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Best Convention Centers Chicago is Chicago's most extensive guide to the best Convention and Conference Centers the Chicagoland area has to offer. It includes the most vital information on convention related spaces and halls on conference centers, trade show areas, convention halls and exhibition halls in the Chicago and nearby Illinois areas, as well as surrounding Illinois communities. The ZZZippy Convention Centers Directory features the most amazing spaces for trade shows, business conventions, home & garden shows, wedding events and expos, industry meetings, niche meeting areas and other large meeting and exhibit areas.



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Your offsite meeting is an investment in human capital. As Chicago's only accredited member of IACC, experience our commitment to environments designed for productivity. We have complete meeting packages with interactive floor plans, 20 meeting rooms ranging in capacity from 312 to 3,264 persons and the latest audio/visual technology. Summit has thought of everything; from ensuring your dietary restrictions are met, PrintGo and charging stations, 1GB connectivity, to providing a box cutter to open your materials that are waiting in your meeting room for you. Our goal: make your job easier!

PHONE: 312.938.2000

LOCATION: 205 North Michigan Avenue, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601


PHONE: 312.938.4800

LOCATION: 500 West Madison Street, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60661

WEBSITE: http://www.summitchicago.com

EMAIL US: info@summitchicago.com

LOFT ON THE LAKELoft on Lake has become one of Chicago’s premier destinations for any event. Ever since our start when we captured the coveted "Best New Chicago Venue Award" from the event industry forecaster BizBash, we have set the trend and lead the way in standards. We have been consistently exceptional in service and offerings and have proven to be the tried and true answer for urbanites seeking the ultimate alternative experience.

PHONE: 312.738.2437

LOCATION: 1366 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607

WEBSITE: http://loftonlake.com

McCORMICK PLACEAs the largest convention center in North America, located in the most American of American cities – Chicago, McCormick Place has hosted numerous global events, conventions and gatherings. We have 2.6 million square feet of exhibit halls, 600,000 square feet of meeting room space and assembly seating for 18,000 people. Plus all the amenities you would expect and many you wouldn’t think of! For your mega convention or trade show, it’s the place to be.

PHONE: 312.791.7000

LOCATION: 2301 South King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616

WEBSITE: http://www.mccormickplace.com

PORTER COUNTY EXPO CENTERAre you planning a celebration to honor the achievements of your employees or associates? A business conference or community meeting? Public hearing? Wedding ceremony and reception? From shareholder meeting to tractor pull… whether you are planning for 100 or 1200 guests, big or small, we do it all!

PHONE: 219.464.0133

LOCATION: 215 East Division Road, Valparaiso, IN 46383

WEBSITE: http://www.portercountyexpo.com

Catalyst Ranch was the first venue in Chicago to realize that the results of any offsite meeting or event can be enhanced if attendees are placed in the right environment. In 2002 we started with the concept of what our own ideal working environment would be and then coupled with extensive research, experience and pure gut instinct, created a pioneering and innovative boutique conference center in Chicago’s burgeoning West Loop.

PHONE: 312.207.1710

LOCATION: 656 West Randolph Street #3W, Chicago, IL 60661

WEBSITE: www.catalystranchmeetings.com

DIAMOND GARDEN BANQUET HALLMake an impression at your next event by hosting it at the Diamond Garden Banquet Hall. Whether it is for your company Christmas party, a wedding, a birthday party or weekly meeting, we can create a custom package for your event.

PHONE: 312.619.9690

LOCATION: 3705 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

WEBSITE: http://diamondgardenhall.com

Looking for an EPIC SPACE to hold your next event, convention, show or concert? The 55,000 sq. ft. MEC Coliseum is a dynamic space that can be set up to host a major concert or show with up to 6,000 seats, or converted to a fully functional arena capable of hosting professional rodeos, horse shows, monster truck or motorcross expos, and much much more. The 100,000 sq. ft. Trade Show Building is able to host any expo, trade show or convention. There is also a 75,000 sq. ft. Stall/Staging Barn, designed to support livestock shows of all kinds, with stalls, a warm up arena and wash bays. It’s BIG, no matter how you measure it!

455 East Farver Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565

GROTA BANQUETS & CATERINGBeautifully designed with elegance and texture, Grota invites you into an instant dream world! We would love to host your next event – whether it be a wedding, shower or even a corporate event! Call us today to learn more about our special packages!

PHONE: 773.622.4677

LOCATION: 3112 North Central Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634

WEBSITE: http://grota.us/

MICHELLE’S BALLROOMBesides weddings, we have hosted business meetings and seminars, anniversaries, birthdays, cotillions, christenings, political gatherings and other events. The majestic entrance foyer is beautifully decorated with white Italian ceramic tiles, and an elegant chandelier which leads to the main dinning, dancing and meeting area of the hall.

