773.558.2003
773.558.2003
About Us

Address ‣ 6100 North Central, Chicago, IL 60646

The Forest Preserves' Volunteer Resource Center (The VRC) 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 enclosed porch 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.

Accented by beautiful high-wooden ceilings, this place is hidden in the Forest Preserves of Cook County overlooking the Edgebrook golf course.

Rates

Community Room

Availability Capacity Rental Fee
Monday - Thursday 100 Cook County Resident $68/hr
Monday - Thursday 100 Non-resident $94/hr
Friday - Sunday 100 Cook County Resident $99/hr
Friday - Sunday 100 Non-resident $125/hr


Classroom

Availability Capacity Rental Fee
Monday - Thursday 40 Cook County Resident $21/hr
Monday - Thursday 40 Non-resident $52/hr
Friday - Sunday 40 Cook County Resident $46/hr
Friday - Sunday 40 Non-resident $73/hr

Both Rooms

Availability Capacity Rental Fee Outdoor Event Fee (Apr15-Oct15)
Monday - Thursday 140 Cook County Resident $89/hr Cook County Resident $63/hr *
Monday - Thursday 140 Non-resident $146/hr Non-resident $69/hr *
Friday - Sunday 140 Cook County Resident $145/hr Cook County Resident $63/hr *
Friday - Sunday 140 Non-resident $198/hr Non-resident $69/hr *

*(Required April 15 – October 15)


Room Use with Golf Outings

Availability Capacity Rental Fee
Monday - Friday 40 Golfers or Less Cook County Resident $126/2 hrs
Monday - Friday 40 or Golfers Less Non-resident $126/2 hrs
Monday - Friday 40 - 144 Golfers Cook County Resident $258/2 hrs
Monday - Friday 40 - 144 Golfers Non-resident $258/2 hrs

Special Use Every Day Price - Resident & Non-resident $10

Weekend Availability Update

Availability below is for the Community (Larger) Room

January:   Friday 31st (anytime)

February:  Sunday 2nd (anytime), Friday 7th (anytime), Saturday 8th (9am-1pm only), Friday 14th (anytime), Saturday 15th (6-10pm only), Sunday 16th (5-10pm only), Friday 21st (anytime), Saturday 22nd (anytime), Sunday 23rd (anytime), Friday 28th (anytime), Saturday 29th (6-10pm only)

March:  Friday 6th (anytime), Saturday 7th (5-10pm only), Friday 13th (anytime), Saturday 14th (9am-2pm), Sunday 15th (anytime), Sunday 22nd (anytime), Friday 27th (anytime), Saturday 28th (anytime), Sunday 29th (anytime)

April:  Friday 3rd (anytime), Sunday 5th (anytime), Friday 10th (anytime), Saturday 11th (anytime), Friday 17th (anytime), Sunday 19th (anytime), Friday 24th (anytime), Saturday 25th (anytime)

May:  Friday 1st (anytime), Saturday 2nd (9am-1pm only), Sunday 3rd (anytime), Friday 8th (anytime), Sunday 10th (anytime), Friday 15th (anytime), Sunday 17th (anytime), Friday 22nd (anytime), Saturday 23rd (anytime), Sunday 24th (anytime), Friday 29th (anytime), Saturday 30th (9am-1pm), Sunday 31st (anytime)

The smaller classroom has more open weekend availability for events 40 guests and under.

Bookings and Cancellations are ongoing and ever-changing, please call or fill out an inquiry form below to inquire about the the most up to date availability of your date

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Application Process

How to Apply

Applications are reviewed and processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Download 2020 Application

E-mail 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 & touring hours vary.  Call or text 773.558.2003 if you are interested in stopping by in person.

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