Questions about the Herrin Civic Center… 

Many people have questions about the services we provide at the Herrin Civic Center. Here are some frequently asked ones. If your question isn’t here, let us know.

  • Do I need to provide tables and chairs for my event?
    • Not at all!  The Civic Center provides the tables and chairs.
  • Am I responsible for setting up my event?
    • No, the event staff will set up your event according to the floor plan you provide.
  • Am I limited on how I can decorate?
    • You are only limited by your imagination! =)  However, the Civic Center does ask that you refrain from using glitter or confetti.  No tape is allowed on the walls, but Command Strips™ work as a great substitute!  You can hang lightweight fixtures from our false ceiling using fishing wire.  
  • Do I need to bring any extension cords?
    • The Civic Center has extension cords you may borrow.  The cost of any items not returned to the Civic Center will result in forfeiture of your damage deposit.
  • What do I do when my event is over?
    • Simply remove any personal items brought in for your event, dispose of your garbage, and we take care of the rest!
  • Do I have to hire a caterer or am I allowed to bring in my own food?
    • You can cater your own event or if you are looking to hire a caterer, we are happy to provide you with the contact information of companies we often work with.
  • Do you have an exclusive list of caterers, DJ’s, decorators, or photographers?
    • At the Civic Center, we believe that you should have a choice when planning your event.  We are happy to make recommendations in each of these areas as we have worked with some of the finest in Southern Illinois.
  • What are your rules pertaining to alcoholic beverages?
    • All alcohol must be purchased through the Civic Center.  NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED IN THE CIVIC CENTER!  NO EXCEPTIONS!  The Civic Center offers a full-service bar and will work with you to make your event a success.
  • If I have a presentation to give at a business meeting, do I need to buy my own projector?
    • We have six ceiling mount projectors and 6 pull-down screens available for rent.
  •  I have a large meeting and may need a microphone, will you provide one?
    • We have wireless microphones, a podium, which has its own sound system built in, available to use.
  • I would like to advertise my next event, can you help with that?
    • We would be happy to promote your event on all of our resources!