Parties & Events
Create your memories at the Kroc Center
Whether you’re having a birthday party for your super star, needing a place to host your next corporate event, creating the wedding of your dreams or you would like your group or organization to come together for some fun, The Kroc Center is the place for you!
The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is the premier place for your next occasion! Our state-of-the-art Gold LEED certified facility is designed for entertaining — whether you’re planning a corporate retreat, a small gathering or a gala event, we invite you to come and see what the Kroc Center has to offer.
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|AM General Banquet and Conference Center|
|Room||Square Feet||Seating Capacity|
|Room||Square Feet||Seating Capacity|
|Party Room West||350||24||24||16|
|Party Room East||360||24||24||16|
|Party Room Full||710||48||48||48|
|Digital Arts Room||910||–||21||–|
|Youth Activity Center/The "Zone"||2175||109 (Sofa/Chair/Stool seating)|
|Youth Activity Lounge/RJ's "Hangout"||365||32 (Lounge/Cafe Seating)|
|Execuative Board Room||480||16 (around conference table)|
The Kroc Center sits on a 12-acre campus that features several outdoor amenities, including children’s playgrounds and a lighted outdoor synthetic turf athletic field. The facility is located approximately five blocks west of downtown South Bend at 900 West Western Avenue.
Kroc Catering and Events provides a variety of delicious meal options for your event. A preferred caterer's list is also available. Outside food and beverageis strictly prohibited with the exception of a specialty cake and/or cupcakes. Please contact the Hospitality Manager at 574-233-9471, ext. 2215 for further information.
The Chapel/Auditorium serves as a chapel and a performing arts center. With flexible, moveable seating, this space has the ability to host performance events, music concerts, weddings and theater productions with seating for up to 500 people. The theater has all the elements necessary for creating great productions including a greenroom, large stage, theater lighting and state-of-the-art digital audio/visual equipment. The venue features comfortable seating that is designed to create a lasting experience for both entertainment and worship.
AM General Banquet & Conference Center
The Kroc Center’s Banquet & Conference Center space is elegant and inviting and can accommodate a wide variety of events and parties. Hosting your special event here will provide lasting memories for all who attend. The lovely AM General Banquet & Conference Center space can be utilized as a concert hall, a theater, a meeting space, a wedding reception venue and many other unique gatherings. The banquet/conference rooms are perfect for celebrations, seminars, and corporate meetings. This large space can be divided into three smaller rooms, creating the perfect sized room to suit your event. The AM General Banquet & Conference Center features full audio-visual capabilities, classic and elegant décor and small kitchenettes. Seating capacity for the full room is 272 at round tables.
Executive Board Room
Our executive Board Room offers a great space for a business, group, club etc., to meet whether for one time or on a regular basis. With seating available for up to 16 people, wireless internet, optional kitchen amenities and television, this space can be utilized in a number of different ways to suit your individual needs.
Colorful, bright and durable, the Party Rooms are perfect for a child’s special occasion. Bring up to 32 friends for the special party and create a day to remember. The Party Rooms may be split into two 18 person rooms or used as one large room. RJ Kroc loves to party and is waiting to visit with you during your special event.
Outdoor Sun Deck
This lovely brick deck is adjacent to the Aquatics Center and provides a lovely, intimate, private space for an outdoor gathering. Capacity is approximately 75 people with seating at tables for 40.
So you want to be a star? You have a recording project going and you need a place to record your work? You have the material, but you need to make that demo? The Kroc Center is the place for you! The center features a 310 square foot, audio and video recording studio with green wall, state of the art control booth with editing and mixing capabilities to bring your projects come to life.
Digital Arts & Technology Center
The Digital Arts/Technology Center at the Kroc Center will have state-of-the-art equipment including laptops, touch screen interaction, and a variety of other technology equipment. The Digital Arts Center has laptops that can be checked out and used in the Kroc Center for independent study and group learning. Users can also bring in their own computers and access our free, lightning fast wireless network.
