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Have your reception in one of the most unique settings in Champaign-Urbana (also one of the largest). The Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) located on the University of Illinois campus has an all-inclusive (minus food) reception package available. With a banquet room that can seat over 300, the size is unmatched and the amenities are hard to beat.

What's Included in the Reception Package

  • 6,780 square foot banquet room
  • Seating for up to 320 guests (72” round tables capable of seating up to 10 at each)
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Risers to seat up to 18 at head table with black skirting
  • Additional prep room for caterer
  • Video Screen/Projector
  • Access to room at NOON the day before and up to 8 hours on the day of event
  • Pipe and drape backdrop (black)
  • Access to internal sound system for DJ set up (no ugly speakers needed)
  • Onsite assistance available from staff
  • Outdoor patio
  • Private entrance into facility
  • Free parking on nights and weekends with a 200-space lot adjacent to facility


The big question — what will all of this cost me? We think you will be pleasantly surprised:

(includes all minus food)

Non-refundable deposit of $500 due with contract.

Remainder due seven (7) business days prior to event.


We have a room for a caterer to prep. We also have very few limitations for food options:

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