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Wheaton College

Conference Services
501 College Avenue

Wheaton, Illinois 60187

2200Largest Group
91Meeting Rooms
1900Overnight Guests
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  • Edman Chapel, Wheaton CollegeEdman Chapel, Wheaton College

  • Pierce Chapel, Wheaton CollegePierce Chapel, Wheaton College

  • Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton CollegeBarrows Auditorium, Wheaton College

  • Coray Auditorium, Wheaton CollegeCoray Auditorium, Wheaton College

  • Armerding Recital Hall, Wheaton CollegeArmerding Recital Hall, Wheaton College

  • Buyse Lecture Hall, Wheaton CollegeBuyse Lecture Hall, Wheaton College

  • Meyers Science Building, Wheaton CollegeMeyers Science Building, Wheaton College

  • Anderson Commons Cafeteria, Wheaton CollegeAnderson Commons Cafeteria, Wheaton College

  • Meyers Science Building, Wheaton CollegeMeyers Science Building, Wheaton College

  • Chrouser Sports Complex, Wheaton CollegeChrouser Sports Complex, Wheaton College

  • King Arena, Wheaton CollegeKing Arena, Wheaton College

  • Eckert Gym, Wheaton CollegeEckert Gym, Wheaton College

  • McCully Field, Wheaton CollegeMcCully Field, Wheaton College

  • Bean Field, Wheaton CollegeBean Field, Wheaton College

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  • Town Home, Wheaton CollegeTown Home, Wheaton College

  • Residential Kitchen, Wheaton CollegeResidential Kitchen, Wheaton College

  • Town Home, Wheaton CollegeTown Home, Wheaton College

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  • Smith-Traber Hall, Wheaton CollegeSmith-Traber Hall, Wheaton College

  • McManis-Evans Hall, Wheaton CollegeMcManis-Evans Hall, Wheaton College

  • Billy Graham Center, Wheaton CollegeBilly Graham Center, Wheaton College

  • Billy Graham Center, Wheaton CollegeBilly Graham Center, Wheaton College

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  • Area Attractions
Located 25 miles west of Chicago, this beautiful suburban Christian College strives to host guests with excellence by providing a one-stop-shop experience. Wheaton College offers housing accommodations, beautiful auditoriums, smart desk classrooms, outdoor spaces, and more. Along with several facility accommodations, the campus offers visitors an oasis of graceful architecture and tree-lined walkways. With Jesus Christ at the center, Wheaton aims to love and serve guests in a way that reflects Christ’s Kingdom.

Wheaton College Arial Tour:

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Chicago - 25 miles Naperville - 10 miles
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Chicago Midway / 45
Public Transportation Options:
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
Parking Onsite:
Meeting and dining facilities available during breaks (Fall, Christmas and Spring); housing accommodations available late May through July
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls
Suite/Apt Styl, Town Homes/Two-Flats, Nearby Hotel(s)
Bath Type(s):
Semi-Private and Communal
ADA Accessible:
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Rooftop Space Available:
Performance venues with projection, lighting and sound capability; Wi-Fi access in all dorms and facilities; classrooms with media presentation technology included; computer labs on campus.
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Food & Beverage:
Bon Appétit is the official Food Service Provider at Wheaton College, and was 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 900.
Must Use In-house Catering:
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Smoke-free environment; alcohol prohibited on campus.
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Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Edman Chapel Auditorium - Named for the college's fourth president, Edman Chapel is the perfect venue for large concerts, plenary sessions, community events, and worship services. This large auditorium seats 2300 people.

Barrows Auditorium Auditorium - The 450 seat Barrows Auditorium is located in the east wing of the Billy Graham Center, and is a popular venue for conferences, recitals, lectures, and other events.

South Party Room Banquet - The South Party Room is adjacent to the main dining facility in the Beamer Center. With large windows on two sides of the room it is a bright room perfect for meals and other mid-size gatherings.

Pierce Chapel Auditorium - Located on the west side of campus, Pierce Chapel is a wonderful venue for recitals, concerts, and lectures. Once the primary chapel on campus, the building features some of the original furnishings and architecture. This space works best in the fall, winter and spring as it does not have air conditioning. 

Buyse Lecture Hall Lecture Hall - The Buyse Lecture Hall is a large classroom in the recently completed Meyer Science Center. The lecture hall seats more than 140 people and is a great venue for presentations, large breakout groups, and lectures.

Armerding Recital Hall Lecture Hall - This brand new space in the Armerding Center for Music and the Arts is a popular choice for recitals, musical performances, and lectures. 

Blanchard Lecture Hall, 339 Lecture Hall - As one of the larger classrooms on campus, this room is perfect for lectures and presentations.This classroom is located in the historic Blanchard Hall in the center of campus. 

Harbor House Board Room Meeting Room - Located on the first floor of our Harbor House, this excecutive, wood paneled meeting room is often used to host meetings and formal presentations. Outfitted with a 90 inch flat screen TV, SmartDesk technology, and both video and conference calling capapbilites, this board room has it all.

Parmelee Conference Room Meeting Room - Located on the lower level of the Beamer Center, the Parmalee Room is the perfect spot for board meetings, brainstorming sessions, or breakout groups.

Armderding Room 252 Meeting Room - Located in the newly renovated the Armerding Center for Music and the Arts, this classroom seats approximately 20 people. It is a great choice for breakout sessions and committee meetings.

Hannay Conference Room Meeting Room - This small conference room is located on the lower level of the Beamer Student Center. It is a great space for board meetings and breakout sessions.

Classroom Sample Meeting Room - All campus classrooms are equiped with smart-desk technology for presentations. This includes a computer, laptop connections and speakers. 

