Planning your company’s party may not be your favorite thing to do, but it’s ours! Our Event Planners will work with you from start to finish to make sure every detail is right – from the perfect space to working with your budget and everything in between. • Events customized for your needs and budget • Tons of options to Eat, Drink, Play, and Watch Sports • Private spaces for groups of 10-2,000 • National events at multiple locations • Team building activities • The latest state-of-the-art games • Exclusive events just for your group • WiFi and AV systems
MEET - Located only 37 miles west of Chicago in the scenic Fox River Valley, the Aurora Area is a great gathering destination for your corporate meeting or event. The meeting venues vary from 25,000 square feet to intimate board rooms and everything in between. PLAN - There’s plenty of great space and attractions available for trade shows, corporate meetings, seminars, youth educational experiences, retreats, award banquets, sporting events and motor coach tours. REPEAT - Touting one of the best values in Chicagoland, the Aurora Area makes it easy and affordable to come back and experience more. Check out our online calendar full of festivals and special events, from Broadway entertainment to Blues on the Fox to the Sandwich Fair.
Bloomington-Normal offers the finest facilities and hotels to enhance your next meeting! Major meeting facilities include the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center with 23,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, the DoubleTree by Hilton with 15,000 sq. ft., the Chateau Hotel & Conference Center with 9,000 sq. ft. and the 180,000 sq. ft. U.S. Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington-Normal is also home to Illinois State University, which can accommodate groups of up to 10, and Illinois Wesleyan University. The professional staff of the Bloomington-Normal Area CVB is ready to assist you from site selection through post-convention follow up to ensure a successful event! Plan your next meeting in Bloomington-Normal and you'll discover how meetings are made easy!
108 South Neil St Champaign, IL 61820 Phone: 217-351-4133 View Listing
Home of the Big Ten’s University of Illinois, Champaign County is centrally located between Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis and is an ideal choice for regional gatherings. At a fraction of the cost of larger destinations, Champaign County is home to more than 3,500 hotel rooms and over 240,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, countywide. Champaign is as diverse as mid-size towns come. We’ve got museums, theatres, boutique shopping, nightlife, fine dining and unparalleled attractions. Whether its sports, meetings or leisure, trust the Visit Champaign County to make your next event successful.
Centrally located within the business district of Oak Brook. Artfully designed, Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center offers 3,500 sq. ft. of event space, 172 guestrooms & suites and 2 luxurious Spa Suites. An exclusive restaurant, signature bar and Le Méridien Hub™ experience will allow ample space for ideas to be sparked. Discover our beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. Grand Salon Ballroom. Discovery Boardroom that seats 12 and offers the highest level of technology and sophistication.
600 East Grand Chicago, IL 60611 Phone:312-373-7258 View Listing
Our professional event planning staff will assist you with every detail of your private charter from menus and bar packages to extras including music, flowers and photographers. Our vessels include the climate-controlled Celebration and the elegant Evening Star . Visit our website for complete information on our vessels including photos and deck plan. For smaller groups, Shoreline's Group Sales Department will assist you in selecting the tour and time that fits your group's busy schedule.
the Wit Hotel 201 North State Street Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: 312-467-0200
Fearless and daring. Creative and enlightening. We offer meeting spaces tailored to meet your specific business goals. Whether you're inspired by the great “wits” of our time in our naturally lit meeting rooms or energized by the life of our rooftop lounge, ROOF, we offer the latest built-in technology, audiovisual equipment, and lighting to guarantee a distinct business experience that may never be equaled.
WhirlyBall 1880 W Fullerton Ave Chicago, IL 60614 800-8-WHIRLY Phone: 773-486-7777 Fax: 773-486-7978
The one thing missing from all your corporate functions? Bumper Cars. We’re not knocking your other, more dignified affairs. We just think it’s time to let the crew get out and mix it up a little. When you put your CFO on a WhirlyBall team with three sales guys and a receptionist, you’ll have enough “teambuilding” to go around (and around and around). Let the event planners at WhirlyBall help you create an event with all the right bells and whistles. Make it a date. Check out our Corporate Meeting Menus!
The Quad Cities Event Center combines four first-class facilities into one large, flexible and climate-controlled complex. The connected facilities include Davenport’s RiverCenter, the unique and historic Art Deco Adler Theatre, the newly refurbished Hotel Blackhawk and Radisson Quad City Plaza. The complex also features park-like outdoor green spaces. The Quad Cities’ metro is one of the most affordable and surprising destinations for events in the Midwest. Attendees can expect to find all of the amenities expected from an area with a population rivaling Pittsburg or New Orleans.
