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Thatcher Woods Event Pavilion
Permits for 2022 private events at the Dan Ryan Woods Pavilion, Thatcher Woods Pavilion, and the VRC at Edgebrook are now being accepted. Applications can be emailed to info@forestpreserveevents.com or dropped off in person at 6100 N Central Avenue by appointment.
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The Forest Preserves of Cook County Event Pavilions offers Chicago area visitors and residents multiple gorgeous locations to best serve your event needs.

WELCOME TO FOREST PRESERVE PAVILIONS

The Pavilions offer Chicago area visitors and residents scenic views & beautiful spaces, at affordable prices.

ABOUT US

The Forest Preserves of Cook County, with nearly 70,000 acres, is the largest forest preserve district in the United States. It receives an estimated 62 million visits each year, providing an escape into a world teeming with wildlife and rich with outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities.

Within its boundaries are rare habitats that offer plant and animal diversity on par with the rain forests of the world. This natural heritage offers something for everyone.

The Forest Preserves of Cook County Event Pavilions offer beautiful event venue options to best serve your upcoming wedding, party, banquet, celebration, corporate work retreat or any outing of any kind! Explore our event venue options below:

APPLICATION PROCESS

How to Apply: Applications are reviewed and processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Download 2021 Permit Application or 2022 Permit Application; Email your completed application to info@forestpreserveevents.com or schedule a time to bring it to the indoor permit office at 6100 N Central Ave, Chicago IL 60646.

Office & viewing hours vary. Call or text 773.558.2003 if you are interested in stopping by in person.