Colonnades Club at Memorial Stadium

Central Illinois



If you are looking to make an everlasting impression on your guests with your reception location, consider holding your next event at historical Memorial Stadium. Memorial Stadium is not only home to the Fighting Illini football team, but also to exquisite event space overlooking Zuppke Field. The Colonnades Club is located on the third level of the stadium’s west side and stretches end zone to end zone. The vaulted ceilings and access to the WWI Memorial Columns make this expansive space absolutely magical, a perfect locale for sit-down dinner receptions. Guests can enjoy cocktails and appetizers while you, and your wedding party, access the stadium for formal portraits. Following cocktail hour reunite with your guests in The Colonnades to enjoy your first meal together as a married couple. After dinner, dance the night away on the solid oak dance floor. Enjoy a day that is fun, unique, and all your own. The facilities manager will be happy to help you plan all the details of your special day.

Venue Style

Event Center


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 350 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 175 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 500 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $5,000 for a reception and includes 8 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony is $1,000. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $300/hr. Please inquire with venue coordinator for ceremony only fees and availability. Venue is not available on game days.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Colonnades Club at Memorial Stadium is estimated at between $7,961 and $15,823 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Exclusive caterer for venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight