Local 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, we would appreciate hearing about them.

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The Alice Campbell Alumni Center

601 S. Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
9 rooms. Capacity from 8 to 500.
Fees vary by room size.

Anita Purves Nature Center

1505 N. Broadway Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
Mostly available for evening rentals.  4 rooms. Capacity: 25 people for smaller rooms; can combine two large rooms for seating for 25-75 people, or 50-60 with tables.
Fee charged. Please call for availability — need 2 weeks advance notice. Charges depend on use.

Bresnan Meeting Center

706 Kenwood Rd., Champaign, IL 61821
Call three weeks in advance. Capacity: 50-60 people.
Fee: $40/hour, to be paid two weeks in advance.

Brookens Gymnasium

1776 E. Washington, Pod 400, Urbana, IL 61801
217/367-1544 (Philips Recreation Center)
217/255-8601 (Brookens Gymnasium direct number)
One room. Minimum 2 hours. Please book three weeks in advance.
Capacity: 200 people, seated.
Fee charged. Call for information.

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 and downtown.

(Station 5 – 1810 N. Mattis; Station 6 – 3911 W. Windsor Rd; Downtown – 307 S. Randolph)
Capacity: 49 seated, 36 with tables. No private parties — community groups only.
Fee: $30. Eligible users can use the meeting space free of charge. Contact the fire department to determine eligibility.

Douglass Branch Library Meeting Room

504 E. Grove St., Champaign, IL 61820
To schedule meetings during Douglass Branch Library hours, reserve this room online. For other times, book this space through the Champaign Park District. This space is jointly owned by the library and the Park District.
Capacity: 80 seated.
Champaign Park District reservations include a fee. Call for information.

Douglass Community Center

512 E. Grove St., Champaign, IL 61820
Capacity: (Gym) 650 people seated, 320; with chairs and tables.
Fee: $60/hour

Hays Center

1311 W. Church St., Champaign, IL 61821
217/239-1152 for rentals.
Capacity: 65 seated.
$100 refundable damage deposit. $40/hour room use, $35 for kitchen use. Two hour minimum.

Illini Union

Meeting Room Reservations
1401 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801
Capacity: Many different rooms, some of which can be combined. Maximum seated capacity: 900. Call to discuss needs.
24 hour advance notice requested, but may be able to accommodate less.
University $30–$235/day.
Non University $70–$500/day.

Illinois Terminal

45 E. University Ave., Champaign, IL 61820
Two rooms. Seating for 150 or 250.
Fee charged. Rates vary for weekday and weekend use.

Lake House at Crystal Lake Park

206 W. Park, Urbana, IL 61801
One room with kitchen. Minimum two hours.
Capacity: indoors only: 50 seated, 60 standing, or including outdoor terrace, 100 seated, 200 standing.
Fee charged. Call for further information.

Leonhard Recreation Center

2307 W. Sangamon Dr., Champaign, IL 61821
217/398-2550 (Facility)
217/819-3986 (Rentals)
Note: Party room: $40/hour for residents. $60/hour for non-residents.
Other rooms available for rental (gym, classroom, courts).
Please call for non-profit rates.

McKinley Presbyterian Foundation

809 S. Fifth St. Champaign, IL 61820
Note: Five rooms with different capacities. Call for details and to schedule a space. Minimum 24 hour notice.
Fee: $30 to $100 per day.

Parkland College

Community Relations
2400 W. Bradley Ave. Champaign, IL 61821
Note: Many rooms (classrooms — larger areas, capacity up to 100 people.) Call to determine availability.
Fees charged — wide range of prices. Call for information

Phillips Recreation Center

505 W. Stoughton Urbana, IL 61801
Note: 3 rooms. Call for availability. No rentals June through August.
Minimum three weeks advance notice.
Two hour minimum rental.
Capacity: 30–120 people (50 to 130 standing or up to 90 with tables.) Fee charged. Call for more information.

Savoy Recreation Center

402 Graham Dr. Savoy, IL 61874
Note: 30-day advance notice requested. Deposit required to hold the room.
Multiple spaces; fees vary by space.

Springer Cultural Center

301 N. Randolph St. Champaign, IL 61820
Note: Minimum three weeks advance notice.
Capacity: 65 people, (multiple rooms available)
Fee: $40/hour for residents; $65/hour for non-residents; $30 for non-profit groups.

Spurlock Museum

600 S. Gregory St., Urbana 61801
Contact: Brian Cudiamat
Note: Capacity: Auditorium seats 215. Other spaces may be available.
Fee charged. Call for further information.

University YMCA at UIUC

1001 S. Wright St. Champaign, IL 61820
Note: 10 rooms. Capacity from 10 to 200 people (seated or standing). Minimum one week notice.
Call for availability and prices.

University of Illinois

Priority is given to University functions and University related groups for all meeting spaces on the University campus, however non-university groups and individuals may request meeting space. Further information may be found at fms.uiuc.edu  under “Event Scheduling” or click on “Space Request Form” for request form.  Depending on the space requested, the form may need to be submitted to different departments. 
Fees will apply.  

Urbana Civic Center

108 E. Water St. Urbana, IL 61801
Note: One room can be separated into separate areas.
Capacity: 6 to 300 people seated, 350 standing.
Fee charged. Call for more information.

The Urbana Free Library

210 W. Green St. Urbana, IL 61801
Capacity: 80 people (auditorium).
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
Note: Large areas for meetings, studying; also office and studio space for lease.
Capacity: wide variety of spaces.
Basic fees: $30/hr for members and $40/hr for non-members.Call for more information.

Wesley United Methodist Church and Foundation

1203 W. Green St. Urbana, IL 61801
Note: Rents to non-profits only.
Several rooms: Great Hall (large capacity), the small room (capacity 15), West Lounge (capacity 30) and Watseka Lounge (capacity 100).
Call for fees and additional services.  Watseka Lounge includes a kitchen.

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