Let Us Host Your Next Event
The Kendall County Forest Preserve District offers distinct venues to host your special event.
Ellis House and Equestrian Center:
Ellis House and Equestrian Center provides event space for weddings, showers, and other family and business events. Ellis House can accommodate up to 200 guests which includes use of both the Ellis House and Event Tent May through October, and up to 40 guests for those events taking place in the Ellis House. Discounts are available for government and not-for-profit groups. Contact us today for pricing and availability.
Ellis House and Equestrian Center: 815-475-4035.
Meadowhawk Lodge located at Hoover Forest Preserve in Yorkville offers a year-round indoor meeting space for up to 100 guests (seated). Meadowhawk Lodge features a large room with a vaulted ceiling and great outdoor views, a reception area, and full commercial kitchen. Fees are based on use, with options for staff support with setup and cleanup of your event. Discounts are available for government and not-for-profit groups. Contact us today for pricing and availability.
Kendall County Historic Courthouse
The Kendall County Forest Preserve District also schedules private reservations of the Kendall County Historic Courthouse in Yorkville. The Historic Courthouse features a large conference room that seats up to 70 people, and a small kitchen with sink, microwave, and refrigerator.
Pickerill-Pigott Estate House
The Estate House will host District education and partner agency programs, special events, and private events. Boasting an outdoor, covered patio and space inside of the grand entryway, the Pickerill Estate House can host up to 90 people on the patio and 40 people inside of the Estate House. Kitchen will have counter space and a refrigerator/freezer for use. Additionally, the grounds surrounding the house provide ample space for guests to enjoy the outdoors. Fees are based on use, with options for staff support with set up and clean-up of your event. Reservation forms can be found here (coming soon). Opening Summer 2023.