Whether you need a meeting room for 10, or a banquet hall for 200 St. Patrick Church of Merna may have the Christian meeting space you are looking for. To assist those looking to reserve space the Parish has established the following priority usage as follows: St. Patrick Church of Merna, Diocese of Peoria, St. Patrick Church of Merna parishioners (minimum of 6 months from date of registration), and other churches, external groups/agencies that assist, compliment or enhance our parish mission. All request are subject to space availability and related fees.
Liability insurance is required for all events in accordance with the Catholic Mutual Insurance policy. Individual or groups that reserve space in our facilities will be required to provide the church with a certificate of insurance in the amount of $1,000,000. The insurance coverage is the responsibility of the user and shall name St. Patrick Catholic Church of Merna and Catholic Diocese of Peoria as additional insured. A certificate of insurance is available in the parish office for a fee of $100.
Certain spaces are available with audio and visual support for an additional fee.
Catering is not available on-site; we do recommend that you use a cater who has provided the parish with a certificate of insurance naming the Parish or Diocese as an additional insured. However, to assist in your event a prep kitchen is available for a minimal fee.
Vendors refers to someone that provides service (caterer, D.J.,band, book store, etc,) whether contracted by the parish or hired by an outside party must provide a certificate of insurance to the Parish and Catholic Diocese of Peoria, which provides evidence of general liability coverage of not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000) per occurrence. The certificate MUST name St. Patrick Catholic Church of Merna and Catholic Diocese of Peoria as additional insured. Below are a list of approved caterers:
Fees that are assessed are used to cover the expenses related to set up, cleaning up, replacement and repair of tables, chairs and equipment. Your space and date is not reserved until you have signed a completed contract, submitted a certificate of insurance and paid a 50% deposit.
All request should be made at least 3 weeks prior to your event to allow ample time for necessary approvals. Upon submitting and completion of the request form a parish staff member will contact you at the telephone number listed on the request form within 3 business days to review your request. A 50% deposit will be required to confirm the date and event.
To submit a formal request you may complete an online request form. The form has recently been updated. A new sample of the form is located to the left.
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