Facility Rental & Special Services
For more information on availability, or if you wish to see a facility, call the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department at (309) 434-2260.
The pavilion at Miller Park was built at a cost of $45,000 in 1905, and was one of the finest pavilions ever put in a public park. It was designed by George Miller and is noted for its excellent acoustic properties for dance bands.
This unique landmark was restored in 1977 and continues to be a popular spot for a variety of activities. Rates vary depending upon room size and type of event. Reservations can be made starting January 1 of one year for the following year. (i.e. January 1, 2007 reservations start for 2008 rentals).
The indoor facilities must be scheduled for a minimum of three (3) hours. Various areas are available for rental (see chart below). Damage Deposits are due 60 days before the event. Commercial enterprises including businesses or corporations for profit will be charged twice the rate.
Because of the Miller Park Pavilion building set-up, any rental involving music must rent out the entire main and upper levels.
||F-Su & Holidays
|Entire Main Level||$100/hour||$150/hour||$150|
|1/2 of Main Level||$50/hour||$75/hour||$150|
|Upper or 3rd Level||$50/hour||$75/hour||$150|
|Weddings/Dances - (Without Alcohol)||$700/day||$950/day||$300|
Weddings - (With Alcohol)
Only allowed from November 1 - March 31)
Entire Main Level - Large area with wooden floor and floor to ceiling windows. Overlooks Miller Park Lake. Capacity 200 - 250.
1/2 of Main Level - Partitions divide the main level into two smaller areas. The east side overlooks the lake; the west side faces the zoo. Capacity 100.
Upper or 3rd Level - Carpeted meeting room. Capacity 75.
East Porch - Outside area protected from the elements by an overhead balcony. Electricity and water are available. Capacity 50 - 60.
Dances - Includes entire main and upper levels.
Weddings, etc. - Includes entire main and upper levels. Alcohol will not be considered from April 1st to October 31st. Liquor License must be obtained through Liquor Commission and approved by City Council. Contact the City Clerk to apply for a special liquor license after securing a rental date.
Policies and Procedures
Miller Park Pavilion Rental Policy & Procedures are available at the Parks and Recreation office. For information on availability or if you wish to see the facility, call (309) 434-2260.
Photo credit Simone's 3D Tour Galleries.