You would never guess that the charming tearoom where you enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch was once the same spot that horses dined on less civilized fare. Converted in 2002, the old horse stables on the property seemed to be the perfect spot for a one-of-a-kind Café. Remnants of the original structure can be found outside and along the porch: the worn hitching post, original trusses and beams, and the preserved stalls where you can sit and dine al fresco on a beautiful summer day. Our bi-weekly menu offers a variety of homemade dishes including our popular Emerson Creek Flower Pot Salad, Apricot Chicken Salad Croissant, and Asparagus Quiche. Of course, lunch at Emerson Creek would not be complete without dessert!
For years, the elegant barn you see now sat filled with old horse stalls, boxes and debris, complete with a dirt floor! In 2010, we were inspired to take the architectural shell of this structure and completely transform it into one of the most unique special event venues in the area! Imagine your first dance under the sparkling chandeliers, your friends and loved ones enjoying the night air on the stone patio as the sun sets over the countryside. Make it an event to cherish at Emerson Creek!
Emerson Creek Events is the life pursuit of owners Chris and Dave Demiduk. You will find the Demiduks on site nearly every day. Once summer is in full effect, Evan, their son finds an odd job to do. On some days, you may even spot family dog, Wiggles. The family’s efforts, and the efforts of a wonderful staff, have produced a comforting atmosphere, where old-fashioned service is a mainstay, Tuesday through Saturday.
A very special thanks to Joy Lyn Photography for many of the stunning shots of Emerson Creek as seen on our website! Joy is a Chicago area photographer with 10+ years of experience with Wedding and Newborn photography with a true passion for capturing all the beautiful moments life has to offer.