Music Rehearsal Room
Practice makes perfect and perfect practice helps you get there faster. The Music Rehearsal room is a space designed for the music student to excel as part of a larger musical group. This area will host practices for instrumental and vocal groups as they prepare to perform on the main platform. This space is available for other programs as well and can also be used as part of the expanded green room when the Kroc Center hosts events in the auditorium. This room can also be configured for classroom, round table or theatre table/seating setups.
Add a little fun to your special event or team building to your meeting by including a recreation activity in the Gymnasium, Aquatics Center, Climbing Wall or Youth Activity Center.
Rock Climbing Wall
The Eldorado Climbing Wall creates the highest quality rock climbing wall landscape available. Through inspired design, state-of-the-art climbing instructional techniques and consulting, this wall will blow away expectations and bring the spirit and passion of rock climbing to Michiana. Our wall has 25 feet of vertical climbing space with approximately 40 feet in width and four auto belays. With various degrees of difficulty, everyone, from the novice to the most experienced climber will be challenged. The Rock Climbing wall is available for rental as part of a birthday party package, corporate event, or independently as a group activity.
This multi-use space is a state-of-the-art center for basketball, volleyball and futsal. It can also host large conference events and features a full size NCAA size basketball court which will be the showcase of the Kroc Center Gymnasium, making this space the place for multiple tournaments and activities. The gymnasium can be configured for two full high school court basketball areas running side by side for instructional and tournament action. It can also be set up for two futsal games at a time or three volleyball games. The opportunities are endless with this great maple hardwood field house. The area could also be used for expos, fairs or large audience needs.
The Aquatics Center offers an unprecedented water experience for people of all ages to plunge into. Experience a 21’ free fall through a tunnel and quick winding turns into a refreshing splash landing. Float on our lazy river or take a spin in a vortex! Enjoy the thrill of a giant bucket of water crash overhead when the bell sounds and the bucket empties into the pool area below. You may just want to lounge around in the 14 seat hot tub or sit in one of our jetted eddy benches. The Aquatics Center is great for teen lock-ins, large group events or big family parties!
Youth Activity Center/The "Zone"
The Youth Activity Center offers a variety of activities for youth who love to have fun! The Center includes three gaming stations (Wii, Xbox and PS3), ping pong, foosball, air hockey and plenty of other games and activities. This space can host a garage band concert, poetry slam or other events which require a stage/café environment.
Youth Activity Lounge/RJ's "Hangout"
This teens-only area is the place to be! A gorgeous internet lounge with bar seating, lounge seating, big screen TV, wireless internet and room for up to 32 people. Come hang out with friends, bring a drink from the Kroc Cafe, watch the Superbowl, have a place to study or simply relax. This is the place where you and all your friends will want to be!
Fine Arts Room
Our fine arts roomis the perfect setting for hands on activities. Complete with work tables and stools the fine art room also has a sink and plenty of room for all kinds of art activities.
Equiped with 17 state-of-the-art stationary cycles and complete with sound system, this room is perfect for pushing your group to the next level.
Synthetic Turf Athletic Field
Enjoy a game or practice on our Athletic Field, which is designed for a variety of sports including soccer, flag football, lacrosse, marching band and youth programs. A synthetic turf playing surface and lighting system allow the Kroc fields to be used in wet seasons and at night. Spectators will also enjoy the experience with seating areas that get you close to the action on the field.
The Sports Training and Recreation Center is one of the premier sporting facilities in the Michiana Area. Activities like weightlifting, rock climbing, running, volleyball, basketball, multi-sport-training and indoor soccer can be enjoyed year-round. This allows all levels of athletes to remain active and prepare for their sport no matter what the weather's like outside.
Approximately 7,000 square feet of fitness space is tailored to meet family, senior, and youth needs. The LifeFitness cardio and weight training areas are fitted with the newest technology, making exercise easier and more fun than ever. There is also an area set aside for those who are serious about strength training, which includes Hammer Strength equipment and heavy free weights.
It is understood that The Salvation Army is a religious, not-for-profit organization. It is further understood that the renter will not conduct or allow to be conducted any program, or take or allow to be taken any actions that may damage the image or undermine the principles of The Salvation Army. Consumption of alcoholic beverages and/or smoking on Salvation Army property is prohibited. Weapons of any kind are not permitted on the premises.