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Grain Elevator

Subfacility of Celery Flats


  1. Meeting Rooms
  2. Tables


The Grain Elevator dates from 1931 and is the oldest surviving commercial building in the City of Portage. It offers a rustic, but enjoyable setting for meetings, birthday parties or other special gatherings.


The Grain Elevator can be reserved one year in advance. To request a date or check availability contact Parks and Recreation by email at or call 269-329-4522, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.


All Year

Rental Fees:

All deposits and rental fees are due upon reservation.

  • Refundable Security Deposit: $150
  • Minimum Rental Fee (3 hours): $125 
  • Maximum Daily Rental Fee: $250
  • $30 for each additional hour
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  • Maximum Capacity: 80 (First floor only)
  • 12 Tables (8 feet by 3 feet) and 60 chairs
  • Heated Facility, No Air Conditioning
  • No restrooms on site (Heated restrooms are available year round at the Celery Flats Pavilion. May 1 through October 31, the Hayloft restrooms are also available (specific dates are subject to weather).  
  • No kitchen facility

Rules & Regulations:

REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSITS: Security deposits are not applied towards any rental fees. Security deposit refunds are initiated within 4-6 weeks following your event and will be mailed to you by the Finance Department. Your entire security deposit will be forfeited for any of the following reasons: cancelling after making the deposit payment, exceeding your scheduled rental time by more than 15 minutes before or after; failing to clean up the facility following your event (taking out all garbage, sweeping the floors, etc.); failure to return all city tables and chairs to the proper location; destruction or damage of any park property including spills on the floors; violation of the Alcohol Liability Waiver; failure to provide proper insurance requirements one month prior to your event; smoking in any park facility or where posted; violation of any park rules or regulations; violation of any City ordinance while on City property - including the noise ordinance (quiet time begins at 10:00 p.m.)

CANCELLATION POLICY:  The security deposit is Non-Refundable once made. Rental fees will be returned minus a $10 administration fee, if cancelled before 1 month prior to your event any later cancellations will result in 100% forfeiture of the rental fee. In the event of inclement weather such as rain, thunderstorms, tornado warning, (warm temperatures do not count as inclement weather), every effort will be made to reschedule your reservation if desired (excludes all indoor facilities); otherwise, the cancellation policy will determine the amount of refund.  

RESCHEDULING POLICY:  Renters will be allowed to reschedule a reservation for indoor buildings up to 2 weeks prior to their original rental date if another date is available. This reservation must be completed by November 1 of the current year. A $50 rescheduling fee will be required to be paid prior to the schedule change. 

**If for any reason you or the parks department must cancel your reservation a credit will either be applied to your account for later use or a refund will be issued by check within 6 weeks. No refunds are put back on your card.