Why do they keep coming back to Decatur, Illinois? "Their expertise is a major contributing factor to the growing success of our festival… now in its 39th year at the same location!" Maggie Parker-Brown, Juvae Jazz Society "They constantly help our organization by providing a myriad of additional services." David Baysinger, DECA State Board Expertise. Services. Location. Facilities. Experience. That's why the Decatur Area Convention and Visitors Bureau should be your next call for conference or tournament planning. Please reach us at 217-423-7000 or toll free at 1-800-331-4479.
5159 Mochel Downers Grove, IL 60515 Phone: 630-729-0380 Fax: 630-729-0381 View Listing
Discover all there is to see and do in Downers Grove! Downers Grove boasts seven hotels, nearly 1,200 rooms and over 30,000 square feet of meeting space including IACC approved conference facilities. We have accommodations and meeting space to fit your group or event. Downers Grove has the distinction of being recently named one of the top 10 “Friendliest Towns in America” by Forbes Magazine. There are more than 150 restaurants and a large variety of shops, including many in vibrant downtown Downers Grove.
201 East Jefferson Effingham, IL 62401 Phone:800-772-0750 Fax:217-342-4939 View Listing
Located in Central Illinois where Interstates 57 and 70 meet, Effingham has facilities and trained planners available to make your meeting or convention a smooth-running affair, and the unique attractions to make it memorable. Affordable meeting space and accommodations are just the start! Effingham goes the extra mile to make certain your guests feel right at home! Attractions include: Cross at the Crossroads, The Effingham Performance Center, Firefly Grill, the Corvette Museum, and Ballard Nature Center.
Belvedere is the premier location for corporate events in the Chicago area. We offer everything you need to host a successful business event, whether you are striving to boost morale or pump up your sales force. We provide you with a state-of-the-art conference and seminar facility for all your corporate events and business meetings, complete with elegant service, a comfortable environment, and all of the amenities that will make employees and coworkers proud to be on your team.
For Events That Go Beyond the Ordinary, Choose Elmhurst Whether your next event is for 15 or 1,500 guests, black tie, business meeting or an intimate gathering under the stars, there's a perfect place for it right here in Elmhurst… the world next door. Choose from the elegantly restored 1868 Wilder Mansion, the award-winning Elmhurst Art Museum, the Lizzadro Musem of Lapidary Art, or one of our countless hotel and banquets facilities. We offer everything you need to turn your next event into an extraordinary occasion. Call 630-530-3312 today.
Tucked away near the Mississippi River, you'll find a place that embraces its past in ways rarely seen. Let our notable history and architecture shape your next meeting. Great minds meet in Illinois' premier destination getaway - Galena/Jo Daviess County.
2163 East Main St Galesburg, IL 61401 Phone: 309-343-2485 View Listing
Plan your next meeting at historic and affordable Galesburg. Best Western Prairie Inn offers full service conference needs of groups up to 220. The vaudeville era Orpheum Theatre offers an alternative conference setting with break out rooms nearby for groups up to 150. Other hotels and meeting areas are available for a variety of meeting venues. Parking is free at hotels, downtown and shopping areas. The Galesburg Area CVB offers complimentary meeting assistance and provides welcome bags free of charge to all attendees.
The Living room of the Lodge is decorated with beautifully restored furniture (sofas, chairs, tables, etc.), fireplace, portable bar (available for first floor and ballroom) and upright piano (available first floor only). The large dining room seats up to 140 people for a sit-down dinner (less seating for buffet style). The versatile ballroom with fireplace may be used for wedding ceremonies, meetings and also as seating for dinner and will allow an additional 100 person capacity.
Discover how extraordinary meetings pave the way for endless possibilities at Eaglewood Resort Spa. You’ll find 37, 000 square feet of dedicated IACC-certified conference space for the focus you want and results you need, all just 12 miles from O’Hare International Airport.
310 East State Street Jacksonville, IL 62650 Phone: 217-243-5678 View Listing
Jacksonville has meeting and banquet choices to fit any budget and size of party. From beautiful outdoor amenities (perfect for a business retreat), elegant banquet halls, college facilities to intimate historic home settings, Jacksonville has got it! In addition, the newly renovated Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau offers meeting space up to 100 for those staying in Jacksonville hotels at no cost. Booking arrangements can be made through any Jacksonville lodging facility. Jacksonville has a host of dining and lodging options to welcome you to our community. Jacksonville is a small community with big ideas.
