No dogs, horses or other pets are allowed in the preserve or preserve facilities.
Qualified services animals are allowed throughout the preserve and in all preserve facilities.
Walls of windows in this beautifully designed 19,000-square-foot facility provide panoramic views of the lake and preserve. The open interior features banquet and meeting space, a classroom, nature and history exhibits, and occasional photo exhibitions that display the work of local artists. A large pavilion and a variety of other scenic outdoor spaces can be reserved for your special event.
Indoor and Outdoor Venues
Audubon Hall, the Millennia Plaza, and the North Bay Pavilion can be reserved for weddings, banquets, reunions, picnics and other private celebrations, corporate meetings and retreats, and community functions.
Audubon Hall :: Capacity 350
Located within the Visitors Center, the Audubon Hall features elevated ceilings and a spacious design, making it the perfect setting for your next celebration or corporate meeting. More intimate settings are available by reserving one of the smaller partitioned spaces. For warm weather events, the indoor space flows easily outdoors onto a covered veranda. For Audubon Hall reservations and catering arrangements, contact our caterer Events at Independence Grove at 847-247-1111.
The picturesque Millennia Plaza and surrounding amphitheater, fountain and native garden make an ideal outdoor setting for a variety of special programs, events and celebrations. The native garden showcases flowers and foliage, a sculptured fountain, wooden pergola and gazebo, wood and wrought iron benches and winding red brick walkways. For Millennia Plaza reservations and catering arrangements, contact our caterer Events at Independence Grove at 847-247-1111.
North Bay Pavilion :: Capacity 500
Situated on the preserve's scenic North Bay, this striking lakeside pavilion and adjacent open area are perfect for an outdoor company picnic, wedding, family reunion or other event. The pavilion offers a stone fireplace, picnic tables, drinking water, electricity, parking, toilets, trail access, fishing pier, playfield and sand volleyball court. For North Bay Pavilion reservations and catering arrangements, contact Catering by Michaels at 847-966-6555.
Located on the north side of the Visitors Center, the café is open seasonally and sells snacks, light entrees, beverages and ice cream from a convenient walk-up window. Season schedule, hours and menu »