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Preserves are open 6:30 AM to sunset. Some facilities remain closed and all in-person education programs, volunteer projects, and special events have been canceled or modified in response to COVID-19 concerns. Follow CDC guidelines for safe social distancing.Virtual education programs and school field trips are available.



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.

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    Brae Loch Golf Club, Grayslake | 847-968-3444

    A bright event space in a country setting overlooking the course’s fairways, Brae Loch is perfect for golf outings, weddings, business functions and social events.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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