• 2015 Best of Illinois Meetings + Events Finalists

    POSTED March 11, 2016

Congratulations to the finalists of the Illinois Meetings + Events' Best of Awards 2015! We look forward to celebrating with each of you at our Best of Awards on Tuesday, May 3 at Rockit Bar & Grill, where the winners will be announced.

* Connect with us on social media before, during and after the awards with the hashtag #BestofIL2015

Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider

Sound Investment

Best Catering Company (On- or Off-Site)

Blue Plate
Food for Thought
Tasty Catering

Best College or University Venue

DePaul University
Northwestern University
The University of Chicago

Best Conference or Resort Venue

Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center
Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
McCormick Place

Best Convention + Visitors Bureau – Outside Chicagoland

Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Champaign County
Visit Springfield Illinois

Best Convention + Visitors Bureau – in Chicagoland

Choose Chicago
Meet Chicago Northwest
Rosemont Convention & Tourism Bureau

Best Destination Management Company (DMC)

360 Destination Group Chicago
Chicago Travel Consultants
On The Scene

Best Entertainment (Performer or Talent Agency)

Chicago Corporate DJ
Magnificent Events
Toast & Jam

Best Event Décor/Florist

HMR Designs
Kehoe Designs
Phillip’s Flowers & Gifts

Best Historic or Cultural Venue                                      

Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum
The Museum of Science and Industry

Best Holiday Party Venue

Adler Planetarium
The Drake Hotel
Festival Hall, Navy Pier

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space - Less Than 350 Guest Rooms

Hotel Arista
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space - More Than 350 Guest Rooms

Hyatt Regency Chicago
Palmer House: A Hilton Hotel
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center

Best New Venue

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
The Geraghty
Loews Chicago Hotel

Best Nightlife Event Space

Moonlight Studios
The Underground Chicago

Best Outdoor or Rooftop Venue

Brookfield Zoo
Millennium Park
ROOF on theWit

Best Photography/Videography

Carasco Photography
Fig Weddings
Fred Fox Studios

Best Private Dining Space in a Restaurant

Little Goat
RPM Italian
Seasons 52

Best Renovation

360 Chicago
Café Spiaggia
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

Best Rental Service Provider (tables, linens, tents, etc.)

BBJ Linen
Hall’s Rentals
M&M Special Events

Best Sports Venue   

Soldier Field
United Center
Wrigley Field

Best Team-Building

Corporate Event Interactive

Best Transportation (limo, motorcoach, taxi, shuttle)

Aries Charter Transportation
Signature Transportation Group
Windy City Limousine

Best Venue Outside Chicagoland

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Find out who our readers have chosen as the winners and runners-up of the Illinois Meetings + Events Best of 2019 readers’ choice awards.


Best AudioVisual Provider



Best Catering Company (On- or Off-site) 

AND THE WINNER IS: Blue Plate Catering

» Food for Thought
» Tasty Catering

Best Brewery/Winery/Distillery


Click here to view the photos from the night! Feel free to tag yourself and share on social media! #BestofIL2018