Say Yes to a Crush

on Greater St. Charles, IL

Remember the sweetness of your first crush? Relive those memories in a place you’ll fall equally head-over-heels for - Greater St. Charles, Illinois. With our quaint shops, sweet treats, farm-to-fork cuisine, dance-with-me music and cozy accommodations for two, St. Charles is so full of romance we’ll help you make memories that will long be remembered. So, bring your crush to St. Charles this Valentine’s season, and develop a full on crush with all we have to do. Here’s our some of our favorite romantic spots to “See it. Do it. Live it.“ in authentic St. Charles.

Say Yes to the Sweetest Spots

Looking for top places around town to “count the ways” of love? St. Charles is brimming with romantic spots you can grab a cup of coffee or cocoa, scrumptious cupcakes, decadent chocolate, gourmet ice cream and sparkle cones.

Town House Books & Café

Find cozy nooks and tables for two while you grab a coffee, sweet treat or delicious meal and get lost in a book for hours.


Watch fudge, caramel corn, peanut brittle and caramel apples be made in a copper kettle. (The smells alone will draw you back for more!)

Colonial Café

Home to the “The World Famous Kitchen Sink Sundae®” – you’ll love all the flavors and it’s the perfect size for two! You’ve got to try it.

Kimmer's Ice Cream

Satisfy your sweet tooth with daily homemade ice cream, sparkle cones, gourmet flavors and classics made fresh. Need we say more?

Forever Yogurt

Indulge in 16 flavors, over 50 toppings and literally trillions of possibilities. Pour over coffee or six flavors of hot chocolate!

Arcedium Coffeehouse

Talk for hours in this authentic coffee house. On-site roasting, specialty drinks, sandwiches, soup, and pastries.

Say Yes to First Dates and Endless Love

Up your game with a romantic night out in St. Charles, IL. From intimate gourmet dinners to live entertainment, quaint shops, and hands-on experiences, you’ll love making memories and falling in love all over again.

Francesca’s by the River

Enjoy authentic Italian and handwritten menus featuring the earthy flavors of Rome, Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

ROX City Grill

Treat yourself to gourmet prime steaks, chops, seafood and desserts in an intimate setting for two. Live entertainment Thurs – Sun.


Farm-to-fork dishes at Pheasant Run’s Historic Dairy Barn. Dry-aged steaks, grain-fed poultry, fresh seafood and produce.

Nuova Italia Ristorante’

A breathtaking dining experience in a classic, 160-year-old church. Delicious authentic Italian. You can’t get enough of this place.

The Finery & Blacksmith Bar

Enjoy a timeless vibe and innovative dishes at this ode to the American table. Handcrafted cocktails and over 100 wines.

iPanic Escape Rooms

Have the time of your life trying to find clues, solve puzzles, beat the clock, and escape within 60 minutes.

Arcada Theatre

Score tickets to some of the hottest bands and names in comedy. Not a bad seat in the house at this historic gem.

Club Arcada Speakeasy

Relive Chicago’s Roaring Twenties with a hidden door, Louis Armstrong Bar and Charlie Chaplin room and live entertainment.

Steel Beam Theatre

Singing, dancing and cabaret-style comedy, get up close to actors and their stories with live performances at this intimate, historic setting.

Zanie’s Comedy Club

Laugh the night away with some of the funniest, most talented comedians on the scene today. There’s no end to the fun lined up.

The Painted Vine

Try something new while you sip your favorite drink and paint with a pro for hours. Then take your art home to hang!

Fine Line Creative Arts Center

Take a hands-on class in weaving, pottery, spinning, jewelry making, knitting, glass, or blacksmithing. Taught by well-known artists.

Say Yes to Heartfelt Proposals and Anniversaries

Feel like Hollywood royalty as you bask in the sweetness of this straight-out-of-the-movies romantic rendezvous.

Mixology Salon Spa

Start your day being pampered with a massage, facials, mani/pedis and even a new style. They’ll even serve you a gourmet lunch!

Antiques, Shopping Galore

Get your crush on some of the best antiquing in the Midwest as well as boutiques, books, candy and more. Ooo la la!

Hotel Baker

Finish your evening with dinner at Rox City Grill, a dance in the Rainbow Room and a beautiful suite overlooking the Fox River.

Additional dining, entertainment and lodging packages coming soon!

“We attended a wedding in the Rainbow Room at Hotel Baker. Its spectacular floor with colorful lighting is so romantic. That night was the first time I told her, I love you. So, it was Hotel Baker where I took my sweetheart to propose.”

Say Yes to Your Dream Wedding

Give your dreams life and plan a day that is perfect for you two in St. Charles, IL. From wide open prairies, enchanted forests, rustic barns and farm-to-fork spreads to baseball fields of dreams, country barn dances, English gardens and 1920’s glamour, St. Charles is the perfect place to say “I do.” Whether you roast s’mores in a designer dress or wear cowgirl boots to the country club, you’ll love saying yes in St. Charles!

The Complete Wedding Expo

Get all your wedding details sorted in one location! Designer gowns, venues, caterers and bakeries, spas, vintage cars and more!

Wedding Venues

Enjoy complimentary wedding planning service with St. Charles’ wedding experts. We’ll even help you match space and budget!

Shopping & Services

Talk with wedding venues. Sample food and sweets. Pick your invites. Book a spa. Plan your honeymoon. Meet photographers and more.

Top Wedding Themes

“Gardens to barnyard dancing, field of dreams to storybook endings. The St. Charles area is the place to get engaged and say, “I do”. Just outside of Chicago, yet full of small-town, midwestern charm, brides see their dreams come true with elegant to rustic themed weddings.” - The Knot