Private Event Facilities

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 a.m. to 10 p.m., 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. Click Here to download the room rental information form.

 

Mathew Bieszczat Volunteer Resource Center

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The Mathew Bieszczat Volunteer Resource Center in Chicago overlooks the Edgebrook Golf Course, on the west side of Central Avenue, 1/2 block north of Indian Road. The Volunteer Resource Center is an ideal location for hosting private parties, organizational meetings and other events. The Community Room features a large open room with a stage, a piano and an outdoor stone patio separated by a row of French doors. This room can can accommodate up to approximately 100 guests and is accented by high-wood ceilings and a fireplace. Also available is a classroom (capacity 40) for hosting classes and making business presentations.  Rooms can be rented separately or as a single space. A warming kitchen is available for light food preparation.

 

Community Room

Availability Capacity Cook County Residents & Businesses NON-Cook County Residents & Businesses
M-Thurs 100 $30/Hr. $55/Hr.
Fri and Sun 100 $40/Hr. $50/Hr.
Sat 100 $50/Hr. $60/Hr.

 

Classroom

Availability Capacity Cook County Residents & Businesses NON-Cook County Residents & Businesses
M-Thurs 40 $15/Hr. $25/Hr.
Fri and Sun 40 $25/Hr. $35/Hr.
Sat 40 $30/Hr. $40/Hr.

 

 

Thatcher Pavilion

IMG_2932-smallThe recently-renovated historic Thatcher Pavilion is located in River Forest, north of Chicago Avenue, between Thatcher and 1st Avenues. The indoor pavilion is divided into two separate rooms (East and West) which can be used as a single space (capacity approximately 120) or can each host a private event (East Room capacity 80 / West Room capacity 40).  Both rooms feature stone-masonry traditional gas-lit fireplaces with rich wood trim.  The East Room has access to a lovely outdoor patio.  The Thatcher Pavilion is an ideal location for hosting luncheons, wedding receptions, birthday parties, graduation parties, classes and business functions. Additional features include a prep type kitchen.

 

East Room

Availability Capacity Cook County Residents & Businesses NON-Cook County Residents & Businesses
M-Thurs 80 $50/Hr. $75/Hr.
Fri-Sat-Sun 80 $70/Hr. $95/Hr.

 

West Room

Availability Capacity Cook County Residents & Businesses NON-Cook County Residents & Businesses
M-Thurs 40 $40/Hr. $65/Hr.
Fri-Sat-Sun 40 $60/Hr. $85/Hr.

 

 

Dan Ryan Pavilion

Dan Ryan PavilionLocated in Chicago, north of 87th Street and east of Western Avenue, the recently-renovated historic Dan Ryan Pavilion features an indoor Community Room for private rentals for up to 100 guests. The Dan Ryan Pavilion Community Room is an ideal location for hosting luncheons, wedding receptions, birthday parties, graduation parties, classes and business presentations. A warming kitchen is available for light food preparation.

 

Availability Capacity Cook County Residents & Businesses NON-Cook County Residents & Businesses
M-Thurs 120 $50/Hr. $75/Hr.
Fri-Sat-Sun 120 $70/Hr. $95/Hr.

 

Click Here to download the room rental information form.

Forms should be returned via email to pavilion.rentals@cookcountyil.gov or fax to 773-792-0539.

 

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