Conservatory Weddings

For years, brides and grooms have said their “I do’s” in front of family and friends at the beautiful Friendship Park Conservatory. Imagine yourself surrounded by gorgeous gardens and wooded grounds for your photos, ceremony and reception. This unique and intimate romantic setting offers an outdoor courtyard, majestic fountain, floral-filled atrium and an elegant  banquet room.

The Conservatory is a one-of-a-kind setting unique in its versatility. No two weddings are quite the same. Each of the four seasons deliver an original, beautiful and natural backdrop for your once in a lifetime event. Ceremonies are held indoors or out – consider cocktails in the courtyard before moving into the banquet room for your reception of up to 100 guests.

We are committed to making your day special from start to finish!

Guests may contract with their own choice of caterer for all food service. Food service staff must be provided by caterer or host. FPC staff are not responsible for any portion of food set up, food service or food clean up.

Wedding Packages  – Full Facility (Private Event):

Rental rates include private use of venue or rental space, table and chair setup. Linens included in some packages. FPC staff is not responsible for any additional setup, execution or breakdown of event.

100 guest capacity. All events must end by 11:00 PM.

Ceremony & Reception ($4000)

  • 6 hours of event time
  • 5 hours prior to the event of set up time
  • Choice of linen tablecloths, runners and napkins
  • Bridal Suite included

Reception Only ($3000)

  • 5 hours of event time
  • 5 hours prior to the event of set up time
  • Choice of linen tablecloths, runners and napkins
  • Bridal Suite: $500

Ceremony Only ($1250)

  • Max. 100 guests
  • 2 hours of event time

Atrium Ceremony ($500)

  • Max. 20 guests
  • 2 hours of event time

Bar Packages

All alcoholic beverages and bartenders must be provided through Mt. Prospect Park District (Friendship Park Conservatory) as we hold our own liquor license. Bar options must be approved two weeks before event. Guests may bring in their own non-alcoholic beverages. Rental Host is responsible for set up, service and cleanup of any beverages brought in.


Full Open Bar

  • Premium Liquors, Beer, Wine, Soda and Bottled Water
  • $21.00 per person/per hour + tax
  • Min. 2 hours

Limited Open Bar

  • Beer, Wine, Soda and Bottled Water
  • $18.00 per person/per hour + tax
  • Min. 2 hours

Master Tab Bar

  • Full open bar with tab paid at the end of the event
  • Credit card on file required
  • $500 minimum required 

Cash Limit Bar

  • Open bar until the event hits a set dollar amount
  • Cash bar after the limit is reached.

Cash Bar

  • Guests pay for individual drinks
  • $500 minimum required or $50 bar set up fee will be applied to the host bill
  • Champagne Toast or full bottles of wine on each dinner table: $24.00 each + tax

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Decorations are allowed as long as they do not cause damage to the venue (no nails, holes or tape that causes damage to paint or surfaces). No confetti, glitter or rice is allowed. Balloons are allowed as long as they are anchored down and removed from the venue at the end of the event. No open flames are allowed. Candles must be in a votive or hurricane.

DJs, Musicians & Music

DJs and musicians are allowed in the Conservatory. Please have them contact the Coordinator to confirm details of your event as well any lighting or electrical requirements. Bluetooth speakers may be brought in. FPC can provide a microphone and speaker. Please be advised that we cannot play music through our sound system.

DJ must end 30 minutes prior to the end of the event. 


All vendors, florists, DJs, caterers etc. must be submitted in writing 2 weeks before event. Any deliveries must be approved by the Coordinator before the event. The Conservatory is unable to store items before or after your event. Set-ups and teardowns by outside contractors must occur during the rental time period as stated in the contract.

Set Up

All events are allotted time to set up for their event. Additional setup time is based on availability. There is a charge for additional set up time. Table set up must be provided one week prior to event.

Breakdown and Cleanup

Rehearsal/Early Set Up

Rental Host may arrange setup and rehearsal time the day before the event. Time slots are $400.00 for 3 hours and are based on availability.

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All events must end by 11:00 PM. Breakdown must be completed 30 minutes after the end of event. Any items brought in by Rental Host, vendors or guests of the event must be removed by this time. FPC staff will break down tables, chairs and bar. Rental Host will be charged for any additional cleanup, breakdown or extended time. We are unable to store items before or after your event.

Payment & Deposits

Final payments MUST be made 10 days before event date. The security deposit is NON REFUNDABLE. Funds may be transferred to a new date IF rebooking is possible. 

What would cause me to lose my deposit? The renter will be held liable for any damage to the building, equipment, furnishings, or grounds incurred during your rental time, including excessive clean up. Any fire alarms caused by an event are subject to a $250.00 fine and you will be held responsible for any damages. If additional payment is required, the renter agrees to pay within thirty (30) days of the post-rental date. Children must be supervised at all times. No pets are allowed in the Conservatory.

Ceremony Rehearsal

Ceremony rehearsal available the day before your event if the space and date is available. $400 for three hours of event time. 

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