There's no better place to meet than where the great rivers meet all around Alton, Illinois. From the hospitality of the Best Western Premier Alton - St.Louis Area Hotel to the seclusion of Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton, we have the perfect location for your next conference, association meeting, workshop or board retreat. Both facilities offer excellent overnight accommodations at competitive rates. You will also find recently renovated meeting space with grand ballroom settings, as well as smaller venues perfect for board meetings, breakout sessions or a business lunch roundtable.
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. Grossinger Motors Arena, 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!
Whether you’re planning a business meeting, sporting event, wedding, or conference, the Carbondale Tourism Bureau is at your service. Here you’ll find information on facilities, caterers, locations, and accommodations.
The Carbondale Tourism Bureau offers support staff to assist with group lodging, group rates, and to provide any advice to make your experience a success. Carbondale is home to must-see restaurants, attractions, events, and accommodations for you to enjoy!
Feel free to contact us directly to discuss your event in detail.
Novatoo Audio Visual offers a full range of audio visual services, including AV equipment rental, show and event staging, and AV system installation and integration. For over 15 years, we have been building a business based on the principles of honesty, integrity and service. We offer delivery, setup labor, equipment operators, and system design. Our staff is among the most experienced in the AV rental, staging and production business. Novatoo will always provide the highest level of service possible for you and your guests.
Gateway Center is the southwestern Illinois location for your special event no matter what you are planning. Our premier convention center is nestled at the crossroads of 5 interstates in Collinsville, Illinois, only 10 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri.
Groups of 20 up to 3,500 people can be accommodated in our facility that has more than 50,000 sq. ft. of usable multi-purpose space. We are a full-service convention center that takes pride in our customer service and expertise. Our hospitality district features approximately 800 hotel rooms, a variety of dining establishments, a water park, a bar/dance club, and a family entertainment venue. 10% off with Code: MIDWEST MEETINGS
Centrally located in the heart of Illinois, the City of Decatur is a jewel of a community nestled alongside 32 miles of scenic Lake Decatur shoreline. With a rich history, vibrant downtown, fun attractions, and diverse dining options, there is truly something for everyone. The Village of Forsyth, located on the North end of Decatur, is a thriving community with dozens of popular restaurants, shopping centers, and a multi-plex theatre.
With a combined total of over 1,600 hotel rooms, plus numerous venues and sporting facilities, the Decatur-Forsyth area is big enough to offer everything needed to hold a successful meeting, convention, or sporting tournament, but small enough to give you that hometown feel and service. Let the friendly and experienced staff at the Decatur Area Convention & Visitors Bureau help make planning your next event a delightful experience!
Located in Central Illinois where Interstate 57 meets Interstate 70, the City of Effingham has a little something for everyone. With 17 hotels and over 65 restaurants, Effingham provides the very best in service and hospitality and welcomes visitors to come spend a few days exploring what our vibrant city and surrounding communities have to offer.
The Effingham Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes you to spend a few days in our one-of-a-kind community! And invites you to contact us with any questions you may have about our unique city!
For guests hosting a meeting or event at the resort, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa features an inspiring setting for unique business gatherings in Illinois. Boasting approximately 15,000 square feet of sophisticated event space, Eagle Ridge can accommodate sales conferences, product presentations and dinner banquets of up to 300 guests. Beautiful outdoor venues overlook Lake Galena or offer stunning views of the surrounding Northern Illinois hills and woodlands.
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 Herrington Inn & Spa is a AAA-4 Diamond boutique property offering 60 luxurious rooms with a fireplace, whirlpool tub and balcony-located in downtown Geneva right on the Fox River. Our unique meeting/event space overlooking the river and our Plaza Patio coupled with our superior service makes for the perfect location for that next corporate retreat!
Our sister property Riverside Receptions offers a 10,000 sqft facility with great views, plenty of character and is across the street from the Herrington!
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.
The Heritage Corridor CVB encompasses the region along and near the historical 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal. Our communities and cities are diverse in activities as well as terrain. From fine dining, museums and live theater to canyons, waterfalls and sweeping prairies, the Heritage Corridor has an incredible offering for the discerning meeting planner. There is plenty to do and experience in the I&M Canal Communities, along Route 66 from Countryside to Pontiac and in Starved Rock Country.
A variety of meeting and convention venues are available to meeting planners, including the expanded Tinley Park Convention Center and an exposition center. Unique meeting places abound, with golf courses, outdoor spaces, 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.
It's Worth Your While...To Stay in Lisle! 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 Regency and Sheraton, 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.
Celebrate a family reunion or wedding, host a group retreat or create an inspired meeting at Grizzly Jack's Conference Center featuring over 11,000 sq. feet of dynamic event space - from the Grand Ballroom to the outdoor Pavilion. Vibrant spaces, catering, audio/visual, and outstanding service bring people together in fun and unique ways.
With 35,000 total square feet of flexible, meeting/trade show space, Midwest Conference Center is a premier Midwest meeting location with a short drive for Downtown Chicago or O'Hare International Airport.
Just west of downtown Chicago, nestled in the quiet suburb of Oak Brook, Illinois, Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center offers an inspired setting for meetings, getaways, golf outings, weddings and social events. 386 rooms and suites, 42,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, an 18-hole championship golf course, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and numerous dining options create the perfect destination for business and leisure travel.
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.
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.
Springfield, the capital of Illinois, offers friendly Midwest hospitality in addition to state-of-the-art meeting facilities and amenities. Meeting planners choose Springfield for its affordability, historic venues and authentic experiences, and accessibility.
Whether you’re an experienced planner or a volunteer organizing your first event, our full service staff will guide you every step of the way. We offer three convention regions; Historic Downtown with over 900 guest rooms and 130,000 sq. ft. of function space, the Southeast Corridor with nearly 1,300 guest rooms and 70,000 sq. ft. of function space, and the Illinois State Fairgrounds, a 366-acre site with a variety of options. Let us help make your next event legendary!
Get down to business in Greater St. Charles! A "perfect portfolio" of choices is what Greater St. Charles offers meeting planners. From the corporate training giant Q Center to the mega conference space of Pheasant Run Resort...from the Advanced Center for Training to the Hotel Baker (excellent for VIP retreats and midsized programs)...professional planners are amazed at the range of choices offered. With over 2,200 guest rooms and free parking EVERYWHERE, and a professional bureau team eager to help, you're sure to orchestrate your best event yet!