Backus Community Center

900 5th Street, International Falls, MN
Capacity: 1,000 people

About Backus Community Center

Backus Community Center is host to a wide variety of events. Our building was originally built as a school in 1936. With thanks to a group of dedicated locals, it has been preserved and turned into the heart of our community. With an auditorium, a number of varied sized spaces and a wide selection of equipment, we are able to support just about any wants or needs. With a rich history, and a beautiful art deco style, we are sure to visually please. Our professional staff includes Kathryn O'Connor, Event Coordinator, experienced cooks and a kitchen manager and event manager who treat guests as family. Our events are manned by a large group of volunteers who care about our community and the events hosted at Backus Community Center. We have a full-service, commercial kitchen with a team prepared to cater and serve. With our capabilities to offer multiple spaces, many arrangements and diverse options - we have the best event space and team in Borderland.

Package Pricing

Board Room 103
Attendees: 2-25 | $50 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Conference Room 101/102
Attendees: 2-100 | $100 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Dining Room
Attendees: 2-100 | $100 /event
Pricing for all event types
Auditorium with Stage
Attendees: 2-1000 | $375 - $575 /event
Pricing for all event types
Stage / Gym
Attendees: 2-450 | $375 - $575 /event
Pricing for all event types
Gym [Private Party]
Attendees: 2-450 | $25 /hour
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

Board Room 103
Board Room 103
Dining Room
Dining Room
Gym / Stage [Private Party]
Gym / Stage   [Private Party]
Conference Room 101/102
Conference Room 101/102
Auditorium with Stage
Auditorium with Stage
Venue Types
Amenities
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1000
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 4
  • Special Features: Beer & Wine Cash Bar - able to be moved to any of the featured rooms. Three in-house pianos - concert grand on stage, grand piano in Room 101/102 and an upright in the dining room.
  • Year Renovated: 2002