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!
Discover Chicago’s vibrant neighborhood at Crowne Plaza West Loop. Once up and coming, this corporate and residential district, has arrived. Previously known as an industrial area, the West Loop emerged as a food-forward, trendy location with restaurant concepts by world renowned Chefs, luxury shopping, and street art experiences. This area, just West of Chicago’s Loop, is mature, refined, and yet comfortably down-to-earth. Curate your next Chicago travel experience at Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop.
This unique luxury lifestyle hotel offers an array of incomparable options for catered meetings and events. From the stunning Juliette grand ballroom, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Chicago River, to Étoile, our 21st floor meeting room with an open-air terrace and spectacular skyline views, LondonHouse Chicago offers an array of flexible spaces for events large and small.
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.
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!
Ackerman SFC features an indoor turf field and three basketball courts (high school size) which can be used for an array of athletic activities. The turf field, which measures 60-yards x 40-yards, is rented by the hour and can be divided into full and half fields. The basketball courts can be rented individually or all at once. With seating for spectators and ample parking, Ackerman SFC is the ideal venue for a wide-variety of events.
Host your next networking event at the most technologically advanced and customer-friendly conference center in the Chicago area. The University Center at Lake County prides itself on being flexible and accommodating to a wide range of events. From board meetings to cocktail parties, fundraisers to press conferences, UCLC has the rooms, technology and staff for every organization.
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.
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.
Big City Amenities, Small Town Hospitality. Just a short drive from Chicago and St. Louis, the Peoria Area provides outdoor recreation, distinctive restaurants, numerous attractions and quality 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. Contact our knowledgeable sales and servicing staff for assistance with site selection and hotel negotiations, off-site events and more.
The SMG-managed Peoria Civic Center is a multi-purpose facility boasting a large convention center with a 27,000 sq.ft. ballroom, 18,000 sq.ft. additional meeting space and 110,000 sq.ft. of exhibit halls. Under the same roof is 11,330-seat Carver Arena and a 2,200-seat Theater. On-site services include catering and concessions, security, audiovisual, medical and more. Conveniently located in downtown Peoria, the PCC is attached via skywalk to a 402-room hotel complex with another 700 rooms within walking distance.
The OLC is a sophisticated venue for business meetings, educational conferences and hands-on medical trainings. From an intimate banquet to an elaborate multimedia presentation, our event facility offers 14,000+ square feet of flexible meeting space.
Designed to meet the demanding requirements of high-tech learning, the OLC is integrated with state- of-the-art technology – including HD projectors and cameras, wide LED screens, and a fully equipped HD broadcast film studio capable of recording and live videostreaming.
The OLC is conveniently located five minutes from O’Hare International Airport and Rosemont’s numerous hotel, dining and entertainment amenities to accommodate small to large groups.
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!