Northern Illinois University Hoffman Estates Conference Center

5555 Trillium Boulevard, Hoffman Estates, IL
Capacity: 250 people

About Northern Illinois University Hoffman Estates Conference Center

The NIU Hoffman Estates Center is the ideal setting for corporate and association meetings and events in the Chicago area. Discover how our 17 sun-lite meeting rooms, complimentary A-V, on-site technical support and catering packages make planning and hosting your next meeting seem effortless. We also have Chicago area centers in Naperville and Rockford. You never have to be concerned about gratuities, service charges or hidden fees. We also have a no worries reservation policy. NIU Hoffman Estates partners with area hotels to provide convenient sleeping arrangements. The hotels offer discounted rates and free shuttles to the center. NIU Hoffman Estates has 17 meeting rooms including a 250 seat auditorium, tiered and flat classrooms, executive conference rooms, multipurpose room, seminar rooms, computer lab, video conference room and more. Flexible set-ups in our modern, sun-lit meeting rooms and advance technology enhance all types of events. All rooms have windows, soundproof walls, ergonomically designed chairs and individual climate control. All meeting rooms include our complimentary A-V package and onsite technical support to ensure your meeting runs smoothly. Our two story atrium has lots of natural light perfect for on-site registration, exhibit space, networking and evening receptions. The center features free high speed internet access throughout building and onsite free parking. The NIU Hoffman Estates Center is conveniently located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, 30 miles from downtown Chicago and easily accessible from Interstate 90. The center is just 18 miles from O’Hare International Airport.

Package Pricing

Venue Rental Rates
$150 - $850 /event
Pricing for all event types
Social Events
$1,700 - $2,900 /event
Pricing for weddings only

Event Spaces



a wonderful place for a meeting - An Eventective User from DeKalb, IL

In the Chicago suburbs, NIU-Hoffman Estates is a lovely place for a meeting. They offer ""smart classrooms"" with on-site assistance for linking to NIU's technology. There is a library, a reasonably priced catering service, and free parking. They will also help with event planning and registration. Travel from O'Hare to Hoffman Estates can be arranged with Airways Shuttle Taxi Service for a flat and reasonable fee, and there are plenty of mid-range hotels within easy distance of the venue. The catering during the meeting is particularly nice. They provide excellent hot lunches, extended treats for breaks times, and continuous beverage service -all without a gratuity or extra service fee. The meeting rooms are classroom-like, but are versatile and will be arranged to suit your needs. Videoconferencing is also an option in these rooms. I have used the other NIU regional sites as well. They are lovely, and arguably NIU-Naperville is a prettier and more modern-appearing site. However, what makes the Hoffman Estates site the winner for me is the staff. Again, this is not a criticism of the other sites; their staff have been professional and friendly. The Hoffman Estates site staff, however, goes above and beyond. When I presented at a meeting there a few weeks ago, the event coordinator remembered that I prefer soy milk with my coffee and left a small pitcher for me -and I had not been there in over a year. I will return more frequently when there is personalized, thoughtful service like that available.

Venue Types
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 250