Weddings & Parties
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center’s campus offers many elegant settings for weddings, receptions, bridal or baby showers, concerts, recitals, theater productions, meetings, and more! We can accommodate a wide range of setup options in a variety of historic spaces including the intimate Emerson House, spacious banquet room with industrial kitchen, or the stunning 400-seat Mendelssohn Hall. Our location in the heart of downtown Rockford’s cultural corridor is the perfect spot to make your special event memorable!
Mendelssohn Hall: The perfect non-denominational ceremony space with seating for 400. Decorated with stained glass throughout and covered by a domed ceiling, this striking space can be brought to life with a magnificent pipe organ or grand piano.
Emerson House: This historic venue, built in 1916, seats 60 with tables or 80 without. Intimate and warm, the space offers rich wood floors and trim, two fireplaces, a four-season porch, a grand piano, and a small catering kitchen.
Banquet Room: A spacious and versatile venue for up to 200 guests at banquet tables. The space includes a raised platform, opens onto a beautiful courtyard enclosed by glass doors, and attaches to a commercial kitchen available for your use.
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