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Activity Room at Banta Center

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Max Occupancy 98

Facility Details  

The Banta Center Activity Room offers a perfect place to hold birthday parties, showers, business meetings, and social gatherings.  Located on the first floor of the Banta Center, it comfortably seats up to 70 guests, and holds even more open house style.  Rentals are available year-round.

Reservation Information 

Room Rates

  • Standard rental is 5 hours for $100 plus tax until December 31, 2023.  Starting January 1, 2024 the fee increases to $185 for a 5 hour rental. 
    1. Additional hours can be added on for $25/hr until December 31, 2023. Starting January 1, 2024 fee increase to $30 for an additional hour.
    2. Set up and clean up must be done within your rental hours
  • Payment is due in full at time of reservation
  • Rental Fees are non-refundable, but may be transferrable based on availability
  • Reservations are available Monday through Friday from 3pm - 10 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am - 10pm.

 Rental Fees Include

  • Up to 5 hours in the room
  • Up to 20 – 72” banquet tables 
  • Up to 11 - 60” round tables
  • Up to 70 banquet chairs
  • Room will be set in the standard layout with tables, chairs, and trash cans/bags when you arrive
  • Access to
    1. Kitchen sinks
    2. Refrigerator & freezer
    3. Microwave
    4. There is no access to a stove or oven

 Room Setup

The standard room configurations is 12-72” banquet tables set with 4 chairs each for a total of 48 seats.  If you have a request for a different set up, it must be made at time of registration or at least 14 days prior to event.

 Rental Details and Restrictions

  • Decorations such as balloons, streamers, and candles are permitted, however you may not tape, nail, or pin anything to the painted walls.  No Command Hooks.
  • Glitter and confetti are NOT allowed.
  • No alcohol is allowed on the premises. 
  • Caterers are welcome, or the renter may bring their own food.  No food shall be prepared on site.  
  • Renter must take out all trash to parking lot dumpster at the end of the event.

*All rental fees are subject to Indiana sales tax and are non-refundable.  For reservation information, call the parks office at 219-462-5144.

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