Meetings/Conventions

The Peoria Civic Center is a multipurpose event facility located in the heart of downtown Peoria. The downtown location is just 6 miles from the Peoria International Airport and less than a 3 hour drive from either Chicago or St. Louis. 

 

 

All under one roof, the Peoria Civic Center can fit the needs of any event - big or small!  Large trade shows and conventions, corporate meetings and training, community events and charity galas, we are home to over 700+ events on an annual basis.

BALLROOM

Our high finish Ballroom can be used for a banquet, reception, expo, wedding , meeting or convention.  The 27,000 square foot space seats up to 1600 guests in a banquet setting or break into nine separate meeting rooms.  Located on the 4th floor of the Peoria Civic Center, the carpeted Ballroom has elegant 25' ceilings. Directly outside the Ballroom is a a large pre-function space featuring a lockable coat check or registration room, a green room, restrooms, sitting area, and an outdoor balcony offering panoramic views of downtown Peoria.

 

MEETING ROOMS

In addition to the Ballroom, there are 16 meeting rooms on the first and second levels of the Peoria Civic Center for additional 17,000 square feet of meeting space.  These rooms range in size from 500 to 7300 square feet. All rooms can be set theater, classroom or banquet style to accomodate event needs.  Included in your meeting room rental are tables, chairs, initial room setup, house sound, podium and a wired microphone.  For individual room capacity, please view our facility guide.

 

EXHIBIT HALLS

The Peoria Civic Center has 110,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space that is perfect for large trade shows and sporting competitions.  The exhibit halls feature load-in docks, 30 foot ceilings and concrete floors with electric, water, drain and telephone lines every 30 feet. Exhibit halls can be divided into four separate halls. Halls A-B-C are column free, while Hall D has 3 center columns. For detailed map of exhibit halls, please view our facility guide.


ARENA 
Carver Arena inside the Peoria Civic Center is home to major sporting events and big name concerts, seating up to 12,000, but it is also versatile for large trade shows events. With 27,400 square feet of floor space, the arena can accommodate 140 booth spaces on the floor and an additional 70 booths around the outer concourse.

 

THEATER  
The Peoria Civic Center features a state-of-the-art Theater, ideal for conventions that involve performances, lectures and concerts.  Formal seating is on three levels (orchestra, first balcony, second balcony) for a total capacity of 2,173.  

 

< THEATER LOBBY 

The Theater Lobby is a dramatic area featuring ceiling artwork, glass elevators and a spiral staircase that leads up three levels and opens to two balconies. The 7,000 square foot space has a built-in coat check and bar with the capacity to accommodate 250 guests for a reception or dinner.

 

At the Peoria Civic Center, we are dedicated to making events successful. Our professional event staff is experienced in trade shows, conventions, high-end gala dinners, Broadway shows, big name concerts, wedding receptions, and so much more. With a high-tech audiovisual team and expansive equipment rentals, the Peoria Civic Center has all the essentials to assist with small-to-big events.

 

Providing on-site catering and concessions, SAVOR...Peoria provides a direct connection to fresh local ingredients and the resources of the world's leading venue management company, SMG.  You'll work directly with our catering professionals to create a custom menu tailored for your event theme and budget. 

 

The Peoria Civic Center is connected via a climate controlled skywalk to a 400-room hotel complex with another 600 rooms within walking distance and another 4,000 hotel rooms in the nearby areas. The facility is a few blocks from the Riverfront district, which features multiple museums, live entertainment and unique dining opportunities. 

 

Click here for our interactive facility maps.

 

> View additional pictures of our facility here.

 

For more information, please contact:
Erin Schaefer, Senior Sales Manager
eschaefer@peoriaciviccenter.com
(309) 680-3622