Maybe you’re like most people and think that the Peoria Civic Center in downtown Peoria is only for concerts, a home show, a monster truck rally, or a venue to catch the latest Broadway show in town.

However, as a local business owner, did you know that the Civic Center has everything from conference rooms to catering and alcoves around the entire facility that would be perfect for your next event?

It’s true that the variety of activities that fill up the place may be as diverse as the space itself. Chances are that you’re probably like me and haven’t even explored the whole Civic Center… but here’s your opportunity at a behind-the-curtain look at the many different spaces that could certainly fit your needs no matter the size.

Here’s An Inside Look & What You Need To Know

Civic Center conference room bigEvent Services
The experienced Peoria Civic Center staff can coordinate every aspect of your event from decorators to floral services. All events can be turnkey. You are also allowed to bring in your preferred suppliers, with Peoria Civic Center approval.

IMG_4030Versatile Space
The Ballroom may be used for a banquet, reception, wedding, meeting(s) or convention. The 27,000 sq. ft. can be divided into nine separate meeting rooms. Please see the chart above for seating details.

IMG_4012Great Hall
Featuring 15,200 sq. ft. of pre-function space, it is attached to the Arena and leads to the Ballroom. It has a ceiling height of 64 ft. and is enclosed by a glass arcade. As you enter this area, you are welcomed by the receptionist and access is available to the Peoria Rivermen Hockey Team offices and store, and Box Office.

Pre-function Space
This area features 12,000 sq. ft. of high finished carpeted space with access to the outdoor balcony and Great Hall, plus two coat check areas and a green room.

Business LoungeAudio Visual
Your complete audio visual equipment needs, including an AV specialist, are available. Some meetings rooms have special no glare finish, allowing for images to be projected onto the wall.

Internet Access
High-speed wireless Internet, Video Streaming, and Video Conferencing throughout our facilities.

Exclusive catering provided by SAVOR, the in-house caterer. Room rental rates may be reduced or waived depending on the amount of food and beverage purchased through SAVOR.

Civic Center viewPatio Area
Enjoy a chance to go outdoors from the 4th level to the patio area, which is 8 x 130 sq. ft. and located just off the pre-function space.

Accessible off the Great Hall, by escalator or elevators. All Peoria Civic Center facilities are ADA approved.

Security/ Emergency
Full-service security that is arranged through your event manager. A certified nurse is required with events hosting 300 people or more.


Book It!

So the next time you’re planning a corporate function or need a great space for a business-related event, contact the Peoria Civic Center to take an in-person tour for yourself and find the right space for your needs.

To find out more information about the Peoria Civic Center, please visit their website at For personalized event service, contact Jo Stowell.

This article was created in collaboration with the Peoria Civic Center, a PEN advertising partner.