Reunions

Reunion Planning

Reunion Planning

Congratulations on celebrating a reunion year! Below are some venues and ideas for your reunion activities. When you are ready to plan your event, or if you have questions or need further information, please contact the Office of Advancement at 217-333-2761 or advancement@vetmed.illinois.edu.

 Planning Your Event

  • If you have a smaller group, you might be able to make a large group reservation instead of reserving a more formal space with a food and beverage minimum.
  • You will need to work with the venue to book your reunion location, sign any contracts, and pay any deposits needed. Be sure to charge enough of your guests to cover event expenses—don’t forget about tax and gratuity! If you have questions about how to set up a contract, pricing, etc., please contact us.
  • We can provide you with your classmates’ contact information. This process can take a week (sometimes more), so be sure to ask early! If you have not done so, you will need to complete a confidentiality form as well. If there are faculty or staff members you would like to invite, we can help you get their contact information as well.
  • Be sure to collect RSVPs! Eventbrite is a great site to use for collecting RSVPs!
  • Many venues require you to pay for the event at the event’s conclusion. Be aware of this and plan accordingly!
  • If you are going to have a 50/50 raffle to raise funds for your class’s scholarship, be sure to get a raffle license from the City of Champaign or the City of Urbana (depending on where your event is being held). Raffle licenses are typically around $10 per event.
  • If you would like a donation form for class scholarship gifts, please let us know.
  • Would you like a tour of the College as part of your reunion activities? Please complete the tour request form with the date and requested time.

 

Venues

Restaurants

Guido’s (fantastic private space in basement)

http://guidosbar.com/

Jupiter’s at the Crossing (very easy to work with!)

http://jupiterspizza.com/crossing/

Milos, Urbana (traditional restaurant but very accommodating)

http://www.milosurbana.com/Welcome.html

Big Grove Tavern (they have several options for private dining spaces)

http://www.biggrovetavern.com/

Desthil (you can sometimes schedule a brewery talk as part of your event)

http://www.destihl.com/Champaign_IL.html

Silvercreek (unique private room)

http://www.couriersilvercreek.com/silvercreek/

Houlihans (they can sometimes host events in the iHotel if space is available)

http://www.houlihans.com/my-houlihans/champaign

Papa Del’s
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/business/2015-03-07/papa-dels-moving-campus.html)

Bars

Triptych

http://triptychbrewing.com/

Sun Singer Wine & Spirits

http://www.sunsingerwines.com/

Binny’s (tasting room)

https://www.binnys.com/location/Champaign

Cowboy Monkey

http://www.cowboy-monkey.com/

Quality

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Quality-Beer/208025712570722

 

Unique Venues

Prairie Fruits Farm

http://www.prairiefruits.com/

Indi Go Artist Coop

http://www.indi-go-art.com/

The Orpheum Theater

http://orpheumkids.net/rentals/theater/

The Virginia Theater

http://thevirginia.org/

Hudson Farm

https://www.facebook.com/hudsonfarmurbana

Japan House

http://japanhouse.art.illinois.edu/en/

 

Traditional Venues

The iHotel

http://stayatthei.com/inspire

Pear Tree Estate

http://peartreeestate.com/

Hilton Garden Inn

http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/events/index.html

Classic Events at Stone Creek

http://www.classiceventscatering.com/