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Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau Can Help You Say, ‘I Do’
Narrowing down your wedding location can be a difficult task if you’re not exactly sure where to start. If you live in the Northeast or Midwest, (or even if you don’t!) the Chicago Southland region is a beautiful and versatile area to consider when planning your special day!
One great resource to call on in the Chicago area is the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau. They will help to point you in the right direction when it comes to planning your wedding. The Chicago Southland area has a multitude of venue options that can accommodate your every desire. The professionals at the Convention and Visitors Bureau can help you navigate them all, and their helpful staff will help educate you about the region and its offerings.
A major positive aspect of the region is its unparalleled accessibility. The Chicago Southland encompasses the 62 South/Southwest Suburbs of Chicago, and its venues are just minutes from downtown Chicago and Midway International Airport. It is also conveniently accessed via Interstates 80, 90, 94, 294, 355, 55 and 57. In fact, the Chicago Southland is within a five-hour drive of eight states.
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A Variety of Unique Wedding Venue Options for Any Style of Wedding
Once you start exploring the region, you will discover that the area is home to a surprisingly wide variety of both traditional and alternative wedding sites. They all offer a full complement of services with affordability and versatility, along with the expertise of the professional event planners at the Convention and Visitors Bureau to guide you. The Bureau prides itself on being a one-stop-shop for wedding planners and aims to make your festivities in the Chicago Southland area seamless and worry-free.
Whether you are looking for a space that is cultural, elegant, traditional, rustic, or quirky – the Chicago Southland area offers an array of interesting gathering spaces. The Thornton Distilling Co. in Thornton is a truly unique option, with multiple rustic, indoor and outdoor industrial event spaces. Choose from some of the region’s other top-notch event venues, facilities, and eateries to plan and create your perfect wedding.
Would you like to say ‘I Do’ with nature as your backdrop? Some of the other unique event venues include nature centers, like Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens in Palos Heights, Monee Reservoir in Monee, and Sand Ridge Nature Center in the South Holland. Alternatively, you can choose to host a gorgeous wedding at one of the numerous golf courses that have available banquet space; some of these include Cog Hill, The Odyssey, Glenwoodie, Silver Lake and Ravisloe, to name a few.
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Traditional Options with On-Site Accommodations
There are several hotels in the area with both indoor and outdoor accommodations for your wedding. Reserve the courtyard at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip, a recently renovated hotel that can easily accommodate 600 wedding guests. Just outside the city in Orland Park, the Georgios Banquets, Quality Inn & Suites Conference Centre offers 150 newly renovated hotel rooms and 32 suites. The hotel houses more than 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, perfect for your large wedding! Also in Orland Park, the Homewood Suites by Hilton/Elements by the Odyssey is another fantastic, traditional option offering an outdoor courtyard and plenty of event space inside. Lastly, in Matteson you’ll find that the Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center can accommodate indoor banquet-style seating for up to 1,200 guests, but also has the perfect atmosphere for more intimate nuptials and everything in-between. The professional Sales & Catering team at the Holiday Inn Matteson Conference Center is ready to assist you with every detail of your big day and provide recommendations to help your event run smoothly.
The A-Team at Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau planning team is ready to assist you and your fiancé with every detail for your wedding, from site selection to menu, and everything in-between. From start to finish – the team at Chicago Southland CVB can guide you with stellar recommendations by providing extensive knowledge of the region and all of its industry partners. Be sure to utilize this incredible resource as you begin to plan the wedding of your dreams in the Chicago Southland region!
Find out more – contact the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau today to learn of all the possibilities this region can offer you by clicking here.