Meetings & Conventions


An Unrivaled Experience

Wondering what makes the greater Champaign County area Outside of Ordinary? You’ll have to come visit us to see.

It goes beyond the destination, filled with arts and culture, scenic outdoor spaces, local award-winning food, and the University of Illinois. With our renowned Midwest Hospitality and our collection of urban and rural experiences, people can’t stop talking about our community. Maybe that’s why we’re the fastest growing city in Illinois.

Home of the Big Ten’s University of Illinois, Champaign County is an ideal choice for regional gatherings. At a fraction of the cost of larger destinations, Champaign County is home to more than 4,500 hotel rooms and over 240,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, county-wide. Champaign is as diverse as mid-size towns come. We’ve got museums, theatres, boutique shopping, nightlife, fine dining and unparalleled attractions.

We’ll help you on the path to success, providing the tools to get people to your event and make sure the experience is Outside of Ordinary! Check out our Meetings & Special Events Planning Guide for more information on our services and available spaces!

Welcoming Your Group

Visit Champaign County is happy to work with your event and provide valuable information for your attendees so they can enjoy a positive experience while in the community. We offer numerous services to help you succeed!

  • Welcome bags (include 9 x 12” bags, Experience Guides, pens and maps)
  • Custom landing page on
  • Room block and site selection assistance
  • Savor the Flavor event planning in Downtown Champaign
  • Event Welcome signage
  • Keynote speaker and programming coordination
  • Welcome table at event with booking and registration assistance

Don’t see something on the list that you need? Let us know and we’ll see how we can help!

Networking Events & Group Tours

We know you’re here to learn, network and engage with your colleagues, but why not do it outside of the venue for a bit? We have plenty of Outside of Ordinary ways to get out an enjoy our community while you’re here for your event.

  • Team-building attractions
  • Group activities
  • Walking tours
  • Spousal tours
  • Nightlife & dining options

Check out these Outside of Ordinary venues.

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Allerton Park & Retreat Center

515 Old Time Rd.

Monticello, IL 61856


Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center

1907 N. Cunningham Avenue

Urbana, IL 61802


Hampton Inn | Urbana

1200 West University Avenue

Urbana, IL 61801


Hilton Garden Inn Champaign-Urbana

1501 S. Neil St.

Champaign, IL 61820


I Hotel and Conference Center

1900 South First Street

Champaign, IL 61820-6914


Illini Union

1401 W. Green St.

Urbana, IL 61801


Lodgic Everyday Community

1817 S. Neil St.

Champaign, IL 61820


Alto Vineyards

4210 N. Duncan Rd.

Champaign, IL 61822


Anita Purves Nature Center

1505 N. Broadway Ave.


Bergie's Place

106 S. Charter St.

Monticello, IL 61856


Broadway Food Hall

401 N. Broadway Ave.

Urbana, IL 61801


Champaign Country Club

1211 S Prospect Ave

Champaign, IL 61820


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