Meeting and Event Planning

Planning an event, meeting, wedding or tour in the Blackhawk Waterways area of Northwest Illinois?

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Whiteside County

Starlight's Theater & Lounge

314 1st Ave
Sterling, IL 61081
The Perfect Venue for a Perfect Night of Entertainment - Truly an entertainer's dream‚ ready to accommodate your private or…
Carroll County
Naaman Diehl Auditorium

Naaman Diehl Auditorium

811 S. Clay St
Mount Carroll, IL 61053
This spacious room can be used for many different types of events and can be set up in a variety of ways. We are fully handicapped accessible and offer spacious onsite parking. Our new state of the art kitchen is available and is fully stocked with dishes, silverware, coffee pots,…
Whiteside County

Dillon Home Museum

1005 E. Third Street
Sterling, Illinois 61081
The Dillon Home is located in the heart of Sterling and is a work of Italianate Architecture, built in 1858…
Lee County

Brandywine Banquet Center

441 Illinois Rt 2
Dixon, Illinois 61021
We offer over 16,000 square feet making us perfect for all sized parties, meetings, wedding receptions, and trade shows. With our spacious facility and experienced staff, we will work hard to ensure that your event is a success. We are conveniently located only 2 miles west of Dixon and an…
Lee County

Post House Ballroom

100 W. 2nd St.
Dixon, Illinois 61021
Available for any type of occasion from meetings and conventions to business social events. You will find that the Ballroom has an upscale look but is affordable enough to make your next event a step above the rest. It's perfect for all events from corporate business meetings (fully internet accessible)…
Whiteside County

Days Inn by Wyndham Rock Falls

2105 First Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071
Whether traveling for business or leisure, the Days Inn – Rock Falls hotel is a comfortable and convenient choice when staying in the heart of…
Lee County

Shady Oaks Country Club

577 US Highway 52
Sublette, IL
18 holes, clubhouse, proshop, club/equipment rental and banquet facilities.
Lee County

Mills & Petrie Memorial Library

701 N. 1st St
Ashton, IL 61006
Named after two Civil War veterans that "adopted" the town. The building houses city offices and the public library. It…
Lee County

The Next Picture Show

113 West First Street
Dixon, IL
Art is for everyone. Located in a renovated 1854 building in historic downtown Dixon, The Next Picture Show fine arts…
Carroll County

Candlelight at Lake Carroll

99 Lake Carroll Blvd.
Lake Carroll, IL 61046
 Restaurant and banquet facility open to the public. The Candle Light at Lake Carroll is the perfect place to share…
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