Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago

Event Types Welcomed

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


Located in the world-class city of Chicago, Illinois, Loyola University has two picturesque campuses with spaces to host your overnight conference, day meeting, or special event.

Our Lake Shore (Rogers Park) campus and Water Tower (Gold Coast) campus are conveniently situated amidst Chicago’s most exciting cultural, theatrical, recreational, and tourist attractions. Offering unique and affordable event solutions, Loyola University is a premier conference and event facility in the beautiful city of Chicago.

With more green roofs than any other campus in the Midwest, Loyola takes pride in its commitment to sustainability. Our university boasts eight LEED-certified buildings, green housing options, a sustainable catering menu, and a green café for hosting sustainable events. By choosing Loyola, you align your event with greater values.

Both of our campuses offer year-round meeting facilities, comfortable housing options, state-of-the-art technology, and gourmet catering to make your event shine. Our versatile event spaces can accommodate gatherings of any size, from intimate meetings to grand celebrations.

At Loyola University, our dedicated conference managers and event team are experienced in orchestrating seamless events. From the moment you reach out to us, our team will guide you through the planning process, ensuring that every aspect of your event is meticulously coordinated and executed.

We invite you to contact us today to create your Loyola University experience. Our conference centers and banquet halls at our Chicago campuses are available to meet your specific needs and preferences. Take the first step toward an unforgettable event by reaching out to our Conference Services Department.

Thank you for considering Loyola University as your event venue. We look forward to working with you to create a successful and memorable conference or wedding experience at Loyola University in Chicago.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 4500 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 200
  • Largest Theatre Style: 600
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 900
  • Largest Arena Seating: 4500
  • Largest Seated Reception: 330
  • Largest Standing Reception: 5000
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes
  • Rooftop Capacity: 47
Kasbeer Hall
Kasbeer Hall is one of the largest ballroom spaces available on the Water Tower Campus and has floor-to-ceiling windows on two walls. Complete with a new digital wall of sixteen 40" screens, a podium, and built-in sound system, this is one of Loyola's most sought-after venues.
  • 3,460 Sq. Ft.
  • 200 Banquet Style
  • 130 Classroom Style
  • 228 Theatre Style
  • 50 Conference Style
  • 50 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
Beane Hall
Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Beane Hall is a historic venue with medieval decor. Great for meetings and networking events alike, Beane Hall is one of Loyola's hidden gems.
  • 2,450 Sq. Ft.
  • 120 Banquet Style
  • 60 Classroom Style
  • 120 Theatre Style
  • 40 Conference Style
  • 40 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
McCormick Lounge
McCormick Lounge offers fantastic views of Lake Michigan and is one of Loyola's newer meeting spaces on the Lake Shore Campus. With movable tables/chairs, this venue offers a variety of event set-ups and versatility.
  • 2,845 Sq. Ft.
  • 120 Banquet Style
  • 80 Classroom Style
  • 160 Theatre Style
  • 45 Conference Style
  • 45 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
Jo Ann Rooney Hall
One of the largest venues on the Lake Shore Campus, Jo Ann Rooney Hall is on Chicago's national historic landmark registry. With its art deco finishings and wall of stained glass windows, Mundelein is perfect for any special event or conference.
  • 9,000 Sq. Ft.
  • 230 Banquet Style
  • 300 Classroom Style
  • 900 Theatre Style
  • 100 Conference Style
  • 150 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
Simpson Multipurpose Room
Located at the Lake Shore Campus, the Simpon Multi-purpose room has vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. With an abundance of natural light, built in sound system, and versatile layout, this is a popular event location. Available during summer months only.
  • 3,450 Sq. Ft.
  • 200 Banquet Style
  • 150 Classroom Style
  • 225 Theatre Style
  • 40 Conference Style
  • 40 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
Regis Multipurpose Room
Regis Multi-purpose room is a large functional space that is great for day meetings or trainings. With the ability to partition the space into two separate meeting spaces, Regis works well for groups that require break out spaces.
  • 2,000 Sq. Ft.
  • 100 Banquet Style
  • 66 Classroom Style
  • 100 Theatre Style
  • 66 Conference Style
  • 30 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
Crown Center Lobby
Ideal for social events, the Crown Center lobby is modern in style and boasts panoramic views of Lake Michigan. Adjacent is a 245-seat auditorium, two conference rooms, and an outdoor patio, which make this a popular venue for conferences and wedding receptions.
  • 2,500 Sq. Ft.
  • 110 Banquet Style
  • 110 Classroom Style
  • 150 Theatre Style
  • 60 Conference Style
  • 60 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
Flanner Hall Auditorium
One of Loyola's traditional auditoriums, Flanner Hall is mostly utilized for lectures and seminars. The venue features tiered seating and tablet desks with a built-in projection screen. Adjacent to the auditorium is an open lobby that is great for receptions.
Palm Court
One of Loyola's newest venues on the Lake Shore Campus, this glass atrium venue boasts lake views and an abundance of natural light. Coupled with a wrap-around outdoor terrace, this venue is one of Loyola's most sought-after venues for wedding receptions and special events.
Galvin Auditorium
Galvin Auditorium is modern in design and layout. Located in the Sullivan Center for Student Services, the venue offers tiered seating, a built in sound system, large projection screen, and computer station. Adjacent to the auditorium, the Galvin lobby is a perfect pre/post function event space.
Regents Hall
Located at Loyola's s Water Tower Campus, Regents Hall is a unique dual-level venue with views of Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago. Complete with a built-in sound system, two projection screens, a podium, and a computer station, this venue is ideal for lectures, conferences, or networking events.
  • 2,550 Sq. Ft.
  • 170 Banquet Style
  • 120 Classroom Style
  • 172 Theatre Style
  • 60 Conference Style
  • 65 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
Sister Jean Ballroom
Located in Loyola's new Damen Student Center, our Sister Jean Ballroom can seat up to 470 people and has the ability to partition the space into two separate meeting spaces. Damen is Silver-LEED certified and has an environmentally conscious design; a built-in sound system, and adjustable lighting. Complete with a wrap-around lobby, this is a perfect pre and post-function space.
  • 5264 Sq. Ft.
  • 280 Banquet Style
  • 280 Classroom Style
  • 470 Theatre Style
  • Floorplan Layout
Quinlan Life Sciences Auditorium
The Quinlan Life Science Building is a state-of-the-art facility that has a modern auditorium, electronic meeting rooms and classrooms.
Institute of Environmental Sustainability
The new Institute of Environmental Sustainability facility opened in the Fall of 2013 and is Gold LEED certified. With a multitude of classrooms, research and teaching labs, a clean energy lab, an urban agricultural greenhouse, and a green cafe, this is a popular option for meeting planners interested in planning a sustainable event.
Wintrust Hall
A premier new event space at Loyola's Water Tower Campus, Wintrust Hall, is located on the 9th floor of the Schreiber Center and boasts a beautiful open floor plan, 2,600 square feet, a large pre-function space, and fabulous views of downtown Chicago. The venue is ideal for special events, meetings, and networking functions and is wired with complete AV.
  • 2,600 Sq. Ft.
  • 150 Banquet Style
  • 150 Classroom Style
  • 167 Theatre Style
  • Floorplan Layout

