Facility Rentals


Joseph E. Meyer Memorial Pavilion

Capacity: 200 with the lawn, 150 without the lawn

The Joseph E. Meyer Memorial Pavilion, constructed of natural materials, artfully blends into the surrounding gardens. Picture an expansive lawn surrounded by colorful plantings that curve around the pavilion. With its peaked, wood beam roof, fireplace and stone pillars, the pavilion is the ideal open-air site for creativity and imagination. Access to indoor restrooms and electricity is available.

 Ed’s Oasis

Capacity: 150 with lawn, 75 without the lawn

If you crave only birdsong and have no need for serious shelter, Ed’s Oasis is a great option. If you prefer to commune with nature rather than appreciate it from afar, say your “I Do’s” beneath the shade of the artistic structure that covers Ed’s Oasis.

 Window on the Wetlands

Capacity: 75 on the lawn

No matter the weather, there is always something going on in Taltree’s wetlands. Imagine spending several hours enjoying the graceful landings of migrating egrets, the sounds of frogs and the soulful cries of a visiting loon. Whether you choose to host a quiet family gathering, a bird-watching event or a one-of-a-kind outdoor nature tutorial, Window on the Wetlands can accommodate your needs.


The Sidetrack sidetrack tent

Capacity: 300

The Sidetrack has a spacious outdoor green area, which is capable of hosting large tents for your big event. The Sidetrack offers a covered stage with a view of one of Taltree’s many woodland areas and a stunning view of the Railway Garden.

The Audrey M. & Leonard J. Hitz Family Rose Garden

Capacity: 150 on the lawn

Hitz Rose Garden

A popular venue for wedding ceremonies is the Hitz Family Rose Garden. This quiet setting with its fountains and scented plantings adds an air of elegance to any event. There is no protection from the elements in this venue. Electricity is available.



  depot shot  Depot set for eventThe Depot 

Capacity: 100


Taltree’s Depot offers a unique, old-fashioned train station setting ideally suited for wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate and private events. This location has a great view of Taltree’s Signature Oak and of the Midwest’s largest G-scale railway garden. Hop aboard for a memorable time and let Taltree be the conductor for your event!