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Northern Illinois University – Rockford Conference Center

Northern Illinois University – Rockford Conference Center

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions


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Whether you are hosting a local or regional meeting or special celebration, NIU Rockford is easily accessible for attendees traveling from Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa or Indiana. With a variety of meeting spaces, full-service catering and nearby hotel accommodations, NIU Rockford is able to accommodate all your meetings or special events.  For arrangements and room locations, please view the capacity chart and floor maps.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 250 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 50
  • Largest Theatre Style: 250
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 250
  • Largest Seated Reception: 90
  • Largest Standing Reception: 200

Featured Amenities

  • A/V Equipment
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Business Center
  • Cannabis-Friendly Cannabis Friendly
  • Chairs
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Dance Floor
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Flexible Floor Plan
  • In-House Catering
  • Lactation Station
  • Linens
  • Outdoor Space
  • Paid Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stage
  • Tables
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • VIP Room
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


8500 E. State St.,
Rockford, Illinois 61108


  • LyftLyft
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Rockford International Airport - 12 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Rockford International Airport - 12 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Illinois Cities-
Loves Park, IL
Machesney Park, IL
Belvidere, IL
Rochelle, IL
Harvard, IL
Freeport, IL
Sycamore, IL

Wisconsin Cities:
Beloit, WI

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


Video data projector, document camera, desktop computer, integrated sound system, white board, flip chart, easel, podium, desk, wireless Internet access, microphone, TV/VCR/DVD/CD player, trainer supplies, and pens and pencils (upon request).  We also have onsite tech support!

  • 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: Yes
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes