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Event Planning
Your function will be assigned an Event Coordinator with whom advance planning sessions will be scheduled at your convenience. Your move-in, move-out, and event hours will be coordinated and scheduled by BOS Center's staff.

Only the Preferred Caterers of the BOS Center have the ability to furnish food and beverages for your meal function. Our caterers offer a wide range of cuisine and can accommodate all price ranges. Click here to view our Preferred Caterers.

BOS Center's In-House company, Audio Techni Services, can handle any audio/visual or sound need you may require. Arrangements can be made directly through BOS Center or by calling Audio Techni Services at 217-585-8855. BOS Center also works closely with Premier Audio-Visual. 

Phone: 217-527-3911

Free wireless high speed Internet is now available at BOS Center. Hard line fiber hook ups available in meeting rooms and main hall upon request. 

BOS Center is proud to serve Pepsi ® and Miller ® products.

Equipment Rental
Please call your Event Coordinator for additional equipment rentals and to confirm availability and rental rates in advance of your event.


Event Insurance
BOS Center's facility contracts require special event insurance for all events in the Main Hall. The insurance requirements are for a comprehensive general liability policy with BOS Center as the "additional named insured". The necessary minimum requirements are for a $1,000,000.00 combined single limit bodily injury and property damage liability. Please note this insurance does not provide coverage for event participants.

Exhibit Decorator
Exhibitions and trade shows at BOS Center must have a decorating service. BOS Center does not provide booth curtain, tables, chairs, or carpeting for trade shows. Many shows use Excel Decorators, Inc., Best Expo, Inc., or Peoria Flag & Decorating Co. All three businesses have extensive knowledge of the building.

Tech Information

Want to know more about our lower level meeting rooms, Mezzanine Terraces, or Main Hall VIP Lounge?
From small meetings and break out sessions, to elegant cocktail hours, large banquets, trade shows and more, BOS center has a space for any occasion.
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tech information


BOS Center provides free wireless Internet access in all public areas of the building. A hardwired Internet connection is available upon request for $100 per day. Contact your Event Coordinator to make arrangements.


MAIN HALL: 44,000 sq. ft.

DOOR ACCESS: 4 corner doors 11'11" x 14'6"

 11'X 18'X 15' 20,000 lb load limit

POWER: 800 amp, 600 amp, 400 amp, 3 phase 5 wire 30' from down stage left

SHORE POWER: 1 – 220 volt 100 amp

LOADING DOCKS: 4 with dock plates on main level – 20’ push to stage

FLOOR LOAD LIMITS: 350 lbs. per sq. ft.

SPOT LIGHTS: 6 Super Troopers, 2 Troopers

RIGGING: 47' to low steel, 72' to high steel

  • 1,000 lbs/point

  • 7,000 lbs/truss

  • 62,000 lbs/half hall

  • 120,000 lbs/full hall


INTERNET: wireless and hard wired

STAGING: SICO Roll-n-Set Stage

  • 32 pieces of 8’ x 8’

  • Weight Limit: 125 lbs per sq. ft.


LCD projectors with screens are available in meeting rooms B4, B6, B7, and all four rooms of B11 (Ballroom).



Electrical, Internet, & Forklift Service Order

Payment in full for electrical service must be received a minimum of 48 hours prior to the opening date of an event (including move-in) to qualify for discount rates. Payment may be made by cash, check, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover. Orders without advanced payment will be charged at standard rates. Charges must be paid in advance of electrical hook-up. Prices are subject to change without notice. Payment for all utility connections must be made prior to installations.


Want to host an event at the BOS Center?
Fill out our Event Inquiry form and an Event Coordinator will contact you to discuss your options.  Or if you'd like to speak with someone during normal business hours, please contact our administration office at (217) 788-8800.

Preferred Caterers

Arena Food Service

Arena Food Service

Shawn Moore


Bloom Hospitality & Catering

Bloom Hospitality & Catering

Gabi Thompson


Cured Catering

Cured Catering

Joe Langley


Hamilton's Catering Service

Hamilton's Catering Service

Kyle Hamilton




Kaitlyn McMillen


Nelson's Catering

Nelson's Catering

Mindy Beeler


Poe's Catering

Poe's Catering

Lance & Angela Poe


President Abraham Lincoln: A Double tree by Hilton

President Abraham Lincoln: A Double tree by Hilton

Craig Sandoval


Replay Lounge

Replay Lounge

Demetrius Hudson


Saputo's & Papa Franks

Saputo's & Papa Franks

Mike Coffey, Jr.


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