• Illinois M+E Best of 2019 Finalists

    POSTED February 26, 2019

Congratulations to the finalists for Illinois Meetings + Events Best of 2019 readers' choice awards. We won't be hosting an awards celebration this year, but check back in a few months when the winners and 2019 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced online. 

* Connect with us on social media to celebrate the finalists with the hashtag #ILBestof

Best Audio-Visual Provider 

AV Chicago

Best Brewery/Winery/Distillery

CH Distillery
City Winery
Revolution Brewing

Best Catering Company (On- or Off-Site) 

Blue Plate
Food for Thought
Tasty Catering

Best Conference or Resort Venue

Catalyst Ranch
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center
Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

Best Convention + Visitors Bureau – Outside Chicagoland   

Greater Galena Marketing Inc.
Rockford Area CVB
Visit Champaign County

Best Convention + Visitors Bureau – In Chicagoland     

Choose Chicago
Meet Chicago Northwest
Rosemont Convention Bureau           

Best Destination Management Company (DMC)

360 Destination Group
ACCESS Destination Services - Chicago
CTC Destination Management

Best Entertainment (Performer or Talent Agency)     

BeatMix Music
Fig Media Inc.
Magnificent Events

Best Event Décor/Florist              

HMR Designs
Kehoe Designs
Revel Decor

Best Historic or Cultural Venue

Chicago Cultural Center         
The Field Museum
Museum of Science & Industry

Best Holiday Party Venue

The Drake, a Hilton Hotel
The Geraghty

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space - Less Than 350 Guest Rooms   

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space - More Than 350 Guest Rooms    

The Drake Hotel
LondonHouse Chicago
Palmer House

Best Meeting/Event Venue (No Hotel)

19 East
Morgan Manufacturing

Best New Venue   

The Dalcy 
Rockwell on the River
Tao Chicago
Theater on the Lake

Best Nightlife Event Space                                                   

LH Rooftop
Revel Fulton Market
ROOF on theWit

Best Outdoor or Rooftop Venue

Chicago Botanic Garden
Ignite Glass Studios
Millennium Park         

Best Photography/Videography

Edward Fox Photography & Video
Fred Fox Studios
Jennifer Girard Photography
Rick Aguilar Studios

Best Private Dining Space in a Restaurant  

City Winery

Best Renovation

The Metropolitan
Rockit Bar and Grill
St. Jane Hotel

Best Rental Service Provider (tables, linens, tents, etc.)   

BBJ Linen
Hall's Rental Service
Windy City Linen

Best Team-Building

Corporate Event Interactive

Best Transportation (limo, motorcoach, taxi, shuttle)           

Aries Charter
Signature Transportation Group
Windy City Limousine

Best Venue Outside Chicagoland

The Abbey Resort
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa    

Best Venue on the Water

Anita Dee Yacht Charters
Chicago’s First Lady
Odyssey Lake Michigan Entertainment Cruises

Minnesota Meetings + Events is proud to introduce our 2019 Hall of Fame, made up of seven top-notch individuals who are positively impacting the meetings and events industry.


You're the Best: Find out who our readers have chosen as the winners and runners-up of the Minnesota M+E Best of 2019 readers’ choice awards.


Meet the seven industry pros who the Minnesota Meetings + Events Editorial Advisory Board selected to honor in the magazine’s Hall of Fame.