Loyola University Chicago

Conference Services


Interested in hosting your event at Loyola? Check out what our clients have to say.

It was great to finally meet most of you face-to-face at Wintrust Hall today! I want to drop you all a quick note to say thank you to you all for your help in putting together today’s event! We received several compliments on the beautiful venue. (In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if you get a few calls from people hoping to copy us.)
The food was delicious, the rental items perfect, and the AV provided as requested. (Thanks Peter for rushing off to get the remote!) Taneshia was attentive, taking excellent care of our onsite needs and always right there when I had a question. Everything was set up as planned and her staff efficient, quiet and courteous.
Anyway, thank you all again for making us look good and for making our event such a success. I hope to have an opportunity to work with you all again soon.

 -Patti Corbitt, 6/20/16

Thank you again for working with us for convenient housing for our students. Everyone we came in contact with there at LU was wonderful, friendly and extremely helpful.

-Jeff Wilson, Calvary Baptist Christian Academy 6/13/15

To the Conference and Catering Services Team at Loyola University Chicago, you really out did everything!The venues were lovely, the setting superb and every step of the day well timed and managed by our talented catering leader, Scott Lopez. Scott, everything looked as envisioned, yet exceeded expectations in every way. Of course, the fireworks at the end of the evening were a perfect exclamation to end the festivities - that was no small display! We were delighted by the nice surprise that capped off our day on campus. You and your team did a spectacular job. Please share our gratitude with them again. 

-Mary Burns (married at Loyola 9/26/15)

Our meeting was a success yesterday because of your contributions and your staff's fine work. Please know how much I appreciate what you did to contribute to the success of the day!

-Trevor Ferguson, Chicago Public Schools, 8/6/15

Hi Erin,
I wanted you to know you were a pleasure to work with. The staff were very attentive and we were very pleased with the service you and the servers provided. Thanks again.

- Judy Reifenberg (married at Loyola 7/18/15)

The Venue, Piper Hall, was perfect! The weather was delightful. Food was delicious. Staff was courteous and efficient! It was truly festive and fantastic! There’s not much more I can say other than THANK YOU!!

—Steve Marcis (rehearsal Dinner at Loyola 7/10/15)

I would like you all to know, that the wedding reception far exceeded all of our expectations. The room was beautiful and I actually liked the cocktail reception in the auditorium. The food was top notch, the bar was top notch and all of the service by everyone was awesome. The jazz group was fabulous, the uplighting was beautiful. Everything was wonderful all the way down to campus police coming in two squads to escort us to the flats with the gifts. Not one single complaint from anyone.

—Patrick Schulz (married at Loyola 5/30/15)

Thank you so much Signe—I really appreciate all of the hard work of you and your staff to create a great event for us.

—Michael Mury, PhD, American Chemical Society, 6/15/15

Thank you so much for the note! We had a great stay at Loyola and were so appreciative of the extra mile service your team provided!

—Allison Rickard, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 6/9/15

Please let everyone know we had a BLAST today on campus. We were able to walk around and take a tour of the new facilities. The service, facilities and attentiveness to our needs were outstanding. I was so proud as an alumn. Thanks to Signe also for making everything wonderful. We will return before the end of the year. Thank you again.

—Tresa Dunbar, Chicago Public Schools, 8/25/14

Erin, You made our day just perfect!!!!! I am so thankful to have worked with you. Thank you for making our evening the best night we have ever had!!!

—Diana Chlebek (married at Loyola 8/9/14)

Hello everyone, on behalf of Joe, myself, our parents, and friends, we would like to thank you all for an amazing wedding last night! It was perfect in every way! Everything was very organized and the campus provided a beautiful setting. Thank you again for making sure everything ran smoothly!

—Linda & Joe Rizzi (married at Loyola 5/31/14)

Hi Brian, Just wanted to drop a note and say thank you for everything you did to make our wedding so perfect two weekends ago. We were thrilled with how everything turned out. We received numerous compliments on the venue and the food. Most importantly, we enjoyed ourselves tremendously and felt as though the day itself was incredibly smooth and stress-free! I know that is the result of people working hard to make it that way, so thank you. We couldn't have been happier.

—Kim and Dan Cook (married at Loyola 10/26/13)

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 on 9/1/13), review from The Knot

We recently had our ceremony at Loyola University at the Lakeshore Campus and could not have been happier. We used the Crown Center patio as our location for the ceremony. This was the perfect location with Lake Michigan as a background. The staff, especially Dana, was extremely friendly and helpful through the whole process. We would recommend this site for your perfect ceremony location.

—Melanie and Jeremy Myers (married at Loyola on 8/17/13), review from The Knot

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, 7/18/13

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, 3/25/13

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)

We had an amazing time, and our guests had an amazing time. And I want to thank YOU for your patience with us those few hours before we actually got the party started.

—Caterina Kusch (married at Loyola on 7/14/12)

Thank you so much for everything last night! Everyone was commenting on how great the space looked and how smoothly everything ran and it was definitely thanks to you guys!

—Sarah Foote (married at Loyola on 6/30/12)

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, PhD, Dean of Students/Vice President of Student Development & Athletics, Rockhurst University, 6/20/2012

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, 3/28/2012

Many thanks for your always prompt attention! Our guests report having so enjoyed Liz and Joe's reception last Saturday. Please extend to the staff of Piper Hall our appreciation for the photo op, as well.

—Grace Bradford (mother of bride, married at Loyola 3/24/12)

Meghan and I just wanted to send you all a quick thank you! The wedding was absolutely beautiful and all of our guests raved about it throughout the evening and the rest of the weekend. Everything went so smoothly and was really well done. We're so glad we had our wedding at Loyola and could not have had a better night! Thank you again, and enjoy the end of wedding season =)

—Matt and Meghan Gebhart (married at Loyola on 11/5/11)

I just wanted to thank you for the great experience we had at Loyola this summer. Our Kaplan classes ran smoothly and we really enjoyed renting the space. Everyone was very helpful and accommodating and our students loved it. Should the need arise, I hope we can rent again next summer. So thanks again for everything.

—Daniel Kovacs, Academic Manager, Kaplan International, 9/6/2011

I wanted to thank Loyola and its staff for making our ATLAS.ti workshop a success. Dr Contreras was very satisfied with how everything worked out. Also, we may plan another Chicago workshop in September on the 16th and 17th. I wanted to know if you had availability then. Thank you again.

—Eve R. Weiss, MS,Business Manager, EQR Training & Consulting, Inc., 6/9/2011

You and your staff, especially Emmy, Andrew and Tim are so helpful, professional and accommodating. It was a pleasure working with you all.

—Maria Balderas, Conference Manager, Chicago Public Schools, 6/28/2011