Backus Community Center is available to rent

We have a variety of rental spaces as you will see below.  If you need more information, please call Jaime at (218) 373-3004, or the main office at (218) 285-7225 Monday-Friday 8 am to 4 pm. If you would like to make an online request, please click the online form below.

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Space Available for Rent

Stage/Gym

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For larger events, the Backus Stage/Gym will provide seating for 200-500
Room size:  55' x 85'
Non-Profit $375 per day
Commercial $575 per day
Private short-term parties $25 per hour

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Dining Room East

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 Our Dining Room can seat up to 100 guests and has a light and airy atmosphere thanks to the abundance of east and south sun exposure

Dining Room South

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Room 110 size:  22' x 34'
Room 111 size:  23' x 44' 

$100 per day rental fee
includes both dining room sections

Auditorium

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 The 1,000 seat Auditorium is equipped with a full-sized stage, lighting, sound and a 24' x 16' projection system allowing for modern presentations and performances
$1 per seat rental fee charged in addition to gym rental fee, fee used for auditorium
capital improvements

Board Room 103

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The Backus Board Room is ideal for groups up to 25 and features original wood cabinetry

Room size:  24' x 22'
$50 per day rental fee

Conference Room 101/102

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Our Conference Room can seat up to 100 and is open to a variety of table and seating configurations

Room size:  60' x 25'
$100 per day rental fee

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Rental & Lease Opportunities - Location | Amenities | Affordable!

Meetings, workshops, classes, parties, showers, concerts .... for 1 to 1,000 ....
the historic Backus building has space for you!

  • Convenient location in the heart of International Falls next to the Forestland Annex 
  • Meeting rooms and auditorium space to accommodate any size group
  • Highly competitive rental and lease rates
  • Catering services available
  • Ample parking and on the city bus route
  • Distinctive Art Deco style with terrazzo floors and polished granite walls

 

Our staff includes a licensed food manager, licensed cooks and an experienced event coordinator.
Past events hosted in our facility include: weddings, class reunion dinners, receptions, banquets, concerts, plays, public meetings, trainings sessions - large and small - showers, funerals, dances and other special events -- if you can plan it, we can host it!

A 9-foot Steinway Concert Grand Piano is also available for your event, and Backus can secure a variety of musicians or vocalists to fit your needs.

Call Jaime for rental rates and details (218) 285-7225