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Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Just Beyond the City Limits

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Leisure Travel
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Parties
  • Youth Retreat/Camps

Unique Venue Feature

Whether you are looking for a space that is artsy, sporty or anything in between, the Chicago Southland offers an array of unique event spaces. If you're looking for mobile entertainment options to add fun to a more traditional event space we offer bingo, wine tastings, escape rooms, team building, line dancing, sip and paint sessions, caricature artists, casino games and more that can be brought to your event. The Chicago Southland can also help plan community service projects that can easily be incorporated in your events. Not only does the Chicago Southland help plan events, we also offer a wide variety of complimentary event services. From pre-event services, including brochure distribution, event listings and supplies, itinerary planning, and marketing assistance to on-site services such as name badges, registration assistance, executive gift baskets and promotional signs are available. The Chicago Southland region has so much to offer the events industry; whatever your needs are, we will work hard to exceed your expectations. Here at the Chicago Southland CVB, we pride ourselves on being a one stop shop for event planners and aim to make hosting your regional event in the Chicago Southland even easier.


Welcome Social Event Planners

Chicago Southland region contains top-notch meeting facilities, eateries, and attractions for social events. Meanwhile, Visit Chicago Southland  has the perfect venues to impress your guests!

At Visit Chicago Southland, groups are our specialty! We can help your family, school, or military reunion planning committee with all the details to create an unforgettable reunion experience. If your business is looking to book a conference, convention meeting, or retreat, let us guide you through the process and show you all there is to offer in Chicago’s Southland region! Chicago Southland is also a convenient and spectacular location for social events, banquets, and weddings.

The Chicago Southland event centers and meeting spaces are minutes from downtown Chicago and Midway International Airport offering planners accessibility, affordability, versatility and a wide variety of traditional and alternative meeting sites with a full complement of services. Conveniently accessible via Interstates 80, 90, 94, 294, 355, 55 and 57, the Chicago Southland is an ideal event location for a variety of areas due to its unparalleled accessibility.

Visit Chicago Southland can assist with the logistical processes associated with planning your event, including everything from site selection through on-site registration. We are your primary source of information for the Chicago Southland region and offer a variety of free professional services including; name badges, welcome banners and tent cards.

Call Visit Chicago Southland today at 888-895-3211 to begin planning for your next big event in Chicago, Illinois!

Our unique event venues:

  • Chicago Gaelic Park
  • Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
  • Country Club Hills Theater
  • Dave and Buster’s
  • Dining on the Green
  • Fountain Hills Golf Club
  • Freedom Hall
  • Glenwoodie Golf Club
  • Green Garden Country Club
  • Fox Pointe
  • Haunted Trails Family Park
  • In the Game, Hollywood Park
  • Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center
  • Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
  • Marcus Theatres
  • Orland Park Civic Center
  • Palos Country Club Golf Course
  • Ravisloe Country Club
  • SeatGeek Stadium
  • The Serbian Social Center
  • Sgt. Means Park Barn
  • Silver Lake Country Club
  • Stony Creek Golf Course & Clubhouse
  • Thornton Distilling Co.
  • Tuckaway Golf Club
  • University Park Golf Club
  • Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery
  • Will County Fair Association



  • Governors State University
  • Moraine Valley Community College
  • Prairie State College
  • South Suburban College
  • Trinity Christian College