Located just an hour south of Chicago off of Interstate 57, the Kankakee River Valley offers a peaceful setting for meetings, retreats, and special events. With 900 guest rooms, 2 full-service hotels, 57 miles of riverfront, 8 golf courses, and more than 160 restaurants there is so much to discover in the Kankakee River Valley. Find the perfect location for your event from a conference center to a sportsplex, auditoriums, classrooms, theaters, and ballrooms. For a truly unique event consider one of Kankakee County's historic landmarks or outdoor facilities. Visit www.VisitKankakeeCounty.com for a full list of meeting spaces. Take advantage of the Visitors Bureau’s complimentary planning assistance.
2304 173rd St Lansing, IL 60438-6006 Phone: 708-895-8200 View Listing
A variety of meeting and convention venues are available to meeting planners, including the newly expanded Tinley Park Convention Center and an exposition center. Unique meeting places abound, with golf courses, horse racing tracks, historical buildings and one of the only corporate teambuilding facilities in the Midwest. Located at the crossroads of Interstates 57, 80, 94, 294, 90, and 355, the Chicago Southland is easily accessible to both Midway and O’Hare International airports, and additional transportation options are readily available, including commuter rail, bus and Amtrak.
925 Burlington Ave Lisle, IL 60532 Phone: 800-733-9811 View Listing
Centrally located in Chicago’s western suburbs, only 25 miles from O’Hare and Midway airports, Lisle has premier full-service hotels that offer complimentary parking and easy access to major highways and attractions. The Hilton, Hyatt and Wyndham, all have superior guest rooms and meeting facilities, fitness centers and exceptional service. The Lisle CVB provides planners with one-stop shopping in choosing a meeting site and coordinating events. We provide resources to help you select Lisle hotels, meeting facilities and customized tour designs to complement your special interests.
The elegant mahogany paneled ballroom adjacent to the restaurant can accommodate private parties of up to 550 guests. Floor to ceiling windows open onto an expansive patio overlooking a pond and fountain. For groups of 15-50, several charming private dining rooms are available in the restaurant, as well as at the adjacent Holy Mackerel! Fresh Seafood restaurant. A wide range of private dining menus are available and scan be customized to meet the specific requirements of your event.
At The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, elegant function spaces, revitalizing amenities and relaxing accommodations come together to create inspired meetings and events. The hotel features exceptional catering and encompasses more than 47,000 sq. ft. of event space, including the 19,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom, as well as ample pre-function space.
1601 River Drive, Ste 110 Moline, IL 61625 Phone: 309-277-0937 Ext 104 View Listing
Come and discover our many marvels on the Mississippi - John Deere attractions, riverboat cruises, three casinos, Figge Art Museum, Putnam Museum and National Geographic Giant Screen Theatre, micro-breweries, wineries, distillery, live music venues, 20+ golf courses, theatre, galleries, guided tours, delicious restaurants, and plenty of shopping and entertainment options. Planners and their attendees will find the Quad Cities is a marvelous location for meetings, conventions, and group getaways.
Naper Settlement offers a selection of unique, historic settings for your next event. We have a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces to rent. Our staff works with you to help identify the best location match based on the kind of program, party or event being planned. We also work to ensure that your program is a memorable one. We pride ourselves in being able to offer unique capabilities that are engaging and age-appropriate for your family, friends, coworkers or clients.
Drury Lane combines an ideal Chicagoland location and versatile meeting spaces to create an outstanding setting for corporate meetings and events of any kind. Once you discover everything Drury Lane has to offer, you will understand why our clients keep returning year after year. Contact one of our Specialists today to find out how we can help make your meeting or event a resounding success.
Whether you are planning your company meeting, retreat or presentation. Mayslake Hall offers a unique and stimulating environment. We are able to accommodate small groups of 10 or larger groups up to 150. We can also offer additional event services such as coffee and tea breaks for your meetings.
Oakbrook Terrace offers seven nationally recognized hotels and suites, all with free parking and complimentary pre-arrange shuttle service within a five-mile radius. Just minutes from Chicago and convenient to both Midway and O'Hare International Airports, experience Chicagoland's finest destination with nearby museums, world-class Oakbrook Shopping Center, hundreds of restaurants and entertainment venues.
Pinstripes 7 Oakbrook Center Oak Brook, IL 60523 Phone: 630-575-8700
Pinstripes can accommodate groups from 20-600, and offers a unique venue that can be tailored to your specific needs. Whether your passion is bowling, bocce or terrific Italian/American cuisine, we offer a memorable and winning combination for any social or corporate event. Let us assist you in crafting your next special event in one of our private or semi-private spaces. We can also assist with additional services such as entertainment, A/V, table favors and specialty cakes/linens.
