About Us

Address ‣ 8030 Chicago Ave, River Forest, IL 60305

This event venue is anchored by a stone masonry traditional gas-lit fireplace which adds richness to the restoration of the entire facility. Two meeting rooms can be used either as a single space or two separate functions, which can accommodate approximately 120 or 80/40 guests accordingly. A convenient prep-type kitchen is on-site.


East Room

Availability Capacity Rental Fee
Monday - Thursday 80 Cook County Resident $77/hr
Monday - Thursday 80 Non-resident $102/hr
Friday - Sunday 80 Cook County Resident $102/hr
Friday - Sunday 80 Non-resident $128/hr

West Room

Availability Capacity Rental Fee
Monday - Thursday 40 Cook County Resident $61/hr
Monday - Thursday 40 Non-resident $92/hr
Friday - Sunday 40 Cook County Resident $92/hr
Friday - Sunday 40 Non-resident $117/hr

Both Rooms

Availability Capacity Rental Fee Outdoor Event Fee (Apr15-Oct15)
Monday - Thursday 120 Cook County Resident $138/hr Cook County Resident $204 *
Monday - Thursday 120 Non-resident $194/hr Non-resident $218*
Friday - Sunday 120 Cook County Resident $194/hr Cook County Resident $204 *
Friday - Sunday 120 Non-resident $245/hr Non-resident $218*

*(Required April 15 – October 15)

Weekend Availability Update

Availability below is for the East (larger) Room:

July:    Friday July 5th (Anytime),  Saturday 13th (9am-1pm only) , Sunday 14th 6pm-10pm

August:   Sunday 11th (6-10pm only),  Saturday August 24th (9am-2:30pm), Sunday 25th (9am-1pm), Friday 30th (anytime)

September:    Sunday 1st (9am-2pm), Friday 6th (anytime),  Sunday 15th (9am-1pm), Friday 20th (anytime), Sunday 29th (9am-1pm only)

October:    Friday 4th (anytime), Sunday 6th (anytime), Friday 18th (anytime), Saturday 19th (9am-1:45pm only), Saturday 26th (9am-2pm only), Sunday 27th (anytime)

The West  (smaller) Room 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

Thatcher Woods Event Space Inquiry
Our indoor permit sales team is looking forward to sharing more with you about hosting your banquet, meeting, wedding or event at Thatcher Woods. Please fill in the below information and we will be in touch with you soon!
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Application Process

How to Apply

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

Download 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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