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.

Buildings and shelters are available to rent at four of our seven 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 [email protected]. Our staff will be happy to help you determine which location best meets your needs. 

Alcohol is allowed with a facility rental. Renter must provide a signed Certificate of Insurance that shows proof of Host Liquor Liability coverage in the amount of $1 million and CCFPD must be named as an additional insured party.

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.

Make your reservation online by clicking on one of the links below. The full rental fee must be paid at the time of the reservation.

Cutoff Dates

Cutoff dates have been established for new reservations and changes to an existing reservation:

Weekday Event (M-F): must be received at least 3 days before the event date.

Weekend Event (Sat-Sun): must be received by the Wednesday prior to the weekend of your event.