Rental & Lease Opportunities - Location | Amenities | Affordable!

Meetings, workshops, classes, parties, showers, concerts .... for 1 to 1,000 .... we have you covered!

Are you looking to expand or upgrade your current work space? 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, three cooks and an experienced event coordinator. Past events hosted in our facility include: weddings, class reunion dinners, receptions, banquets, ethnic food festivals, 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 Hoa Sobczynski for rental rates and details (218) 285-7225 

Building Rental


 The 1,000 seat Auditorium is equipped with a full-sized stage, lighting, sound and a 24'x16' projection system allowing for modern presentations and performances

Board Room 103

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

Room size:  24'x22'

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'x25'

Dining Room East

 Our newly remodeled 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'x34'
Room 111 size:  23'x44' 


For larger events, the Backus Stage/Gym will provide seating for 200-500
Room size:  55'x85'