Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Just Beyond the City Limits

Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
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

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

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.

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. 

Ashford House Restaurant

Casual dining in a family-friendly environment, serving super sandwiches, salads, steaks, chops, seafood, pasta skillets and award-winning corned beef.

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!


  • 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

This accommodation has A/C

Select Service Hotels

The Chicago Southland offers 41 select service hotels with up to 158 sleeping rooms.
up to 158 Rooms

This accommodation has A/C

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

This accommodation has A/C


Chicago Southland is home to 15 motels with up to 165 sleeping rooms.
up to 165 Rooms

This accommodation has A/C

Featured Amenities

Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Business Center
Fitness Center
Near Public Transit
Outdoor Space
Overnight Rooms
Paid Parking
Pet Friendly
Running Trails
Sports Facilities
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


19900 Governors Drive,

Suite 200,

Olympia Fields Olympia Fields, 60461-1057



Nearby Airport

Midway International Airport - 5 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Midway International Airport - 5 minutes


Parking on Site: 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

Venue Policies

ADA Accessible: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: Yes


Onsite Tech Support: No


"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.