Our facility offers a variety of rooms and sizes for your personal or professional event.

We specialize in weddings and receptions, business meetings, showers, banquets, funeral dinners, prom, and class/family reunions.

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Bring nature's beauty to your wedding vows with a ceremony held outdoors at the Mendota Civic Center.

Romance is in bloom and elegantly displayed in our wedding pergola, surrounded by lake breezes and nestled amidst the evergreen trees. Our 12 x 12 ft pergola is located on the east side of the beautiful Mendota Civic Center.

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For over 30 years couples have relied on the Mendota Civic Center to host their wedding ceremonies and receptions.

We will assist you throughout your event planning to make your day a memorable and relaxing experience. Rental benefits include event coordinator, hostess the day/evening of the event, full-service bar with bartender, custom room layout, 25'x18' wooden dance floor, catering services, table/chair setup & teardown.

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Mendota Civic Center

Located on beautiful Lake Mendota, the Mendota Civic Center serves guests within the north central Illinois region. Our guests have come to depend upon the accommodating, professional and consistent services offered by the Mendota Civic Center staff.

Our Facility

Since its grand opening in March 1988, the Mendota Civic Center has become a leader in event planning, striving to provide the perfect guest experience.
Easy to Get To
This beautifully structured facility is conveniently located on Illinois Route 251, on the north edge of Mendota.
Beautiful Design
Set to the north of Lake Mendota, accented with trees, a wedding pergola, and a landscaped patio, the textured block resembles a familiar Frank Lloyd Wright design.
The parking lot provides over 150 parking spaces, including handicap parking. The building is handicap accessible and spans over 17,000 square feet.
4 Areas Available
The Grand Ballroom, Pergola, Mission Room, and Illinois Room

Premier Event Venue Near You!

Our facility can host a variety of events in our multi space rooms. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate 350-400 guests. The Mission Rooms seats 10-60 while the Illinois Room will comfortably seat up to 16. The Mendota Civic Center will assist you in determining which room and room design will best suit your needs.

Mission Room

The Grand Ballroom

Illinois Room

Google Business Reviews

  • We had my mother’s Celebration of Life at the Mendota Civic Center. It was a very emotional time for me, and the staff was nothing but kind and helpful. I felt as if they put their heart into helping us make the day exactly as my Mom would have wanted.
  • The best place and mendota they help me so much i don't have what to say thanks
  • A very beautiful place for a wedding, party or get together love that the lake is right there perfect for pictures
  • Great place! Good parking! Friendly confines!
  • I've been to a couple conferences and the food has been good.