The Stern Center
1713 3rd Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 Map
Phone: (309) 314-3372

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We Turn Your Celebrations Into Cherished Memories

13412144_1013630388755608_3658420016103953411_o.jpgThe Stern Center is a sophisticated party and celebration venue, conveniently located in downtown Rock Island (formerly Hyman’s Furniture). It is easily accessible and just a short walk from the Holiday Inn, a public parking garage and other downtown amenities. The Stern Center is an original and unforgettable space to turn your special moments into cherished memories.
We provide a wedding package that will exceed all expectations for your special day. From table linens, to a champagne toast for the head table and exclusive use of our bride and groom suites, we make planning simple.

Our in house caterer and events coordinator work hand-in-hand with you to make sure your special event is exactly as you dreamed.
The Stern Center is more than a unique location, it’s an unforgettable experience for you and your guests, right down to the very last detail.

The center attraction of the Grand Ballroom is a genuine lead crystal chandelier clad in gold. A beautiful antique, the chandelier hung in John Looney’s mansion in Rock Island in 1897. At 9 feet long by 5 1/2 feet wide the chandelier weighs over 800 pounds. The prisms of color bounce off the mirrored pillars casting beautiful light throughout the facility.

"Everything about the Stern Center was AMAZING from planning to our wedding day! We would highly recommend this venue to anyone! Riley helped every step of the way planning our special day! The prices were so reasonable and the quality of food, venue, and experience were well worth it. The whole day ran smoothly and the Stern Center staff were all so kind and helpful. We have nothing but positive things to say about this venue!!" - Lauren B.

"We cannot thank the staff at The Stern Center enough for making our wedding reception absolutely incredible! I worked with Riley from beginning to end, and she made everything so easy and stress-free- she always responded to emails and phone calls, and made sure we were always on the same page! The Stern Center also worked well with our other vendors, helping to coordinate drop-off and pick-up times, and they accommodated all of our requests. Thank you all for making our wedding day one of the best days of our lives!" Paige K.