Northern Illinois University Hoffman Estates Conference Center

5555 Trillium Boulevard Hoffman Estates, IL
Max Capacity: 250 people
Overview 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. Meeting Facilities 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. Location 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.
Recommendations

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.

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  • Max Number of People for an Event: 250
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.
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.
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.
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.
Naperville, IL  
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Saint Charles, IL  
Capacity: 900
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Lake Forest, IL  
Capacity: 150
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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.
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.