McCormick Place

2301 S Lake Shore Dr Chicago, IL
Max Capacity: 69745 people
Recommendations

Best Venue For Conferance, An Eventective User from Chicago, IL

2.7 million sq ft of exhibit halls and 700,000 sq ft for meeting rooms make up McCormick Place's modern and versatile function space. With the four main buildings linked by pedestrian promenades and sky bridges, McCormick Place is a united, economic engine suited to any and all business needs. McCormick Place contains a business center, several information desks and ATMs, and is equipped for Internet access as well as for your a/v needs.Numerous dining and snack options, from steakhouses to candy shops to coffee shacks, are located throughout the facility. Grab a quick bite at one of the food courts, or sit down and eat at one of the full service restaurants.


Great Place if a lot of space and rooms are needed!, An Eventective User from Fredonia, Wisconsin

I have attended and helped plan a few science-related conferences/expos at McCormick Place, Chicago, and it is one of the best locations to hold a conference! The center is very spacious inside and out! Located on Lakeshore Drive in Chicago, the view of the lake adds to the ambiance. The center contains a large parking lot, as well as, a Hyatt hotel nearby. Contacting McCormick place is easy, and they offer quick responses. The workers do everything possible to help the convention/conference go as expected with no problems; to run smoothly! Chicago has various things to do and places to eat, so it is a great location to hold a conference! McCormick Place is in a great location, allowing one to explore the city in between conference activities.


McCormick Place, An Eventective User from Durham, NC

I attended the SWE (Society of Women Engineers) national convention in October 2011. I was extremely pleased by the convention center: it was spacious and well organized. The only downside is the convention center is very, very big. It only makes sense to occupy this location if one has a couple of thousand attendees.


For Massive Conferencing, An Eventective User from Tuscon, AZ

I was in town Just over a week ago to run the Chicago Marathon. I had to pick up my runner's packet the day before and so I navigated the maze of parking structures and paid a fortune for thirty minutes' worth of time. I walked and walked and walked....it's a modern structure and it's clean and it has good views, oddly enough, from the walkway...but I was rather fatigued after the walk. Good thing I was able to relax (insert sarcasm here) with all the personal space I had amongst the thousands of other runners picking up their packets. Geesh. Lots of bumping into here....so if you get claustrophobic, they pack them into the convention center. Beware. Oh yeah, what was this review for? It's a convention center. It's big, clean and can accommodate a lot of people. It's in Chicago. Not totally centrally located, but if you take public transit....it's convenient.


The McCormick is a great venue for a symposium, An Eventective User from Chicago, Illinois

I attended a symposium at the McCormick Place West, and found it to fit perfectly. There were more than 10,000 attendees, and the layout was extremely easy to find the rooms for the different classes. The layout of the main floor with booths and displays was clearly laid out and identified. The food available is good, but extremely overpriced. My suggestion is that you grab breakfast prior to going there.


Host your party at McCormick Place!, An Eventective User from Chicago, Illinois

McCormick Place in Chicago Illinois is a great meeting venue. They have a banquet halls, meeting rooms, and even large spaces that can accommodate conventions. I have attended a number of different events at McCormick Place including the auto show, two weddings, business meetings, and three conferences. The wedding that I attended at McCormick Place was great because there were over 500 people in attendance and guest seating, serving, and festivities ran smoothly because they had enough servers to accomodate the big event. for instance, when it was time to serve dinner, there must have been at least 20 servers placing plates simultaneously. Consequently, nobody had to wait. One business meeting that I attended there was for Mary Kay Cosmetics. the meeting room was spacious and the temperature was perfect. The meeting lasted about six hours and a buffet lunch was served. The food at McCormick Place is great, and at that particular lunch we had chicken with vegetables and dessert. They also had microphones and other things you need to facilitate a business meeting. For instance, they had a large screen and projector so that everyone could see the PowerPoint presentation as it was being delivered. Due to its location, McCormick Place is perfect for Chicago meetings because it is located just a few minutes away from downtown. This allows attendees to avoid heavy traffic in the downtown area, yet still be close enough to commute from offices or surrounding areas. McCormick Place also has parking at a reasonable price. meeting attendees can also take public transportation right to the venue. Overall McCormick Place is not only convenient professional and accommodating, but it can help to make your event a smash!


Meeting In The City, An Eventective User from Minneapolis, Minnesota

I had to go to a conference for work last fall and it was help at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. It was a great center and I would love to go back for another type of event or conference. The site was amazing. They have huge floor plans and they hold hundreds of people. There was plenty of space for our conference and there were other events going on in other areas as well but you don't feel crowded. They have a lot of amenities. They have ATM's for easy access to your money, a great business center for any of your out of office business needs, coat check, a first aid service, and they also have a gift shop. We ate a lot while we were there for two days for our conference. There are hotels that are within easy walking distance and there is a lot to do in the area since it is right in Chicago. Another great thing that they offer is a relaxation center. It was great when we had breaks you could go and sit down and get a massage. They also have a lunch room and they do catering as well. We experienced both while we were at the convention. The catering was great but the lunch room offered a greater variety. The food was really good in both circumstances. They have so much to offer and you will love the state of the are facilities for you so that all of your needs will be met. If you planning a large conference or event you should consider this site.

