Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole is the perfect venue to host a meeting, reception, fundraiser, corporate training, educational or art/music program. To check availability and receive pricing, please contact Betty Kay Swanson, Event & Program Manager at or call 815-455-8000.

Rooms available for rental include:

The Board Room

Lakeside Arts Park – At The Dole rents its boardroom on an hourly or daily basis for meetings and seminars. Our comfortable,
well-equipped room offers a professional setting within a thriving arts organization, has free parking and is also convenient for transportation of attendees.

Sage & Dole Gallery

The galleries can be rented together, the two exquisite Galleries in McHenry Country! Within the galleries, individuals can experience art exhibits, performances, and presentations. Both galleries are available for rental for businesses, non-profits, educational groups, individual and other community-based organizations. The Dole, Sage and ‘the Listening Room’ at the Dole can be rented for musical recitals. Contact us for the recital rate for each space. The Dole and Sage has an upright Yamaha piano and ‘the Listening Room’ is home to Steinway Piano.

 Sage Gallery

  • Perfect for large meetings, seminars, receptions, memorials, and banquets.
  • Comfortably seats up to 200.
  • Historic ballroom, built in the 1920s.
  • Rotating monthly art exhibits.

Dole Gallery

  • Perfect for meetings, intimate receptions, and luncheons.
  • Comfortably seats up to 80.
  • Part of the Dole Mansion, built in 1865.
  • Unique and historic.
  • Rotating monthly art exhibits.

‘the Listening Room’ at the Dole:

Corporate training, strategic planning, recitals, and fundraising performances. A one of a kind entertainment venue offering a variety of musical performances throughout the year. Accommodating audiences between 100 – 120. (Special rental rates apply.)

Culinary Studio

Bring out your inner chef in Lakeside’s very own culinary kitchen. Opportunity for children culinary session and camps, corporate team building programs, rental options and much more. Group size max: 16





Other amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Vestal Culinary Kitchen
  • Catering and boxed lunches may be brought in from a preferred list of vendors, also located near several downtown restaurants.
  • Upon request, audio and visual equipment are available for an additional fee.


For more information please contact Betty Kay Swanson, Event & Program Manager at or Alana Sattler, Events & Program Assistant at 815-455-8000 or for information on booking your next event!