Northern Illinois University – Naperville, IL Conference Center | Unique Venues
Northern Illinois University – Naperville Conference Center

Northern Illinois University – Naperville Conference Center

Event Types Welcomed

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


Located in Chicago’s Western Suburbs, the NIU Naperville Conference Center is super convenient and versatile. With a stunning glass atrium, theater style auditorium, a pillar-free ballroom and ample meeting rooms, we can accommodate everything from an annual gala or wedding to tradeshow or training session.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 500 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 214
  • Largest Theatre Style: 420
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 250
  • Largest Seated Reception: 250
  • Largest Standing Reception: 300
  • Maximum Casual Dining Seating: 250
  • Rooftop Capacity: -1

Food & Beverage Options

NIU Naperville has an onsite Cafe in addition to full-service catering and many nearby restaurants that are easily walkable.

Catering options

NIU Naperville Catering
High quality food and drink, delivered with first-class service, takes your event to the next level. Whether you’re planning a social event and looking to customize your menu, or seeking fresh, healthy options to keep your meeting attendees engaged, we’re here to help.

Our shared break stations will always be refreshed and ready. They provide an opportunity for attendees to recharge and make connections in a common area without disturbing your meeting. Our complete meeting packages make it easy to plan, stay within budget and will keep your attendees focused on your meeting goals.

NIU Naperville meeting packages offer a variety of food choices. From Morning Packages to Evening Receptions, we do it all!


Nearby Hotels
NIU Naperville has partnered with several hotels located near the center. Many of the hotels provide free shuttle service to the Naperville area.

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
  • Hosted Bar
  • In-House Catering
  • Kitchen Access
  • Lactation Station
  • Linens
  • Near Water
  • Open Bar
  • Outdoor Space
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private Parking
  • Stage
  • Tables
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • Waterfront
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


1120 East Diehl Drive,
Naperville, Illinois 60563


  • LyftLyft
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • O'Hare International - 24 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • O'Hare International - 24 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: No

Nearby Cities

Downers Grove

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • 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).

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • 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