal wedding food. It was out of this world!!! Loved working with you most of all because I felt like family when I walked in the door. I'm trying to get my Uncle to have his small wedding at your place next summer. We had about 50 people at our home the next morning for Breakfast and, of course, I did put out the Kolaczkis. They went way too fast, of course. Kellie and Brent are so in LOVE and Thank You also for a Beautiful Evening!!!"
Karen and Patrick
"From the moment I walked in to 31 North I knew there was something special about it. It has a modern, chic style that is just lovely. The best part about the actual building.....there is only one room for one wedding at a time! Talk about personalized service! Who wouldn't want to have their wedding somewhere where the focus was only on your wedding and not 6-10 others as well? You're only a bride once, why not be treated that way! Bernice, the owner, was nothing but sweet and helpful throughout the whole process. She was there willing to help with anything I needed, from photographers & flowers to helping with seating and what would work best. Brittany, the coordinator assigned to my wedding was also there for anything I needed. It was like having 2 wedding planners. I never expected to get that at a reception hall. The venue has the main room for the guests with the bar being built in a way that the bartender and guests can actually hear each other over the music! There is a separate room you can have set up as you choose, for tables for children if they get tired, for guests who don't like music to go and talk, or as we used it for a photographer to set up his backdrop for guest photos (you could even put a photobooth in there!). The bridal suite is beautiful and comes with some very yummy goodies and a nice separate bathroom to freshen up in without getting smushed in because of your dress. The food was AMAZING! I knew this from our tasting but it was reinforced after the wedding. We have only been married 3 weeks today, but I can't tell you how many people commented on how wonderful the food was. (And my husband and I both have some people who are quite picky in that area, us being included!) It is prepared fresh for one wedding, not put in warming trays because mass quantities are being prepared. My most memorable comment came from one of my good friend's husband who travels a lot and likes things very classy. He said that he was very impressed with our whole wedding ceremony and reception. He commented on the food (of course) and then proceeded to tell me how great the venue was, from the service and ambiance to the layout of the building. He said he never comments on that "stuff" because they are all the same but said he had to say something because he honestly loved everything about it. I would highly recommend 31 North for your wedding or any other event for that matter. If you are looking for a typical, get as much money as we can in one night and unpersonalized venue then go elsewhere. However, if you want a wedding day that feels like your special day and only your special day, with all focus on your wedding and guests then make sure you go to 31 North! You won't be disappointed!!"
Jennifer Wroblewski
"From the first planning meeting with Bernice to our final farewell as our Civil Union Reception closed down - we were totally pleased and proud of every aspect at 31 North Banquets. We had 111 guests, the room was stunning - black chair covers with black table cloths and a white runner down the middle; accented with white dinner napkins and our guests favor boxes of black and white candy-coated almonds and chocolates. Centerpieces were rising glass tubes filled with cala lilies with floating votive candles and small votives lit around the glass-mirrored circular trays. Guests were hand served appetizers of individual jumbo shrimp, mini quiches, fresh fruit kabobs and yummy water chestnuts wrapped in bacon. Bar was open with top shelf liquor for five hours (included in our package). Dinner was plated and served in grand style and our guests raved about the food - pan seared breast of chicken topped with rich wild mushroom sauce and grilled filet mignon as well. Dinner began though with a delicious hearty country vegetable soup as well as Bernice's signature salad dressed with raspberry vinagrette. Rosemary roasted potatoes and asparagus spears topped off a very tasty and satisfying meal. Tim and I were always treated so honorably by Bernice as well as every worker throughout the evening. The DJ was very impressed with the site as well as our Photobooth owners. Lighting is perfect; with adjustment settings that accomodate your entire evening - creating that ambiance everyone loves. All the planning, all the times we so enjoyed coming into 31 North with more of our questions, idea swopping, just sometimes to stop by because we loved talking to them - all those times leading up to our big event - and then it's OVER! We found ourselves wanting to do it all over again and relive it. We still find ourselves just stopping in to see Bernice. The quality of service they are dedicated to provide each reservation at their beautiful facility is beyond excellent! I had sung at a couple events there before booking with them. I had tasted the wonderful food during some luncheon events. We knew, in advance, that everyone who had gone there for numerous occasions had gone away totally pleased. They are great for any event: from a small reception following a funeral, a birthday party, anniversary party, wedding, class reunions, business meetings - you name it - they can meet your needs and they can also assure you will be pleased beyond your own expectations. Wow, I've even sold myself with this review and am now trying to think of some occasion coming soon that we can get back to 31 North Banquets! Here's our wish for you as you contemplate what venue to use......lay your trust in Bernice and relax ... it's going to turn out marvelous!"
Larry Breidenbach
"Thank you for doing a FANTASTIC job for our wedding reception. You went above and beyond what we expected and Amber and I are truley greatful. I was very impressed with the food because usually food at receptions are subpar at best, but what we were served was OUTSTANDING!!! You are the best and we wish all the best going forward and we will be recommending you to everyone. Thanks again for making our wedding better then we could of ever imagined. Thank you!"
Alex
"Thank you so much for a wonderful event! We could not have asked for anything more perfect! The staff, food, service and venue were all top notch! Thank you again!"
Lynn & Susan F.
"Thank you for a fantastic experience during our son's wedding on February 18th. Andrew and Mabia felt you were so helpful throughout the entire experience from the initial discussions about what they desired all the way to the end of the special evening. Besides your wonderful support and guidance prior to the reception, your staff during the reception were exceptional. I received many positive comments about how quickly the staff responded to guest requests because you had adequately staffed the evening. Lastly, the food was hot and superb! When the journey began to plan the wedding our biggest concern was the reception because it's where our guests would mainly remember the evening. I can confidently say that as we wrapped up the evening we could reflect that the entire evening was a wonderful experience at 31 North!"
Ken and Jill Shadel
"From the moment I stepped foot in 31 North Banquets I knew it was perfect. It is very modern (which is what I LOVED the most about the building itself). Everyone on staff was very friendly and willing to work with us, they were there to answer any questions we had. Extremely helpful! When we got to the reception we were amazed at how beautiful everything was! Everything was perfect, and the staff went above and beyond what we had expected. Which was amazing. When we got to the reception the bridal suite with loaded with tasty treats and drinks for everyone. The food was amazing, I am a very picky eater, and I loved everything I ate! I got many compliments on the food as well. On the day of the wedding the staff was so nice, and very helpful with me and my husband. 31 North Banquets truly made my wedding day the best that it could be. It was truly my dream wedding. We have been married almost a month now, and we are still getting compliments on everything! I had a wonderful experience, and recommend it to everyone I know that is engaged, or looking for a nice place to hold an event! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, it is truly appreciated!"
Jillian and Adam Schoolcraft