Are you looking for a unique space to hold a special function? Check out what the Polk History Center has to offer.
Areas of the museum are available for private and community rentals Tuesday through Saturday. Call (863) 534-4386 and speak with Lois Sherrouse-Murphy, museum assistant, for detailed information on rental fees, policies and procedures.
Available Rooms for Rent:
- Dixon Central Rotunda
The rotunda of the 1908 Polk County Courthouse is the centerpiece of the museum. The entryway welcomes guests with its ornate stenciling and dome. The rotunda floor features a hand-laid tile rosette. This area is specially suited for small receptions.
- 1926 Courtroom
This courtroom is multi-functional, whether hosting a wedding reception, dance, or conference. This room is suitable for large occasions.
The conference room with adjoining breakroom is located on the third floor. This room is most suitable for mediations, temporary attorney space during trials and small business meetings.
Booking an Event
Rooms may be rented in the History Center Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. To book an event at the History Center, fill out a facility use agreement form and submit the form along with a $200 security deposit to the office. You may pick up facility use agreement forms at the History Center, download, or request we mail one to you by calling (863) 534-4386.
Event insurance is required for all rentals at the History Center.
BOOKING YOUR EVENT
Special event rentals at the Polk County History Center are available in specific four-hour increments at $125 per hour, or full day, according to the following schedule:
- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Full Day
All special occasions such as weddings, wedding receptions, reunions,anniversary celebrations, birthday parties, etc., require a full day rental at $1,500 per day and require the services of an event planner who has completed all training provided by the History Center.
Although cancellations are sometimes necessary, the following guidelines apply to all cancellations: