• Best of Illinois 2015 Winners (Listed)

    We’ve tallied the votes … now it’s time to announce the 2015 Best of Illinois.

     
    POSTED May 4, 2016
     

Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider

THE WINNER IS: PSAV 
Chicago | 847.886.2810

Runners-up
» Sound Investment
» ​FROST

Best Catering Company (On- or Off-site)

THE WINNER IS: BLUE PLATE CATERING
Chicago | 312.421.6666

Runners-up
» Food For Thought

» ​Tasty Catering

Best Event Décor/Florist

THE WINNER IS: KEHOE DESIGNS
Chicago | 312.421.0030

Runners-up
» HMR Designs

» ​
Phillip’s Flowers & Gifts

Best Rental Service Provider (Tables, Linens, Tents, etc.)

THE WINNER IS: BBJ LINEN
Chicago | 847.329.8400

Runners-up
» Hall’s Rental

» ​M&M Special Events

Best Transportation (Limo, Motorcoach, Taxi, Shuttle)

THE WINNER IS: ARIES CHARTER TRANSPORTATION
Chicago | 773.826.2000

Runners-up
» Signature Transportation Group
» ​Windy City Limousine 

Best Entertainment (Performer or Talent Agency)

THE WINNER IS: MAGNIFICENT EVENTS
Naperville | 815.230.3770

Runners-up
» Chicago Corporate DJ

» ​Toast & Jam

Best Photography/Videography

THE WINNER IS: CARASCO PHOTOGRAPHY
Chicago | 773.383.4112

Runners-up
» Fig Weddings

» ​Fred Fox Studios

Best Team-Building Activity

THE WINNER IS: WHIRLYBALL
Chicago | 773.486.7777

Runners-up
» Topgolf

» ​Corporate Event Interactive

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau Outside Chicagoland

THE WINNER IS: VISIT CHAMPAIGN COUNTY
Champaign | 217.351.4133

Runners-up
» Galena/Jo Daviess County CVB
» Visit Springfield Illinois

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau in Chicagoland

THE WINNER IS: CHOOSE CHICAGO
Chicago | 312.567.8500

Runners-up
» Rosemont Convention & Tourism Bureau
» Meet Chicago Northwest

Best Destination Management Company (DMC)

THE WINNER IS: 360 DESTINATION GROUP CHICAGO
Chicago | 312.600.4005

Runners-up
» Chicago Travel Consultants
» On The Scene

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (More than 350 Guest Rooms)

THE WINNER IS: PALMER HOUSE, A HILTON HOTEL
Chicago | 312.726.7500

Runners-up
» Hyatt Regency Chicago
» Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (Less than 350 Guest Rooms)

THE WINNER IS: HOTEL ARISTA
Naperville | 630.579.4100

Runners-up
» Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
» Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

Best Private Dining Space in a Restaurant

THE WINNER IS: SEASONS 52
Chicago | 312.832.1752

Runners-up
» Little Goat
» RPM

Best Conference or Resort Venue

THE WINNER IS: HILTON CHICAGO/OAK BROOK HILLS RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER
Oak Brook | 630.850.5555

Runners-up
» Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
» McCormick Place

Best Venue Outside Chicagoland

THE WINNER IS: EAGLE RIDGE RESORT & SPA
Galena | 815.777.5000

Runners-up
» Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
» Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Best New Venue

THE WINNER IS: CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION HOTEL
Chicago | 312.940.3552

Runners-up
» Loews Chicago Hotel
» The Geraghty

Best Renovation

THE WINNER IS: CAFÉ SPIAGGIA
Chicago | 651.292.1900

Runners-up
» 360 Chicago
» InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

Best College or University Venue

THE WINNER IS: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Chicago | 773.702.6789

Runners-up
» Northwestern University
» DePaul University

Best Historic or Cultural Venue

THE WINNER IS: MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
Chicago | 773.684.1414

Runners-up
» Art Institute of Chicago
» The Field Museum

Best Holiday Party Venue

THE WINNER IS: ADLER PLANETARIUM
Chicago | 312.922.7827

Runners-up
» The Drake Hotel Festival Hall
» Navy Pier

Best Nightlife Event Space  

THE WINNER IS: THE UNDERGROUND CHICAGO
Chicago | 312.644.7600

Runners-up
» Untitled
» Moonlight Studios

Best Outdoor or Rooftop Venue

THE WINNER IS: ROOF ON THEWIT
Chicago | 312.239.9502

Runners-up
» Millennium Park
» Brookfield Zoo

Best Sports Venue

THE WINNER IS: WRIGLEY FIELD
Chicago | 773.404.2827

Runners-up
» United Center
» Soldier Field

Congratulations to the finalists for the Illinois Meetings + Events' 2016 Readers’ Choice awards! We look forward to celebrating with you and announcing the winners and 2016 Hall of Fame inductees on Thursday, May 11 at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery.

 

Congratulations to the finalists for Illinois Meetings + Events' 2016 Best of Illinois awards. We look forward to celebrating with each of you at the awards celebration on Thursday, May 11 at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, where the winners and 2016 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced.

* Connect with us on social media before, during and after the awards with the hashtag #BestofIL2016

 

The annual Best of Awards are designed to honor the cream of the crop in the regional meetings and events industry. The awards are a celebration of the hard work and above-and-beyond service of suppliers who help planners be at the top of their game.