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 Thank you for your interest in hosting a private lunch or brunch in the Café! Celebrate the guest of honor and treat your guests to our quaint Café nestled within the beautiful 7 scenic acres of Emerson Creek. Each recipe is selected and prepared by our talented cooks, using only the freshest ingredients. To get started, choose one of two packages below and contact us via the form provided on that package’s tab “Request Reservation”.

Event Dates May to December

Looking for Wedding Event Info?

These packages are for smaller Shower or Private Events in our Café for lunch or brunch. For weddings we offer different packages and they are held in our beautiful barn and event tent. Please see our Barn Weddings page for full info and to contact us via the form on that page.

View Barn Weddings

Our Rustic Porch Event Space

All shower and private parties are held in the new “Porch” event space located just off the main Café porch overlooking the countryside. The virtual tour starts in our charming Café and you can navigate and walk out to the porch to enter and view the Porch event space.

 Private Brunch Package

Tuesday – Saturday  |  9am-12pm

Enjoy a delightful homemade brunch with your guests at the Café! Upon arrival, guests may choose one main course option from the following menu. Brunch will be served with an assortment of baked goods.

$29.99 per person
$250.00 Room Rental
(20% Service Charge & 7.25% Tax Not Included)
Min. 20 Guests / Max. 25 Guests

Main Course

Spinach, Artichoke and Brie Filled Crepe [ V ]
Delicate crepe filled with spinach, artichokes and brie, with a sweet honey sauce. Served with fruit medley salad.

 

Asparagus and Swiss Quiche
Puff pastry filled with tender pieces of fresh asparagus and swiss cheese. Served with a fruit medley salad.

Cinnamon and Sugar French Toast
Decadent French toast sweetened with cinnamon and sugar, served with pure maple syrup and raspberries. Served with maple bacon.

 

[ V ] Our vegetarian options accommodate a lacto-ovo diet.

*(GF must be ordered prior to event – We are not a gluten free facility)

Dessert

BYOC – Bring Your Own Cake
If you decide to BYOC we require cake is purchased from Insured Food Handler
with State of Illinois Food License

Emerson Creek Confectionary is available to hire for a large variety of sweets packages and cakes. Please email ecsweets@emersoncreek.com

Beverages

Strawberry Lemonade
Soft Drinks
Hot Tea & Iced Tea
Coffee

 

BYOB
Wine or Champagne (no hard alcohol please)
$100 Dram Shop Insurance required for BYOB

 

Optional Mimosa Bar
$75 + $100 Dram Shop Insurance

Timeline of Event

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Setup
(Minimal Decorations)

9:00 am – 10:45 am: Brunch

10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Lunch

 

Planning & Payment
  • BYOC – Bring Your Own Cake

(Cake will need to be purchased from an insured food handler with state of IL food license)

  • EC Confectionary is available to hire for a large variety of sweets packages and cakes.

Email ecsweets@emersoncreek.com

  • BYOB – Bring Your Own Beverage

(Wine, or Champagne: No Hard Alcohol Permitted)

  • Dram Shop Insurance: $100 additional fee will be required if alcohol is consumed.
  • Gift Table – A small table is available inside the room. If you need more space for gifts, you are welcome to set the gifts outside on the porch. All gifts will need to be brought in off the porch by 10:30 as we open to the public at 10:45.
  • Dietary restrictions/gluten free options due 7 days prior date of the event.
  • Non-Refundable Deposit of $250 will be required on date of booking.
  • All Events scheduled or canceled within a two-week period from event date are non-refundable.
  • Host is responsible for the total payment. The total payment is based on the number of guests on the contract.
  • Mimosa bar can be added up to or within one month prior to the event.
  • Minimal Decorations

Please see our exclusive Rental Boutique to create your perfect tablescape and event decor.

Request Private Brunch Package

Please contact us below to request current availability or to schedule a visit.

Your Name *

Your Email *

Your Phone *

Date Requested (Tues-Sat ONLY, 9am – 12pm)
Please enter as mm/dd/yyyy

Guest Count (Min 20/ Max 25 for this package)*

Special Comments or Questions

Take the backroads to the Tearoom!

