Other public meeting spaces
If the Champaign Public Library is unable to meet your need for a meeting space, here are some other places to try. This is not an exhaustive list, and it does not list retail spaces (e.g. hotels). The details, particularly the fees, change frequently. Call the facility for their most up-to-date information. If you find errors in these listings, please contact us.
The Alice Campbell Alumni Center
601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
Go to www.uiaa.org/alumnicenter/spaces for more information. 4 rooms.
Capacity: 18-500 people
Anita Purves Nature Center
1505 N. Broadway Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
Mostly available for evening rentals. 4 rooms (2 small/ 2 large).
Capacity: 25 people for smaller rooms; can combine two large rooms for seating for 100, or 50–60 with tables
Bresnan Meeting Center
706 Kenwood Rd., Champaign, IL 61821
Call three weeks in advance. Fee must be paid two weeks in advance.
Capacity: 50–60 people
1776 E. Washington St., Urbana, IL 61801
Minimum 2 hours. Please book three weeks in advance.
Capacity: 200 people seated
Champaign City Council Chambers
102 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820
Governmental and civic groups only. Application form, available from the City Manager’s office, must be filled out and presented at least 48 hours before the meeting. No regular organizational membership meetings.
Capacity: 160 people seated, plus another 50 standing
Fee: $50, plus additional fees for special equipment
Champaign Fire Department Stations 5, 6 & Downtown
Station 5: 1810 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign
Station 6: 3911 W. Windsor Rd., Champaign
Downtown: 307 S. Randolph St., Champaign
Not usually available Tues/Wed/Thurs. Two weeks advance notice preferred. May be able to accommodate short notice. No private parties—community groups only.
Capacity: 49 seated, 36 with tables
Douglass Branch Library Meeting Room
504 E. Grove St., Champaign, IL 61820
398-2591, to reach the rentals coordinator at Champaign Park District
For events during library hours (Douglass Branch Library is open Mon.–Thu. 10–8, Fri. 10–6, and Sat. 10–4), reserve this meeting room online. For events outside of library hours, contact the Champaign Park District. This space is jointly owned by the library and the Park District.
Capacity: 80 seated
Fee charged after library hours
Douglass Community Center
512 E. Grove St., Champaign, IL 61820
Capacity (gym): 650 people seated, 320 with chairs and tables
1311 W. Church St., Champaign, IL 61821
Capacity (gym): 65 seated
Fees: $40/hour room use, plus $35 for kitchen use. $100 refundable damage deposit. Minimum two hours.
Meeting Room Reservations
1401 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801
24-hour advance notice requested, but may be able to accommodate less.
Capacity: Many different rooms, some of which can be combined. Maximum seated capacity: 900
Fee (University): $30–$235/day
Fee (non-University): $70–$500/room
45 E. University Ave., Champaign, IL 61820
See cityview.cumtd.com for more information, including room layouts. Rates vary for weekday and weekend use.
Capacity: 150–250 people seated
Lake House at Crystal Lake Park
206 W. Park, Urbana, IL 61801
One room with kitchen.
Capacity: indoors only: 50 seated, 60 standing; or including outdoor terrace, 120 seated, 200 standing
Fee charged. Minimum two hours.
Leonhard Recreation Center
2112 W. Sangamon Dr., Champaign, IL 61821
Capacity (gym): 250 people
Fee: $60/hour. Minimum two hours.
Levis Faculty Center
919 W. Illinois St., Urbana, IL 61801
Visit www.levisluiuc.edu. In building caterer available.
Capacity: 50–250 people theater style
Fee: Each room has a daily charge. Additional charges apply after 5 pm.
McKinley Presbyterian Foundation
809 S. Fifth St., Champaign, IL 61820
Five rooms with different capacities. Minimum 24-hour notice.
2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL 61821
Many rooms (classrooms—larger areas, capacity up to 100 people). Wide range of prices.
Phillips Recreation Center
505 W. Stoughton Urbana, IL 61801
No rentals June – August. Minimum three weeks advance notice.
Capacity: 30–120 people (50–130 standing, or up to 90 with tables)
Fee charged. Minimum two hours.
Savoy Recreation Center
402 Graham Dr., Savoy, IL 61874
30-day advance notice requested. Deposit required to hold the room.
Capacity: 15 people
Fee: $15 per day. $100 refundable damage deposit.
Springer Cultural Center
301 N. Randolph St., Champaign, IL 61820
Minimum three weeks advance notice. Fee must be paid two weeks in advance.
Capacity: 65 people, chairs only, 30 with chairs and tables
600 S. Gregory St., Urbana 61801
Capacity (auditorium): 215 people. Other spaces may be available.
University YMCA at UIUC
1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61820
10 rooms. Minimum one week notice.
Capacity: 10–200 people (seated or standing)
Urbana Civic Center
108 E. Water St., Urbana, IL 61801
One room; can be divided into separate areas.
Capacity: 12–300 people seated; 350 standing
The Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801
Capacity (auditorium): 80 people
Free of charge, but for non-profits only
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
202 S. Broadway (Urbana Post Office Building), Rm. 100, Urbana, IL 61803
Large areas for meetings, studying; also office and studio space for lease. Wide variety of spaces. See www.ucimc.org for more information.
Wesley United Methodist Church and Foundation
1203 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801
Rents to non-profits only. Large areas for meetings, studying; also office and studio space for lease. Food is ok in auditorium; no food allowed in lounges.
Capacity (auditorium): 200 people. Wesley Lounge: 40 people. Watseka Lounge: 60–70 people
Last updated: 11/15/2011
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