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!
Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, offers 215 acres of meticulously cared for gardens, in addition to our vast array of animals; some of which are on the list of extinction. With visitors from all over the world, we pride ourselves in providing a glimpse into the many wonders of familiar and exotic species. As you might know, we are a major player in the global effort to preserve and support our animal kingdom.
Looking for the next great place for a weekend getaway, vacation, personal event or business meeting in Chicago? Look no further than the Village of Burr Ridge Hotels, considered "The Natural Alternative" to high prices, hassles, congestion of the big city... and a world away from the ordinary.
Just outside of metro Chicago, only 18 miles from downtown businesses and attractions, the Village of Burr Ridge is the closest, upscale suburban hotel district to Chicago offering everything from overnight accommodations to long-term stay to spectacular meeting and banquet facilities and over twenty nearby restaurants.
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!
In the summer of 2013, visionary Chicago based developer Oxford Capital Group, LLC acquired the historic building and began a comprehensive redevelopment. The transform of this architecturally stunning property created a 452 room high-design, luxury lifestyle hotel called LondonHouse. LondonHouse Chicago synchronizes the classical architecture of 360 North Michigan Avenue with a modernist 22 story all glass tower addition forming a one-of-a-kind destination in Chicago. At LondonHouse Chicago, It Starts Here.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Affordable, accessible, incredible! Put Willowbrook at the top of your itinerary. Wherever you plan to go in Chicago, come to the Village of Willowbrook first, offering generous accommodations, comfortable amenities and all the benefits of the Windy City.
Just minutes from Midway Airport and 20 miles from McCormick Place, Willowbrook offers convenient locations for meetings. Get away after a long day of conventions at McCormick Place and stay in comfort at a nearby Willowbrook Hotel. Away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, Willowbrook™ hotels are the perfect place to relax.
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.
Meetings are Better on the Edge Meet Chicago Northwest is one of the Midwest's most affordable and sophisticated destinations for meetings and conventions. Choose from over 60 hotels with nearly 10,000 well-appointed rooms, high-tech meeting venues, elegant banquet facilities, and the impressive Schaumburg Convention Center - all with FREE parking. Enjoy an unparalleled selection of restaurants, world-class attractions, and the best shopping in the Midwest. The area is conveniently located at the crossroads of major highways and only minutes from O'Hare Airport and downtown Chicago. Your success is our goal. With hundreds of resources and services, Chicago Northwest is the ideal destination for conventions and conferences!
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.
Discover the makings of your legendary vacation in Springfield, IL. Nowhere else can you find a more complete and authentic collection of Abraham Lincoln sites that let you step back in time to walk in the legendary president’s footsteps. Explore the nostalgia of Route 66 or take in the grandeur of the Frank Lloyd-Wright designed Dana-Thomas House. 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.
Pheasant Run Resort boasts 293 guest rooms and over 80,000 sq. ft. of furnished, indoor event space: · 38,000 sq. ft. Expo Center · 4 Ballrooms · Amphitheater seating 308 · 30 welcoming and flexible meeting rooms Whatever you have in mind, we are here to make it a reality. Live entertainment venues. 18-hole golf course. On-site salon and spa. Anything you need to host your next event is right at your doorstep when you plan it with us. There’s always more fun at the run!
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.