Brushwood Center

21850 N. Riverwoods Road, 21850 N. Riverwoods Rd., Deerfield, IL
Capacity: 400 people

About Brushwood Center

Bring your event to Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, a gathering place nestled deep in the 565 acres of the tranquil wooded sanctuary of the Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods, Illinois. We invite you to discover this little known treasure. Just 25 miles from Chicago’s downtown, Brushwood Center is worlds away from the busyness of life. Plan your event at Brushwood Center and experience the warmth and charm of the historic Ryerson estate with the benefits offered through the surrounding nature. Turn into Brushwood Center and leave the world behind. The beauty, peace, and quiet of a pristine oak woodland is the backdrop to your event. You’ll enjoy stunning tree or garden views from every window. We promise that your family gathering, life celebration, or business retreat will only gain clarity and inspiration when it takes place at Brushwood Center.

Event Pricing

Non-Profit Rentals
$100 - $500 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
$150 - $2,500 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Attendees: 250 max | $2,000 - $5,000 /event
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

Brushwood Center (Entire Home)
The Brushwood Great Room
The Brushwood Library
The Education Room
Venue Types
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 400
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 1
  • Special Features: Brushwood Center is a historic home located in the middle of 565acres of pristine oak forest. With trail heads just off of the parking lot that lead to over 6 miles of wooded trails through woodland and along the Des Plaines River.
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 495
  • Year Renovated: 1942