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, preserve information, 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. For 2023 event inquires, please contact Catering by Michaels at 847-247-1111. For 2024 event inquiries, please contact us at independencegrove@LCFPD.org.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.