The Stern Center Party & Celebration Venue

About us

The Stern Center is a sophisticated party and celebration venue, conveniently located in downtown Rock Island. It is easily accessible and just a short walk from the Holiday Inn, a public parking garage, and other downtown amenities. The Stern Center is an original and unforgettable space to turn your special moments into cherished memories. We provide a wedding package that will exceed all expectations for your special day. From table linens, to a champagne toast for the head table, and use of our exclusive bride and groom suites, we make planning simple.

Our in house catering and events coordinator work hand-in-hand with you to make sure your special event is exactly what you dreamed. The Stern Center is more than a unique location, it's an unforgettable experience for you and your guests, right down to the very last detail.

The center attraction of the Grand Ballroom is a genuine lead crystal chandelier clad in gold. A beautiful antique, the chandelier hung in John Looney's mansion in Rock Island in 1897. At 9 feet long by 5 1/2 feet wide the chandelier weighs over 800 pounds. The prisms of color bounce off the mirrored pillars, casting beautiful light throughout the facility.