773.558.2003
773.558.2003
2021 Reservations are Opening on October 20th, 2020 at 9am
Only Dan Ryan, Thatcher Woods, and The VRC at Edgebrook will open for events. Maximum capacity is limited to 50 people.
About Us

Address ‣ S Western Ave & W 87th St, Chicago, IL 60620

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.

2020 Rates
Availability Capacity Rental Fee Outdoor Event Fee*
Monday - Thursday 120 Cook County Resident $79/hr Cook County Resident $63 *
Monday - Thursday 120 Non-resident $104/hr Non-Resident $69 *
Friday - Sunday 120 Cook County Resident $109/hr Cook County Resident $63 *
Friday - Sunday 120 Non-resident $135/hr Non-Resident $69 *


*(Required April 15 – October 15)
Special Use Every Day Price - Resident & Non-resident $10

Weekend Availability Update: 

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


Dan Ryan Woods Inquiry
First Name(Required)
Last Name(Required)
Group / Organization
Email(Required)
Phone(Required)
Event Type(Required)
Event Date & Time
Estimated Number of Participants
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Additional Information
Application Process

How to Apply

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

Download 2020 Application
Download 2021 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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