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Special Event Rentals

Special events take place weekday evenings beginning at 5:00 pm, and weekends (Sat & Sun)

Our Venues

Planning a celebration? Whether it be a wedding, shower, banquet dinner, or any other event, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts is the perfect location! Located less than 10 minutes from the intersection of I-57 and I-64, we are a convenient location for all guests.  Cedarhurst Center for the Arts raises the standard for unique venues in the southern Illinois. Our four event spaces are distinctive by design and can accommodate parties both large and small to fit your special occasion. All rentals include table and chair setup, sound systems and projector (where available), on-site parking, and on-site event coordinator.

For full details, download the Special Event Rentals Brochure.

Mitchell Museum

Classic marble columns create a stunning visual as you enter the Cedarhurst campus, and a contemporary expansion added in 2008 provides open spaces and state-of-the-art amenities. Accommodates events up to 400 people.

About the Venue

The Mitchell Museum’s classic marble columns create a stunning visual as you enter the Cedarhurst campus, and a contemporary expansion added in 2008 provides spacious areas and state-of-the-art amenities inside. Rental of the Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst includes the Grand Corridor with sky-high ceilings, Performance Hall featuring a full wall of windows, and a Back Patio area looking out into the sculpture park.

Capacity

Performance Hall

  • 250 seated dinner
  • 400 cocktail reception

Grand Corridor

  • 100 seated dinner
  • 150 cocktail reception

Back Patio

  • 80 seated dinner
  • 125 cocktail reception
Building and Rental Amenities

  • Table and chair setup – includes long tables (8ft), round tables (60in), and bistro tables (36in)
  • On-site parking for up to 100 vehicles
  • Commercial kitchen
  • 25-foot stage
  • Two 10-foot projector systems, 4k capabilites
  • Sound and light systems
  • Wifi capabilities
  • Dressing rooms

*Renter coordinates catering and decor

Base Pricing

$3,500

  • FULL DAY (up to 10 hours)
  • Events end by 10:30 pm
  • Vendors offsite by 12 am

$2,000

  • HALF DAY (up to 4 hours)
Add-on Amenities

  • $500 – Prior day rehearsal and/or decorating: Building privileges until 7 pm
  • $500 – Additional Venue: Utilize our on-site Mitchell House or Schweinfurth House for a dressing suite
  • $200 – Steinway Piano
  • $100 – Ceremony in Park
  • $200 – Clean up crew: Let museum staff take down decorations and package for next-day pickup
  • $18/ea – Long Table Linens: Available in black or white
  • $15/ea -Round Table Linens: Available in black or white
  • $8/ea – Deluxe place settings
  • $5/ea – Place settings
  • $2/ea – Napkins
  • Variable – Gallery/access tours – Based on availability

**This building and all galleries are open to the public Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am-5 pm and Sunday 1 pm-5 pm.

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Schweinfurth House

This contemporary home is open and spacious. Tucked at the north end of the Cedarhurst campus and surrounded by wooded areas, the Schweinfurth House offers ample privacy. Accommodates events up to 150 people.

About the Venue

Tucked at the north end of the Cedarhurst Campus, this contemporary home is open and spacious. Visitors enter into a glass atrium with long, spacious rooms on either side, adorned with artwork. The dining room features a fireplace and glass doors that open to a deck and water feature. Separate living quarters create dressing areas or “back of the house” space during events. Surrounded by wooded areas, the Schweinfurth house offers ample privacy. The space is intimate but also convenient, with wide doorways, multiple restroom facilities, and back yard with small stage, pond, and multiple sculptures within view.

Capacity

Indoors

  • 80 seated dinner
  • 150 cocktail reception

Back Lawn

  • 150 seated dinner
  • 250 cocktail reception
Building and Rental Amenities

  • Table and chair setup – includes long tables (8ft), round tables (60in), and bistro tables (36in)
  • On-site parking for up to 32 vehicles
  • On-site Kitchen
  • Dressing areas
  • 1080 projector and 7-foot screens
  • Sound system
  • Wifi capabilities
  • Multiple restrooms
  • Outdoor area with pond and deck
Base Pricing

$1,000

  • FULL DAY (up to 10 hours)
  • Events end by 10:30 pm
  • Vendors offsite by 12 am

