A non-profit organization that I volunteer for actually held a fund raiser at this convention center. While the actual convention center is massive, we only rented out one portion. It was a banquet room and it was beautiful! The arrangements were done really nicely and they had a great speaker system set up for the auctions, speeches, awards, etc. The setup of the food and the display were very nice, although I didn't care too much for the food. They had tons of parking too and there were plenty of securit people walking around, making me feel super safe. Another good thing is that this place is very close to O'hare airport and so it is convenient for people flying in.