Our Club


A not-for-profit organization founded in 1907, the Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe (IVY) Club is a beautiful, historic boating and social organization located on the Illinois River. The club hosts all types of special functions: weddings, anniversary and holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, showers, social events, business meetings, seminars, and training sessions. The majestic building and panoramic view of the harbor create the perfect ambiance and can serve up to 200 guests.

Activities at the IVY Club cater to a variety of tastes. Sailboat racing and a swim team provide serious training and friendly competition, and sailing instruction (adult and youth) is available in the summer. When club members wish to relax, they can lounge poolside, feast at cookouts and Tiki parties, cheer on participants in the Cardboard Boat Race, or attend wacky holiday parties. And, of course, the crowning social event of the year is the Commodore’s Ball, a dress up banquet and dance of epic proportions.

Our experienced event planner and dedicated staff will orchestrate every detail of your special occasion to meet your highest expectations and assure a memory you will always cherish. E-mail ivyclub(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)comcast.net or telephone (309) 682-5419 today for a complimentary consultation.