Daytime Space rental pricing

Hay Barn

West Classroom

Potting Shed


Dimensions:  26 x 48

Capacity: seated for dining 85

Capacity: cocktail style 110

Price per hour:  $150*

String lights in Hay Barn at no extra charge,

Potting Shed

West Classroom

Potting Shed


Dimensions:  17 x 23

Capacity:  20

Price per hour:  $100*

Farm Table provides seating for 10

The perfect space for smaller meetings or private dinners!

West Classroom

West Classroom

West Classroom


Dimensions:  25 x 15

Capacity:  30

Price per hour:  $80*

Perfect for a small birthday party or as a break-out space for your meeting in the Hay Barn.

Wagon Shed

Event Attendant

West Classroom


Dimensions:  20 x 48

Capacity:  75

Price per hour:  $135*

The Wagon Shed is a great add-on to your Hay Barn rental for your buffet or cocktail hour.  (The Wagon Shed is not rented separately from Hay Barn).


Event Attendant

Event Attendant


Dimensions:  24 x 20

Capacity:  20
Price per hour:  $100*
Great for a private cooking class, kids birthday party or team building activity!

Equipped with plenty of oven space, a six- burner stovetop and ample work space.

Event Attendant

Event Attendant

Event Attendant


Price per hour:  $25*

Elawa Farm requires a Staff Attendant be onsite throughout your event in the evening and on weekends when the Foundation Office is closed.

*PLEASE NOTE: Your rental period begins at set up and ends after clean up.  Call or email for more information. or 847-234-1966


As of March 2019, Elawa Farm Foundation now operates under a new Special Use Permit from the City of Lake Forest which limits the number of evening events we are allowed to host each year to 18 total. 

This includes all events occurring past 5pm, regardless of size or type of celebration.

What's included?


Included in Rental Rates:

  • 14 - 8ft. tables (shown left) 
  • 14 - 6ft. tables                                                                                        
  • 50 black mesh folding chairs (shown left)
  • Podium
  • Coat rack

Available for an additional fee:

  • Portable Projector/Portable Screen           $100/day                                                                         
  • Wireless Mic/Sound System                           $100/day


Q. When does the rental begin and end?

Your rental will begin at set up and ends once the event has been cleaned up and cleared out.

Q. Can we serve alcoholic beverages?

Yes, although a permit must be acquired through the City of Lake Forest.  The permit fee is $75/beer & wine or $100/beer, wine & spirits

Q. Do we need to have an Event Attendant?

Yes, for all events which occur when the Foundation Office is closed.  The Event Attendant is onsite to ensure that your event runs smoothly and that our historic buildings are well taken care of.