Food & Beverage Options

Simpson Hall Dining
Simpson Hall Dining has a variety of meal options to choose from including made to order sandwiches, salad bar, soups, pizza, pasta, grilled options, hot comfort foods, and dessert station. All dining halls are all-you-care-to-eat and available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Seating Capacity: 300
de Nobili Dining
de Nobili Dining, our newest dining hall, offers all-you-care-to-eat dining and a variety of entrees from our stations including Tomato, Wok, Pasta, Rambler Grill, Cucina, and Deli/Salad. de Nobili also features a Late-Night menu and a contemporary dining area featuring local-inspired art.
Damen Dining
Damen Dining offers traditional all-you-care-to-eat dining. A variety of home-style, ethnic and vegetarian entrées created by our team of award-winning chefs make this dining hall an integral part of your on-campus social dining experience.
Damen Food Court
Damen Food Court, located in the new Arnold J. Damen, S. J. Student Center, features four new concepts including Bleecker St. Café, Zoca, Burger Studio and Topio’s and a variety of entrees made from locally-sourced produce.
Engrained Cafe
Loyola's first green cafe, Engrained Cafe offers a variety of organic menu options including specialty salads, sandwiches, soups, and desserts. All items are made-to-order and created with fresh, local, ingredients.
Lu's Old Fashioned Deli
Located at Loyola's Water Tower Campus next to Baumhart Hall, Lu's Old Fashioned Deli is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Lu's offers a variety of menu options including fresh salads and made to order sandwiches.

Catering options

Loyola Catering- Aramark
Loyola is proud to partner with Aramark as it's exclusive caterer for all on-premise catering and dining hall food service. Offering a variety of menu options and cutting edge culinary trends, Aramark's award-winning team of chefs service all conferences, meetings, special events, and weddings taking place at the Lake Shore and Water Tower Campuses. Select from drop-off menus, buffet style meals, plated service, or opt to go green with our new sustainable catering menu. Meal plans are also available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, for summer conferences in any of our open dining halls. For more information visit LUC.edu/catering or 773.508.6035


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1500
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 568
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Business Services
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • WiFi


