Natural Settings for Weddings, Banquets, and Meetings
Let nature create a unique setting for your next special event, whether it's a wedding, banquet, golf outing, corporate, nonprofit or family gathering. A landscape painted by one of the four seasons can be yours when you treat your guests to an event at one of our premier facilities.
Beer Garden, Libertyville | 847-968-3499
Late spring through early summer, the Beer Garden features a variety of local craft brews on tap, along with packaged snacks and other beverages. Plenty of casual lakeside seating is available.
Greenbelt Cultural Center, North Chicago | 847-968-3477
This expansive facility provides a community gathering place that's perfect for any occasion. It features two classrooms, a divisible multi-purpose room, two community art galleries and an outdoor amphitheatre. Large windows offer panoramic views of the surrounding natural setting.
Independence Grove, Libertyville | 847-247-1111
The beautifully designed and spacious Visitors Center offers panoramic views of the lake and preserve. It can be reserved for weddings and other private celebrations, corporate meetings and retreats, and community functions. The preserve's Millennia Plaza with native garden, and the North Bay Pavilion make ideal settings for a variety of outdoor celebrations and memorable photos. For 2023 event inquires, please contact Catering by Michaels at 847-247-1111. For 2024 event inquiries, please contact us at IndependenceGrove@LCFPD.org.
ThunderHawk Lodge, Beach Park | 847-968-3450
Surrounded by acres of rolling woodlands, pristine wetlands and native prairie, the ThunderHawk Lodge is a rustic, yet elegant venue for any occasion. The Lodge opens to a large patio that's perfect for outdoor celebrations.
Picnic Shelter Rentals
Our picnic shelters and open areas are popular locations for baptisms, family reunions, wedding receptions, company picnics and other special events.
Reserve online, by phone at 847-367-6640, or in person weekdays from 8 am to 4:30 pm at our General Offices at 1899 West Winchester Road in Libertyville.
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