Location
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 18000
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 3,368,200
Bolingbrook, IL  
Capacity: 500
Newly Renovated!!! We are a full service property offering 145 guest rooms to include Junior and Presidential suites. Complimentary WIFI along with Microwaves and refrigerators in all rooms. Indoor pool and Local Shuttle service is available. We offer a full service restaurant and bar along with approximately 4000 square feet of banquet space. We host a variety of events from small business meetings to black tie galas for 250 guests. Enjoy homemade favorites prepared in house from scratch!!!
Woodridge, IL  
Capacity: 1200
From Intimate to Exclusive, our first-rate banquet & meeting facilities, award winning cuisine and unparalleled service will transform your event to extraordinary! We have 35,000 square feet of banquet and meeting facilities. We offer an exceptional learning environment coupled with comfort and superior services, for events of 25 to 1200 guests. The dramatic 24-foot-height ceilings of the rooms with amber lighting are designed to be acoustically superior and feature soundproof walls, with on-site audiovisual amenities. Whether you are looking to plan a wedding reception, corporate function or birthday party, our expert Event Specialists will work closely with you to ensure that your day is an event to remember.
Saint Charles, IL  
Capacity: 900
The Arcada Theatre is a historic theater located in the charming downtown of St. Charles, Illinois. This venue offers a unique experience for any event. The theatre’s historic architecture ambience has an intimate setting that will set your event apart from your basic banquet hall. We are known as the #1 music venue in the midwest with legendary stars that have graced the stage. Also offering Club Arcada, one of the most exclusive entertainment experiences in the Midwest, re-living the glory days of The Roaring Twenties in Chicago! It is located on the third floor of the historic Arcada Theatre, an iconic music hall celebrating its 90th anniversary. Please contact us for more information!
Chicago, IL  
Capacity: 1100
Alhambra Palace is a one of a kind, dynamic venue that transports all who enter into another world. Sweeping archways, marble accents, mosaic tile, crystal chandeliers and hand carved sculptures frame the multi-level, 24,000 square foot Moorish- like castle. Artifacts from Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco can be seen throughout. Upon entering, guests are welcomed by a bar and lounge with intimate alcove seating. To the east is the restaurant which seats 100 people. The Babylon room is part modern, part historic with its curvaceous metal back chairs and stone carved wall hangings depicting scenes from the 13th century. The Alhambra Room, which seats 500 people, is awe –inspiring, soaring three stories high. A full stage with a state of the art sound and lighting system allows Alhambra to host and offer live entertainment. Seating on the expansive ground level and the two tiered circular balconies provide ample room for meeting and small group gathering as well as large scale conferences. Ample space allows for a dance floor, and tables can be added or removed to accommodate a sit down occasion or standing reception. Guided by a waterfall, stairs lead through the Alhambra Hall to the Marrakech Room, a posh and romantic space for more than 200 people. The high ceiling ballroom can be divided with a luxurious floor to ceiling ruby velvet curtains. Oriental rugs framed with leather cushioned settees Oriental rugs and elaborate wood carved Moroccan chairs offer a spot to relax and enjoy. Two private VIP rooms, which accommodate up to 50 people, are also located on the upper level. These elaborately decorated rooms exemplify opulence, making any guest feel like royalty. A world of intrigue and beauty await you for the most memorable experience.
Chicago, IL  
Capacity: 120
$2,000-$3,000 per event
OFFSITE Chicago offers companies a turnkey multi purpose facility designed and wired to inspire creativity, innovation and productivity in a way never before possible. Having contributed to the culture of innovation for numerous Fortune 100 companies in New York City, OFFSITE is eager to provide an invaluable service to like-minded businesses in Chicago – one meeting at a time. The venue boasts chic modern décor, a state-of-the-art A/V system, and an extensive list of amenities to provide the ideal backdrop for your next board meeting, brainstorming session, focus group, product launch or social event.
Glen Ellyn, IL  
Capacity: 160
Reserve 22 provides you with a beautiful and unique setting to host events for friends, family and colleagues. The stunning landscape and scenic vistas of Glen Ellyn's prized Village Links provides the perfect backdrop to enhance your event, creating a truly memorable occasion. Our first class facilities and Above and Beyond customer service make Reserve 22 at the Village Links of Glen Ellyn a great choice to host your next event. Whether your celebration is for your company, your charity or any other special reason, we can accommodate from 8 - 160 guests. A hospitable sanctuary tucked away and preserved exclusively for your enjoyment. We encourage you to unwind and indulge with the help of our refined recipes and relaxing atmosphere. The number 22 represents the 22 lakes that complement our 240 acres of scenic landscape populated by native vegetation and diverse wildlife. As a member of the Audubon Society, our conservation efforts allow you to take in the sights and sounds of nature in class and comfort.
