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.

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 Rental Fee
Monday - Thursday 100 Cook County Resident $66/hr
Monday - Thursday 100 Non-resident $92/hr
Friday - Sunday 100 Cook County Resident $87/hr
Friday - Sunday 100 Non-resident $112/hr


Availability Capacity Rental Fee
Monday - Thursday 40 Cook County Resident $20/hr
Monday - Thursday 40 Non-resident $51/hr
Friday - Sunday 40 Cook County Resident $36/hr
Friday - Sunday 40 Non-resident $71/hr

Both Rooms

Availability Capacity Rental Fee Outdoor Event Fee (Apr15-Oct15)
Monday - Thursday 140 Cook County Resident $86/hr Cook County Resident $61/hr *
Monday - Thursday 140 Non-resident $143/hr Non-resident $67/hr *
Friday - Sunday 140 Cook County Resident $123/hr Cook County Resident $61/hr *
Friday - Sunday 140 Non-resident $183/hr Non-resident $67/hr *

*(Required April 15 – October 15)

Weekend Availability Update

Availability below is for the Community (Larger) Room

September:   Friday 27th (anytime)

October:   Friday 4th (anytime), Saturday 5th (9am-1pm only), Friday 18th (anytime),  Sunday 27th (6pm-10pm only).  

November: Friday 1st (anytime),  Sunday 10th (5:30pm-10pm only), Friday 15th (anytime), Sunday 17th (anytime), Friday 22nd (anytime),  Friday 29th (anytime).  Closed on Thanksgiving.

December:   Friday 6th (anytime),  Saturday 14th (9am-3pm only), Sunday 15th (anytime), Friday 20th (anytime), Saturday 21st (9am-2pm only), Sunday 22nd (anytime), Friday 27th (anytime), Saturday 28th (9am-3pm only), Sunday 29th (anytime).  Closed Christmas Day and New Years Eve.

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

The VRC at Edgebrook Inquiry
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Application Process

How to Apply

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

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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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