The Forest Preserves Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) is a ballroom venue located in Chicago, IL. Nestled in the suburban Chicago forests, this location offers scenic views and versatile event spaces. The event spaces effortlessly balance a rustic charm with an elegant ambiance. Here, the staff welcomes private parties, weddings, business functions, and golf outings.
The Forest Preserves VRC exhibits a classic forest lodge aesthetic with a trussed roof and hanging light fixtures that resemble camping lanterns. An elevated stone fireplace contributes to the venue’s cozy ambiance while dark candle chandeliers add an elegant touch. This open area can be configured into a variety of layouts and features a stage for entertainment. A wall of french doors separates the indoor ballroom space with the adjacent enclosed porch.
With a combination of indoor and covered outdoor spaces, this venue can accommodate up to 140 people. The ballroom can be decorated to your liking with colored table runners, centerpieces, and candles. On the enclosed patio, guests can enjoy sweeping views of the Edgebrook golf course. The on-site event staff seeks to ensure that clients have everything they need for a successful gathering. This venue is wheelchair accessible and offers parking nearby.