Chicago Bulls fans might remember the former Berto Center—once the basketball team’s training center—but on May 4, 2016, it became the latest fully functional event space in the northern suburbs. Venue One North Shore offers 85,000 square feet that can be used for meetings, celebrations and other private events for up to 1,500 people.

That includes 15,000 square feet of main event space, 7,000 square feet of prefunction space, 7,000 square feet of outdoor garden space and an exclusive wine room, as well as on-site culinary staff and advanced lighting and sound systems. 

In the first year, Venue One North Shore has already been nominated for “Best Wedding Venue” in Make It Better’s Best of 2016 Awards. Additionally, it has held events for a range of clients including Crate and Barrel, Abbott Labs and Kohl Children’s Museum. Talk about a three-peat. 

Nearly 500 people from Illinois and the greater Midwest gathered at the stunning Palmer House Hilton Feb. 26-28 for the annual Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism. During the three-day event, attendees had the chance to hear from key industry officials, including an opening keynote from Carroll Rheem, vice president of research for Brand USA; a luncheon talk on crisis management and tourism security from Dr. Peter E. Tarlow, founder and president of Tourism & More; and an address by Cory Jobe, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, at the closing breakfast.

 

By training her team to view every guest as an individual, Catherine Mrowiec is changing the impersonal perception of large hotels.

 

New venues in this iconic neighborhood are a grand slam.