Naperville, IL  
Capacity: 300
$350-$8,400 per event
You'll find the perfect space for any event at NOAH'S. Each room is tastefully designed as a contemporary and inviting backdrop, putting your event in the spotlight. Our open-vendor policy allows you to bring in any catering options that fit your event's needs. To see our spaces and envision the possibilities call to schedule a tour today!
Chicago, IL  
Capacity: 600
$49.90-$129.90 per person
Entertainment Cruises offers more than an event on the water; we create unforgettable memories on Lake Michigan. Our fleet can accommodate any type of casual or formal event, from corporate and social outings to weddings and anniversaries, birthdays and much more. Show guests a new side of Chicago with an event that’s sure to impress.
Chicago, IL  
Capacity: 1200
Our historic property combines the best of Chicago’s storied past with the modern amenities of the present. As a result, we offer unique reception and banquet spaces perfectly suited to create an unforgettable day for you and your guests. We offer 23 unique event spaces that can be transformed for your needs. Our location adjacent to Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain, and short walking distance to Millennium Park and Lake Michigan provide a stunning setting for photos and extra activities for the wedding party. Let our experienced and efficient wedding professionals walk you through the details customizing your ideal wedding menu, establishing a seating chart, reserving room blocks for attendees, coordinating with outside vendors for lighting, audio, floral and decoration needs.
Glendale Heights, IL  
Capacity: 950
$5.75-$55 per person
The Hotel and Conference center were both built in 1999 and renovated in 2016. Ramada Hotel & Conference center has over 7000 Sq ft of meeting and Banquet space. We specialize in assortment Weddings, Quinceaneras, corporate conferences, and business meetings. Here at the Ramada Hotel & Conference center we pride ourselves in customer service to achieve and go beyond guest satisfaction. From the Front desk agent to Housekeeping and breakfast staff we are all trained to help guests enjoy their stay whether it's for vacation or business. From check in to check out, every moment at the Ramada is enjoyable!
Lincolnshire, IL  
Capacity: 300
$350-$8,400 per event
You'll find the perfect space for any event at NOAH'S. Our versatile, contemporary design and unique ceiling grid technology offers unprecedented freedom for setting the perfect scene. Whether your style is romantic or modern, organic or dramatic, NOAH'S makes setting the ideal ambiance a breeze. Because we want every element to express your individuality, we are an open-vendor venue and allow you to bring in talent that fits your wedding vision. You call the shots when it comes to the layout, food, décor and other elements of your special day. And our staff will be there every step of the way to make sure your day runs perfectly.
Ingleside, IL  
Capacity: 300
$34.95-$114.95 per person
With more than 20 years experience, hosting weddings is our specialty at Parkway Banquets! We are pleased to offer our amazing venue for your wedding or special event. Located on the shores of beautiful Long Lake in Ingleside, IL, our beautiful, natural setting gives you and your guests a spectacular view! One entire wall of our beautiful facility is located right on the lakefront of Long Lake, which is part of the Chain of Lakes in Lake County, IL. We’re on the border of McHenry County. We are also right next to the forest preserve, so our location is surrounded by nature, not tall buildings and loud, noisy traffic. We are proud to offer: * Lovely outdoor tented ceremony site - rain or shine! * Large, cozy, and inviting reception area with cathedral ceilings, overlooking Long Lake and right next to the forest preserve. * We can host your wedding ceremony right on site under our outdoor tented area (rain or shine!) We will custom decorate our arch and isle to match your wedding colors at no extra charge. * Wide menu with a vast array of mouth-watering selections to choose from including our fabulous hors d’oeuvres, sweet table, ice cream bar, & much-requested late night snack! * All wedding packages include either a sit-down dinner or a large buffet FOR THE SAME PRICE. * Big dance floor with special up-lighting all around the room! * Expert advice on the hottest DJs, the coolest photographers, crazy creative florists, & the most outstanding cake bakeries & artisans in the area!
Naperville, IL  
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Aurora, IL  
Capacity: 340
Experience the heart of Downtown Aurora at your next event. With seven unique spaces available, Paramount Events can accommodate any occasion, big or small. Weddings, baby and bridal showers, corporate parties, family reunions, meetings, expositions – no matter the event, we’ve got the space for you. With the beautiful Fox River and stunning cityscape as your backdrop, your event is sure to impress. And the fun doesn’t have to stop there. You and your guests can enjoy everything Downtown Aurora has to offer including a casino next door, hotel nearby and restaurants in walking distance – with convenient access to the Metra and I-88. Whether it’s your wedding on the stunning, historic Paramount Theatre stage or cocktail hour in The Atrium before attending a show in the intimate Copley Theatre, leave it to the experts. We produce shows for a living. Let’s make your event our next production.