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The Alumni Center offers an exquisite setting for your special day. Learn more about how to have your wedding, your reception or both at our location.
Our various conference rooms are designed to serve the needs of your business or organization. You'll have access to plasma screens, a phone and an attractive setting to conduct your meeting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I park when visiting the Alumni Center?
Visitors to the Alice Campbell Alumni Center can find parking meters in nearby parking lots or on the street. Some free parking may be available after 5 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends. Please follow all parking regulations and signs when visiting. Special parking requests can be made by calling the University of Illinois Parking Department at 217/333-3530.
Can the general public rent the facility or does there have to be
some affiliation with the University of Illinois or the Alumni Association?
The general public is welcome to have events at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.
Do you do wedding receptions?
Yes, the Alice Campbell Alumni Center is the perfect setting for wedding receptions. Please call General Manager Jim Runyan at 217/244-9035 for details.
If we rent the facility, will there be somebody at the site during
Absolutely! An on-site event manager will be present during the entire event to ensure that everything goes smoothly and that your guests have a wonderful time.
How late can events go in the building?
All events must end by 11:30 p.m. so that all guests can exit the building by midnight.
Can we have events here during football games?
Possibly. Please call General Manager Jim Runyan at 217/244-9035 to discuss what is possible on football weekends.
Do you offer catering or do I need to use an exclusive caterer?
The Alice Campbell Alumni Center does not have catering services. You may choose to use the University of Illinois Catering (217/333-0126) or choose from a wide variety of caterers.
Can we rent out just the Richmond Family Gallery (lobby)?
Since all of our Ballroom rentals come with the use of the lobby, you will need to rent out the Ballroom. You may choose not to utilize the Ballroom and use only the lobby area, but you will be charged the full cost of the Ballroom.
Can we put a hold on the space?
If you are nearly certain about renting the room, we will allow you to put a 10-day hold on the space. After the 10 days are up, however, we will need to either go to a formal, written agreement or release the date.
Who will set out the tables and chairs?
The Alice Campbell Alumni Center has a staff that will set the room prior to your event. We will coordinate the set-up with you prior to the date, come up with a floor plan and set the room to your specifications. Extensive or out-of-the-ordinary set-ups may require an additional fee. Please contact the event coordinators for an estimate.
Can we use candles for our event?
The only candles that may be used in our facility are "closed flame" candles. These include those in hurricane lamps and votives enclosed in glass. All decorations and rental items must be approved by the general manager. Please see the policies and procedures for specific restrictions on other decorations.
Why is there a food/beverage cost added to my bill?
This cost goes toward maintaining the catering kitchens and equipment. The Alice Campbell Alumni Center provides a clean and updated facility in which the caterers can work. To ensure that these facilities remain in the best of quality, we charge a fee that will cover maintenance.
Will the Alice Campbell Alumni Center provide the linens for the tables?
If you have a smaller group (under 25 people) and are not bringing in a caterer, we may be able to provide the linens at an additional cost. Since we do not have an extensive variety of linens at our location (and no skirting), you should coordinate most events with the caterer to provide linens.
Do we have to rent a dance floor if we are going to have dancing at
For all events that have dancing, the rental of our dance floor is required.
Can our guests bring alcohol out on the patios on a nice day?
No. All alcoholic beverages must remain inside the Alice Campbell Alumni Center at all times. The University of Illinois Police Department has jurisdiction outside of our doors and open liquor restrictions apply. Some events may include signs by the exits letting guests know of this restriction.
Is there smoking in the building?
There is absolutely no smoking inside the building. Guests must go outside for all smoking and follow any posted signs. Per University policy, people must be at least 25 feet from doors or air intake vents in order to smoke near the building.