Plan an Event
The Peoria Civic Center is the largest downstate Illinois meeting and events facility, featuring a 12,000 seat Arena, 2200 seat Theater, 110,000 sq. ft. Exhibit Hall, 27,000 sq. ft. Ballroom and 17,000 sq. ft. of additional meeting rooms. The Peoria Civic Center is located in Downtown Peoria, halfway between Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri, on the Illinois River, just off 1-74. The downtown meeting district is a short eight-minute drive from the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport. The district includes four hotels within walking distance of the Peoria Civic Center, restaurants, and night life.
To learn more about what Peoria has to offer, please visit the Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at their website www.Peoria.org.
“With the collective expertise of the Peoria Civic Center staff supporting you, planning events is easy and the results are always a success. Chef Mike Stephans and his crew really outdid themselves again this year - the buffet line moves quickly and everyone is seated within a few minutes with a fresh, hot breakfast.”
- Gina Edwards, VP of Marketing & Communications, Heart of Illinois United Way