DuPage offers nearly two million sq. ft. of combined meeting space and nearly 17,000 guestrooms in a wide variety of hotels, making it an outstanding choice for groups of up to 5,000. DuPage County has five IACC-approved properties and four beautiful golf resorts with excellent meeting facilities. In addition to offering world-class restaurants, attractions and shopping, DuPage is also amazingly rich in cutler, heritage and landscape. Take advantage of our long list of complimentary Signature Services designed to help make your planning experience memorable and stress-free.
Set in the scenic Illinois River Valley, our communities are picturesque and full of fun. Just a short drive from Chicago and St. Louis, the Peoria Area provides outdoor recreation, distinctive restaurants, numerous attractions and accommodations. With a metropolitan downtown area that is continuously evolving, a state-of-the-art convention center, international airport and affordable, accessible amenities, Peoria is an ideal location for your next event.
We excel in smaller, more intimate meetings with plenty of outdoor activity in teambuilding exercises from corn mazes to ultra-extreme sports. Come meet with us along old Historic Route 66 or the Lincoln Highway and experience today’s development on yesterday’s dreams! Our CVB can facilitate your meeting as well as offer touring opportunities, activities and dining experiences for your participants. With our close proximity to Chicago, we offer a great choice for your next meeting.
The Cultural and Civic Center is a multi-use facility with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces to host your unique event! In addition to the many rental spaces available, the center offers cultural and entertainment events throughout the year.
8001 Lincoln Ave, Ste 715 Skokie, IL 60077 Phone: 847-763-0011 Ext 21 View Listing
The hotels of Chicago’s North Shore offer world-class meeting facilities - all close to downtown Chicago, O’Hare International Airport and the I-94 corridor. Our properties offer a range of amenities including rooftop ballrooms, conference centers built with IACC specifications, wireless internet connectivity, advanced A?V capabilities as well as a ballroom for over 1,000. Chicago’s North Shore is a preferred destination for meeting planners who choose to offer their meeting delegates a broad and diverse range of attractions, restaurants, entertainment and shopping options.
The State of Illinois and the Department of Natural Resources are proud to bring you the premiere 1,600 acre World Shooting and Recreational Complex (WSRC). This unique site is located in scenic Southern Illinois near the City of Sparta, close to three airports and less than 50 miles from three metropolitan area including St. Louis, MO. Visitors will have access to a variety of amenities from quaint local restaurants and shops to the bustling activities of the St. Louis area.
The Route 66 Hotel & Conference Center is the perfect place for your banquet, wedding reception or special event. Our spacious Banquet Hall and Convention Center has over 6,000 square feet to accommodate any type of event or function. We can host up to 500 guests or as little as 5 to 25.
109 North Seventh St Springfield, IL 62701 Phone: 800-545-7300 View Listing
At the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, we understand the scope of planning both large and small events. Based on that knowledge, we have developed a menu of services that can help you pull off even the most complex event with ease. For support that builds successful events, we are your “go to” team. Enjoy farm-to-table restaurants, then shop ‘til you drop at local boutiques, art galleries and antique shops. At the end of your day relax at one of our classic hotels or romantic bed & breakfasts.
Over 80,000 sq-ft. of furnished indoor event space. 473 rooms and suites. Live entertainment venues. A Golf Course. Health Spa. Anything you need to host your next meeting, tradeshow, or convention is right at your doorstep when you plan it with us at Pheasant Run Resort. Whatever you have in mind, we're here to make it reality, with a 38,000-sq-ft. Expo Center, 4 ballrooms, an Amphitheater, and 33 of the most welcoming meeting rooms on the west side of Chicago.
Starved Rock Lodge lies in the heart of more than 2,600 acres of dense forests, spectacular sandstone canyons, seasonal waterfalls, and hiking trails. Located in Utica, IL, the Lodge is just minutes from the intersection of I-80 & I-39 and less than 90 minutes from Chicagoland. Starved Rock Lodge has become a destination corporate retreats, offering a wide variety of teambuilding activities, dining options and meeting facilities. The Starved Rock Room is well-suited for meetings up to 200. There are 5 smaller meeting rooms on the property.
Located in the hub of Eastern Dupage County's busiest transportation corridor, the Odeum Convention Sports & Expo Center is surrounded by major hotels, restaurants and shopping malls. Easy access by major highways from downtown Chicago, by tollways to the Tri-State area and acres of lighted parking all add to the many reasons you should Set the Date and Leave the Rest to Us.