From business meetings to company holiday parties, we want to make sure that your rental event runs smoothly. Here are just a few of the amenities available at Gorton.
A/V and Other Amenities
- Built-in Projectors, Screens, and Speakers in the Stuart Community Room
- Portable Projectors and Screens for other rooms
- Portable Sound System
- Conference Phone
- Mounted or portable whiteboards, depending on the room
Conveniently located on the first floor is a 428-square-foot prep kitchen, offering an ample staging area for your caterer. The kitchen features a commercial-grade refrigerator, a 6-burner stovetop, ovens, a microwave, and a large, stainless steel double sink.
On the lower level, adjacent to the Grotto, is another kitchen which has plenty of counter space, a residential-grade refrigerator, double ovens, a microwave, and a sink.
Parking & Accessibility
Free parking is available in Gorton’s onsite parking lot. For large events when extra parking is needed, additional parking is available in the lot north of Gorton, along the north side of Illinois Road, and also in the train station lots across from Gorton. All areas of the building are easily accessible for guests and caterers via elevator, stairway, and ramps. Hearing Loops are available in our John & Nancy Hughes Theater and Stuart Community Room.
Gorton Center can provide technical assistance with sound, lighting, staging, video, internet, and meeting conferencing.
Gorton Drama Studio announces new faculty member
Matt Mueller added as musical director for the upcoming class and production of “Peter Pan: The Original Adaptation” that begins Wednesday, January 10 at Gorton Center in Lake Forest
Gorton Center Celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2024
From the epic Mountainfilm on Tour Festival and the inspiring Giordano Dance Chicago, to concerts and comedians, there is something for everyone!