Events at Refinery is a classic wedding venue located in Champaign, Illinois. This elegant ballroom has floor-to-ceiling windows and maple hardwood floors. The team is able to transform the ballroom into whatever theme and color pallete you have in mind. Located just west of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Events at Refinery is nestled in a tree-lined neighborhood.
Facilities and Capacity
The 7,000 square foot ballroom at Events at Refinery can accommodate up to 450 guests. The ballroom has plenty of natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows and offers modern full length mirrors. There is enough space to also accommodate your ceremony within the ballroom. If you are having a smaller wedding, the team can easily make the layout more intimate and less spread out.
Events at Refinery has a knowledgeable staff that will work with you to create your vision for their ballroom. From directing vendors to supervising your event, the team will be there to make sure everything runs smoothly. There is a full service built-in bar with three different package options, including cash bar, bar by consumption, or a mix of beverages. The venue also offers decoration and reception packages to couples, including tables, chairs, linens, floral centerpieces, and audio and visual equipment. Their services for couples include:
Recommended by 89% of couples
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Amanda Klein · Married on 05/25/2019
We were recently married and celebrated with a reception at the Refinery. We were so happy to work with Chris in planning the perfect day! He was very organized and offered great suggestions for making the details just right for a gorgeous set up. He took the decorations I gave him and created a beautiful entryway table for our guests to sign the guest book with no direction from me, and I couldn't have been more pleased! Chris offered his expertise in every fine detail down to helping me choose a napkin color that would look best with the centerpieces. My husband and I felt reassured that he was managing our event and knew that he along with his event staff would make it as beautiful as he would want his own to be, with our vision in mind. He set up a couple of meetings with us prior to the wedding date to go over details and talk with us about our options for upgrades etc, keeping in mind our budget. He was never pushy or made us feel like he was trying to take us for our money. In fact, we initially chose the Refinery because it seemed like the most organized and best deal of all the other venues in the area we had looked into. I really didn't want to be stressed about all the little details and set up/tear down on my wedding day, so having that all taken care of within their packages was wonderful. Chris also coordinated independently with our vendors to make sure that was a smooth process. The bartenders were friendly and worked their butts off making drinks and taking care of our guests. We even won two Yeti drink holders from the Refinery, which were perfect for our beverages at the wedding and on our honeymoon. Overall we had a great experience with Events at Refinery and would highly recommend this venue for a beautiful and stress free event.Sent on 07/05/2019
Marilyn Jordan · Married on 03/16/2019
The Refinary is a great place to hold your events.
very nice nice to do everything in one place. They have people on site to help you decorate and get the look your looking for.Sent on 01/02/2019
Jen Fisher · Married on 11/10/2018
Top-Notch Service- Highly Recommend!
I recently held a 350 person event at the Refinery and I can not say enough good things about the staff and venue. Chris is incredibly accommodating. The room looked exactly the way I envisioned it being. We used one of their preferred caterers and received tons of compliments on how great the food tasted. We made a few last minute changes and the staff never skipped a beat! I would recommend the Refinery to anyone that asked. Truly top-notch service and can't wait to host my next event there!Sent on 01/14/2019
Events at Refinery provides a unique space that can be set to fit the needs of any event. The venue is managed so well and they display such a client focused approach. The Bugbee's Team always looks forward to working with the great staff who values their clients in a special way, just as we do!