  • Courtyard by Marriot Chicago/Midway Airport
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip *Hybrid Meetings Capable
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago/Midway Airport
  • Georgios Banquets, Quality Inn & Suites Conference Centre
  • Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/Midway Airport
  • Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton/Elements Conference Center
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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 1200 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 690
  • Largest Theatre Style: 1,100
  • Largest Seated Reception: 800
  • Largest Standing Reception: 1000
Doubletree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip
Our renovated property welcomes your event with premium guest accommodations, award-winning dining and elegant surroundings. Three ballrooms accommodating up to 600 guests are perfect for events and parties.
  • 15,000 Sq. Ft.
  • 600 Banquet Style
  • 400 Classroom Style
  • 800 Theatre Style
Georgios Banquets, Quality Inn & Suites Conference Centre
The Georgios Ballroom accommodates up to 1,200 persons. Ideal setting for your special event. Again, voted #1 banquet facility 2014 in the Chicago Southland previous 10 years. Voted The Knot Best of Wedding, 2014, 2013 & 2011!
  • 25,000+ Sq. Ft.
  • 1,200 Banquet Style
  • 600 Classroom Style
  • 1,800 Theatre Style
Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center
We have the perfect combination of accessibility and comfort! With first class accommodations and flexible meeting space accommodating meetings up to 1,000 and 750 for banquets.
  • 9,702 Sq. Ft.
  • 500 Banquet Style
  • 550 Classroom Style
  • 900 Theatre Style
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Elements Conference Center
Connected to the Homewood Suites by Hilton Orland Park, the Elements Conference Center is a convenient solution to your convention & meeting needs. Providing beautiful facilities, guest rooms, catering & audio visual resources all under one roof. The conference center features over 9,000 square feet of elegantly appointed & flexible meeting space.
  • 6,500 Sq. Ft.
  • 400 Banquet Style
  • 150 Classroom Style
  • 525 Theatre Style
Governors State University
Governors State University offers state-of-the-art facilities including Center for Performing Arts, a 1,171-seat theatre suitable for meetings, presentations and special functions and the Center for Performing Arts Arena suitable for theme parties, receptions, meetings and presentations. Classrooms can be rented. Governors State University is 28 miles from Midway Airport, 58 miles from O’Hare Airport and under 2 miles from the nearest Metra Commuter Rail station.
  • 56,218 Sq. Ft.
  • 150 Banquet Style
  • 217+ Classroom Style
  • 1,180 Theatre Style
Moraine Valley Community College
Moraine Valley Community College offers a variety of facilities for business meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars. The Moraine Business and Conference Center can accommodate from 75 to 800 people with flexible seating configurations. We offer catering with a wide range of menu options and affordable prices. The Gymnasium, classrooms and theaters also can be rented. Moraine Valley Community College is located 17 miles from Midway Airport, 27 miles from O’Hare Airport and just under 3 miles to the nearest Metra Commuter Rail station.
  • 20,265 Sq. Ft.
  • 600 Banquet Style
  • 2,000 Classroom Style
  • 800 Theatre Style
The Conference Center at Prairie State College
Offering affordable and convenient meeting space for the Chicago Southland, The Prairie State College Conference Center is equipped with four meeting rooms, a 486 seat auditorium, state of the art sound system, up-to-date audio visual equipment, full-service catering and free WiFi.

The Conference Center is easily accessible from I-57 and I-80, offers an abundance of free parking and courteous staff to assist with your meeting needs. Rental fees include the use of TV/DVD, dry erase board, microphones, flipcharts and screen. Contact our on-site professional staff to discuss your next meeting and for available dates.

Prairie State College is located 22 miles from Midway Airport, 43 miles from O’Hare Airport and just over 3 miles from the nearest Metra Commuter Rails Station.
  • 2,785 Sq. Ft.
  • 80 Banquet Style
  • 60 Classroom Style
  • 486 Theatre Style
Trinity Christian College
Trinity Christian College offers a picturesque setting on our beautifully wooded 60-acre campus with personal attention to large and small groups. Located just 30 minutes southwest of downtown Chicago, Trinity welcomes meetings, banquets and receptions all year long as well as conferences, family reunions and overnight accommodations during the summer. The Ozinga Chapel can host banquets, receptions, concerts and graduation ceremonies. Trinity offers excellent on campus catering as well as audio/visual services.
  • 35,950+ Sq. Ft.
  • 500 Banquet Style
  • 1,100 Classroom Style
  • 1,100 Theatre Style
Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center & Teambuildig Course
Consider Irons Oaks for your next retreat or special function. Irons Oaks facilities offer an ideal setting for baby showers, religious ceremonies, anniversaries, birthday parties or an office meeting; come see our beautiful, 1,300 sq. ft conference rooms. These rooms offer spacious accommodations for your special event along with a secluded, cozy, gracious atmosphere hosted by Irons Oaks’ friendly staff. A sure delight!

Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center provides the ultimate in experiential training programs coupled with a fun, safe environment that will take your business professionals to the next level of achievement.

Does your team need direction? At Irons Oaks, our Corporate Reach programs are customized to fit your corporation’s specific needs. Corporate Reach training enhances professional skills with collaboration, communication, problem solving and accountability, introduces tools for enhancing interaction and provides guidance for action plan development to integrate team principles into daily operations, and much more! Our clients take back to their offices greater understanding and appreciation of individual skills and contributions and how their efforts impact group effectiveness. These skills provide the tools for groups and individuals to return to their organizations and create measurable improvements.

We offer experienced, top notched trainers who specialize in workshop facilitation, one-on-one consultations, off-site adventures and more. There is so much that we offer here at Irons Oaks. Your office staff will never be the same! While some of the training is physical in nature, everyone has the power to decide at what level he or she wishes to participate. Irons Oaks is located on a 38-acre wooded preserve just south of the Chicago metropolitan area, conveniently located off I-57 at the corner of Vollmer Road and Western Avenue in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Additional grounds and facilities available for larger engagements.

