Garfield Park Conservatory Room Rentals
How luxurious to be able to take your guests to a tropical paradise and you don't have to fly to get there! This one's as close as the Garfield Park Conservatory with a multi-room greenhouse that provides a lush, warm, tropical setting as fragrant as any resort in the islands. With separate space dedicated to events, seasonal decor and a children's garden, it's perfect for large or small occasions and great escape mini-vacations. No sunscreen required!
For that special occasion — weddings, reunions, business meetings — rent one of several Conservatory rooms or the entire Conservatory! Click a thumbnail image to view photos of Horticulture Hall, Jensen Room and the Community Room. For more information call Joan Colon, Special Events Coordinator, at 312-746-5250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Capacity: 650
- Price Range for rentals through May 2015: $200 - $3,000
- Price Range for June 2015 rentals and beyond: $300 - $5,000
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
May I bring my own caterer?
You may choose from our list of exceptional caterers.
Can I bring in my own alcohol?
Your caterer must provide and serve all alcohol.
What other event services can I bring in?
Please feel free to select your baker, florist, entertainment and décor. We do ask you advise us of your selected vendors so we may be sure they carry appropriate insurance.
Do I need liability insurance?
Yes. Please ask your CPD Designee how to obtain this.
Do I need security?
Yes, you are required to use the Chicago Park District security. The GPC requires a minimum of three guards for evening rental. Security is $30 per hour per guard.
Do you have a bridal room?
Yes. The Community Room is used as a bridal room if you rent the entire site you have access to this room. If you are only renting Horticulture Hall, this room can be added for $200.
How many weddings does the Conservatory host a year?
We host approximately 60-75 weddings each year
Is there free parking?
Convenient free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Conservatory.
Can I get unique keepsakes to mark my event at the Conservatory?
If you are looking for unique gifts to complement your event, whether it’s a wedding party, shower favors or a corporate incentive, the Conservatory Gift Shop is a natural! We can help you find beautiful mementos for any occasion that your guests will treasure.
Which spaces/rooms are most appropriate for my event?
We suggest Horticulture Hall (perhaps in conjunction with the Monet Gardens and Jensen Room), the Blue Stone Patio or the entire Conservatory for the following large events:
• Weddings (both the ceremony and the reception)
• Corporate parties
• Holiday parties
• Memorial services
The Jensen Room or the Community Room are appropriate for smaller events, like:
• Birthday parties
• Baby showers
• Bridal showers
• Meetings and retreats
Do I need a permit to take my wedding photos and/or video at the Conservatory?
Yes, permits are required for any non-commercial ceremonial photos or video (e.g. wedding photos) at the Conservatory. Permits are also required for commercial photography and filming, as well as student film productions. Please contact the Chicago Park District Permits Department at 312-742-5369 for information and to obtain your permit. You can also obtain information and forms at the Chicago Park District Permits webpage for media permits.