Meetings and Conventions

If a central location with affordable venues and accommodations sounds appealing for your next meeting or convention, you’ll want to talk with us!

Located in the heart of Illinois and the Midwest, the Peoria Area is just a short drive from Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis and is accessible via major interstates.  If you’re traveling from further away, our international airport offers non-stop flights from 11 destinations, along with cabs, car rentals, and shuttle service to your final destination.

The Peoria Area offers great accommodations as well, with over 4,500 hotel rooms to choose from – many of them newly renovated and within walking distance of the largest downstate event facility in Illinois. The cities of Peoria and East Peoria each boast riverside downtowns with dining, shopping, festivals, nightlife and culture – providing plenty of options for fun once the day’s business is done.

Host a convention that gives your attendees the quality experience they are expecting - at a more affordable rate than major metro markets. Bring your next meeting to the Peoria Area!


Peoria Civic Center

The Peoria Civic Center is a multipurpose event facility offering the highest levels of customer service for clients and patrons. 

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Tools & Resources

Planning Guide

Whether you are looking for the perfect place to have a family vacation or a fun-filled weekend with friends the Peoria region has... Read More arrow


The Peoria Area boasts world-class convention and expo centers, featuring the Peoria Civic Center-located in downtown Peoria and... Read More arrow

Planning Services

Planning a convention or meeting in Peoria, Illinois that gives your attendees the quality experience they are expecting plan with... Read More arrow

Group Dining

Between reservation policies, splitting the bill and seating, group dining has its difficulties. Luckily, there are a number of... Read More arrow

Places To Stay

No matter if you need lodging for a bachelorette party, wedding, sports team or business meeting, many of the hotels in the Peoria... Read More arrow

Request Info

The professional staff of the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau are eager to assist you with your event and meeting... Read More arrow