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Hold Your Event at “Our House”

As you pass through the doors of The Community House, you can feel the warmth and
charm of your own home. Our convenient and easily accessible location, with plenty of off-street parking, makes The Community House the perfect and unique venue for your next event.  Casual or formal, small group or large, the unique design of The Community House offers an uncommon variety of venues and an excellent experience you and your guests will not soon forget.

Venue Highlights

  • Rooms that accommodate from 10-300 people
  • On-site and street parking
  • WiFi accessible
  • Variety of  meeting and event spaces including a theater with 29′ x 23′ stage, a gymnasium and various meeting rooms.
  • On-site, day-of meeting and event support

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Choose the Room That Suits Your Needs

To see all the details including rates, room capacities and dimensions, click Capacities and Rates

View all of our rooms below or arrange a personal tour of this truly unique venue by contacting Bob Dorneker, Facility Manager, RDorneker@thecommunityhouse.org  630-323-7500 ext. 226

Kettering Hall


Our largest space, Kettering Hall is a beautiful setting for your fundraiser, wedding, party, dance, performance, concert, seminar, presentation or reception.   From the high ceilings to the custom lighting, this centerpiece of The Community House will amaze you and your guests.  The space can accommodate large groups for seated meals, theater style seating or standing room.  Your events includes use of the warm and inviting front foyer, ideal for welcoming guests and quiet conversations.  Adjacent to our beautifully landscaped Back or Front Patios, expand your event to include outdoor seating overlooking scenic Robbins Park.   The stage is equipped for professional sound and lighting.

  • Dimensions: 56′ x 50′
  • Stage: 29’w x 23’d

Rotary North AND Rotary South Room


By doubling the size of just the Rotary North or Rotary South Rooms, you have the ability to host larger events, parties and presentations.  With Robbins Park as the backdrop, your guests will appreciate ample natural light and you will appreciate the array of options you have to make the space look and feel perfect for your event.   The ability to add the adjacent Back Patio will allow guests to enjoy outdoor seating and views of beautiful landscaping and open park area.  

  • Dimensions: 64′ x 33′

Rotary North OR Rotary South Room


The ideal setting for a party or business meeting, the North OR Kiwanis Room offers bright views of charming Robbins Park and are only a few steps from our kitchen, making it convenient for serving meals to your guests.  Separated by a retractable, sound blocking divider, each room can easily adapt to your event.  Our high quality portable sound system and multimedia capabilities allow you to hold a meeting, presentation or breakout session with ease.  The Rotary North Room opens to the beautiful setting of the Back Patio. For larger groups, double your space by retracting the dividing wall; offering you the convenience of the Rotary North and Rotary South Rooms (see below).

  • Dimensions: 32′ x 33′

Field House/ Gymnasium


Our beautiful full college sized gymnasium is perfect for your next large event, party or pickup game.  The hardwood basketball courts have 4 adjustable height hoops in addition to the main glass backboards.  With the capability to erect volleyball stanchions as well, the Fieldhouse is the perfect location for all your sporting needs; and with the ability to cover the sports flooring, the gym can be transformed to seat 400 for your next large fundraiser.


  • Basketball: Full Collegiate Court, capability to split into 2 courts with adjustable hoops
  • Volleyball: One full size court or two smaller courts

Fitness Studio


A newly renovated space in The Community House that is geared towards fitness and wellness programs.  The room is centrally located and easy to find on the second floor.  The space is perfect for active participants looking to break a sweat, or, large enough to hold a meeting, dance practice, birthday party or other special event.


  • Dimensions:45′ x 31′
  • Ceiling height: 8′ 2″


A+ Room


Located just off the Foyer, this charming space boasts wood floors and the ability to incorporate multimedia presentations on the wall mounted 40” HD TV.   The room is a pleasant setting for card groups, meetings, presentations or breakout sessions.   It also serves as an ideal addition to your Kettering Hall rental for a beverage service area, quiet conversation area or a great space to put movies on the TV for the kids! 

  • Dimensions: 23′ x 24′

 Essley Room


Included in the original building construction in 1956 as The Community House formal Board Room,  the Essley Room was named to commemorate  the long standing support of the E. Porter Essley family.   This lovely room is great for a small meeting, seminar or break out session.  The wainscot paneling creates a formal appearance and the large windows allow for natural light to fill the room.


  • Dimensions: 23′ x 31′



The warm and welcoming front foyer is like walking into your own living room.   The space is included in your rental of Kettering Hall or can be used separately as a small reception area for your event.  With a charming fireplace as the centerpiece, the area is perfect for welcoming your guests, pre-dinner cocktails, or a quiet place to talk. 

  • Dimensions: 31′ x 27′

Front Patio


The Front Patio offers a quiet space directly off the foyer or accessible from the parking area. Host an event with round iron tables & chairs or tent the patio for an outdoor event to remember. The patio is also easily accessible to Kettering Hall. Outdoor seating is always a destination for your guests to relax and enjoy.

  • Dimensions: 71′ x 55′



Our spacious commercial kitchen showcases beautiful granite countertops and a close proximity to all of our rooms.  There is an abundance of preparation space, stove top and oven for cooking, refrigerator and sanitation area. 

  • Professional grade stove/oven
  • Sanitizing/Wash sink

Back Patio


The Back Patio offers scenic views of Robbins Park and is the perfect escape to enjoy an outdoor event.  The proximity to Kettering Hall to the west and the North Room to the south make the patio area a great addition to your party or event.  

  • Dimensions:71 ft x 55 ft