Edman Rehearsal Room 102 Multipurpose Room - This rehearsal room is a recent addition and serves many purposes. It can be used for rehearsals, breakout lectures, meals, or as a staging area for large events in the Edman Chapel auditorium.

Coray Auditorium Multipurpose Room - From black-tie events to rock concerts, we have done it all in Coray Auditorium! Located just down the hall from our campus cafeteriain the Beamer Center, this extremely versatile space comes with a built in stage, two high definition projector screens, ceiling speakers, smart-desk equipment and more. This space can hold 700 guests theater styled, or 500 banquet seating. For expo setups, please contact Wheaton College, Conference Services directly. 

Edman East Wing Multipurpose Room - With a seating capacity of 150 people the East Wing of Edman Chapel provides an intimate and formal space for recitals, banquets, and lectures.  

Phelps Multipurpose Room - The Phelps Room is located on the lower level of the Beamer Center. It is an all-purpose space which can be used for meals, receptions, and breakout sessions.

Wilson Suite Multipurpose Room - Located in the Billy Graham Center, the Wilson Suite is a frequent choice for breakout sessions, banquets, and lectures. It is also a verstile space with a flexible divider which can be used to divide the larger room into two smaller spaces.

North Party Room Multipurpose Room - The North Party Room is located in the Beamer Center down the hall from the main campus dining facility. Small banquets or conference meetings are often held in this room. The flexible divider makes this a versatile space which can be divided into two smaller rooms.

Game Room Recreational - Located in the heart of our Beamer student center and across from our campus coffee shop, the Game Room offers ping pong, pool, shuffle board, chess, and a TV lounge for viewing sporting events.

Dance Studio Recreational - Located in the Chrouser Recreation Complex, our secluded dance studio is equipped with floor to ceiling mirrors and a sound system making it the perfect place for dance practice or group fitness classes. 

Pfund Practice Gym Recreational - This full sized basketball court secluded in the south eastern corner of the Chrouser Sports Complex is ideal for intensive athletic training. 

McCully Football Field and Track Recreational - Premier turf football field and track located on the southern end of campus. Fully equipped press box, scoreboard, and sound system available for use. 

Bean Soccer Field Recreational - Beautiful turf soccer field located on the southern end of campus. 

King Arena Recreational - The 2,650-seat King Arena, located in Chrouser Recreation Complex, is equipped with four scoreboards, a sound system, eight basketball hoops, and ethernet connections at the scorer's table. It has seating on all four sides, and one side features chair-backed seats. This space also works well as a concert venue. Please contact the Conference Services department at Wheaton College for details on transforming the room to a concert hall. 

Eckert Gymnasium Recreational - With two full sized basketball courts, this gymnasium is the prime for recreational space, banquets, or athletic competitions. Eckert gymnasium is located in our Chrouser Recreation Complex. 

Harbor House Dining Room Social - This traditional, family style dining room seats 10 people. It's a lovely gathering place for meals and casual conversation.

Harbor Hall Living Room Social - The Harbor House serves as Wheaton College's executive retreat center and guest house. The living room is both a versatile and cozy space. It can used for meals, meetings, and presentations.

Harbor House Sun Room Social - This bright, open space is a delightful place to gather for informal conversations or brainstorming sessions. With its western exposure, it is sunny and warm even on the chilliest of days.

Stupe Social - The STUPE is a popular spot for casual meals and social gatherings. The relaxed atmosphere is perfect for hanging out and connecting with others. The STUPE is located in the lower level of the Todd Beamer Student Center.

Fireside Room Social - The Fireside Room is located across from our campus coffee shop, Sam's Café, and below our campus cafeteria in the Beamer Center. Fireside Room is a quiet, relaxing space with primarily lounge furniture and a built in fireplace. This space can comfortably fit 35 people with lounge furniture seating.


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Town House 4 8 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
Fischer Hall 284 595 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
Two-Flat 3 6 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes


  • Bon Appetit Food Service
    From coffee breaks to black tie dinners, Bon Appétit can accommodate your every catering need! With a farm to fork mission, Bon Appétit offers a variety of services to accommodate your individual preferences while mindfully using quality ingredients.
    >>> menu (PDF)


  • Anderson Commons Cafeteria
    Seating Capacity: 850
    With a passion for farm to fork dining, we can confidently say you will receive top rated food service here at Wheaton College that just keeps getting better! Bon Appétit, our food service provider, has been ranked in the top 10 in the nation and offers a variety of services to accommodate your individual needs. Anderson Commons meals are served buffet style, all you can eat!
  • Sam's Cafe
    Sam's cafe offers a variety of treats, snacks, salads, and more. Grab a cup of coffee or a scoop of ice cream with friends and relax in the surrounding lounge furniture. Sam's Cafe is located in the center of campus, just below the cafeteria.


Event Management Here at Wheaton College we provide a once stop shop experience. The Conference Services department specializes in overseeing and executing events on campus while providing excellent, attentive customer service. From start to finish, our clients recieve support prior to, during, and after their events. We believe in partnering with our clients with the goal of creating lasting experiences for our guests. 

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. A media liaison will personally work with our clients to discuss their needs several weeks before the event, ensuring that the desired impact is obtained.

Public Safety Public Safety is committed to creating and maintaining a safe enviornment on campus at all times. Public Safety officers monitor campus 24/7 with dispatchers available to recieve any emergency calls. 

Admissions Academically, Wheaton compares with the finest schools in the nation, and its reputation as a top-ranked liberal arts college extends beyond the Christian community. You'll find gifted faculty, a top-tier science division, a nationally regarded Conservatory of Music, and opportunities for student/faculty research. Tours of campus are available upon request!


Smart Desk -All of our lecture halls and the majority of our classrooms are smartdesk equiped, allowing our clients to have a full range of presentation technologies at their fingertips.

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

Area Attractions

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.

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.

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