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Welcome to McCormick Event Center

The Sauk Valley's Largest Venue

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McCormick Event Center welcomes the opportunity to host your event. We offer a blend of elegance and polish coupled with professional service and delectable foods. Our facility boosts the largest space available in the Sauk Valley, with room to seat 600 guests. Does your event have a smaller guest list? Utilize our sound-proof walls to create a more intimate gathering for your occasion. The space is bright and elegant, with granite, stone and gorgeous chandeliers. The venue is styled in grays to make it easy to decorate with any color you desire for your party.

Our chefs have more than 100 years of combined experience. We are very proud of every meal that has been presented to our guests, and our servers are friendly, efficient and dedicated to making your event the best possible experience. Our on-staff coordinator is available to answer any questions you may have by phone, and meet with your vendors to set up your event.

We understand the trust and responsibility that is given to us when we partner with you for your special event. We recognize that your choice of where to host your event is an important one, and we hope you will consider our facility and services the perfect choice for your dream event.

Plan Your Event

  • Our Rooms

    Room capacity can vary greatly depending on the type of event and the setup. Please contact us with any questions regarding room capacity. In general:

    • River Room - 160
    • Tool & Die Room - 160 (can be divided in half)
    • Grande Room - 200

    • Tables, chairs, and linens
    • Custom setup of the venue
      • Movable dance floor – Make it whatever size you would like, in any place in our venue
      • Movable stage
      • Tableware setup, except table decorations
      • Décor setup is the responsibility of the renter
    • Table skirting for head tables, gift table, dessert table, etc. (white or black)
    • Tableware (except for table decorations)
    • Full dinnerware on table included at no extra cost (real plates, silverware and glassware)
    • Cleanup after your event (except for decorations)
    • Six hours of event time (more hours available for an extra charge per hour)
    • Full-service staff, including waitstaff, bartenders and event coordinator
    • Early setup the day before, schedule permitting, at no extra charge
    • Our staff will coordinate setup with your other vendors
    • Full facility microphone
    • Ample on-site parking
    • Entire facility is handicapped accessible
    • Within walking distance from the highest rated hotel in the area.
    • Within walking distance from RB&W Park along the Rock River
    • No need for extra event insurance
    • Full catering service:
      • Hors d’oeuvres
      • Plated, buffet or station meals
      • Late-night snacks
      • Cake cutting
      • All food, except dessert, MUST be purchased through McCormick Event Center
    • Full bar service:
      • Cash bar
      • Open bar
      • Champagne package
      • All alcohol must be purchased through McCormick Event Center

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205 E. Third Street, Rock Falls, Illinois