University Center

525 South State Street Chicago, IL
Max Capacity: 458 people
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Arts Room
Board Room
Fountain Room
Lake Room
Loop & River Room
Loop Room
Park Room
River Room
Recommendations

University Conference Center Chicago, An Eventective User from Champaign, IL

I went to Chicago recently for a digital marketing conference and it was located at the University Center Conference Chicago and overall it was great. The location was one of the best parts; the Center is located in the South Loop of Chicago and is very close to restaurants, hotels, and State Street shopping. Since it is in the Loop, public transit is also very close to the venue which is great. The conference area itself was located on its own floor of the building and had many rooms that could be used individually or in unison with each other through the use of movable walls. Each room was clearly labeled so there was little risk of becoming lost within the venue. The staff made sure the coffee and water dispensers were full the entire time and put out a great spread of food and drinks for our networking portion of the conference. The decor of the venue was very nice; the walls were a great grey color and many rooms had great photographs of iconic Chicago buildings. Additionally, the rooms were clean and set up neatly and orderly. The area itself was not that big, so this would be best suited for small to medium sized events; larger events might want to be weary of the dimensions of the venue. If there are any questions about how many people each of their rooms can accommodate, their website is extremely easy to navigate and find information, and their staff was happy to answer any questions. I would definitely recommend University Center Conference Chicago for anyone looking to book a conference event in the Windy City.


Great venue for meetings!, An Eventective User from Chicago, IL

Recently, I received word that my company was going to hold our annual business meeting at the University Center in Chicago, IL. To be honest, I was not happy about this at first as we usually have them at very popular and nice hotel in downtown Chicago. Our usual spot has always given us good service and the rooms were all very nice. However, shortly after arriving to the center, my mind was completely changed. The University Center knocked whatever pre-conceived notions and concerns out of my head. They exceeded my expectations. First off, the rooms were huge! It was so much nicer to have that amount of space than being packed in tightly at our normal venue. Our company rented out two of the rooms available, which was more than plenty to accommodate all of us. The service was amazing and my boss even mentioned that they were a lot more affordable than our usual meeting spot. The staff was on top of it, there was not a crumbled up napkin on a table for more than few seconds before being discarded. The location was fantastic as it was so close to restaurants, shops, and public transportation. Not to mention, there was a bakery, convenience store and a bank all located right in the building! After our meeting, it was so easy to jump on the train to our hotels. Everyone at our meeting absolutely loved this place. It has already been established that from here on out, our annual meetings will be held at University Conference Center and I could not be happier about it. Can't wait to return next year!


Great place for small and large meetings, An Eventective User from Jefferson City, MO

My trip from Missouri to Chicago was a long drive and I wanted somewhere nice and comfortable to rest my poor head after such a long trip. I had meetings for the next three days at the University Center Conference Chicago but had decided previously not to rent a room in the expensive downtown area but changed my mind after arriving and rented a room with a private bath,both private and semi private baths were available. I spent an extra three days there after I receive a great room and service from the staff. We had the options of buffet style dining, continental breakfast was free and there were other choices you could have for meals. I loved being pampered like this and I didn't expect to enjoy myself this much even though my co workers who had been on previous trips for meetings gave it 5 thumbs up and recommended that I stay there because it is a very good value. I would recommend University Center Conference Chicago to any and everybody. I am planning a new trip for a personal vacation and will be staying there with my family this time, just without the meetings. There are accommodations for groups of all sizes and I will be renting an apartment style room this time around. For anyone planning a large or small meeting, a reception or anything where you need plenty of space and great customer service, this is the right place. I have always loved visiting Chicago and it will now become my vacation place. You will have all the amenities of home available for your use.


good meeting spaces, An Eventective User from chicago il

one of the best places that i have had a good experience with as far using a rented space for a conference center was with University Center conference of Chicago back when i worked for a company called Family focus services. We had very large convention come to Chicago and they held several financial empowerment seminars, which was the theme at the time. During our stay, we had an entire buffet set up for us, including cold cuts and hot food as well. They also had a very large video screen set up in order for us to view presentations and real time statistics. The entire convention lasted about 5 hours, and they also included stock market class registration, and an employment advisory service that assist people with getting jobs. We had a capacity of about four hundred people in attendance and we still had too much food left over and lots and lots of space still available lido banquets is the perfect conference center because it also has a vast number of spaces in all sizes according to the size and function of your conference or meeting. They had small conference rooms equipped with all of the latest video technology, with complementary lap tops built into the actual conference table. They also had video conferencing software installed on every television to communicate worldwide, and with other offices just within the building. I highly recommend University Center conference of Chicago to serve as the conference center for your meeting and convention needs. They have the space to accommodate you and your company in any way that fits your specific conferencing needs.

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  • Max Number of People for an Event: 2329
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!
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: 450
Our event space is truly bringing you a little piece of Ireland right to the heart of Chicago. Our pub was constructed in Ireland and features multiple rooms and levels to accommodate your next private or semi-private event. We’ve become a neighborhood favorite for hosting corporate events, wedding rehearsal dinners, birthday celebrations, reunions, happy hours, office holiday parties and much more. We are proud to work with Chicago’s topmost companies year round. Our full service private event planners make planning customized events easy to maximize every event. We offer a wide variety of high quality food and drink options from light appetizers to full dinners. We’ll customize a menu based on your needs and can adjust for most tastes and budgets. Instagram: fado_chicago Virtual Tour: http://bit.ly/1B9xSAe
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Schaumburg, IL  
Capacity: 150
$39.95-$79.95 per person
$1,000-$3,000 per event
In the tradition of great Chicago dining, the highly acclaimed Chicago Prime Steakhouse brings back unique, comfortable ambience and succulent flavor to their new location (Northeast corner of Algonquin and Meacham in the new lifestyle center called “Shoppes at Prime Village”). If Chicago Prime Steakhouse feels like coming home, there is a reason. The owners have been serving the finest cuts of beef to the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago for more then 40 years; George was one of the original owners of the old Prime Table Restaurant in Rolling Meadows. “Our melt-in-your-mouth prime aged steaks are the best in the business and our wild seafood is never more than 48 hours out of home waters". Drinks are generous and smartly mixed. Everything has been carefully prepared to offer an exceptional urban dining experience right here in Schaumburg, IL *NOT DISPLAYED*
The American Society of Anesthesiologists welcomes you to explore the new state-of-the-art conference center at the Society’s Schaumburg headquarters. Located on 6.6 acres, the ASA headquarters serves as the perfect destination for both professional meetings and social events. Combining over 6,000 square feet of dedicated conference center meeting space, a 150-seat tiered auditorium, state of the art in-room audiovisual, video conferencing, dedicated event planning support, an outdoor terrace with views of the lake, and the Wood Library and Museum, the ASA headquarters provides an ideal setting for association, non-profit and corporate events. Full service catering is available and our experienced Event Planning staff are available to assist with all your event details, from meeting logistics, to catering, hotel, and transportation needs. The ASA Conference Center is your ideal local meeting partner! ASA is committed to supporting capacity building of fellow non profit organizations. Non profits receive a 50% discount on all room meeting room reservations at the ASA Conference Center in Schaumburg.
Wheaton, IL  
Capacity: 500
$150-$700 per event
Thank you for your interest in renting a space at Cosley Zoo for your event. The following guidelines include the various spaces, fees, amenities, and additional information for rentals at the zoo. Guests receive FREE zoo admission with any Cosley Zoo event rental.