Northern Illinois University Rockford Conference Center

8500 East Street Rockford, IL
Max Capacity: 250 people
Overview The NIU Rockford Center is the ideal setting for corporate and association meetings and events in the northern Illinois area. Discover how our 13 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 Hoffman Estates. You never have to be concerned about gratuities, service charges or hidden fees. We also have a no worries reservation policy. NIU Rockford partners with a hotel to provide convenient sleeping arrangements. The hotel offer discounted rates and free shuttles to the center. Meeting Facilities Rockford has 13 meeting rooms including a 250 seat auditorium, tiered classrooms, executive meeting rooms, 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 NIU Rockford is centrally located and easily accessible from neighboring states such as Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa. Located northwest of Chicago, NIU Rockford is just 16 miles from the Wisconsin state line, 40 miles from Freeport and 14 miles from the Rockford International Airport.
Package Pricing
Event Spaces
Computer Lab
Executive Classroom 200
Executive Classroom 202
Executive Classroom 203
Executive Classroom 204
Large Seminar Room 151
Large Seminar Room 164
Small Seminar Room
Tiered Classroom 100
Tiered Classroom 101
Videoconferencing Room 201
Videoconferencing Room 211
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 250
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 9,800
Rockford, IL  
Capacity: 200
The Garden Room is a beautiful location to host a wedding or event of any kind. Our space features over 3,300 square feet of space to accommodate events up to 200 guests. The space is open and inviting with updated décor, a large dance floor, white table linens are included along with risers for staging or a head table and any amount of display tables you may need. You will absolutely enjoy working with our Catering Manager and Banquet Manager to customize every detail of your event.
Monroe Center, IL  
A wilderness resort that stands above the rest. We are simply the best venue for your family, company, church or wedding. Nestled in 200 acres of forest and tucked away just south of Rockford Illinois, Kilbuck Creek is close to you, but you’ll feel like you’re 100 miles away from the hustle and bustle. We have beautiful facilities and dedicated staff to make your wedding one the you and your guests will remember for a lifetime. We have a picturesque outdoor ceremony setting, and a beautiful banquet hall for your reception or ceremony. The maximum number for an overnight stay in the Log Home is 40 guests. We also have a gathering hall that will hold up to 250 maximum for large events, weddings and receptions.