Visit Elgin, Illinois

Discover things to do on an Elgin, Illinois, getaway

If you are planning a meeting, convention, tradeshow or event in Northern Illinois, the Elgin Area offers a central location with a wide choice of quality facilities.

The Elgin Area is conveniently located 30 minutes from O’Hare International Airport and just west of Chicago. The communities of the Elgin Area are located off of Interstate 90 and are easily accessible from surrounding towns and cities. The area is well served by public transit, including the Metra train that connects Elgin to downtown Chicago, with four stops in the Elgin area.

Elgin meeting facilities

There are more than 40 Elgin event venues and meeting facilities, including conference and banquet centers with high-tech meeting rooms and charming, characterful spaces in historic buildings. The area also offers a choice of excellent hotels.

Unique experiences for all attendees

Meeting attendees and their traveling companions can all find unique experiences around the Elgin Area. Have you ever hosted a meeting in a Frank Lloyd Wright farmhouse or in a cultural theater? We can make that happen for your group.

The Elgin Area is so close to Chicago that we know families like to tag along for an extended weekend after the meeting ends. The Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau can help arrange discounted tickets for some of our family attractions like Santa’s Village Azoosment Park or an outing on the Fox River Bike Trail. We have all the excuses you need to extend your trip.

We can help you plan your event in the Elgin Area

The Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau can help you plan your event. We offer event planners a variety of services, including:

  • Facility and hotel availability research
  • Event management
  • Event marketing
  • Public relations
  • Hospitality
  • Vendor referrals
  • Connections to the Elgin Area business community

If you would like help planning a meeting or an event in the Elgin Area, please contact the Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 217-5362, email or complete our form to request more information.

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