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The Pavilion Events Center

1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959

Conference Centers

This premier event center can hold large events like galas and trade shows, but can also host smaller events such as business meetings and birthday parties!

The Pavilion is owned and operated by the city of Marion. Located at 1602 Sioux Drive in Marion, just a mile from I-57, this premier event center is just minutes away from shopping, hotels and restaurants making it the ideal location for your next event.

The Pavilion has approximately 40,000 square feet of flexible event space with an exhibition hall and 3 separate meeting rooms that can be turned into one large ballroom. With retractable walls, this space can be customized to your needs. The Pavilion Event Center is perfect for meetings, receptions, sporting events, trade shows, concerts, conventions, and more. An extended parking lot, large receiving area for loading/unloading, electrical outlets with 1200 amp service, Wi-Fi, and state-of-the-art media equipment, make this a world class facility. In-house concessions and local caterer lists are available upon request.

The Pavilion was designed to meet and exceed the needs of a growing and diverse Ti-State Region. For additional information about our facility, please visit us at or contact us at (618) 993-2657 /


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  • Mon: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed

Pricing varies on how much space is needed for the event.

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