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Facility Rentals

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. Fee Information.

Buildings and shelters are available to rent at three of our five forest preserves.

Reservations are accepted exactly one year in advance of the event date. Online reservations are accepted at 12am (Midnight) and will receive 1st priority rights; walk-ins 2nd, & phone calls 3rd. To make an online reservation, see facility availability, amenities, or location click here. For assistance in finding the right location, visit our Headquarters at the HI-Tower Bell Carillon in Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, call (217) 586-3360, or e-mail hq@ccfpd.org . Our staff will be happy to help you determine which location best meets your needs.

A non-refundable reservation fee (which is applied toward the rental fee) will be collected at the time of the reservation. $50 for open air shelters and smaller buildings / $100 for larger buildings, wedding receptions and garden weddings. Two months before your event date, the remaining balance of the rental fee and the refundable damage deposit must be paid in full. The damage deposit will be refunded after the event, if no damage occurs and all rules are followed.

Alcohol is allowed with building rentals when a signed Certificate of Insurance showing Host Liquor Liability coverage in the amount of $1 million, naming the Champaign County Forest Preserve District as an "additional insured" party is provided before the event. The insurance may be purchased online at https://www.theeventhelper.com/partner/pdrma (FAQ/Quick Tips)

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.

 

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 e-mail hq@ccfpd.org. Our staff will be happy to help you determine which location best meets your needs.

Once your reservation is made, you will be sent a contract which must be signed and returned with a nonrefundable reservation fee (which is applied toward your rental fee) within two weeks. Two months before your event date, the remaining balance of the rental fee and the damage deposit 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.