Krekel Civic Center

The Krekel Civic Center opened on September 26, 2018. Reservations are accepted up to two years in advance. Please call 636-379-5575 for more details.

Krekel Civic Center is a multipurpose facility that can be adapted for classroom space, recreational programs, meetings and events. The facility is also home of the O’Fallon Parks and Recreation’s popular Civic Dance program. And in 2019 the facility will be the headquarters for GATOR Camp, the City’s summer day camp for ages 5–12.

Named for O’Fallon’s founding resident, Nicholas Krekel, who also was the first storeowner, postmaster and railroad agent, the building’s amenities include a warming kitchen, wireless high-speed internet access, a 90-inch televisions, a great presentation sound system and personal microphones for speakers.

In addition to Parks and Recreation programming, the center provides rental space for festive gatherings such as wedding receptions, banquets, reunions and for organizational meetings.

The entire facility can be reserved, or patrons can choose to rent one of four partitioned rooms or a combination of rooms. Full-day rentals will be available on Saturdays and Sundays, and half-day rentals will be available on weekends and weekdays. Rentals are being booked now for dates starting on November 3, 2018.

Krekel Civic Center diagram

For more information or to reserve space at the Krekel Civic Center, please call 636-379-5575.

Rental Information

Full Day Rental

Full day rentals are available on Saturdays and Sundays, only. Add a Friday night rental to a full Saturday rental for $375 (resident) or $450 (non-resident).

Refundable Deposit
MPR 1-3 $250 $800 $920
MPR 3 $125 $325 $375
MPR 2 $100 $275 $320
MPR 1 $100 $275 $320

Krekel Civic Center rental application (PDF)

Half Day Rental

Half day rentals are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Weekend Rental
Weekday Rental
Refundable Deposit
MPR 1-3 $250 $500 $575 $375 $435
MPR 3 $125 $225 $260 $175 $205
MPR 2 $100 $175 $205 $125 $145
MPR 1 $100 $175 $205 $125 $145
Classroom $100 $175 $205 $125 $145

Please note: A 15% upcharge will be applied to rentals for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, if staff is available.

Krekel Civic Center rental application (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

How big is the Krekel Civic Center?

The entire facility is approximately 8,500 square feet. The multi-purpose rooms and the classroom each measure approximately 1,100 square feet, and all three multi-purpose rooms combined total approximately 3,300 square feet.

How many tables can fit in each multi-purpose room?

Depending on your floor plan, each multi-purpose room can accommodate six (6) 60-inch round tables and two (2) rectangular tables.

How many people can fit in each room?

Approximately 50 people can fit in each multi-purpose room (MPR) depending on the floor plan. When MPR 1, 2 and 3 are used together, the space accomodates up to 200 people, or 150 people with a head table and space for a dance floor.

Are tables and chairs included in the rental?

Yes, the use of our 60-inch round tables, 6-foot rectangular tables and folding chairs are included with the rental.

What are the rental hours?

  • Half day rentals are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Full day rentals are from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Can I bring in my own food or do I have to use a caterer?

Renters can choose to self-cater or hire a caterer for their event. The City does have five Preferred Caterers ready to help: Sugarfire Smokehouse, The Christy, The Pasta House Company, Stumpy’s/River City Catering and Concetta’s Italian Restaurant.

Will I have access to the kitchen with my rental?

Access to the caterer’s kitchen is exclusive to the rental of multi-purpose room three (MPR3). Those who do not rent multi-purpose room three (MPR3) will not have access to the kitchen and its amenities.

Who should I contact to schedule a tour or book the facility?

Please contact Administrative Coordinator Emily Galantowicz at 636-379-5575 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Parks and Recreation front desk staff at 636-379-5606.

Directions to Krekel Civic Center

305 Civic Park Drive, O'Fallon, MO 63366