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At her peak between 1915 and 1940, The Grand Old Lady was known as “The Marriage Mill,” where she united an estimated 175,000 couples. We decided it was time to bring back her glory and help more couples say those magical two words -- “I do.”
Although a marriage license does not cost $2 like it did during The Marriage Mill heyday, our building provides undeniable charm and character with classic Colonial-era columns, marble floors, and tall windows. As the only guests for the evening, experience the many rooms of the historic Lake Court House as you wed in the courtroom, take photos in the marble rotunda, and dine and dance the night away in the elegant Maki Ballroom. No attention to detail is spared as Noka's Catering prepares a fine dining experience for you and your guests.
Let us handle the fine points while you enjoy a night to remember.
Visit the Lake County Historical Museum on the 2nd Floor of the
Historic Lake Court House and explore the Region's history. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday from
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the months of
May through October.
Formerly Lake County Auditor's and Treasurer’s offices, The Maki Ballroom offers a a beautiful banquet space. Accommodating about 200 guests, the Ballroom features a grand piano, floor-to-ceiling windows, Romanesque columns and 19 chandeliers that create an elegant ambiance.
Exclusive event catering is provided by Noka’s Café and Catering.
The historic large courtroom was constructed as part of the 1908-09 addition to the Lake Court House, and with a 176-seat gallery is perfect for wedding ceremonies. This space will be one to remember when you say your vows.
Say your vows in front of the 14 steps into the Lake Court House for a unique and romantic backdrop unlike any other. The grand East Steps to the main level of the 140-year-old historic Lake Court House have been the site of myriad gatherings over the years from campaign stumps from presidential wannabes to weddings and vigils.
The 140-year-old marble rotunda is a grand space for a small ceremony or photo shoot. Polished marble stretches three stories high in this one-of-a-kind space.