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Historic IVY Club

The Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe Club is a beautiful, historic, not for profit boating and social organization located on the Illinois River. Our Club was founded in 1907 and the current clubhouse started in 1927.

Many additions and improvements have been made over the years; we now boast a seawall, a protected harbor with a permanent breakwater, a deck, steel docks, our family-friendly swimming pool, a restaurant and lounge, and the lovely expanded and renovated club house.

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.

With nearly 100 events hosted throughout the year – there is something for everyone. 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 Races, attend holiday parties and more. The crowning social event of the year is the Commodore’s Ball black tie gala to honor the longstanding history of the IVY Club.

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