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Make Your Meetings Pop

Fresh new event décor is sometimes really hard to come up with for an annual meeting. It can be challenging to surprise attendees and ensure a memorable experience. Here are some ideas that should help. Incorporate the season, work it

Think Almonds!

A healthy and tasty snack to munch on is almonds. The source of food and its nutritional content is important knowledge when planning an event or party. People want to eat nutritious foods, but tend to associate the term “healthy”

Thanksgiving Buffet


November 28th – Delicious Thanksgiving Buffet All the traditional trimmings for a Thanksgiving meal! Served from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM $23.95 Adults and $11.95 Children (4-12 years) Call (217)422-8800 for reservations!

Always Have A Plan B

When planning an outdoor event, make sure you have a plan b in place just in case Mother Nature decides to throw a temp tantrum with bad weather.   Some ideas to consider would be a cooking extravaganza. Everyone likes

Rehearsal Dinners

The options are endless when deciding where to host the dinner. What better location for a rehearsal dinner than where your out-of –town guests will be staying the weekend.  You can choose a private room in a restaurant , such

Ice Sculpture Trends

In the zest of making the parties and events more elegant, people look for the wow factor that adds a unique element to their event. Ice sculptures are becoming a new buzzword in parties and wedding decorations. They grace the

Q & A Part 2

What is a Cyclorama? A raised speaker’s platform Type of lectern Platforms of varying heights used together to create a stage   The answer is c. The varying heights allow the audience to see certain actions on the stage. Depending

Q & A Time

An informal academic or research meeting for the purpose of finding areas of mutual interest is a Buzz session Fishbowl Colloquium Workshop   The answer is c. Colloquium. Today’s participants want to take an active role in their own learning

How Pinterest has revolutionized planning a wedding

Pinterest is an amazing tool to use for your wedding planning! It is a virtual bulletin board that can help inspire you and keep all of those creative ideas in one place. If you’re not familiar with Pinterest yet, it

Ice Carvings are great attention getters

Ice Carving is truly unique and can be utilized for many purposes other than decoration. It was born from the culinary arts and the current trends utilize this culinary background to create elegant interactive food displays and ice bars. Ice

“I hosted an event for work at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel and was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the quality of the food provided by catering. I hope to host future events at your facility.” – Kim Mangan
Kim Mangan
My stay was delightful and very relaxing and staff were very welcoming. Thanks for everything.
Marry Ribben
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay and for taking such good care of the team, coaches, and support staff this past weekend. The trip went very smooth and the team had their first victory over Millikin in 40+ years! We really appreciate your hard work and wanted to extend our sincere appreciation to you and your staff that made everything possible. Thank you again for your hospitality.
Lauren Cavallaro
I enjoyed working with you last December on our Christmas Party for the BLET. You are very professional and your staff did a wonderful job.Everyone at the party said the food and JR’s was great!We are looking forward to having the party again there this year.
Toni Cusanelli
Your hotel is one of the best I have ever visited! Thanks for making my stay super awesome. I would surely recommend you guys.
Mark Anthony
I just want to say THANK YOU for everything. I thought the meetings went really well, the guests seemed to enjoy their rooms and stay, the food was fabulous, and we were well taken care of if we needed something. We didn’t have to want or wait on anything!! I have to admit I was very impressed!
Becky Garrett
My stay at the Decatur Conference Center was one of the best stays I have had in my many travels throughout the Midwest.  Thank You!
Irene Paliomentro