Located in the Northeast corner of historic Columbus Park, the beautiful Refectory building is a popular destination for weddings and other special events.
The design for the grounds of Columbus Park, considered the masterpiece of Jens Jenson — dean of Prairie-style architecture — were inspired by the site's natural history and topography. This inspiration is evident in the Refectory's serene setting — a surrounding landscape that features two natural looking waterfalls, stratified stonework ledges, a large lagoon and abundant native plant life.
The Refectory building itself is a beautiful landmark showcasing Spanish-influenced architecture, arched entryways, ornate terra cotta details and three porticos that fill with sun during the summer. The generous-sized Dance Hall with its magnificent windows overlooks the stunning lagoon and comes complete with a grand piano.
The building is adjacent to Columbus Park's nine-hole golf course and offers convenient, free parking right outside!