PHONE: 773.478.1828

LOCATION: 2800 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618

WEBSITE: http://www.michellesballroom.com

PORRETTA’S BANQUETS & CATERINGThe excitement of a big night…the party of your dreams…the Porretta family’s impeccable reputation guarantees fine banquet dining that goes beyond the ordinary. Our excellent cuisine and contemporary decor combine with outstanding ambiance and service to make yours a most personal and memorable occasion.

PHONE: 773.736.3684

LOCATION: 3718 North Central Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634

WEBSITE: http://porrettas.com

No matter what configuration your event requires, we can accommodate your needs at the Century Center. The main level features the largest space, a 25,000 square foot convention hall. This space is column free and can be used as an impressive Main Hall or split into two halls. Also found on the main level is a modern 12,000 square foot discovery ballroom with the ability to be separated into two halls if required.

PHONE: 574.235.9711

LOCATION: 120 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46601

WEBSITE: http://www.centurycenter.org/

EMAIL US: jacobh@centurycenter.org

ROOM 1520
Room 1520 is located in the heart of the artistic West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Our venue is a spacious, restored historical gear factory loft building with high ceilings, polished cement floors, portrait windows, exposed brick, private street entrances and many amenities.

PHONE: 312.952.1520

LOCATION: 1520 West Fulton Street, Chicago, IL 60607

WEBSITE: http://www.room1520.com

ROYALTY EAST BANQUET HALLThe Royalty East Banquet Hall has been in business for over 30 years and has the experience to make sure that your event goes smoothly. We offer quality food served with pride and the type of service that you expect from a first class banquet facility. The interior offers a high standard of quality and atmosphere of warmth, luxury and elegance.

PHONE: 773.735.4415

LOCATION: 3810 West 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 60629

WEBSITE: http://www.royaltybanquet.com

Whether you're planning a business meeting or company party Stan Mansion is happy to cater to your special event needs. If you want to mix business with pleasure, Stan Mansion is the perfect spot to get to know each other better! We have everything you need to make your next meeting or special event a success! We can help you plan your corporate meetings, special events, conference, convention, board meeting, corporate retreat, sales training meeting, workshop, or product launch. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 300 guests for a seated meal, or 450 for a cocktail style event. The Lower level ballroom can accommodate 250 guests for a seated meal, or 325 for a cocktail style event. Our expert Events staff is on call to help accommodate your needs!

PHONE: 773.276.0099

LOCATION: 2408 North Kedzie Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60647

WEBSITE: http://www.stanmansion.com

THE CRYSTAL GARDENSThe Crystal Gardens’ six‐story glass atrium with a 50 foot arched ceiling holds over 80 live palm trees, lush foliage, hanging ‘twinkle lights’ and dancing ‘leapfrog’ fountains. Located on Chicago’s famous Navy Pier, the Crystal Garden provides spectacular views of the Chicago Skyline, Lake Michigan, the Ferris wheel, and Navy Pier’s Dock Street. We facilitate gatherings between 100 and 1,500 people, making it the ideal corporate event venue for groups of any size. We also offer a complete set of options for corporate event catering.

PHONE: 312.595.5434

LOCATION: 700 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

WEBSITE: http://www.crystalgardenscatering.com

THE MAYFIELD BANQUET FACILITYA family owned and operated business for 20 years, The Mayfield banquet facility features home cooked food and attentive service at affordable prices. There is plenty of room to accommodate from 60 to 500 guests and the variety of menus offered will suit any occasion. Your party can be enhanced with color coordinated table linens, a generous selection of hors d’oeuvres, or a delectable sweets table. In addition to business luncheons and dinners, we offer packages for weddings, wedding anniversaries, Quinceaneras, birthday or graduation parties, baptisms, confirmations, memorial, community or social organization gatherings and many other types of events.

PHONE: 773.284.2675

LOCATION: 6072 South Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL 60638

WEBSITE: http://www.mayfieldbanquets.com

BLUE CHIP STARDUST EVENT CENTERBlue Chip Casino has taken stage productions, concerts, conventions, trade shows, exhibitions and more to the next level with one of the largest convention spaces in Northwest Indiana, the Stardust Event Center. Stardust is able to host any event inside its immense 20,000 square feet of total space. The 15,000 square-foot main ballroom can be used for one gigantic event, or can be broken down to as many as six smaller rooms. In addition, there are two separate 1,000+ square-foot meeting rooms (which can be combined into one large room), a 2,000 square-foot pre-function space, 655 square-foot boardroom and a 5,000 square-foot banquet kitchen that can service all meeting rooms. No matter the size, no matter the extravagance... the Stardust Event Center is able to accommodate it all!

PHONE: 219.879.7711

LOCATION: 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, IN 46360

WEBSITE: http://www.bluechipcasino.com/entertain/stardust-e...

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