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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) $125/hr
 Multi - Purpose Room (Non-resident) $165/hr
 Corridor $50/hr
 Fireplace  $50


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

For additional information, visit the City of Evanston rental information page.

If you have questions or require additional information, please email

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