As part of the redeveloped Howard Park, the Howard Park Event Center offers beautiful indoor spaces available for your next special event. Overlooking Howard Park and the St. Joseph River, the Event Center has up to four rentable spaces with a capacity up to 150 people. The open floor plan, customizable set up options, and proximity to the amenities at Howard Park make the space a perfect fit for meetings, weddings, birthday parties, showers and more.

Features

  • Proximity to amenities at Howard Park including ice skating, patio, event lawns, St. Joseph River, playground, firepits, Rask Family Fountains and more
  • State-of-the-art audio visual system
  • Catering through Howard Park Public House
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Room Options

  • Up to four separate room options available for rent: Farmer Room, Event Room B, Ribbon Town Room, and Centier Commons
  • Removable airwalls allow event rooms to be combined to increase capacity up to 150 people.
  • Rooms are set up as a blank slate and can be fully customized to your event needs.
  • Options to extend event space with the use of outdoor spaces and Centier Commons are available.
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1-Room Rental

For up to 50 people

$50/hr

2-Room Rental

For up to 100 people

$75/hr

3-Room Rental

For up to 150 people

$100/hr

  • Room rentals: 2 hours minimum per room

Frequently Asked Questions

Howard Park is open year-round for rentals. If you have a specific date and time in mind, please complete the form above and you will be contacted by our staff.

The Howard Park Public House, a full-service restaurant and bar, is conveniently attached to our event rooms.  They are the exclusive provider of food and beverage for our facility and would be happy to work with you on all your catering needs!  Full menu available.  As a note, our guests are able to provide their own cakes– for example birthday or wedding cakes.

Not for guest use…BUT…The Howard Park Public House, a full-service restaurant and bar, is conveniently attached to our event rooms.  They are the exclusive provider of food and beverage for our facility and would be happy to work with you on all your catering needs!  Full menu coming soon.  As a note, our guests are able to provide their own cakes – for example birthday or wedding cakes.

Absolutely! We can’t wait to host your event. Stop by or give us a call to schedule a time to visit the space. Our regular business hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm; however, we are available for appointments outside of those hours. Please call to schedule a time to walk through.

Yes, you can access your room rental 30 minutes prior to your event to set up. If you need more than 30 minutes, we ask that you reserve that time as part of your rental.

You are able to access the rental space based on the time you’ve requested to rent.

At the time that was agreed upon per your contract, there will be an attendant to let you in and will stay at the location during the duration of your rental.

Room capacities vary based on setups and how many rooms are combined.  In general, each single room accomdates approximately 50 people.  The full event spaced, when opened into one room, can accomodate approximately 150 people.

Free parking is available along the street, as well as the parking lot across St. Louis Boulevard (Zion Church). The Zion Church parking lot is available anytime except Sundays, 8am until 1pm.

Yes, absolutely. To start, contact our staff for availability. We can put a tentative hold on your date. To confirm your reservation we require a signed contract and a $50 deposit.

Things happen, we understand. If you cancel your event at least four weeks prior to event, the lessee will be refunded the rental fee in full.  If the event is cancelled less than four weeks prior to event a $50.00 fee will be charged, and remaining balance will be refunded.

Yes! We have a limited number of tables, chairs, and linens. When discussing your event with our Coordinator, be sure to ask about our availability.

Event Rooms Audio Visual Specifications

  • HD projection system: NEC 8000 lumen WUXGA 1920×1200 resolution projector with 15ft diagonal motorized projection screen (16:10 ratio)
  • Computer Inputs: HDMI / VGA / Wireless Barco Click Share inputs (please provide own computer adapters)
  • High end full-range ceiling audio system with subwoofer
  • 3.5mm iPod input
  • 4 Shure wireless handheld microphones
  • 4 Shure wireless lavalier microphones (convertible to headset mics)
  • Floor & Desk Mic Stands
  • Fully Dimmable Lighting System

*Our system is fully customizable and scalable, don’t see what you need or desire additional specifications, please let us know and we’d be glad to help!

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Due to the special surface required for ice skates, please refrain from wearing ice skates in the event rooms.