2014 Springfield Meeting Planner Guide - Agricultural Events - page 36-37

Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
Special Event Venues
Let us help you
design a unique
event that exceeds
your expectations.
Whether you are planning a meeting, conference,
reunion or any other special event, you’ll surely
want to make it memorable.
In Springfield, we offer
experiences few can rival in a city of our size, in
settings that will cast a special spell.
With our
grand selection of special event venues to choose
from, you are certain to create a successful event.
Many of our historic sites and visitor attractions
are available for private functions. Consider the
possibility of a turn-of-the-century reception at one
of our historic Lincoln sites or a picnic near a log
cabin village.
University of Illinois at Springfield
Conveniently located in Springfield’s lake area, near the major interstates,
restaurants and shopping, the University of Illinois at Springfield offers
exceptional meeting facilities for your big event.
The spacious 124,340-square-foot Public Affairs Center has modern-day
audio/visual service as well as restaurant and catering facilities for banquets
up to 500 people. The 2,018-seat Sangamon Auditorium is the perfect state-
of-the-art venue for conferences, banquets and special events. The very
popular and beautiful Brookens Auditorium seats 250 while the Studio Theater
seats up to 415 for conferences, special events and ceremonies. Additionally,
Springfield’s lake area offers a variety of hotels for convenient accomodations.
Special Event Venues
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum boasts numerous
venues for a very special and distinctive meeting or event.
The Presidential Library offers the soaring Lincoln Atrium, an elegant space that
can accommodate a 100-person seated dinner or reception for up to 250 people.
The Lincoln Reception Room is a three-story glass encased rotunda providing a
magnificent setting for a special reception, luncheon or dinner for up to 60 people.
The state-of-the-art Multi-Purpose Room is an ideal conference location for up
to 300 people that offers satellite uplink, tele-conferencing, video conferencing
and full broadcast capabilities. There is also a reception Gallery available in
conjunction with the Multi-Purpose Room. Bordered by full-scale reproductions
of Lincoln’s log cabin and the White House, the spectacular 4,500-square-foot
Museum Plaza provides a majestic backdrop for an elegant 300-person dinner
or reception for up to 450 people. Arrangements can be made for your guests
to experience the Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits and theatres.
The Hoogland Center for the Arts
This former Masonic Temple underwent a $9 million renovation to
completely transform the 80,000-square-foot facility into The Hoogland
Center, one of the most unique and elegant spaces in the Springfield area.
Located in the heart of historic downtown, The Hoogland Center for the Arts
is a state-of-the-art facility that hosts events throughout the year from business
meetings to black-tie affairs. Home to 14 area arts organizations, the Hoogland
has facility space for small board meetings in their Social Room all the way up
to seating 300 for dinner. In addition, they have an on-site caterer that can
prepare everything from a simple continental breakfast to a world-class dinner
with full bar service making the Hoogland an ideal location for presentations,
cocktail parties or wedding receptions.
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