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SPRINGFIELD AREA'S LARGEST BANQUET FACILITIES

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Researched by: BRYAN J SMITH and ABBY BEGGERLY

Max No. Square Total Sales

Name Persons, Feet, No. of Square Outside Director Address Sit-down Largest Other Feet Provide Catering Alcohol Other Catering General

Telephone / Fax Meal Room Rooms Avail Catering OK OK Amenities Director Manager Owner

1 Holiday Inn/University Plaza Full serv, A/V, light, Kimberly Hotel, Convention, Trade Center sound, port. stage, Gann 333 JQ Hammons Pkwy ? 06 1,800 48,000 27 103,000 Yes No Yes backdrops, 350 booths, Sue Randy John Q 864-7333 / 831-5893 pianos, drape rental Martin Roelofsz Hammons

2 Shrine Mosque Permanent stage, Abou Ben 601 St Louis ? 06 1,300 15,000 1 22,000 Yes Yes Yes A/V, lighting, Tom Morris Tom Adhem 869-9164 sound, dance floor None Morris Temple

3 Clarion Hotel Permanent stage, A/V, 3333 S Glenstone ? 04 625 6,370 6 17,000 Yes No Yes sound & light system, Cindy Howell Mark Blvd Motel 883-6550 / 883-5720 table decorations Lyndsay Lowe Smith Corp

4 Riverside Inn Dance floor,

2629 N Riverside Road ? Ozark 600 2,800 7 NA Yes Yes Yes patio, greenhouse, Eric Engel Defolee Eric

581-7051 / 581-4285 DJ, piano players Same Pennartz Engel

5 Quality Inn & Conference Center A/V equipment, Marilyn R 3050 N Kentwood ? 03 500 5,000 4 8,000 Yes No Yes dance floor, mic, sound Johnson Victor Harmony 833-3108 / 833-0477 and light systems Linda Ownby Berrios Hospitality

6 The Tower Club Audio/visual equipment,

901 St Louis ? 06 400 5,856 9 11,322 Yes Yes Yes customized menus, Jeff Jeff John Q

866-4466 / same 2 pianos Anderson Anderson Hammons

6 Travel Lodge Bass Country Byron Titan 2610 N Glenstone ? 03 400 4,967 7 19,917 Yes Yes Yes PA system, permanent Southwick Kevin Incorporated 833-6550 / 866-6088 stage None Bingham LLC

8 Mrs O'Mealy's Up to PA system, Mike Mike 210 E Sunshine ? 07 325 6,000 3 other 8,500 Yes Yes No podium, TV, VCR, Lohmeyer Mike & Louis 883-1626 or 862-2622 rooms screen, piano JoAnna White Lohmeyer Lohmeyer

9 Sheraton Hawthorn Park Hotel A/V, sound & light Dana Maugans 2431 N Glenstone ? 03 300 4,000 5 7,031 Yes No Yes system, port. stage, Debbie Michael Larken Inc 831-3131 / 831-9786 centerpieces Letterman Gahagan

9 Ramada Inn I-44 Portable stage and dance, 2820 N Glenstone ? 03 300 4,320 4 8,362 Yes No Yes A/V, sound & light system, Ken Floyd Ken Elliott 869-3900 / 865-5378 business classrooms Faith Brain Floyd Lodging

11 Highland Springs Country Club Dance floor, A/V,

5400 Highland Springs Blvd ? 09 275 5,000 4 7,000 Yes Yes Yes PA system, stage, Russ Conyers Mark John Q

886-0408 / 886-0484 VCR, piano same Stahlman Hammons

12 Knights of Columbus Compas Club

2340 W Grand ? 02 270 4,800 2 7,500 No Yes Yes Kitchen facilities, mic, Don Rupee Don Rupee Home Assoc

862-7780 dance floor, lighting same Harry Carroll Inc

13 Heritage Cafeteria PA system, podium, 1364 E Battlefield ? 04 250 4,500 3 7,875 Yes Yes No free rooms for Thomas Dugan Don R Richard 883-3033 dining groups Jim Klinck Evans Evans

13 Three Nineteen PA system, valet

319 W Walnut ? 06 250 3,600 0 3,600 No Yes No service, cash bar, David Kellett David David

832-9475 catering room David Kellett Kellett Kellett

15 Holiday Inn North 7 Cindy 2720 N Glenstone ? 03 225 3,000 incl. 9,765 Yes No Yes A/V, sound Reed Colleen John Q 865-8600 / 862-9415 atrium systems, piano Beth Ryan Viter Hammons

16 Deer Lake Golf Course Tracy Deer

5544 W Chestnut ? 02 200 1,800 3 3,400 Yes Yes Yes Covered patio, Fielder Noel Lake Golf

865-3338 / 865-7672 18-hole golf course Same Spering Course LLC

17 Vandivort Theater Chairs, private parking, 305 E Walnut ? 06 150 3,800 5 3,990 Yes Yes Yes dressing room, tables, Tony Berry Tony James E 869-0727 stage Amanda Dixon Berry Shirato

Banquet facilities listed above are ranked by the number of people that could be accommodated in one room for a sit-down meal. SMSU's banquet facility seats 450, but is currently under renovation until 1999. The above SBJ list was compiled from data provided by representatives of the banquet facilities. It is possible that some facilities may have been omitted due to lack of information, space or deadline restrictions. [[In-content Ad]]

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