Event Room Rentals

The Ecology Center rents the following spaces at affordable rates:

  • A large wood-and-stone multi-purpose room with a working fireplace that's perfect for receptions, parties, large meetings, and other special events 
  • A lengthy corridor with a wood-beamed vaulted ceiling providing a great option when an event requires additional space for guests
  • A recently renovated classroom for events with smaller numbers of people

Multi-Purpose Room

The multi-purpose room's wood-beamed ceiling and beautiful stone fireplace create an inviting environment that will make your guests feel comfortable and welcome. A perfect room for your upcoming party, wedding, reception, large meeting, or special event. And the room is available at a rate that is very affordable relative to similar facilities in the surrounding area.  


  • Views of the trees, plants, and natural setting of the Ladd Arboretum
  • Massive wood-burning stone fireplace
  • Vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams
  • Bamboo floors
  • A capacity of 100 people with tables and chairs
  • Water Availability
  • ADA-compliant bathroom facilities
  • Easy, free parking in a lot directly across the street


The Ecology Center corridor is an attractive hallway with a vaulted wood-beamed ceiling and bamboo floors. It can provide that needed extra space that will enable guests to maneuver and mingle comfortably at your special event. 


  • Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams
  • Bamboo floors
  • Painted plaster and wood walls

Room Rental Fees

 Description  Fee
 Multi - Purpose Room (Resident) $100/hr
 Multi - Purpose Room (Non-resident) $200/hr
 Corridor $25/hr
 Fireplace  $50
 Easel  $5
 Podium  $2


Reserving a room will require the completion of the Ecology Center Rental Contract.

If you have questions or require additional information, please email misaacson@cityofevanston.org.

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