Thank you for considering the Champaign County Forest Preserve District for your event. Whether you're planning a wedding ceremony or reception, family reunion, business meeting or company picnic, we have a facility to accommodate you. We offer open-air shelters and enclosed buildings in beautiful settings, in styles from rustic to contemporary.
Buildings and shelters are available to rent at three of our five forest preserves.
Reservations will be taken up to one year prior to the event date for all rentals. For assistance in finding the right location, visit, call our Headquarters at the HI-Tower Bell Carillon in Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve at (217) 586-3360, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff will be happy to help you determine which location best meets your needs.
Make your reservation online by clicking on the Facility Search link under the Explore More section. You will be required to pay a $50 or $100 non-refundable reservation deposit (which is applied toward your rental fee) at the time of the reservation. 45 days before your event date, the reservation must be paid in full.
Alcohol is allowed with building rentals if a certificate of Host Liquor Liability Insurance in the amount of $1 million and naming the Champaign County Forest Preserve District as an "additional insured" party is provided before the event.
The Forest Preserve District welcomes your interest in using our facilities for your wedding and/or reception. Before you make your final decision, however, there are a number of factors of which you should be aware. Please read our special information for wedding activities.