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The Kendall County Forest Preserve District offers distinct venues to host your special event.
Pickerill Estate House
The Kendall County Forest Preserve is pleased to announce its newest Special Event Venue, Pickerill Estate House, opening this summer! The Estate House will host District education and partner agency programs, special events, and private events. Boasting a large outdoor, covered patio and space inside of the grand entryway, kitchen, dining room, and adjacent living area, the Pickerill Estate House can host up to 90 people on the patio and 60 people inside of the Estate House. The kitchen area will have counter space and a refrigerator and freezer for use. Additionally, the grounds surrounding the house provide ample space for guests to enjoy the outdoors. Fees are based on use, with options for staff support with set up and clean-up of your event. Book your shower, birthday party, graduation party, and much more! Reservations are currently being accepted for events starting in August! Reservation forms and pricing can be found here
Ellis House and Equestrian Center:
Ellis House and Equestrian Center provides event space for weddings, showers, and other family and business events. Ellis House can accommodate up to 200 guests which includes use of both the Ellis House and Event Tent May through October, and up to 40 guests for those events taking place in the Ellis House. Discounts are available for government and not-for-profit groups. Contact us today for pricing and availability.
Ellis House and Equestrian Center: 815-475-4035.
Meadowhawk Lodge located at Hoover Forest Preserve in Yorkville offers a year-round indoor meeting space for up to 100 guests (seated). Meadowhawk Lodge features a large room with a vaulted ceiling and great outdoor views, a reception area, and full commercial kitchen. Fees are based on use, with options for staff support with setup and cleanup of your event. Discounts are available for government and not-for-profit groups. Contact us today for pricing and availability.