Barber & Oberwortmann Horticultural Center

Barber & Oberwortmann Horticultural Center

227 N Gougar Rd Joliet, IL
815-725-9001
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Max Capacity: 299 people
Dedicated in 1998 and newly remodeled, the Andrew B. Barber & Clarence D. Oberwortmann Horticultural Center, a 12,000 square foot facility, was built adjacently to the Bird Haven Greenhouse. It’s limestone exterior with wooden-beamed entryway and easy access to a charming outdoor-covered deck with patio seating is conducive to the natural surroundings of the 630 acres of Pilcher Park. The Horticultural Center is an ideal rental facility for any special occasion. The spacious main hall, with a capacity of 254 people sit down dining and 299 people reception style, can be subdivided into three smaller rooms to suit smaller sized gatherings. Private Bridal Room is also available. The Center attractively enhances the Bird Haven Greenhouse complex while providing additional space for a rental banquet hall. The Italian Renaissance style greenhouse, which is perfect for wedding ceremonies, features spectacular floral shows with seasonal motifs during the fall, winter, and spring. The Outdoor formal gardens are open June through October. The Bird Haven Greenhouse’s formal gardens are the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding or come inside for an intimate ceremony among the beautiful flowers and greenery. The hall is perfect for wedding receptions, parties, showers, communions, business meetings, reunions and more! The Horticultural Center provides a truly unique and memorable site to host your next special event.
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Package Pricing

Galas in the Greenhouse

Attendees: 15-60 | $1,030 - $1,390 Per Event

Casual Package

Attendees: 100 minimum | $18.85 Per Person

Dinner Package

$29.50 - $30.50 Per Person

Banquet Package

$46.25 - $47.25 Per Person
Event Spaces
Bridal Room
Foyer
Main Hall
Resource Room
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Amenities
  • Access to Electricity
  • Access to Running Water
  • Air Conditioned
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Grills
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Non-Smoking
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Park Pavilion
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Rest Room Facilities
Features
  • Acreage: 630
  • Credit Cards Accepted: None
  • Facility Location Setting: Built adjacently to the Bird Haven Greenhouse. Its limestone exterior with wooden-beamed entryway & easy access to a charming outdoor-covered deck with patio seating is conducive to the natural surroundings of the 630 acres of Pilcher Park.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 299
  • Nearest Airport: 26-50 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: 1-5 miles
  • Nearest Public Transportation: 6-10 miles
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 3
  • Number of On-Site Restaurants: 0
  • Parking: Complimentary Parking
  • Proximity of Nearest Ski Area: 16-25 miles
  • Proximity of Neighboring Golf Course: Less than 1 mile
  • Special Features: Newly remodeled in 2004. 12,000 square foot facility. Bird Haven Greenhouse. Capacity of 254 people sit down dining and 450 people reception style. Hall can be subdivided into three smaller rooms to suit smaller sized gatherings.
  • Total Exhibit Space (Square Feet): 4,000
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 3,725
  • Year Built: 1998
  • Year Renovated: 2004