We have a variety of rental spaces as you will see below. If you need more information, please call 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.
Businesses who rent space at Backus Community Center enjoy many amenities. The spaces listed on this page are located on upper levels of the west wing of the building, ensuring business privacy. They are easily accessible by an elevator. Tenants aren't limited just to their spaces, though. There are various rental services available at Backus to help with special meeting needs; we offer everything from large spaces to electronics for teleconference meetings to catering. Our tenants enjoy round the clock access to the building and their spaces. Our historic building is well lit and beautifully maintained with great pride by our staff.
AND... because these spaces are on the upper levels, our renters enjoy a fabulous view of International Falls.
While Backus rentals are competitively priced at current market values, Backus is more than a just a place to rent an office. It's a place where arts are alive. It's a place where everyone has a story about "When I went to school here..." It's a place where people are valued. It's growing and changing and very much alive.
And it's waiting for you.
These are two adjoining rooms that have internal access to one another.
It is not necessary to rent these two spaces together as one unit; they could be modified to be exclusive spaces that are independent of one another. But if you need space, this could be it. These rooms have an old school feel that is wonderfully mixed with modern, and are just cool.
Room 303 has 1,124 square feet of rental space. There is an office and a storage space, but the majority of the room is open and just waiting for your presence. It is beautifully suited for classes, training, or creative craftsmanship work. If you are looking to design specific work spaces, this might be the room for you.
Need to spread your professional wings or expand your current business world? Do you have this dream that you've always wanted to see come to life? The possibilities here are endless.
Come take a look. We think you'll agree.
Room 304 has 755 square feet of rental space. This room is divided into three areas:
Room 201 has 801 square feet of rental space. This corner office is at the end of the hall, making it a very quiet and private space. There is a reception area as you enter, and then there is a larger work area that is currently divided by solid shelving units that can be moved to customize your space. Room 201 is a one of a kind in Backus; there are two bathrooms and a small kitchenette within this space.
This is a beautiful corner rental with windows on both exterior walls. It is cozy and sound, and is such a welcoming space.
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
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
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
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
Meetings, workshops, classes, parties, showers, concerts .... for 1 to 1,000 ....
the historic Backus building has space for you!
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 our office for rental rates and details (218) 285-7225
Backus Community Center | 900 5th Street,
International Falls (218) 285-7225
"Historic Backus Community Center, the heart of International Falls, where all generations celebrate the arts, culture, recreation, wellness and life-long learning."
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