The Benton Civic Center is a multi-purpose facility located in the heart of Southern Illinois. Rend Lake, voted one of the Seven Wonders of Illinois, lies just to the north with Interstate 57 only several hundred yards to the east providing easy access to all of mid-america.

The Center features a unique capability to host a variety of events with seating up to 1,200 for meetings and theatrical events in a flexible seating environment. Dinner and banquet seating can range from 100 to 800 guests seated comfortably at tables throughout the main floor area.

Call us at (618) 435-5700 for more details. Our main office is open daily from 9AM - 1PM.

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414 W. Hudelson St. in Benton, Illinois  62812

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We make events happen!
We're excited about all the new directions the Center can now take. Of course we're still one of the largest banquet facilities in all of Southern Illinois capable of hosting a sit down dinner for 800+ guests, but now we're also a performance facility or even a combination of both. In fact we're many things and can now serve as host to many different types of events Here's an idea list of possible events.

  • Concerts
  • Banquets 
  • Weddings 
  • Meetings/conferences (business, civic, organizational) 
  • Small trade shows 
  • Stage shows 
  • Musical productions 
  • Dance recitals 
  • Over 15,000 sq. ft. of space available at very affordable prices 
Yep, we can do all that! If you're interested in hosting your next event here at the all new Benton Civic Center give us a call at 618.435.5700. Who knew we could be so flexible!

It's that time of the year.  For vendors interested in our annual Christmas Craft & Gift show here is the information package.  Click the image above or this link to download the PDF file.
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