Event Spaces and Facilities

Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center
167 Forest Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 725-2000

The Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center is a LEED Platinum certified facility owned by the Park District of Oak Park featuring energy-efficient, high performance, and sustainable design elements. The Center is a unique venue for community events and nature-focused programs as well as private rentals.

Cheney Mansion
220 N Euclid Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 725-2500

Cheney Mansion, a historic property of the Park District of Oak Park, boasts 12,000-square-feet with 2 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and a renovated historic greenhouse. It is a distinctive locale for private celebrations and corporate events and hosts numerous community events and programs.

Concordia University Chicago
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 771-8300

Hold your next meeting on the picturesque campus of Concordia University Chicago. Facilities can accommodate up to 300 and include Internet, video conferencing, banquet rooms, and full catering services by Sodexo Food Service.

Scoville Square
137 N. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 205-8000

Built in 1905, Scoville Square was designed by E.E. Roberts and is one of the few examples of Prairie style architecture applied to commercial buildings. In 1980, commissioned architect John Vinci restored the building to its original grandeur. It’s an ideal atmosphere for social and business fundraisers and receptions. Various shops and Winberie’s restaurant are on the first floor.

Thatcher Woods Pavilion
8030 Chicago Ave.
River Forest, IL 60305
(800) 870-3666

Nestled within 245-acres of woodland along the Des Plaines River, the historic Thatcher Woods Pavilion is a stone masonry building anchored by a traditional fireplace. The facility was recently renovated and offers two rooms which can be rented as a single or double space for weddings, meetings and parties.

The Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 386-2729

Located in the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District, this 1928 landmark conveys unique charm and character in downtown Oak Park. The elegant ballroom seats 280 for dinner and 400 for theater-style. Rentals benefit the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association’s mission to strengthen the community through learning, giving, and sharing this landmark building.

West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave.
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 366-9000

West Suburban Temple is an egalitarian synagogue in River Forest. The Temple has been the center of Conservative Judaism in the western suburbs since the 1930’s. It is a diverse, dynamic community that joins together to pray, learn, and celebrate the joys of Jewish life.