So, you want to have a party. Is it for a baby shower? A birthday? Perhaps an Anniversary?
There are several options for those who want to party on a budget in Champaign-Urbana.
I & I Antique Tractor and Gas Building, Penfield: “The I & I building in Penfield is a decent size and cheap to rent, you can get in under $100.”
The Masonic Lodge, Ogden: “I’ve rented the Masonic Lodge in Ogden for under $100.”
First Christian Church Indoor Playground, Champaign: “You can rent the FCC playground. $100/members and $150 for non-members.” “Our twin girls 1st bday was at First Christian Church off Staley. It was terrific!.” “My experience has been that the FCC playground books months in advance … Just FYI.”
Urbana Civics Center, Urbana: “We used that space for an event several years ago, so I don’t remember the exact price, but it was very reasonable. Bonus, it has a kitchen for food prep!”
Sidney Township Hall, Sidney: “You could try the town hall. We used Sidney’s Town Hall and it was right around $100 and it could fit a lot if people. We had a circus themed party with a small bounce house, games, and popcorn and cotton candy. We had about 40 people and fit comfortably.”
Royal Community Building, “The Royal Community Building on a Sunday is only $75 I believe. It would be hard to get it on a Saturday due to weddings and such.”
Denny’s, Champaign: “Denny’s in Champaign has a room and the minimum to spend is $50, so drinks or something. We brought our own cake and there’s an arcade there.”
Homer Lake, Homer: “Homer Lake has a large room you can rent.” “I’ve been to a baby shower and a family reunion at the Salt Fork Center at Homer Lake. It was a great location for both celebrations. The location is beautiful, and it easily fit 50 people with a nice kitchen and bathrooms. We loved it.”
Crystal Lake Park Boathouse, Urbana: “Crystal Lake Lake House fits around 50. I’ve heard great things about it!.”
Jupiter’s Pizza at the Crossing. “They have an area on the first floor that is behind the fireplace. Rent is free. We ordered pizzas for 40 people.”
Jackson Ellis Communty Center, Homer: “Loved this space for a graduation party. It’s located in the Village Hall, is clean, newer, had a nice size room and large kitchen, and was cheap!”
Did we miss your go-to place for party rental space? Add it in the comments below!