THE NATIVE GARDEN


The Native Garden, located along the southeast edge of the lake, is a unique zen-style space complete with lush flowers and foliage, wooden pergola and gazebo, wood and wrought-iron benches, and fountains. This picturesque space is a peaceful backdrop for an outdoor wedding or religious service, followed by dining and dancing at Audubon Hall or under the stars at the North Bay Pavilion.

Space rental only available for ceremony style events and in conjunction with an event booked at Audubon Hall, North Bay Pavilion, or a tented space on the property.

Please note that The Native Garden is only available May – October.

  • WEDDING

    Winding red brick paths lead the way to this intimate garden where the waterfall, wild flowers, and abundant greenery create a serene and private setting for the outdoor wedding ceremony you have always dreamed of.

    SPACE DETAILS

    If you prefer to reserve The Native Garden for private use and do not want to host a catered function at Independence Grove, you may do so within 60 days of your event by contacting the Independence Grove Forest Preserve office at (847) 968-3499.

    Please note that food deliveries or other caterers are not permitted on the Independence Grove grounds.

    CAPACITY

    INDOOR/OUTDOOR

    AMENITIES

    OPTIONAL UPGRADES

    • Standing: N/A
    • Seated: 250

    • Outdoor

    • 2 security staff
    • Ceremony table with linen
    • Indoor restrooms located nearby
    • Includes inclement weather venue

    • Chairs
    • Sound system
    • Golf cart
    • Dedicated Event Coordinator to organize and oversee rehearsal and ceremony

  • SOCIAL EVENTS

    Winding red brick paths lead the way to this intimate garden where the waterfall, wild flowers, and abundant greenery create a serene and private setting for a beautiful outdoor religious service.

    SPACE DETAILS

    If you prefer to reserve The Native Garden for private use and do not want to host a catered function at Independence Grove, you may do so within 60 days of your event by contacting the Independence Grove Forest Preserve office at (847) 968-3499.

    Please note that food deliveries or other caterers are not permitted on the Independence Grove grounds.

    • Standing: N/A
    • Seated: 250

    • Outdoor

    • 2 security staff
    • Indoor restrooms located nearby
    • Includes inclement weather venue

    • Chairs
    • Sound system
    • Golf cart

TESTIMONIALS

Nat-1
The venue is gorgeous for a ceremony – beautiful scenery and awesome for pictures. Having your wedding here is well worth the money as it will be an absolutely gorgeous experience.
Lauren W., The Knot Review,
Chicago, IL

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