The Shelbyville Event Center: A Spotlight on The West Room

The West Room at The Shelbyville Event Center is versatile enough to host nearly any event you have in mind.

The capacity of the West Room is 400 guests, which leaves enough room for your entertainment and a dance floor. Although the room is large, it can accommodate the smallest events as well. The room fills up beautifully for parties of 30 to 400!

We’ve hosted over 60 events in this room over the past 3 years including wedding ceremonies, receptions, and showers; as well as concerts, dinner fundraisers, retirement parties, reunions and more.


In the off season (January-May) the west room is used as a gym for volleyball practices for the local schools and Rapid Fire Volleyball Club. Our space is so versatile that it can completely transform in just a few hours. The beautiful draping hides away and the chandeliers come down to create the perfect informal space for sports or a casual get together.

There are 2 floors that appear in the West Room. During sports seasons, there is sport court on the floor, but during wedding season, it’s a beautiful stained concrete floor. Honestly though, when you get tables and chairs in there for your event, you wouldn’t even really notice the difference! The colors and shapes are mimicked on purpose to keep consistency.

Our barn doors are one of our favorite aspects of the West Room. They were custom made for us by Nelson’s Door Company in Arthur and they are swoon worthy! They bring a subtle rustic elegance that is great for our area.

Our curtains were custom made by an amazing company in New Jersey, Rose Brand, who took our vision and made it come to life. They allow for an elegant feel that makes music sound so great you can’t help but dance!


Sometimes you don’t want a big formal feel for your event. In this case, the bride wanted a “backyard” feel with the lights. So the ceiling swags came down to create a cool wall pattern, and we put up Edison Bulb lights over the main part of the reception.

The goal for this room was to do a lot of white (photographers LOVE us—we’ve been told multiple times) so that it was neutral. This way, our clients could let their vision pop without being overshadowed by the room itself. But, let’s be honest, if you don’t want to do a lot of decor, it’s okay! The room itself can add that touch of elegance to allow the simplest decor to still look fabulous.

Our room is a big rectangle and nearly everything is movable. That means you can choose the layout you want! Of course we will guide you to what we think will work best, but ultimately, we’re always up to try something new!


We’ve even done a simple, small, ceremony only in our space. We cut the room in half and used the drama of the ceiling drapes to create an amazing alter area feel.


We did our first west room flip this year! This isn’t available for all events due to size constraints, but it turned out so well for this small 100 person ceremony and reception.


Do you have a small event that you don't need much space? Bridal shower, baby shower, luncheon—great events to use the West Room with the partition! This event was a bridal shower set for 80 with plenty of room. If you just need a small space for tables, snacks, and mingling, we can hold up to 100 people in our half room setup.


Thanks for reading about our beauty at the Shelbyville Event Center, the West Room. Email us to schedule a tour or book your next event!