We happily make our space available for rentals. We are very conveniently located near Alpine and State in central Rockford. We have a wide variety of rooms. More information is in the brochure on this page. Please contact us using the form below for more information -- we can be flexible and creative!
The congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Church (UUC) in Rockford is understandably proud of its exceptional building designed by noted architect Pietro Belluschi, in which the first service was held on September 16, 1966. An addition to the building, designed by the firm of SaavedraGehlhausen and constructed by Odling Construction Company was dedicated on November 4, 2001.
The Unitarian Universalist Church’s facility is the perfect setting for special personal or business events - both large and small.
Located on 10 ½ acres the building offers the perfect picturesque setting. The building offers a spacious sanctuary, many classrooms, and a large meeting/dining hall with an adjoining kitchen. Inside the double front doors, the large, airy sanctuary features comfortable chairs that seat up to 200.
Ceremonies and Receptions
Welcoming all couples and all types of ceremonies
UUC offers the Sanctuary, and the Fellowship (Deale) Hall for ceremonies and receptions. The Sanctuary has a piano. The Narthex is a lovely place for smaller ceremonies in front of the Rhenberg Window.
Rental includes the space and tables/chairs only. Dance floor, linens, dishes, silverware, food, decorating, minister, etc. are provided by you or your caterer.
UUC offers the Sanctuary, the Fellowship Hall, the Connolly Library and a small room for conferences. Throughout the building are multipurpose rooms of various sizes, available for small group meetings or training sessions.
Here is some general information about the Unitarian Universalist Church’s facilities:
· Industrial Bunn Coffee Machines
· Industrial double door refrigerator
· Food preparation table
· Microwave oven
· One wired microphone and podium
· Three wireless mics
· 6-channel sound mixer capable of audio CD recording
· Ceiling speakers
· Sanctuary piano (with advance permission from Tim Anderson, our Music Director)
We have ample parking (two lower lots, a middle lot and an upper lot).
We are a fully accessible facility. We have an elevator (450-pound capacity) big enough for an attended wheelchair for access to our lower level.
There are five handicap parking spaces, in addition to two special needs parking spaces on the upper lot.
The restrooms located on the main floor are handicap accessible.
Payment of Rental Fees: Payments are made at the Church office at least 7 days in advance of the rental date. A 50% refundable deposit made to the Church when the rental agreement is signed will hold your space should another renter be interested in using the space on the same date and time. The deposit will be refunded after the event if there are no exceptional clean up or damages.
False Alarm Charges: The renter/user will pay any fees charged by the Rockford Police Department, Rockford Fire Department, or A.D.T. Security System if a false alarm results from improper use of the security system, or a failure to secure the building.
Sanctuary (200 max. capacity) $500
Deale Hall (100) $300
Library/Narthex (40) $150
Classroom (Lower Level, varies) $50
Minister (Add $75 for Rehearsal) $400
Organist/Pianist (Add $25 for Rehearsal) $100
Opener/Closer Fee $50
If you are interested in renting space, please fill out the form below. Autumn Fredricks, Office Assistant, will contact you.