bride and groom dancing in the Stern Center Grand BallroomThe Stern Center is a sophisticated, party and celebration venue, conveniently located in downtown Rock Island (formerly Hyman’s Furniture). It is easily accessible and just a short walk from the Holiday Inn, a public parking garage and other downtown amenities. The Stern Center is an original and unforgettable space to turn your special moments into cherished memories.

Our newly renovated facility offers unique packages as well as the option to pick and choose from our wide list of onsite services. We will work hand-in-hand with you to make sure your special event is exactly as you dreamed. The Stern Center is more than a unique location, it’s an unforgettable experience for you and your guests, right down to the very last detail.

We were very selective when choosing  our “preferred” vendors!  Our select caterers, bar tenders, florists, bakers, designers and award winning photographers, will delight all the senses and capture memories that you will cherished for many years to come. At The Stern Center our goal is to keep our customers coming back for all of their events.

The center attraction of the Grand Ballroom is a genuine lead crystal chandelier clad in gold. A beautiful antique, the chandelier hung in John Looney’s mansion in Rock Island in 1897. At 9 feet long by 5 1/2 feet wide the chandelier weighs over 800 pounds. The prisms of color bounce off the mirrored pillars casting beautiful light throughout the facility.