$500

  • HALF DAY (up to 4 hours)
Add-on Amenities

  • $250 – Prior day rehearsal and/or decorating: Building privileges until 7 pm
  • $500 – Additional Venue: Utilize our on-site Mitchell House for a dressing suite
  • $100 – Ceremony in Park
  • $150 – Clean up Crew: Let museum staff take down decorations and package for next-day pickup
  • $100 – Steinway baby grand piano
  • $100 – Video conferencing equipment
  • $18/ea – Long Table Linens: Available in black or white
  • $15/ea– Round table linens: Available in black or white
  • $2/ea – Napkins: Available in black and white
  • $8/ea – Deluxe place setting
  • $5/ea – Basic place setting

**Renter coordinates catering, decor, and beverage service

Take a look around!

Mitchell House*

*CLOSED FOR RENOVATION THROUGH SUMMER 2024

This historic home belonged to Cedarhurst founders John and Eleanor Mitchell, and their charm and style radiates throughout. Accommodates events of up to 75 people. 

About the Venue

This historic home belonged to Cedarhurst founders John and Eleanor Mitchell, and their charm and style radiates throughout. Tall white columns create a stately impression as guests walk up to the front door and enter into an open foyer. Go left to enter the dining room or right to enter the open living areas complete with a stone-lined gas fireplace. Both areas open up to the spacious back patio and well-kept lawn, making this the perfect venue for indoor/outdoor events.

An on-site kitchen with two refrigerators offers ample prep space for events and connects to an extra larger room that provides “back of the house” space for events. 

Renovations to include furnished setting, TVs, state-of-the-art kitchen and bridal suite.

Capacity

Indoors

  • 40 seated dinner
  • 75 cocktail reception

Back Patio

  • 50 seated dinner
  • 100 cocktail reception

Back Lawn

  • 160 seated dinner
  • 300 cocktail reception
Building and Rental Amenities

  • Uniquely curated space with living room, dining room, and meeting seating
  • On-site parking
  • On-site kitchen
  • Wifi capabilities
  • Working gas fireplace
  • Outdoor patio, partially covered
Base Pricing

$600

  • FULL DAY (up to 10 hours)
  • Events end by 10:30 pm
  • Vendors offsite by 12 pm

$300

  • HALF DAY (up to 4 hours)
Add-on Amenities

  • $250 – Prior day rehearsal and/or decorating: Building privileges until 7 pm
  • $100 – Ceremony in park
  • $100 – Clean up crew: Let museum staff take down decorations and package for next-day pickup
  • $18/ea – Long Table Linens: Available in black or white
  • $15/ea – Round table lines: Available in black or white
  • $2/ea – Napkins: Available in black and white
  • $5/ea – Basic place setting
  • $8/ea – Deluxe place setting

**Renter coordinates catering, decor, and beverage service

Take a look around!

Sculpture Park

Referred to as the outdoor gallery at Cedarhurst, this 80-acre park features more than 60 large-scale sculpture, two ponds, wooded areas, and walking trails. Accommodates events of all sizes.

About the Venue

Referred to as the outdoor gallery at Cedarhurst, the 80-acre Goldman-Kuenz Sculpture Park at Cedarhurst features more than 60 large-scale sculpture. The park also boasts several walking trails, wooded areas, two ponds, and abundant wildlife.

There are several event sites within the park. From intimate ceremonies to large celebrations, the park creates a perfect backdrop for events big and small.

Capacity

Determined by event location.

Building and Rental Amenities

  • More than 60 large-scale sculptures on site
  • Walking trails
  • Ponds
Base Pricing

Events <75 People

$750

  • FULL DAY (up to 10 hours)
  • Events end by 10:30 pm
  • Vendors offsite by 12 pm

$400

  • HALF DAY (up to 4 hours)

Events >75 People

$900

  • FULL DAY (up to 10 hours)
  • Events end by 10:30 pm
  • Vendors offsite by 12 am

$600

  • HALF DAY (up to 4 hours)
Add-on Amenities

  • $150 – Prior day rehearsal and/or decorating: Grounds privileges til 7 pm
  • $100/hr – Building access for use of restrooms, kitchen, etc.

* The Sculpture Park is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10 am-5 pm and Sunday 1-5 pm

Take a look around!

 

Contact Courtney Kabat for more information