parties | corporate events | banquets | family gatherings | cultural events | meetings | conferences

Whatever special event you’re planning, the Franke Center offers a historic, luxurious space to fit your needs. Our courteous, professional staff will work with you to ensure that your event is a success. We can provide:

  • A state of the art sound system, video projection, and piano rental
  • A fully-appointed kitchen for heating and storing food
  • A prime downtown location with ample free parking
  • Catering referrals available upon request

Rental Spaces

Franke Auditorium

The Franke is a 260-seat auditorium with a balcony and box seating.  The theater is adorned with rich velvety drapes, comfortable seating, outstanding acoustics, magnificent stained glass windows, and a domed ceiling. Your group or organization can host presentations, awards ceremonies, performances, rehearsals or a range of other great events in the one-of-a-kind auditorium.



97450030Downstage Club 

Our Downstage Club is perfect for small or large gatherings. A buffet serving room with a fireplace adds the perfect atmosphere to your business lunch, party, or special event. Rich, artisan-crafted woodwork makes the Downstage Club a special space for all your event needs.

  • The Downstage Club can be used for standing-room reception space holding up to 250 guests or as a dining room accommodating up to 128 guests at tables
  • A full-service kitchen is available for guests to bring in prepared food
  • The room includes a small stage. A sound system and video projection are available upon request.
  • Our Downstage Club offers display cases for artists to display their work in a revolving exhibition


Executive Board Room / Green Room Franke Executive Board Room

The Executive Board Room boasts a large conference table with chairs for up to 12 people and a smaller conference table seating 10 people. The kitchenette is conveniently located in-room to provide light refreshments and drinks during your meeting. This room is ideal for company leadership retreats, strategic planning sessions, or your organization board meetings.


With its unique mix of history, luxury, and convenience, The Frank Center offers Marshall, Michigan’s premier event space.

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Or call the Franke Center office for more information: 269.789.9677