Irons Oaks is located 21 miles from Midway Airport, 42 miles from O’Hare Airport and just under two miles from the nearest Metra Commuter Rail station.
  • 1,300 Sq. Ft.
  • 80 Banquet Style
  • 75-100 Classroom Style
  • 60 Theatre Style
Matteson Community Center
Make the Matteson Community Center the DESTINATION for your important events, business meetings, family functions and sporting events. The Matteson Community Center is 22 miles from Midway Airport, 44 miles from O’Hare Airport and 3 miles from the nearest Metra Commuter Rail station.
  • 4,209 Sq. Ft.
Orland Park Civic Center
The Orland Park Civic Center is handicapped accessible and surrounded by ample parking. With more than 10,000 square feet of space, the Civic Center is ready to host your next sales conference, training seminar, reunion, sporting event, trade show, convention, theatrical, cultural, civic, educational or commercial activity. It is also the ideal setting for private events such as weddings, showers and christenings. Whether business or social, our staff is dedicated to making your event a success. We will be happy to provide suggestions for caterers, entertainers and other resources available to make sure that all the particulars for your event are satisfied. The Center offers flexibility, with connecting, interchangeable rooms to meet your specific needs. The Orland Park Civic Center wishes to make your occasion a happy and memorable event. The Orland Park Civic Center is 14 miles from Midway Airport, 31 miles from O’Hare Airport and 1 mile from the nearest Metra Commuter Rail station.
  • 6.650 Sq. Ft.
  • 250 Banquet Style
  • 200 Classroom Style
  • 450 Theatre Style
Select Service Hotels
The Chicago Southland offers 18 select service hotels with space ranging from 234 - 1,500 square feet.
  • 234-1500 Sq. Ft.
Banquet & Event Facilities
The Chicago Southland has an inventory of banquet facilties and event spaces accommodating up to 1,000. From golf course clubhouses to distilleries and amphitheatres to nature centers, the Chicago Southland offers a vast array of unique event spaces. 

Food & Beverage Options

Allgauer's Restaurant (DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip)
Allgauer's Restaurant features steak, chops, pasta and seafood. Join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner and our award winning champagne Sunday brunch.
  • Seating Capacity: 86
Aurelio's Pizza
Chicago's oldest pizza chain since 1959 and the world's largest pizzeria seats over 625 people. Private Party Room. Specializes in thin crust pizza and fresh Spinach Calabrese, pasta, sandwiches and salads. Voted Best Pizza Chicago Southland.
  • Seating Capacity: 500
Balagio Ristorante
Where comfort meets elegance in the south suburbs home-style Italian cooking at its best.
  • Seating Capacity: 100
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Orland Park
An upscale casual dining restaurant, full-service bar, private barrel-aging room, Napa-style tasting room and retail store...all under one roof.
  • Seating Capacity: 300
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Oak Lawn
An upscale casual dining restaurant, full-service bar, private barrel-aging room, Napa-style tasting room and retail store...all under one roof.
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Located in an historic train station, we offer a wide range of American heartland cuisine. Great beer at the area's oldest brewery named best small brew pub in America - 2006 Great American Beer Festival.
  • Seating Capacity: 270
Glenwood Oaks Rib & Chop House
Recently chosen for the best ribs by Chicago Magazine adds to our long list of recognitions and awards for outstanding service and food. Celebrating 39 years.
  • Seating Capacity: 425
Jack Gibbons Gardens
Established 1922, Historical Speakeasy, Classic American Steakhouse, Highest Quality, Award Winning, Steak, Chops, Seafood. Private luncheons, Full Service Bar/Lounge, Saturday Entertainment.
  • Seating Capacity: 190
LaVoute Bistro and Bar
Enjoy a unique dining experience in the restaurant’s plush dining room and lounge featuring French inspired cuisine. The focal point of the restaurant is the bank’s vault located in our comfortable bistro setting.
  • Seating Capacity: 90
Mr. Benny's Steak & Lobster House
Prime Steaks, Prime Rib, Fresh Seafood, Veal, Lamb & Pork. New patio for outdoor dining, now open.
  • Seating Capacity: 350
The Princess Cafe
The Princess Cafe has built a reputation for serving the very finest steaks, seafood, chops and the freshest vegetables. Enjoy cocktails and dining in a relaxing country atmosphere.
  • Seating Capacity: 230
Siam Marina
Featuring delectable dishes of Thailand and Vietnam with French influences, enhanced by Chef Pham's sauces and seasonings. Enjoy our renowned martinis, cocktails, fine wines and imported beers.
  • Seating Capacity: 200
Ashford House Restaurant
Casual dining in a family-friendly environment, serving super sandwiches, salads, steaks, chops, seafood, pasta skillets and award-winning corned beef.
At The Office Sports Bar & Grill
Casual sports bar, fun atmosphere, great food, great service. Come watch your favorite sport here. Awesome outdoor patio!
Bar Louie
Family Dining Restaurant including pick-up, delivery & catering service. Featuring pizza, Italian & classic American food. Organ played on Tuesdays & Fridays.
Beggar's Pizza
Family Dining Restaurant including pick-up, delivery & catering service. Featuring pizza, Italian & classic American food. Organ played on Tuesdays & Fridays.
The Black Sheep
The Black Sheep invites an entirely different experience that pushes the boundaries of its location and challenges those to think differently, with an unconventional take on food & drinks.
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe
Restaurant specializing in BBQ, Gourmet Mexican & Cajun. Party Room and eat-in lounge also available.
Lynnie Ques Airport Bar & Grill
All of our items are prepared daily; our ribs, chicken and brisket are hickory smoked. Down-home cooking you will love.
Outriggers Steak & Seafood
Our ocean fresh seafood is flown in daily, directly from the World's Oceans to your table. Enjoy succulent steaks paired with the highest quality wines from our extensive wine collection. Let your taste buds rejoice and your senses awaken in the unforgettable dining experience at Outriggers!
Papa Joe's of Orland Park
Serving Southwest Suburbs for over 30 years, with fine Italian dishes, steaks, seafood, homemade pastas and award-winning pizza. Catering, Carry-Out, Luncheons, Special Occasions.
Stoney Point Grill
Live Video Gaming, Off-Track Betting, 5-Star Restaurant, Jukebox, 50 TVs (All Sports), official Blackhawks Bar, Party Room, Carry-Out, Family Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Full Service Bar.
Thornton Distilling and Brewing Co.
Located in the oldest standing brewery in Illinois', Thornton Distilling Company has been crafting beer and spirits for over 150 years, from the pioneers, to prohibition, to now. Distillery onsite, fine cocktails and food are available. A recently obtained brewing license will allow the expansion of plans to release traditional beers originally produced in the 1800's. Until then, on tap are draft beers from some of the finest craft breweries in the US. The adjacent, popular tasting room and special event venue are now known as The Well at the Distillery. 


