WEDDINGS & RENTALS
1174 N. 1ST STREET, ABILENE, TX 79601
The Elks is conveniently located at 1174 North First Street, Downtown Abilene, on the corner of North 1st Street and Cedar, between the Grace Museum and across the street from the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, in the T&P Historic District. The Elks ballroom is available for weddings, receptions, rehearsals, auditions, performances, parties, fundraising events, corporate parties, workshops and conferences.
The Basement is available to rent out as well.
The Grand ballroom on the top floor of The Elks is approximately 65 feet by 60 feet, has six beautiful arched windows, and a beautiful grand piano. The ballroom will seat 170 comfortably.
The Swenson House
1726 SWENSON STREET, ABILENE, TX 79603
The Swenson House was built in 1910 by W.G. and Shirley Swenson on 58 acres. Today the grounds cover a two-acre city block. In 1928, the Swensons completed a major remodeling of the home, adding brick veneer, a grape arbor and many Spanish Colonial Revival architectural features. The Swenson home is unique because so many of the original features have been preserved. The Swenson House has a beautiful historic grand piano for your use. The Abilene Preservation League has owned and maintained the Swenson House since 1991.