Baumhart Hall
Enjoy apartment style accommodations in fully furnished apartments in the heart of the city in Loyola's 25-story tall rise residence hall. Building amenities include: 24-hour security staff, cafe, fitness center, University chapel, conference rooms, laundry, outdoor terrace and wireless access in apartment bedrooms and public areas. Room amenities: private bathrooms, full kitchen with pots/pans, utensils, serving ware, silverware, mugs, glasses, dishwasher, couch and armchair. Year-round suites also include flat-screen TV's with cable access in living room and each bedroom, ironing board, coffee maker, and hair dryer.
  • 418 Beds
Regis Hall
Located on our Lake Shore Campus, all single and double occupancy rooms are air-conditioned, carpeted, and furnished. Building amenities include: community space/study lounges on each floor, elevator and wheelchair accessibility, laundry facilities and a computer lab.
  • 420 Beds
Simpson Hall
Located on our Lake Shore Campus, all single and double occupancy rooms are air-conditioned, carpeted and furnished. Building amenities include: community space/study lounges kitchenettes and laundry facilities on each floor,elevator and wheelchair accessibility, semi-private bathrooms and a dining facility on the first floor.
  • 410 Beds
Santa Clara Hall
Santa Clara Hall is a nine-story apartment-style residence located on the shores of Lake Michigan. This building re-opened in Fall 2008 as a newly renovated residence with two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments. Each apartment features a full kitchen, cable TV, and wireless Internet access.
  • 192 Beds
Mertz Hall
Mertz Hall is an eighteen-story dorm-style residence located just near the Loyola Red Line "L" Stop with housing for 600 guests. This building features two study lounges on each floor. Connected to the building is one of Loyola's dining facilities.
  • 400 Beds
San Francisco Hall
Opened in Fall 2013, San Francisco Hall (LEED certified) is an integral part of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability. The residence hall houses approximately 400 students, with a cafe, greenhouse and clean energy laboratory, along with other eco-friendly features. Several rooms overlook the buildings light-filled EcoDome. San Francisco Hall is also home to the Loyola's GreenHouse learning community. The building has three full kitchen lounges with electric stove tops, ovens, dishwashers and refrigerators for the community's use. The building also houses two recreational lounges and a multipurpose room all with the latest HDTV capabilities. Laundry facilities are located in the building. This state-of-the-art living-learning laboratory promotes sustainable living through in-hall composting, geothermal heating and cooling systems, and rooftop rail water collection and purification system. The rooms, lounges, and hallways are carpeted
  • 400 Beds
de Noboli Hall
One of Loyola's newest residence halls at the Lake Shore Campus, this building is silver LEED certified. Building features include two-story entertainment lounges, four study lounges, and two community kitchens with a full size refrigerator, stove top and oven. Laundry facilities are available in the building.
  • 200 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • A/V Equipment
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Car Charging Station Car Charging Station
  • Chairs
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Flexible Floor Plan
  • In-House Catering
  • Near Public Transit
  • Near Water
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Rooftop Space
  • Scenic Views
  • Tables
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • Train
  • Waterfront
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


1032 West Sheridan Road,
Chicago, Illinois 60660


  • BusBus
  • MetroMetro
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain

Nearby Airport

  • Chicago O'Hare - 30 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Chicago O'Hare - 30 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: Yes

Nearby Cities

Chicago; Loyola’s Water Tower Campus is centrally located in downtown Chicago and the Lake Shore Campus is just 7 miles north of downtown in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes
  • Do you offer tables, chairs, and linens?: Yes


Loyola University Chicago’s venues are equipped with state-of-the-art technology with advanced resources available. Built in LCD projectors and screens are in all electronic classrooms. There are also on-site technicians available for hire at an hourly rate.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • LCD Projectors
    • Projector Screen
    • Laptops
    • Microphones
    • Sound System
    • Custom Lighting

