Christmas is a great time to become engaged and plan to elope to The Irish Inn! What a week we have had here with four couples planning to marry at The Irish Inn in the coming weeks, and one on New Year's Eve. Can you imagine anything more romantic than eloping to a beautiful natural area in the Shawnee National Forest or by the hearth in our Great Room in winter? We wonder if being #1 on the list for Illinois by www.best-elope-ideas.com brought this on or just Cupid? Congratulations to all the happy couples! We send all good Irish luck out to anyone hoping for a proposal this Christmas and courage to the asker. To book your small wedding or elopement at The Irish Inn call (618) 695-5683. This photograph was taken by Kristy Sherrells of one of the lucky couples to marry here.