"History has never vanished from our building-no, quite the opposite. In fact, we're always adding to it."
Welcome to our building! The Silver Fox is a wedding venue and event space located in the former Masonic Temple in downtown Streator, Illinois.
Our venue was built in 1906 and served as home to the Streator Freemasonry for over 100 years.
Freemasonry is the oldest secret society in the world and has had presidents, business moguls, and world leaders as members.
Due to changes in membership, the Masons sold the building in 2006 to a developer whose plans for the building never materialized.
Water poured through the cracked ceilings, the roof was collapsed in two places, and the building stood on the edge of ruin.
But in 2013, the building was purchased by the Phelan family and reimagined as a destination for weddings.
After an intense six month renovation, we opened for business in November of 2013. And the rest is history.
The joy, celebrations, and love we've had the pleasure of hosting here since then have made all the effort worth it - and then some.
Located just outside the Chicago suburbs and near Starved Rock State Park, we are conveniently located to just about everyone in Illinois, and we'd love to share all your special occasions with you!