A Stress-Free Wedding Experience

With everything you need in one place, a wedding at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse and Holiday Inn South has never been easier.

Banquet hall at Holiday Inn South.
The banquet hall at Holiday Inn South.

You’ve likely enjoyed an amazing meal at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse or stayed in the Holiday Inn on the south side of Eau Claire, but did you know that there is a beautiful event space within that building?

Holiday Inn South and Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse have been hosting weddings and other small to large-scale events from that space for the last nine years, and they’re committed to giving guests the highest level of experience without breaking the bank.

Over the years, their well-trained staff has helped plan an abundance of wedding ceremonies and receptions in their space and has taken so much stress off of many couples who get married there. Holiday Inn gives couples an all-in-one wedding experience by offering the event space and the Holiday Inn in one convenient and beautiful location. 

With everything in one place, Holiday Inn takes on the bulk of the planning – and decorating – for you. Oftentimes newly engaged couples feel overwhelmed by the amount that needs to be done for their big day, but Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse will manage the process for you. 

“We create a stress-free kind of wedding because you don’t have to worry about setting up your decorations and getting your catering to match the timing of the ceremony and reception,” said Holiday Inn’s Director of Sales, Teresa Connolly. “We handle it all internally.”

“We want to accommodate everyone. We want to make sure your vision comes to life.” –Teresa Connolly, Holiday Inn Director of Sales

When booking your wedding with Holiday Inn South and Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, the Sales Team will meet with you at the start to talk about your vision and get some preliminary planning done. About six months before your wedding there will be another meeting to discuss more precise details and then the last meeting ten days before the wedding to finalize everything. They will set up the event space for you on the day of the wedding and clean up everything for you when the day is done.

With your banquet hall reservation, Holiday Inn supplies tables, chairs, linens, napkins, and more. You’ll receive a complimentary two-room suite, and room blocks for guests are provided at a discounted rate.

“We want to accommodate everyone,” Connolly said. “We want to make sure your vision comes to life.”

Fine dining at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse.
Fine dining at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse.

Holiday Inn South and Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse has worked with many different couples with many diverse budgets over the years and is passionate about finding a wedding menu that is not only delicious but works well within your budget. Since Johnny’s Executive Chef, Jared Hughley is on-site, you can meet with him to get a better understanding of the food being served, and enjoy a complimentary taste test to help determine your menu.

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse won Volume One’s Best Restaurant in Eau Claire and Best Venue for a Rehearsal Dinner categories in 2022, and there’s good reason. From their succulent steaks to their amazing pasta, chicken, and seafood, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

“We try to tell the brides that this is a time you’re supposed to be enjoying and having fun with,” Connolly said. “You’re not supposed to be stressed about everything and worrying, let us do that for you.”

To book your wedding with Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse or to learn more, you can email tconnolly@larsonmanagement.com or call (715) 930-7081.

Holiday Inn South & Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Location: 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Phone: (715) 930-7081

Online: JohnnysItalianSteakhouse.com | Holiday Inn South



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