Illinois M+E Best of 2019 Winners (Listed)

  • Illinois M+E Best of 2019 Winners (Listed)

     
    POSTED July 19, 2019
     

Best AudioVisual Provider

AND THE WINNER IS: AV Chicago

Runners-up:
» PSAV
» FROST

Best Catering Company (On- or Off-site) 

AND THE WINNER IS: Blue Plate Catering

Runners-up:
» Food for Thought
» Tasty Catering

Best Brewery/Winery/Distillery

AND THE WINNER IS: City Winery Chicago

Runners-up:
» Revolution Brewing
» ​CH Distillery

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau (in Chicagoland) 

AND THE WINNER IS: Meet Chicago Northwest

Runners-up:
» Choose Chicago
» ​Rosemont Convention Bureau

Best Conference or Resort Venue

AND THE WINNER IS: Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center

Runners-up:
» Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
» ​Catalyst Ranch

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau (Outside Chicagoland)

AND THE WINNER IS: Greater Galena Marketing Inc.

Runners-up:
» Visit Champaign County
» Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Best Destination Management Company

AND THE WINNER IS: 360 Destination Group

Runners-up:
» CTC Destination Management
» ACCESS Destination Services – Chicago

Best Entertainment (Performer or Talent Agency)

AND THE WINNER IS: Beatnix Music

Runners-up:
» Fig Media Inc.
» Magnificent Events

Best Event Décor/ Florist

AND THE WINNER IS: Kehoe Designs

Runners-up:
» HMR Designs
» Revel Decor

Best Historic or Cultural Venue

AND THE WINNER IS: Chicago Cultural Center

Runners-up:
» Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
» The Field Museum

Best Holiday Party Venue

AND THE WINNER IS: The Geraghty

Runners-up:
» Topgolf
» The Drake, a Hilton Hotel

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

AND THE WINNER IS: Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Runners-up:
» The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel
» Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Best New Venue

AND THE WINNER IS: Theater on the Lake

Runners-up:
» The Dalcy
» Tao Chicago (tie)
» Rockwell on the River (tie)

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

AND THE WINNER IS: Palmer House Hilton

Runners-up:
» LondonHouse Chicago
» The Drake, a Hilton Hotel

Best Meeting/Event Venue (No Hotel)

AND THE WINNER IS: Morgan Manufacturing

Runners-up:
» Spiaggia
» 19 East

Best Nightlife Event Space

AND THE WINNER IS: ROOF on theWit

Runners-up:
» Revel Fulton Market
» LH Rooftop

Best Outdoor or Rooftop Venue

AND THE WINNER IS: Chicago Botanic Garden

Runners-up:
» Ignite Glass Studios
» Ravinia (tie)
» Millennium Park (tie)

Best Photography/Videography

AND THE WINNER IS: Rick Aguilar Studio

Runners-up:
» Edward Fox Photography & Video
» Fred Fox Studios (tie)
» Jennifer Girard Photography (tie)

Best Private Dining Space in a Restaurant

AND THE WINNER IS: Carnivale

Runners-up:
» Spiaggia
» City Winery Chicago

Best Renovation

AND THE WINNER IS: The Metropolitan

Runners-up:
» St. Jane Chicago
» Rockit Bar & Grill

Best Rental Service Provider

AND THE WINNER IS: BBJ Linen

Runners-up:
» Hall’s Rental Service
» Windy City Linen

Best Transportation Provider

AND THE WINNER IS: Windy City Limousine

Runners-up:
» Aries Charter Transportation Inc.
» Signature Transportation Group

Best Team-Building

AND THE WINNER IS: Topgolf Naperville

Runners-up:
» Corporate Event Interactive
» WhirlyBall

Best Venue Outside Chicagoland

AND THE WINNER IS: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Runners-up:
» The Abbey Resort
» Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Best Venue on the Water

AND THE WINNER IS: Odyssey Lake Michigan Entertainment Cruises

Runners-up:
» Chicago’s First Lady Cruises
» Anita Dee Yacht Charters

Every year, we ask you—our faithful readers—to tell us the best of the best in the Illinois meetings and events world. Your votes always result in a diverse crop of winners, from F&B to event décor to A/V and more, and this year is no exception. 

Our winners are located all over the state, from Schiller Park and Chicago to Galena and Northbrook. Some have recently opened while others are passing decades in the business. A team of five work at one company, while another has thousands of employees.  

 

THE SUPPORT SYSTEMS 

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau Outside Chicagoland

THE WINNER IS: Greater Galena Marketing Inc.
Galena | 815.776.9200

Runners-up:
» Bloomington-Normal Area CVB
» Rockford Area CVB

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

Shining a Spotlight on the Best of the Best