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Wheaton College

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Wheaton College

Conference Services
501 College Avenue

Wheaton, Illinois 60187
630-752-5547

3000Largest Group
60Meeting Rooms
1357Overnight Guests
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  • Overview
  • Catering
  • Accommodations
  • Dining
  • Services
  • Technology
  • Area Attractions
Located 25 miles west of Chicago, this beautiful suburban Christian College offers visitors an oasis of graceful architecture and tree-lined walkways. Superb meeting and dining facilities, and comfortable accommodations are all within convenient walking distance on one campus.


Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Chicago - 25
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Chicago O'Hare / 60
Availability:
Meeting and dining facilities available during breaks (Fall, Christmas and Spring); housing accommodations available late May through July
Room Type(s):
Nearby Hotel(s)
Residence Halls
Suite/Apt Style
Bath Type(s):
Communal Semi-Private
Largest Group:
3000
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
60
Largest Classroom Style:
203
Largest Theatre Style:
2350
Number of Overnight Guests:
1357
Technology:
Computer labs on campus; classrooms with media presentation technology built in; performance venues with projection, lighting and sound capability;Wi-Fi access in all dorms and facilities.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
free
Onsite A/V Staff:
yes
Food & Beverage:
Named No. 1 college food service by Princeton Review in 2011 and No. 6 in 2012. Restaurant-quality dining features authentic international cuisine and seating for 1,500.
Rental Policies:
Smoke-free environment; alcohol prohibited on campus.
Phone:
630-752-5547
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Meetings/Conferences/Trainings
Outdoor Event Space
Social/Special events
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps




Catering

  • Bon Appetit
    From a coffee break to a black tie dinner, Bon Appetit can satisfy your every need. Bon Appetit is passionate about food and service.

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Fischer Hall 284 581 Residence Halls Shared yes
Traber Hall & Smith Hall 206 407 Residence Halls Communal yes
Evans Hall & McManis Hall 145 288 Residence Halls Communal yes
Williston Hall 33 60 Residence Halls Communal yes
Harbor House 3 4 Hotel-Like Private yes

Dining

  • Food service in Anderson Commons
    Food Service in Anderson Commons
    Seating Capacity: 850
    With a passion for continuous improvement we can confidently say, when you come to Wheaton College you will receive top rated food service that just keeps getting better! Wheaton College's award winning food service, Bon Appétit, will provide your conference attendees with delicious tasting food that has an eye-catching presentation. #1 Rated Food in 2011 and #6 in 2012 out of all colleges and universities. Meals served three times daily Vegetarian options available Menus adapted to allow for any allergies, if notified in advance Food service available at one of our two dining locations Professional Catering Three meals a day Breakfast bars and special meeting snacks Black tie dinners Large scale events

Services

ServiceDescription
Management Having our one-stop-shop certification from ACCED-I, means our clients receive personalized service from the primary contact to the final bill. We pride ourselves in establishing long-term partnerships with our clients. Our passion is service. Our clients find that every contact with our custodial, media, food services, and conference services teams are positive and every department's goal is to assure that our clients have a positive experience on our campus.

Bookstore We have found that many groups like to suggest books to their attendees that will give them a deeper understanding of the subject matter presented at the conference. Our bookstore can help you create a customized book selection for your conference, available for you in the campus store, or at a book table outside your meeting space. In addition, the bookstore has many great Wheaton College gift items!

Printing Many of our clients print their materials and ship them to Wheaton at an extra expense. Wheaton College's Copy Center provides professional services at a cost that is more reasonable than outside providers. Whatever your needs—booklets, lanyards, signage—just send us your order and we will have your materials ready for you upon your arrival.

Media Wheaton College's Academic & Media Technology department assists our clients with all their media-related needs. Academic & Media Technology provides our clients with a liaison who is their main point of contact for all media needs. This liaison meets with our client to discuss their needs several weeks before the event, ensuring that the desired impact is obtained.

Media Wheaton College's Academic & Media Technology department assists our clients with all their media-related needs. Academic & Media Technology provides our clients with a liaison who is their main point of contact for all media needs. This liaison meets with our client to discuss their needs several weeks before the event, ensuring that the desired impact is obtained.

Technology

TypeDescription
Smart Desk -All of our lecture halls and the majority of our classrooms have smart desks. Allowing our clients to have a full range of technologies at their fingertips.

Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi is available across campus.

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Billy Graham Center Museum The Museum is an inspierational componenet of the Billy Graaham Center minsitries, dedicated to accelerating global evangelism. "This museum will point us to the past so we can learn from those who have gone before. It will cause us to rejoice in the present to see what God is doing today. And it will challenge us for the future to know Chirst and to make Him known to the ends of the earth." -Bily Graham

The Marion E. Wade Center The Marion E. Wade Center is a major research collection of materials by and about seven British authors: Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams.

Cantigny Park Cantigny Park is a 500 acre park that has two museums (Robert R. McCormick Museum and First Division Museum), a 27 hole golf course, hiking paths, restaurants and a gift shop.

Morton Arboretum The Morton Arboretum, in Lisle, Illinois, covers 1,700 acres and is made up of gardens of various plant types and collections of trees from specific taxonomical and geographical areas. It includes native woodlands and a restored Illinois prairie. Wikipedia

Oak Brook Shopping Center An upscale shopping center located in nearby Oak Brook.

Chicago, Illinois "My kind of town!" Frank Sinatra. Only 1 block from campus is the College Avenue Metra Station that will give you easy access to a world class city.