 Sunday Event Package

All Inclusive Lunch  |  Select Sundays  |  10:30am-2pm

Our All Inclusive package features lovely curated Café menu experience. Hosts may choose one appetizer, one soup, one salad, one tea sandwich, and one dessert option from the following list. Guests may choose soup or salad option for their second course.

$2,000 Sunday Event Package
(20% Service Charge & 7.25% Tax Not Included)
Min. 30 Guests / Max. 60 Guests

Appetizers

Mediterranean Flat Bread
Herbed flatbread with fig, goat cheese and arugula with balsamic reduction

 

Herb Dip
Served with veggies and pita chips

 

Baked Brie with Seasonal Toppings
Served with crackers

Soups

Cream of Asparagus
Roasted Red Pepper
Tomato Basil Tortellini

 

Salads

Signature Salad
A blend of juicy pears, sugared walnuts, blue cheese and dried cranberries, served over mixed greens with Emerson’s signature dressing (sweet vinaigrette)

Cashew Apple Swiss
A mix of greens, granny smith apples, swiss cheese and topped with toasted cashews. Served with a poppyseed dressing.

Fruit Medley

A mix of greens, strawberries, blueberries, mandarin oranges and topped with toasted almonds. Served with a poppyseed dressing.

Tea Sandwiches

Cucumber and Herb Cream Cheese [ V ]

Baby greens, cucumber, avocado, and tomatoes with an herbed cream cheese spread on wheat bread

Chicken Salad
Grapes and almonds, mixed with a light mayonnaise served on a flaky butter croissant

Emerson Creek Wrap
Grilled Flour tortilla filled with grilled chicken, fresh spinach, brie, apples, and bacon.

 

* Gluten free bread available for all sandwiches *

Dessert

Peach Blackberry Cobbler
A mixture of fruit, berries, and delicate crust
perfectly warmed and served with vanilla ice cream.

* Gluten free dessert options available upon request. *

 

BYOC – Bring Your Own Cake
If you decide to BYOC we require cake is purchased from Insured Food Handler
with State of Illinois Food License

EC Confectionary is available to hire for a large variety of sweets packages and cakes. Please email ecsweets@emersoncreek.com

Beverages

Strawberry Lemonade
Soft Drinks
Hot Tea & Iced Tea
Coffee

 

BYOB
Wine or Champagne (no hard alcohol please)
$100 Dram Shop Insurance required for BYOB

 

Optional Mimosa Bar
$125 + $100 Dram Shop Insurance

Timeline

Setup

10:00 am – 10:30 am
(Minimal Decorations)

Lunch

10:30 am – 2:00 pm

 

Planning & Payment
  • Non-Refundable Deposit of $1,000 will be required on date of booking.
  • Menu choices are due 30 days prior to the event date.
  • Guest count is due 7 days prior to the event date.
  • Balance is due 14 days prior date of the event.
  • Allow four hours for the event. This includes setup time.
  • Food that is served will not be boxed to go.
  • Non-Refundable Deposit of $1,000 will be required on date of booking.
  • Menu choices are due 30 days prior to the event date.
  • Guest count is due 7 days prior to the event date.
  • Balance is due 14 days prior date of the event.
  • Allow four hours for the event. This includes setup time.
  • Food that is served will not be boxed to go.
  • BYOC – Bring Your Own Cake

(Cake will need to be purchased from an insured food handler with state of IL food license)

  • EC Confectionary is available to hire for a large variety of sweets packages and cakes.

Email ecsweets@emersoncreek.com

  • BYOB – Bring Your Own Beverage

(Wine, or Champagne: No Hard Alcohol Permitted)

Dram Shop Insurance: $100 additional fee will be required if alcohol is consumed.

 

Request Sunday Event Package

Please contact us below to request current availability or to schedule a visit.

Your Name *

Your Email *

Your Phone *

1st Date Choice (Sundays ONLY, 10:30am – 2pm)
Please enter as mm/dd/yyyy

2nd Date Choice (Sundays ONLY, 10:30am – 2pm)
Please enter as mm/dd/yyyy

Guest Count (Min. 30 Guests / Max. 60 Guests) *

Special Comments or Questions

A Peek Around the Venue

Please see our exclusive Rental Boutique to create your perfect tablescape and event decor for your event.  You’ll find unique items such as lace runners, vintage china, vases & votives, wooden rounds, lanterns, crates, vintage props and much more!