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.
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.