Barber & Oberwortmann Horticultural Center

227 N Gougar Rd, Joliet, IL
Capacity: 299 people

About Barber & Oberwortmann Horticultural Center

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.

Package Pricing

Galas in the Greenhouse
Attendees: 15-60 | $1,030 - $1,390 /event
Pricing for all event types
Casual Package
Attendees: 100 min | $18.85 /person
Pricing for all event types
Dinner Package
$29.50 - $30.50 /person
Pricing for all event types
Banquet Package
$46.25 - $47.25 /person
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

Main Hall
Center Hall
North Hall
South Hall
Resource Room
Bridal Room
Venue Types
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 299
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 3
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 3,725
  • Year Renovated: 2004