Altgeld Hall Event Spaces

Captivate your guests with Altgeld Hall’s stunning architectural details. From the gorgeous grand staircase to the unique glass solariums, your guests are going to be inspired by this beautiful venue. For seating arrangements and room locations, please view the capacity chart and floor maps.

Physical Distancing Capacity Chart

= Great space for weddings; = Great space for other celebrations or special events

Room configuration diagrams including classroom, theatre seating, U-shape, hollow square, tiered classroom, double "V", conference style and round table

Second Floor Room Specifications and Seating Capacity
Rooms sq. ft. Classroom Theater U-Shaped Rounds* Conference Hollow Sq. A/V
Auditorium / Ballroom, Room 200
5,435' 50 50 20 Corporate: 50
Social: 50
Cocktails: 50
N/A 30 Projector, screen, microphones (HH and Lav), podium, adjustable lighting, and laptop available for rental.
Grand Staircase
932' N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cocktails: 50
N/A  N/A

Space can be configured for high boys/cocktail rounds, registration tables, catering buffet, etc. No A/V.

Meeting Room 203 806' N/A N/A N/A N/A 10 N/A Monitor built-in with connections
Meeting Room 225 846' N/A N/A N/A N/A 10 N/A Monitor built-in with connections
Third Floor Room Specifications and Seating Capacity
Rooms sq. ft. Classroom Theater U-Shaped Rounds* Conference Hollow Sq. A/V
Board Room 315/Solarium West 1,972' 12 30 15 Corporate: 12
Social: 50
Cocktails: 20

10

16 Portable projector, screen, podium, wired mics.only
Solarium East or West
707' N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cocktails: 20
N/A N/A Space can be configured for high boys/cocktail rounds, registration tables, catering buffet, etc. No A/V.

*In accordance with the State of Illinois Restore Illinois Phase 4 Business Guidelines, social events and weddings are allowed for up to 50% facility capacity OR maximum of 50 people excluding venue staff and vendors with inside dining restrictions. Standing areas at bars are limited to 25% of capacity. Inside dining is limited to groups of 10 with six feet between tables. Mask mandates are in effect. Dance floors remain closed.

Please note the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (ILPD) regional Mitigation Measures for COVID-19 could amend our venues’ current hours of operation and capacity totals. For ILPD’s most up-to-date COVID-19 Regional Metrics and Mitigation Measures, please visit IDPH’s COVID- 19 website.

Floor Maps

2nd Floor, Altgeld Hall

Auditorium/Ballroom

Grand Staircase

Meeting Room
Rooms 203, 225

Tentant Area/Other
Elevators
Stairs
Restrooms

Hoffman Estates, Second Floor

3rd Floor, Altgeld Hall

Balcony

Board Room
Room 315

Multi-Purpose Meeting Room
Solarium East, Solarium West

Tentant Area/Other
Elevators
Stairs
Restrooms

Hoffman Estates, Second Floor

For Venue Policies, please contact your Event Manager.

Contact Us

Theresa Stack
Associate Director of Special Events/ Conferencing and Event Sales
Phone: 815-752-6846
tstack@niu.edu

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