+ How many people can the Trailside Event Center accommodate?

Trailside seats 250 people comfortably.

+ How much is the deposit and when is it due?

Deposit is 50% of rental fee (plus Illinois state tax) and is due upon signing contract.

+ Can I hold my Wedding Ceremony here, too?

Ceremonies may be held in the event space - there is not a separate room for ceremonies. In the event of a small gathering, we may be able to curtain off the ceremony & reception areas.

+ Is the site handicap accessible?

Yes. We have ramped entrances and an elevator to the Trailside Event Center.

+ What is the cancellation policy? Will the deposit be refunded? How far in advance can I cancel?

Cancellations six months or prior to event date will be refunded 50% of deposit. Cancellations less than six months prior to event date will not be refunded.

+ Is there an outdoor space for mingling?

There is a beautiful greenspace outside the venue at ground level which can be added on to any day package for $500.

+ Do you have a list of preferred vendors?

Check out the local friends section of our website for some of our preferred vendors. A list of approved vendors is available upon request. Other vendors may be accepted by request.

+ Are there kitchen facilities available? Refrigeration? Stoves?

The venue has a warming kitchen with refrigerator and sink, work tables, and power supply for warming cabinets.

+ Are tables, linens, chairs, plates and silverware provided?

Standard tables, standard chairs, and white or black tablecloths are included in the rental fee. Dishes, glassware and silverware are not included and should be provided by your caterer.

+ Can I bring a wedding cake from an outside cake maker or must I use a cake made by Trefzger's Bakery?

No. Trefzger's Bakery is the exclusive provider of wedding cakes, cupcakes, and desserts for the Trailside Event Center. (There will be no outside cakes/cupcakes/desserts allowed in the event center.)