Supported Layouts and Capacities
I've been to several venues in the past and Chicago always has a way of irritating me. For some reason they like to charge hidden fees for everything. I've booked with other meeting venues and showed up to a room with no chairs, after specifying that I needed them, afterwards paying in desperation before the guests arrived. It is often a hassle since I live out of state and travel often to deal with these sudden mishaps. I have never had a problem like this with the Illini Center however. The staff are great and know how to communicate with people from out of state. I host most of the general meetings and social activities here now. They don't have ridiculous fees and they have everything we need! Wifi, cd and dvd players, podiums, microphones, projectors, and white boards are all available which is very handy. The equipment is hidden behind something usually however so it still maintains that professional feel in the room and leaves behind the tacky atmosphere. We have held board meetings in the East Room and I'd say it fits 10 or so people comfortably. The Orange and Blue rooms have hosted a few larger presentations of 50 people and even a smaller social gathering of 75 comfortably. For those who are on a budget and need to make magic happen with numbers, I'd suggest this venue first. No fees and great service with well priced rooms that have several setups available is such a great deal.