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: No


Thank you very much for allowing NALSWD to host our annual Conference at Loyola this year. The conference was a success and everything went smoothly. Additionally, the Loyola staff members were very nice and accommodating to the members of our group. Chicago is a great city and is an emerging leader in the US in regards to accommodating those with physical disabilities. I look forward to remaining in touch and seeing more Loyola students join NALSWD in the future.
David A. Beverly, National Law School Students with Disabilities
Hi Heather- I hope you got some rest after a long weekend. If we didn't thank you enough, we just wanted to say how grateful we are for making our wedding night unforgettable. I can't even begin to put into words how absolutely beautiful the room was. I can't even believe I was worried because it was simply breathtaking! You and Katie should honestly go into business together because it was just that amazing. You were so wonderful to work with and I hope we were as well even after the millions of emails I sent you. I am just so sad it's over and that we won't see each other anymore. The day just went by too quickly but it was amazing. We are both on cloud nine still:) Please let me know if we can do anything to help advertise Kasbeer Hall for weddings because it was such an amazing space and everyone should be so lucky to have their reception there. Talk soon and thank you again for all your hard work and making it a night we will certainly never forget!
Erin and Kevin Bourque (Married at Loyola on 10/6/12)
Thank you so much for everything. The night was perfect, we had such a wonderful time. It was so great working with you. I didn't feel stressed at all knowing you were taking care of the day. Loyola and Aramark are great to work with, the food was fantastic, and the service was incredible. Thanks again.
Gina Nirenberg (Married at Loyola on 8/11/12)
Hi Bill and Dana, I wanted to let you know that our wedding day was great and you and your staff did a really fantastic job. I was, um, a bit preoccupied on June 9th. My sister Heidi and my dad assured me it all went really well and everyone was able to eat well and have fun. That was our goal—for everyone to just have a good time in a beautiful setting. Your staff did a really stellar job, from the A/V guys who helped set up the laptop, to the servers, to the bartender, who is a great, sweet guy. I barely got to eat, but I heard the food was wonderful. Honestly, everything was perfect. We feel like we really lucked out with our choice of venue—that is thanks to you and your people.
Mike Grossenbacher (Married at Loyola on 6/9/12)
I just wanted to let you know how impressed I’ve been with the Loyola Chicago Conference Assistant staff during our stay. They have been exceptional – friendly, helpful, personable, and eager to make all of our experience a positive one. Tonight at the reception I had a chance to speak with one of the Conference Assistant Supervisors – Wilson J. He stood out to me given the fact that he learned my name upon arrival and has been calling me by name the entire week whenever he sees me. I enjoyed hearing more of his life story (I inquired)—and how Fr. Garanzini and Loyola Chicago have given him a life-changing and transformational experience. Other Conference Assistants that helped with my computer and ironing needs were Molly and Stephanie (came to find out Stephanie is from Overland Park where I live!). The actions and attitudes of our staff, students, and faculty are an expression of our mission. I’ve been reminded of it first-hand this week. Kudos and thanks to all of you at Loyola Chicago.
Matthew D. Quick, Ph D Dean of Students/Vice President of Student Development & Athletics Rockhurst University
Since its inception, the seminar has been held at different member institutions. After the seminar was held in Chicago, it was chosen for future seminars based on being centrally located and the positive feedback from the attendees. The foremost reason for staying at Chicago is the extraordinary hospitality extended by the conference managers, Dana Adams and Judy Sunvold. Their attention to detail is the hallmark of the Loyola conference experience. They incorporate highly trained students to carry their standards and the Loyola spirit to serving us. Dana and Judy are accommodating of our requests and often anticipate needs we have not seen as the plan is developed. They are also able to keep our expenses within our budget while not skimping on the quality of service.
Susan Jacobson, Conference Coordinator, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
Thank you, thank you, thank you Brittany! They were overwhelmed with how well you and your team took care of them. I heard about the problem they had getting Lud’s laptop connected on Thursday morning and how you and your tech team were immediately available to take care of things. I’ve also heard rave reviews about the food too. We’ll be recommending your facilities to other leadership groups at MBI and will look forward to returning again.
Karen Waddles, Moody Bible Publishing
We got married on the outdoor patio of Piper Hall at Loyola University, our day was perfect and the view of the lake is incredible! We had our reception next door at Mundelein Auditorium, which is a huge room with stained glass windows and a balcony (great for photos!) -- the whole day went without a hitch, and everyone raved about the venue -- it's a hidden gem!
Sarah Ostrow, Married at Loyola 9/1/13


Audio-visual Services
Loyola Conference Services offers a full range of audio-visual equipment and on-premise audio-visual specialists to make your next event a success. Choose from many popular audio-visual items including the following: Cassette Recorder/CD Player, Computer Projector and Workstation, DVD Player/VCR, Easel (floor and table), Extension Cord, Flip Chart, Laptop, Lighting, Microphone (wireless, handheld, corded), Mixing System (small and large), Piano, Podium, Plasma Screen, Portable Data Projector, Projection Screen, Sound System (small and large), Speaker (small and large), Staging Strip Outlet, VGA Cable, and White Board. Ask one of our audio/visual specialists and we will work to meet all your AV needs!
Golf Cart Service
Available on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, golf cart transportation is offered for clients hosting events or conferences on the campus. Allow Conference Services friendly staff to transport your guests safely around the campus. Each golf cart can seat up to 4 guests and comes equipped with a driver. The hourly rate is $25 per golf cart with a 4 hour minimum.


Audio-Visual Technician
We have a fully staffed AV team that will work with you to make sure your event exceeds your expectations.
Cassette Recorder/CD Player
Computer Projector and Workstation
Coat Rack
DVD Player/VCR
Easel (floor & table)
Extension Cords
Flip Chart
Microphone (wireless, hand held, corded)
Mixing System (small & large)
Plasma Screen
Portable Data Projector
Projection Screen
Sound System (small & large)
Speakers (small & large)
Strip Outlets
VGA Cable
White Board