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
start to finish
Dining Room East
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
Room 110 size: 22' x 34'
Room 111 size: 23' x 44'
$100 per day rental fee
includes both dining room sections
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
Board Room 103
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
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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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 Robin Bjorkquist for rental rates and details (218) 373-3004
Backus Community Center | 900 5th Street,
Int'l Falls (218) 285-7225