Loyola University Chicago

Conference Services


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

Hi Mary, Everything was great! The security staff was friendly and helpful, and the food service/student support team was absolutely on point. I could not have asked for a better venue and learning environment. Thank you so much for your help!

-Peter Murray, TEFL Org., 1/22/19

Dear Dorothy and Mary, Thank you so much for putting on such a great event for us.  It was quite a perfect room and the catering was great. Our event was successful thanks to you. We are sincerely grateful.

-David M. Wasieleski, Ph.D., Duquesne University, 8/15/18

Hello John, Thank you for your help. We had a wonderful experience dealing with everyone in conference services and catering, from Julia Payne to Signe Aufdencamp to Chef Paul and the event was truly unforgettable. Everyone worked very well with our wedding coordinator, Erin Daubert, so that helped the event to run flawlessly.

-Debby and Paul Kawsky (Parents of the bride, marrried at Loyola 7/21/18)

We had a wonderful time in Chicago, and we thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the space and catering. Thank you for all that Loyola did to make us feel welcome! I've already suggested Loyola's Water Tower Campus to a friend who was considering a conference in downtown Chicago--and I've even applied to present at yet another conference to be held there in November. I'm already looking forward to coming back!

-James Clawson, Durrell Conference, 7/19/18

Hello Mary, Thank you so much again for hosting the Driehaus Foundation at Loyola.  We really appreciate your team, and how well each event was coordinated.  Everything was seamless!

-Amy Domagalski, The Richard Driehaus Foundation, 7/18/18

Thanks for this kind note - sorry for my own delayed response, but I want to reiterate my thanks throughout the week for the incredible support, attention and professionalism of you and your colleagues. You were up bright and early making our spaces were ready for us, and up late with us to make sure things were going smoothly - and they did! I'm sure you all have a busy summer, but hope you can get some well-deserved rest. Thanks again!

-Kevin D. Sullivan, Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities, 6/19/18

Good Morning Mary, Julia, and Shrina,
I just wanted to thank you all for your assistance and hard work on this event. Knowing that we can count on your departments to ensure our gatherings go smoothly and tastefully is so reassuring and the department of ophthalmology is very grateful! The catering was wonderful and please let me know if I can do more than the brief survey to recognize how efficient, kind, and helpful Eva and Nirveta were in taking care of all things catering-related during the night.

-Lauren Ryan, Loyola University Medical Center- Department of Ophthalmology, 5/31/18

Hi Daphne, I just wanted to follow up and say thank you to you and your team for all the work involved in putting together our last- minute meeting for us.   While I wasn't at the meeting myself, I understand the conference space was bright and open with a great view of the city (perfect for this time-sensitive, intense meeting of very hard-working folks); the food was tasty, and the lodging worked well (especially since the city-itself was overflowing with a massive convention!).  Loyola will definitely be on my "Potential Venues" list for future events. Thanks much again!

-Judy Hofrichter, Sierra Club, 4/23/18

Mary, You and your staff did a wonderful job taking care of our group at Baumhart Hall! Thank you for all of your assistance in making our guests feel welcome and their stay enjoyable. The parking passes were appreciated and an added convenience for all. Hope you enjoy a nice weekend, and look forward to working with you again.

 -Debra Walsh, USA Midwest Province Jesuits, 3/23/18

Thank you very much for your note!!! It was a pleasure to work with you and Loyola’s team! I will definitely be in touch regarding any plans for any ATDChi events in downtown. Thank you for your diligence and every effort to make our events a success!

-Anastasia Widmer, PhD, Association for Talent Development, Chicagoland Chapter, 10/2/18

I want to thank Loyola University’s conference services for helping to put on an excellent conference for nurse educators. Your help was essential to the success of our event. I would like to single out Mary Parks and catering. Mary’s immediate responsiveness before, during, and after the event was excellent. And, the food was tasty, delicious, plentiful, and timely.

-Brian D. Bontempo, Ph.D., Mountain Measurement, Inc. 10/2/17

Thank you for your good care for us in preparing and during the Vocation Directors meeting. Our group was well satisfied with the Baumhart facilities and arrangements. I was impressed also by the helpful and welcoming lobby and desk crew. I quickly realized why other Jesuit groups were pleased about meeting there. Your very favorable location and for us the great weather also helped a lot. And we enjoyed neighborhood restaurants and the best of Chicago ambience.

-James Stoeger SJ, Midwest Jesuits 9/26/17

I wanted to take this time to sincerely thank you for providing the beautiful wedding venue, planning, coordination and delicious food along with its exquisite presentation so very very much. We were extremely pleased how it all came together to a magical evening due to your efforts and care.  How you put it all together, the patio so appealing and very inviting, and the room setting and lights lovely! Your staff were professional, organized and amazingly nice and should also be recognized.

-Sandra Kubes (mother-of-the-bride, married at Loyola 9/2/17)

Thank you for following up. I would like to say that your team DID exceed my expectations.Everyone (you, Alex, catering team, etc.) was so helpful and proactive throughout planning and during our meeting.

-Karen E. O'Malley, Catholic Extension, 8/30/17

Hi Mary, Thank you so much for all of your help in making our training at Loyola Chicago successful—we really enjoyed presenting there!  Please also extend my thanks to Alex who was so helpful getting things set up each morning.

-Laura Egan, Clergy Center, 8/17/17

I would like to thank you and the whole staff for carrying off such a smooth and happy event for us on Saturday.  Many guests commented on how good the food was (a few really wanted to tell me that it was about the best they had enjoyed at a wedding), and what a great job the waitstaff did--across the board.  Even with a flood in the room! The service was smooth, friendly, and professional. Our needs were well accommodated by the management all along the way. Whenever the opportunity arises, we will be very happy to recommend your venue for any event. Thank you very much for helping to make our wedding day a very happy one for us and for all our guests.

- Teresa Maciejczyk (married at Loyola 4/29/17)

My apologize for not promptly thanking you for all you and your staff did to make our convening a success.  Catering and Conference Service staff conducted themselves in the upmost professional manner and were responsive at all times. It was a pleasure working with each of every one of you.  We look forward to working with you in the future for our conference, meeting or event needs.

-Tracy A. Schonberger, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, 6/8/17

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)