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 4000
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Business Services
  • Dry Cleaning Services
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Television
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi


Full Service Hotels
The Chicago Southland offers 9 full service hotels ranging with up to 193 guest rooms.
  • up to 193 Rooms
Select Service Hotels
The Chicago Southland offers 41 select service hotels with up to 158 sleeping rooms.
  • up to 158 Rooms
Boutique Hotel
Chicago Southland is home to LaBanque Hotel, a boutique hotel rich in history with luxuriously appointed rooms. The unique experience begins at the reception desk set in the majestic bank lobby and continues on to our high end guest rooms.
  • 18 Rooms
Chicago Southland is home to 15 motels with up to 165 sleeping rooms.
  • up to 165 Rooms

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • Golf Course Golf
  • Laundry
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Running Trails
  • Spa
  • Sports Facilities
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


19900 Governors Drive,
Suite 200,
Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461-1057


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Midway International Airport - 5 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Midway International Airport - 5 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

The Chicago Southland encompasses the 62 south/southwest suburbs of Chicago including: Alsip, Bridgeview, Burbank, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Chicago Heights, Crestwood, East Hazel Crest, Harvey, Homewood, Lansing, Markham, Matteson, Mokena, Monee, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, South Holland, Frankfort, Homer Glen, New Lenox and Orland Park.

Things to Know


  • Onsite Tech Support: No

Venue Policies

  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes


"Thanks for being so very helpful. It's nice to know that these types of services, that the Southland CVB provide, are available to the "everyday" public. And since 99% of our guests were from out of town the maps, nametags and coupon books were the perfect touch. Thanks for everything!!"

Davis/Miller Family Reunion
Just wanted to thank you, Kristy, for all the special services, materials and gifts that you provided to make our youth conference a success. It was very successful and we could not have done it without you. Be Blessed, God loved you and so do we!"

Doris Wilson, The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc.


Event Services
The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau can assist you in many ways. We are your primary source of information for the Chicago Southland region. You can rely on the experience of our professional staff to assist you in all facets of planning your next event. We offer a variety of FREE professional services  to groups booked through the CSCVB (restrictions do apply). Call us today at 866-949-2950!