Where Should You Host your next Military Reunion?

Chicago military reunionWhen it comes to the ideal location to hold a military reunion, it may feel as if your choices are limited. With almost any reunion, you want the ideal location during the most enjoyable time of year. You also don’t want to break the bank on a venue, but you want a memorable location that will remain with all who attend.

Depending on what you are looking for in a venue can dictate your decision. Are you seeking on outdoor location with historical significance? Would you prefer a military-focused venue that contains a vast amount of history in itself? Or is the ideal location and indoor one, such as a hotel, to be sure you can hold your reunion rain or shine? No matter what your decision is, Lisle has venues of all types to accommodate all of your military reunion wants and needs.

Military Reunion Venues around Lisle


The Morton Arboretum

There are few things more peaceful than an outdoor area with trees, paths, driving tours, and best of all, tranquility. You will find all that and more with the internationally recognized Morton Arboretum. It’s an outdoor living museum with 1,700 acres of stunning landscapes, trees from all over the world, and plenty of places for you and your military friends to enjoy a meal and a variety of places to catch up. It is open for all four seasons and there is something new to discover and enjoy for each one.

The Cantigny Gardens and Museum

The Cantigny Gardens and Museum, is a 500-acre estate of the late Colonel Robert McCormick. It features the First Division Museum at Cantigny and it commemorates the distinguished service of the men and women who have served their nation from its beginning. The mansion is filled with paintings, rare books, European antiques, and Asian art collected by McCormick himself from around the world.

Great Lakes Naval Training Station

The Great Lakes Naval Training Station is located in North Chicago and is the second largest military installation in Illinois and is the largest training station in the Navy. The base itself has 1,153 buildings and is truly a sight to see.

Special Offers for Military Reunions

Here in Lisle, the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau can help you plan your reunion. Starting with our full-service hotels, you can receive complimentary offers such as complimentary hospitality suites and guest rooms, select rooms are 50% off, complimentary rooms for planners, and much more. These hotels have a lot to offer on their own, but what makes them great is that they are in close proximity to everything listed above. So, if you are planning an extended reunion, get in contact with LCVB to plan your military reunion and take advantage of all that Lisle has to offer.

The Itinerary

For an extended stay, you can participate in an itinerary that will show you all of the great things the Lisle area has to offer in regards to historical and military experiences. Day 1 includes a trip to Cantigny Park and in the afternoon, the Illinois Aviation Museum. Day 2 takes you to the Naval Station Great Lakes and its Naval Museum. Next, you get to visit Chicago’s historic Navy Pier which is walking distance to the Museum of Science and Industry. Day 3 is a day for science and technology with the first visit being at Argonne National Laboratory. And last, but definitely not least, is for the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Get a glimpse into space with accelerators and other tools.

Plan Your Military Reunion with the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau

For assistance planning your military reunion in Lisle, contact the LCVB today to take advantage of all the incentives and for an organized event that has been organized by professionals that know Lisle and the Chicago area best.

Call the LCVB today at 630-769-1000 to learn more or email lislevisitor@stayinlisle.com and you will receive a response shortly.