Things to do in the area!

Sycamore Pumpkin Festival!


The annual Sycamore Pumpkin Festival will be occurring the week of our wedding! The majority of these events will be hosted in downtown Sycamore, and we definitely recommend at least stopping by a few of them. There will be food vendors, live music, craft shows, a carnival for the kids, a pumpkin carving contest, and more!

Click here for the official list of events!

The Sunday after the wedding, the annual Pumpkin parade and Pumpkin Run takes place! If you're feeling up to a 10K run (9:35am start time), register here! We might be running it as well, dressed in "just married yesterday" attire - but stay tuned. :)

More fun things to do!


Take a trip to a winery in a neighboring town!

Waterman Winery and Vineyards
11582 Waterman Road
Waterman, IL  60556

Play a few rounds of golf at the Sycamore Park District golf course!
940 E. State St.
Sycamore, IL 60178

Or head to the driving range, batting cages, and mini-golf at the
Sycamore Family Sports Center
725 E State St
Sycamore, IL 60178-1500
(815) 895-7407

Bring your appetite!


There are also plenty of places to eat in the area!

Here is a list but we recommend the following:

Breakfast Food recommendations:
Shawn's (excellent coffee, bagels, and sandwiches - Plus, Kate worked here in high school as a coffee girl and they had their "first" date here!)
204 Somonauk St.
Sycamore IL 60178
(815) 895-5282

Egg Haven Pancakes and Cafe
2562 Sycamore Road
DeKalb, IL 60115-2052
(815) 748-1200

265 West Peace Road
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-3447

Lunch/Dinner recommendations:

Villa Verone (Italian)
219 W. State St.
Sycamore IL 60178
(815) 895-9400

Taxco Restaurant (Mexican)
223 West State Street
Sycamore IL 60178
(815) 895-2545

Nat's on Maple (they're catering our wedding!)
112 S. Maple St.
Sycamore IL 60178
(815) 895-4243

Cabana Charley's (misc. menu with good food)
1470 S. Peace Road
Sycamore IL 60178
(815) 899-8454

Golden Thai Jasmine Restaurant
251 E Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, IL  60115

Fushi Yami Hibachi and Sushi
822 W Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, IL  60115

Want a drink?

PJ's Courthouse
202 W. State Street
Sycamore IL 60178
(815) 895-9253

MVP's Sports Club (Kate worked here the summer she met Ryan!)
124 S. California Street
Sycamore, IL 60178

Willing to travel a little farther?
Visit CHICAGO!!!

Visit this site to see all the fun things you can do in the Windy City! There are far too many activities to list!!

Some of our favorite things include...

Kayak from Goose Island to downtown Chicago along the river via Kayak Chicago! (*note* This does require quite a bit of upper body endurance - we were exhausted after finishing and definitely wanted a shower, but we had a blast!)

Walk down the Magnificent Mile (lots of shops and beautiful architecture)!

Visit Navy Pier and ride the giant ferris wheel!

Explore the museums (Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, The Art Institute of Chicago)!

Take a guided river tour of the city!

Enjoy a lunch or dinner cruise on the Spirit of Chicago!

Take the elevator up to the top of the 3rd tallest building in the world, Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower). Don't forget to take a photo on the skydeck as you're suspended on a ledge in a clear box at over 1,300 feet in the air!