Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL offers facility rentals needed to present meetings, conferences, workshops, special events, camps and stage performances. Located in central IL and easily accessible by public transportation and by HWY 55, making it an ideal place to host your next function. Next time you begin planning an event for groups from 2 to 250, please consider renting facilities at Blackburn College.

Services Provided

  • Facility Rental
  • IT Support
  • Audio Visual Technical Support and Equipment Rental
  • Catering
  • Custodial Services

Campus Venues Available to Rent

  • Athletic Fields – Soccer, Baseball, Softball, and Practice Fields
  • Woodward Athletic Center – Basketball court, locker rooms, gymnasium (non-air conditioned) will seat 300 on the bleachers, center of the gym will hold approximately 400 folding chairs.
  • Classrooms
  • Conference Rooms
  • Lecture Halls
  • Student Center
  • Auditorium
  • Clegg Chapel
  • Woodson Hall
  • Jaenke Alumni Center
  • Dining Hall

Please, contact Kim Peterson to determine space availability or to reserve a date for your event. All clients are required to sign a contractual agreement when using the facilities at Blackburn College. A certificate of liability insurance, a signed facilities usage agreement, 501c3 verification (if non-profit) and full payment are due 10 working days prior to the date of your scheduled event.


A certificate of general public liability $2 Mil that names Blackburn College and its affiliates as additional insured for the date(s) of the event(s) is required for each organization sponsoring an event at Blackburn College. A copy of this certificate must be provided to Blackburn College thirty (30) days before the first scheduled date of the event.


If you are considered a non-profit organization, we require a copy of your 501c3 verification letter with your agreement.

Payment Information

A facility reservation deposit in the amount of fifty percent (%50) of the estimated billing total is required to confirm its reservation. Only those reservations for which deposits have been received will be guaranteed. Facilities will be reserved on a first come first serve basis. Reservation deposits may be refunded in the event of a cancellation when notice is received earlier than thirty (30) days prior to the event, less a $50.00 non-refundable deposit. Full payment is due ten working days before the day of the event. Any charges incurred about the estimate of cost will be billed immediately following the event, payable within fifteen (15) calendar days.

Location & Payment Address:

Blackburn College Facilities Rental Office
700 College Ave.
Carlinville, IL 62626

Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm