Loyola University Chicago

Corporate Engagement

Conference Services

The mission of Conference Services at Loyola is to provide our guests with an environment of excellence through unique and affordable event solutions. Our Jesuit academic setting encompasses state-of-the-art facilities, sustainable resources, exemplary customer service, and values-based leadership that thrives on diversity in a first-tier city. With four beautiful Chicago-area campuses featuring views of Lake Michigan, lush gardens, rural oases, and sustainable new buildings, we offer a wealth of choices to meet your needs for hosting a conference, forum, meeting, reception, or other gathering. Visit one of our campuses today, and we will help you find the space that’s right for you.

Located in Rogers Park along the shores of Lake Michigan, Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus is conveniently located seven miles north of downtown Chicago and within steps of public transportation. A premier conference center and one-stop shop, this location is ideal for meetings, conferences, trainings, or special events. The campus offers a multitude of elegant venues—including ballrooms, electronic classrooms, tiered auditoriums, and multipurpose rooms—to accommodate your event needs. Complete your event with state-of-the-art technology services and gourmet catering delivered to any meeting space on campus. In addition to the University’s plentiful resources, the Lake Shore Campus has seven LEED-certified buildings, more green roofs than any other campus in the Midwest, and gold campus sustainability recognition from the state of Illinois.


Whether you are planning a corporate or association meeting, youth conference, religious gathering, or private event, Loyola has a wide variety of meeting and event spaces to meet your needs. From historic art-deco to contemporary, our unique venues vary in size, style, and layout with stunning views of Lake Michigan.


Loyola Conference Services also offers residential housing accommodations during the summer months at our Lake Shore Campus.

Located in the Gold Coast neighborhood, just one block from the Magnificent Mile, Loyola’s Water Tower Campus is centrally located in downtown Chicago amidst many cultural, recreational, and tourist attractions. Our downtown location is ideal for meetings, conferences, trainings, or special events if you want to be in the heart of the city and close to public transportation. Adjacent to our campus and steps from Michigan Avenue is the Loyola University Museum of Art.


There are many venue options to choose from, including an attractive meeting space atop the new Schreiber Center, home of the Quinlan School of Business. Year-round residential housing accommodations and gourmet catering are also available downtown.

Located in Vernon Hills, Illinois, Loyola at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens is home to the Cuneo family collection of fine art and furnishings, set in a beautiful 100-acre estate.


Construction on Cuneo Mansion and Gardens began in 1914 and was completed in 1916 as the home of Samuel Insull, an original founder of the General Electric Company, and designed by Chicago architect Benjamin Marshall in the Italianate style. Its gardens and landscaping were designed by world-renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen. In 1937, John Cuneo Sr. bought the home and lived there with his wife  Julia, and two children, John Jr. and Consuela. John Sr. owned and operated Hawthorn Mellody Farms Dairy, the National Tea Company, and the Cuneo Press.


In 2009, the Cuneo Foundation—the family foundation of John Cuneo Jr. and his wife, Herta—gave the estate to Loyola. The $50 million gift, one of the largest in Loyola’s history, included an extensive collection of art and furnishings. Since receiving the estate, Loyola has completed a number of renovations and added a meeting and event pavilion for courses, lectures, and special events.


The University offers numerous academic programs at the Cuneo campus, which continue to increase each year. These programs coincide with Loyola’s commitment to broadening educational opportunities in the greater Chicago-area, especially those living in and around Lake County, and the Cuneo family legacy of giving back to the community.

Loyola’s Retreat and Ecology Campus spans 100 acres of prairies, savannas, woodlands, wetlands, and ponds. Located in beautiful Woodstock, Illinois, our retreat facility welcomes guests to Loyola’s ecologically friendly campus to experience the great outdoors through interactive team-building activities. The campus provides a serene setting for overnight conferences, retreats, workshops, classes, and special events, while allowing people to connect intellectually, spiritually, and through nature.


The mission of the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus is twofold: to serve as a place for spiritual and intellectual growth through retreats and adventure programs, and to serve as a campus for study and research of the environment and ecological sustainability.


If you are interested in hosting an event at Loyola University Chicago or receiving more information, please complete our request for information form at LUC.edu/conference/aboutus/requestinformation.

Learn more at LUC.edu/conference.