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R.E. Franks Meeting Center

Philo , IL

LOCATION

127 W. Washington St.
Philo, IL US 61864 (map)

PHONE

217-684-2562

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Looking for a budget friendly site for your reception? Located just eight miles south of Urbana, our historic gymnasium with stage offers 3,000 sq. ft. and features an integrated sound... Read more
Looking for a budget friendly site for your reception? Located just eight miles south of Urbana, our historic gymnasium with stage offers 3,000 sq. ft. and features an integrated sound system to accommodate DJs, bands, and even your iPod! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1898
When was your venue last renovated?
2004
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Government Building, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
75
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Karen
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with The RE Franks Center. We would recommend to anyone needing to rent a large space.
We had a wonderful experience with The RE Franks Center. We would recommend to anyone needing to rent a large space.
We had a wonderful experience with The RE Franks Center. We would recommend to anyone needing to rent a large space. Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
All of the Frank's Center Staff were wonderful to work with. They were very accommodating with any requests we had. They were also very flexible with the set up times. The only advice I have is watch the number of guests you will have. It will hold 350 as it states on the website, but that is only if the tabels are placed lengthwise and end to end. We had 240 guests with a mix of round and long tables and it was not crowded but it was full. I could not be happier with this location for our wedding reception
All of the Frank's Center Staff were wonderful to work with. They were very accommodating with any requests we had. They Read more...
All of the Frank's Center Staff were wonderful to work with. They were very accommodating with any requests we had. They were also very flexible with the set up times. The only advice I have is watch the number of guests you will have. It will hold 350 as it states on the website, but that is only if the tabels are placed lengthwise and end to end. We had 240 guests with a mix of round and long tables and it was not crowded but it was full. I could not be happier with this location for our wedding reception Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience using the franks center for our wedding reception. They were very helpful with any questions we had during set up. It was a very hot day and the space we used was very comfortable and cool.
We had a wonderful experience using the franks center for our wedding reception. They were very helpful with any questions Read more...
We had a wonderful experience using the franks center for our wedding reception. They were very helpful with any questions we had during set up. It was a very hot day and the space we used was very comfortable and cool. Read less
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MOB
Wedding:
12/31/2011
4.5/5.0
The people at the hall were very easy to work with and helped us out whenever we asked.
The people at the hall were very easy to work with and helped us out whenever we asked.
The people at the hall were very easy to work with and helped us out whenever we asked. Read less
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marilyn
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
This is a reasonably priced venue. The staff is VERY co-operative to work with!
They pretty much let us do anything we as far as decorating goes. They made themselves available to have access to the building anytime we wanted to be there.
This is a reasonably priced venue. The staff is VERY co-operative to work with!
They pretty much let us do anything we Read more...
This is a reasonably priced venue. The staff is VERY co-operative to work with!
They pretty much let us do anything we as far as decorating goes. They made themselves available to have access to the building anytime we wanted to be there. Read less
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ljinnes
Wedding:
1/9/2010
4.4/5.0
Loved it. They were great on the fact we could use the gym for the money.
Loved it. They were great on the fact we could use the gym for the money.
Loved it. They were great on the fact we could use the gym for the money. Read less
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run83
Wedding:
10/17/2009
4.7/5.0
the gym was great! during my set up there was a janitor(sorry don't know his name) that really helped out setting up tables, finding different things we needed. one tip i would give brides is the big Pepsi clock turn it off. The light from it screws up the video person. my video the Pepsi light is perfectly clear and the people you can not tell who they are. To the staff explain more about the lights and how they look at night. the stage lights are about the same as the Pepsi clock, as far as the video goes. hope this helps
the gym was great! during my set up there was a janitor(sorry don't know his name) that really helped out setting up Read more...
the gym was great! during my set up there was a janitor(sorry don't know his name) that really helped out setting up tables, finding different things we needed. one tip i would give brides is the big Pepsi clock turn it off. The light from it screws up the video person. my video the Pepsi light is perfectly clear and the people you can not tell who they are. To the staff explain more about the lights and how they look at night. the stage lights are about the same as the Pepsi clock, as far as the video goes. hope this helps Read less
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Lora Witheft
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.7/5.0
The R.E. Franks Center was very accommodating to our needs. We were allowed to set up the day before the reception and tear down the following day. It did make it a little difficult to have to decorate in the afternoon only due to the daycare needing the gym in the morning hours. It would have been very nice if we could have been allowed entry Friday morning and had all day to set up chairs and tables. We were a bit rushed with decorating and then the rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner to follow. It all worked out in the end. The Franks Center is set up to allow both a band and a dj at the same time. Overall, we were very satisfied!
The R.E. Franks Center was very accommodating to our needs. We were allowed to set up the day before the reception and Read more...
The R.E. Franks Center was very accommodating to our needs. We were allowed to set up the day before the reception and tear down the following day. It did make it a little difficult to have to decorate in the afternoon only due to the daycare needing the gym in the morning hours. It would have been very nice if we could have been allowed entry Friday morning and had all day to set up chairs and tables. We were a bit rushed with decorating and then the rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner to follow. It all worked out in the end. The Franks Center is set up to allow both a band and a dj at the same time. Overall, we were very satisfied! Read less
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DEALS

Weekend Reception Package
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$500 reserves the meeting center from 1 p.m. Friday through 1 p.m. Sunday. This allows for decorating Friday, the reception Saturday, and clean-up Sunday.
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