Celebrations of Life

Losing someone near and dear to you is one of life’s most difficult moments. But experiencing that loss means that you’ve also experienced love and have so many cherished memories that deserve to be celebrated. That’s why at Oak Brook Bath & Tennis, we take care of all the logistics and catering so you can focus on celebrating love, life, and memories with those whom you hold near and dear.

Step 1: Figuring Out the Details

When planning a celebration of life, funeral, or memorial service, there are a few things you should consider. To make it easy for you, we’re going to share our tips after helping other clients in your situation. These are the details you will want to start with:

  • Guest Count: Who will you invite, and who do you think will attend?
  • Date & Time: Will it be a brunch celebration? Perhaps an evening gathering?
  • Venue: Where do you want to host the celebration of life? Can the venues you’re considering accommodate your guest count?
  • Catering: What was your loved one’s favorite food? What type of food will be fitting for the time and date?
  • Theme: Do you want to create a theme to help celebrate your memories? Perhaps they were a fisherman—do an ocean-themed send-off. Maybe you want them to don all white since your loved one was the biggest angel in your life, and you know they’d want their celebration to be white. There are many options to honor those you cherish and all their contributions to the world!
  • Floral: Did your loved one have a favorite flower? Adorn your tables with their favorite and invite guests to take the centerpieces home.
  • Sharing Memories: Invite family, friends, former co-workers or neighbors to share share stories about your loved one and the impact they had on their lives.


Finding a venue to celebrate the life of your loved one can seem overwhelming. That’s why at Oak Brook Bath & Tennis, we try to make it easy. We can accommodate last-minute requests, weekdays or weekends, day or night—we will be here to help you plan.

Our location is uniquely situated close to all the major Chicagoland highways. However, we sit on 20 serene acres of lush green space for a truly peaceful celebration of life. The ease of access yet pristine seclusion, so you can celebrate privately, is why many choose our venue for the celebration of life memorials.

Our space is designed to host events, so you won’t have to worry about bringing in anything—we will take care of it for you. Our space features gorgeous natural wood features with floor-to-ceiling windows to let the light shine in, a covered veranda and outdoor spaces if you’d prefer to celebrate life among nature, all the necessary facilities for guests and catering, as well as climate-controlled indoor space for chilly days to celebrate in warmth together. Additionally, we have a podium with a microphone for speeches and a screen available for tribute slide shows.


When it comes to designing a memorial menu to offer guests at the celebration of life, your options are endless. Our tips are to consider what the individual you’re celebrating loved to enjoy, as well as the time of day you will be honoring them. No matter what, our partners at Chic Chef Catering will help customize the catering menu to fit your celebration vision.


We understand this is a stressful and difficult time. Get in touch with our Oak Brook Manor team today to discuss immediate availability and help you start planning the most beautiful celebration of life for your loved one. We are here for you and will ensure you can plan stress-free during this tough time.