Frequently asked questions

Weddings

What Is The Capacity For A Wedding At Ravisloe?


Ravisloe Country Club can host weddings up to 300 guests.




Is There a Minimum Guest Count?


Yes. Due to high demand and the fact that Ravisloe hosts only ONE wedding per day. Ravisloe Weddings does require a minimum of 150 guests for a SATURDAY wedding. Friday guest Minimum is 100. Sunday guest Minimum is 50. Any other day of the week there is a 50 person minimum as well.




Do I Need To Guarantee A Certain Number of Guests?


We do understand that guest count can fluctuate, but we do require a minimum of 150 guests to book a Saturday wedding, 100 guests to book a Friday wedding and 50 guests to book a Sunday wedding.




Do I Need To Be A Member?


Ravisloe Country Club is a PUBLIC venue, so anyone can golf or book an event.




What Is Your Pricing?


Pricing a wedding can fall into a wide range and is largely determined by the size of your event. Our wedding staff will work with you to customize a package to ensure you receive exactly what you want. Email us for more information on pricing.




Do You Have Outdoor Facilities?


Our ivy-covered courtyard is a beautiful setting for your ceremony as well as for people to step outside throughout the evening. You may even decide to toss your bouquet from our balcony or grab some fresh air at our gazebo.




Are There Hotels In The Area?


La Banque Hotel, an 18-room boutique hotel is located just three minutes from Ravisloe and is the perfect spot for the happy couple, bridal party and out of town guests. La Banque is available for room blocks for guests, or wedding parties can reserve the entire hotel for an entirely private event. Their website is labanquehotel.com and phone number, 708.798.6000. In addition to La Banque, you may contact Jackie at the Marriott Properies in SE Chicago/Hammond at 219.228.3064




Is There A Service Charge on Top of the Bill?


Yes, There is an 20% service charge that will be applied to food and beverage.




Are There Any Cleaning Fees, Overtime Charges, Insurance-Fees?


Ravisloe Country Club reserves the right to charge a damange/cleaning fee if necessary after the wedding. Anything exceeding said event times will incur a fee of $100 per ½ hour and will be billed to client or deducted from initial deposit. Proof of liability insurance may be required.




Can You Provide A List of Venue Policies?


Venue policies will all be listed in your event contract.




Do You Allowed Outside Alcohol?


All alcohol consumed on Ravisloe's premises must be purchased at Ravisloe Country Club. Outside liquor is not permitted.




May I Use My Own Catering Service?


Due to licensing and insurance requirements, all food and beverages to be served on RCC property must be supplied and prepared by RCC. No outside food or beverage will be allowed on the premises (with the exception of cakes or sweet tables from commercial bakeries) without permission of RCC. In addition, no remaining food and beverage shall be removed from the premises. At the conclusion of the function, such food and beverage becomes the property of RCC.




What Are My Vendors Set-Up and Breakdown Time?


Any outside vendor such as bands, dj, florists, bakeries, etc. must be fully licensed and insured. All outside vendors contracted should be informed that they have a 4 hour window from start of ceremony or reception, to set up before the event and maximum of 1 hour after conclusion of the wedding to unload, breakdown or gather property. Subject to availability of venue, vendors will have the option to pick up the following day. Anything exceeding said times will incur a fee of $100 per ½ hour and will be billed to client or deducted from initial deposit. All non-wedding events will have one hour prior to event start time to set up and one hour post event to clear out.




Is There A Shuttle Service Available For My Guests?


Ravisloe Country Club does not provide shuttle service, but our events staff can work with you to find a reliable service in the Homewood area. Our preferred vendor is Driver Transportation Services, which can be reached at 708.577.3553 or derrick.fisher@dtsicompany.com




Am I allowed to take home leftover food from my event?


Unforutantely, no. Health department regulations strictly prohibits food that has been sitting out from leaving the facility with guests. At the conclusion of the function, such food and beverage becomes the property of RCC. All leftover food needs to be disposed of by Ravisloe staff. There will be no exceptions made. This is for everyone's health and safety.




How do I secure my date?


All wedding bookings require a $1,500 deposit to secure the date. Cash or check is preferred. We can process credit cards with an additional 3% credit card fee. All non-wedding bookings require a $500 deposit to secure the date. again, Cash or check is preferred. We can process credit cards with an additional 3% credit card fee.




