Private Event Facilities

2016 Dates Accepted Beginning Dec. 14, 2015

Indoor room rental reservations for 2016 will be accepted beginning Dec. 14, 2015 via email only at pavilion.rentals@cookcountyil.gov. Please call 773-631-1790 for additional information.

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Choose between three indoor facilities with five unique event spaces for your special celebration or meeting.

 

The Forest Preserves of Cook County has three indoor rental locations, the Mathew Bieszczat Volunteer Resource Center, Thatcher Pavilion and Dan Ryan Pavilion with a total of five event spaces. Event hours can be scheduled from 9 am to 10 pm, Monday through Sunday.

 

A two-hour minimum booking is required for all rentals including event set up/take down time within that time frame. Events running longer than two-hours may require a more extensive set up/take down time frame. All fees are due in full upon booking and are non-refundable and non-transferable. Non-profit organizations with proper documentation may qualify for a reduced rate of 50% on designated charges.

Bookings are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to review. For booking information, please call 773-792-0149 or email pavilion.rentals@cookcountyil.gov.

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Mathew Bieszczat Volunteer Resource Center

6100 North Central, Chicago, IL 60646 (map)

 

This facility has long been an enjoyable meeting location and can be rented out for private parties, weddings, birthdays, communions, baptismal, and organizational meetings. It features an amply spaced room with a stage and an outdoor stone patio separated by a row of classic French doors. This room can accommodate up to 100 guests and has a smaller class room (40 guests) nearby which can be configured for a variety of uses as well.

 

This space is accented by beautiful high-wooden ceilings, superb acoustics and wood burning fireplace and is hidden in the Forest Preserves of Cook County overlooking the Edgebrook golf course.

 

Community Room

Availability Capacity Cook County Residents & Businesses NON-Cook County Residents & Businesses Security Deposit
Monday-Thursday 100 $30/hour $55/hour $100
Friday-Sunday 100 $50/hour $75/hour $100

 

Classroom

Availability Capacity Cook County Residents & Businesses NON-Cook County Residents & Businesses Security Deposit
Monday-Thursday 40 $15/hour $40/hour $100
Friday-Sunday 40 $30/hour $55/hour $100

 


 

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Thatcher Pavilion

8030 Chicago Ave, River Forest, IL 60305 (map)

 

This facility is anchored by a stone masonry traditional gas-lit fireplace which adds richness to the restoration of the entire facility. Two meeting rooms can be used either as a single space
or two separate functions, which can accommodate approximately 120 or 80/40 guests accordingly. A convenient prep-type kitchen is on-site. Ask about availability.

 

East Room*

Availability Capacity Cook County Residents & Businesses NON-Cook County Residents & Businesses Security Deposit
Monday-Thursday 80 $50/hour $75/hour $100
Friday-Sunday 80 $70/hour $95/hour $100

 

West Room*

Availability Capacity Cook County Residents & Businesses NON-Cook County Residents & Businesses Security Deposit
Monday-Thursday 40 $40/hour $65/hour $100
Friday-Sunday 40 $60/hour $85/hour $100

 

*Please note that the picnic grove adjacent to the pavilion is available as an additional charge.

 


 

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Dan Ryan Pavilion

8700 South Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60620 (map)

 

Versatility is the key word for the Dan Ryan Woods Pavilion. The wide open design can be arranged to suit a variety of affairs, functions and occasions. This pavilion can accommodate approximately 120 guests and is perfect for your next banquet, meeting, seminar, luncheon or reception. Additionally, the Dan Ryan Woods Pavilion has a smartly designed kitchen for light food preparation.

 

Availability Capacity Cook County Residents & Businesses NON-Cook County Residents & Businesses Security Deposit
Monday-Thursday 120 $50/hour $75/hour $100
Friday-Sunday 120 $70/hour $95/hour $100
Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County