NIU Rockford Conference Center Event Spaces

Whether you’re hosting a meeting, celebrating a wedding or marking a special occasion, NIU Rockford has what you need. Our unique venue is easily accessible from Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa or Indiana. It features a beautiful atrium with floor-to-ceiling windows, festive outdoor spaces, and a variety of meeting and dining spaces. Full-service catering and nearby hotel accommodations complete the picture. See arrangements and room locations below, and please contact us to learn how we can make your event special!

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

First Floor Specifications and Seating Capacity
Rooms sq ft Classroom Theater U-Shaped Rounds* Nested V Hollow Sq. A/V
Atrium
Up to 200 people depending on the set-up. No A/V
Auditorium
3,500' N/A 250 N/A

 N/A

N/A N/A Data projector, lectern, white board, screen, flip chart, sound system with microphones can be added.
Tiered Meeting Rooms 100, 101 1,080' N/A 50 N/A N/A N/A N/A Data projector, lectern, white board, screen, flip chart
Patio
- N/A 40 N/A N/A

N/A

N/A No A/V
Second Floor Room Specifications and Seating Capacity
Rooms sq ft Classroom Theater U-Shaped Rounds* Nested V Hollow Sq. A/V
Executive Rooms
200, 201, 202, 203, 204
820'-930' 32 N/A 32 N/A N/A N/A Data projector, lectern, white board, screen, flip chart
Video Conference Room 201 820' 32 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Data projector, lectern, white board, screen, flip chart
Multipurpose Room 207
850' N/A N/A N/A

49

N/A N/A Data projector, lectern, white board, screen, flip chart
 Rooms 215 and 217 (combined)
835'-840' Varies Varies Varies

105

N/A Varies Data projector, lectern, white board, screen, flip chart

Floor Maps

1st Floor, NIU Rockford Regional Center

Atrium 

Auditorium

Tiered Meeting Room
Rooms 100, 101

Outdoor Space
Patio

Tentant Area/Other
Elevators
Stairs
Restrooms

Hoffman Estates, Second Floor

2nd Floor, NIU Rockford Regional Center

Atrium 

Dining Room
Rooms 215, 217

Executive Meeting Room
Rooms 200, 202, 203, 204
Room 201-Video Conference

Multi-Purpose Meeting Room
Room 207

Tentant Area/Other
Elevators
Stairs
Restrooms

Hoffman Estates, Second Floor

Room Photos

1st Floor Spaces

Meet and Greet

Invite your guests to mix and mingle in our welcoming atrium.

Presentations and More

Entertain, educate and engage in our spacious auditorium.

Take It Outside

Create an impression with our charming outdoor patio.

Meeting Spaces

Productive Training Sessions

Keep your audience comfortable and engaged as they learn.

Room to Focus

Bring your team and tackle that to-do list together.

Get Creative

Use our adaptable space to facilitate collaboration and more.

Special Use Rooms

Imagine More

Explore the various layout possibilities of our multipurpose room.

The Tech You Need

Receive convenient access to technology and on-site support.

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Delicious Dining

Complement your gathering with versatile catering options.

For Venue Policies, please contact your Event Manager.

Ready to Book?

Book Now or call 1-866-753-0010

Contact Us

Bernie Luecke
Rockford Outreach and Partnerships Manager
Phone: 815-753-8763
bluecke@niu.edu

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8500 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Phone: 815-332-7339
or 815-753-8740
niurockford@niu.edu

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