Do you hold dates?


No, the venue is booked on a first come, first served basis.




Does the venue allow candles?


Yes, candles may be used if they are enclosed in proper holders and the flame is protected on all sides. Open flame candles such as candlesticks are not permitted.




Does the venue allow confection decor?


Unfortuantely, Ravisloe does NOT allow decor items such as confetti, glitter, rice, streamers, fake petals, and poppers.




Do you allow late night snacks?


Yes, we do allow late night snacks for weddings at no additional charge. Whether Ravisloe places an order for you, or you bring in your own late night snack vendor. It is important to remember that any vendors brought on premise need to be licensed and insured.




Do we have access to the bridal suite/grooms room?


For wedding parties that have both a ceremony and reception at Ravisloe have access to our bridal suite and grooms room 7 hours prior to their wedding until 1 hour after their wedding end time.




Is the Venue handicap friendly?


Ravisloe does have handicap access througout the lower level of our building. We have two main handicap entrances, one on the south end of the buidling and one on the north end of the building.




Do you offer valet parking?


Ravisloe does not offer valet parking at this time.




Do you offer coat check?


Ravisloe does not offer coat check service at this time. We will have coat racks available to guests in case of inclement weather.




Is there a back up plan for ceremony in case it rains?


Yes, we would ulitize our great room for ceremony in case of inclement weather. Instead of cocktail hour being in the back end of the courtyard it would be moved intp the ballroom.




How large is your dance floor?


Our dancefloor is expandable, but typically is 24x24.




Do you offer Ceremony Only?


Due to high demand and becuase we only host one event per day; we are no longer offering a ceremony only option on Friday-Sunday during wedding season. We do however offer a new sunset ceremony special. Please visit our wedding page to find out more details.




Where can we go for an after party?


If your wedding has booked all 18 rooms at our sister property La Banque Hotel, they would be more than happy to host your after party. Make sure when booking your hotel block that they are aware you are interested in renting out La Voute Bistro for your after party. Again, All 18 rooms must be booked by your guests in order to reserve the space. You can contact them at 708.798.6000 for more detail.





Events

Do you require guest minimums for events at Ravisloe?


Ravisloe Country Club now requires a minimum spend of $5000 for non-wedding events.




Can I host my event on a Saturday?


Ravisloe reserves all Saturdays during in season (April-November) for wedding bookings only.




How do I secure my date?


Ravisloe does not do soft holds. In order to secure your date we require a $1500 deposit and a signed contract.




How many hours is my venue rental?


During your event, you are alloted 4 hours of event time. In addition, you are allowed ONE (1) hour prior to set-up and ONE (1) hour post event to clean up. Any additional hours will be subject to a venue fee upcharge.




Am I allowed to take home leftover food from my event?


Unforutantely, no. Health department regulations strictly prohibits food that has been sitting out from leaving the facility with guests. At the conclusion of the function, such food and beverage becomes the property of RCC. All leftover food needs to be disposed of by Ravisloe staff. There will be no exceptions made. This is for everyone's health and safety.




Do I Need To Be A Member?


Ravisloe Country Club is a PUBLIC venue, so anyone can golf or book an event.




Is There A Service Charge on Top of the Bill?


Yes, There is an 20% service charge that will be applied to food and beverage.




Do You Allowed Outside Alcohol?


All alcohol consumed on Ravisloe's premises must be purchased at Ravisloe Country Club. Outside liquor is not permitted.




May I Use My Own Catering Service?


Due to licensing and insurance requirements, all food and beverages to be served on RCC property must be supplied and prepared by RCC. No outside food or beverage will be allowed on the premises (with the exception of cakes or sweet tables from commercial bakeries) without permission of RCC. In addition, no remaining food and beverage shall be removed from the premises. At the conclusion of the function, such food and beverage becomes the property of RCC.




Am I allowed to take home leftover food from my event?


Unforutantely, no. Health department regulations strictly prohibits food that has been sitting out from leaving the facility with guests. At the conclusion of the function, such food and beverage becomes the property of RCC. All leftover food needs to be disposed of by Ravisloe staff. There will be no exceptions made. This is for everyone's health and safety.