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Your big day means a lot and knowing where to have it is crucial. Getting everything you want is important and if your're looking to make a big impression, look no further than the Carbondale Civic Center. Situated in the heart of downtown Carbondale along Illinois Avenue, the Civic Center is home to state-of-the-art meeting and banquet space, perfect for any type of occasion. Whether you have two or 500 people on your guest list, we've got you covered. With more than 8,000 square feet available, the Civic Center can be transformed from a beautiful wedding venue to a functional conference space, seven days a week. 

Hours available for reservation are:

  • Mon. - Thurs. 6:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
  • Fri. & Sat. 6:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
  • Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    *overnight surcharge

The Civic Center offers several refreshment options for quick service, including beverages and breakfast items. For full meal service, we have developed a list of approved caterers for you to contact, serving anything from casual meals to lavish buffets. The serving of alcoholic beverages is only allowed for certain events and all serving must be by a Carbondale License holder on the Civic Center's approved list. The City lends the use of a complete catering kitchen with the latest in equipment and design.

For booking information contact:

Laura Chamness, Civic Center Manager
200 S. Illinois Avenue
P.O. Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
(618) 457-3209

Office hours: 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

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Food and Catering Policy
Civic Center Reservation Policy
Civic Center Beverage & Break Options
Approved Caterers
Civic Center Liquor Licensees
Civic Center Liquor Policy

Downtown Rentals

  • City Pavilion located in the Town Square
  • Town Square East at the corner of Main and Washington
  • Town Square West 
  • Friendship Plaza next to the Mill Street underpass​

Public Property Rental Agreement
Town Square Vendor Permit

Contact:

Laura Chamness, Civic Center Manager
200 S. Illinois Avenue
P.O. Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
(618) 457-3209

Office hours: 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

 

 

 

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The Carbondale Civic Center will provide:

Rooms:

  • Meeting and banquet space with enough room to accommodate up to 500 people
  • Versatile enough for small groups
  • Various spacious room sizes and configurations available
  • 8,200 square feet available
  • Catering kitchen facilities

Other Items:

  • Equipped with the latest state-of-the art video and audio equipment
  • Speaker system with portable sound
  • Hearing devices
  • Projectors - slide, video, overhead and LCD
  • Laser pointers
  • Easels and Flipcharts

Parking is available with more than 750 spaces within walking distance of the Civic Center. Alternative transportation can be provided through bus service, taxi, Amtrak and two area airports.

If you need overnight accommodations, there are several nearby hotels including Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Super 8, Quality Inn, Best Western, and Days Inn.

For more information on area attractions, visit Carbondale Tourism.

 
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