A social and cultural oasis in the vast retail and technology landscape of Chicago’s burgeoning northwest suburbs” This is how The Meadows Club, Rolling Meadows is described in ‘City by Design- an architectural perspective of chicago’- a comprehensive publication that presents a captivating perspective of the fine works of architecture that comprise Chicago. Featured in the category of ‘Built to Play and Stay’, this synergistic development is featured alongside architectural icons like Millennium Park, The Merchandise Mart and McCormick Place, as well as those that have yet to be completed, such as the Trump International Hotel & Tower.
Currently an impressive boutique convention center that has been earning high acclaim and rave reviews since its opening in 2007, The Meadows Club plans to add a world music lounge with an international –cuisine restaurant and an art gallery in its next phase, scheduled to be completed later this year. The development will eventually also include a 1000-seat performing arts theater, recording studios and an art academy.
Envisioned by a local Chicago entrepreneur, Mr. Madan Kulkarni, the dream was encapsulated into a stunning mix of elegant interiors, sophisticated ambiance and relaxed luxury. The resounding success of the first phase is a reflection of his detailed vision for a state of the art facility for art, music, fashion and gastronomy.
The venue features a built-in stage, with custom staging options for fashion shows and dinner theatres, concert-quality acoustics customized for the space, specialty robotic lighting that can follow a bride down the aisle and multiple video screens that can be hooked to a live video feed. Designed by Ms. Swapna Sathyan, who is also the Vice President of Marketing, the warm interiors display a rich palate of earth tones that soothe and energize at the same time, capturing the perfect note for a variety of event needs.
The Meadows Club has become one of the premier suburban venues for weddings, corporate events, awards galas, fashion shows, fundraisers and dinner concerts. With an extensive, full service kitchen that can cater to a variety of exquisite menu options, impeccable service and an experienced, accommodating staff, The Meadows Club has captivated clients who have held their events here and has raised the bar for event venues. The high-tech kitchen is equipped with the latest technology, and sous-chefs from different ethnicities conjure up Continental, Italian, Mexican, South Asian, Polish, Russian, Oriental and Nigerian delicacies. It has become the norm for Executive Chef Mike Bennett and his team to get compliments after every event, a fact that no doubt contributes to the rising success of The Meadows Club.
Recently awarded the ‘Community Enhancement Award’, the Meadows Club attributes its success to the efficiency and passion shared by its staff. With flexible seating and staging options, events such as silent auctions, trade shows, career fairs, fashion shows and galas are accommodated with ease within the grand ballroom. The column-free interiors with the soaring ceilings, built-in audio-visuals and specialty lights offer a unique combination of convenience and affordability. Large-scale productions that require additional equipment can plug into easily accessible panels. The facility has a custom designed sound system that allows musicians to ‘plug-and-play’.
This unique facility has become a standard for quality and service in the short time that it has been in operation. With its reputation, it has succeeded in attracting various unique events to the Chicagoland area. Upcoming events include The Great Debate, on March 19th, co-hosted by WIND 560 AM & Progressive Talk WCPT- an historic event that will involve a chance for conservatives and progressives to get together to talk about the issues they care about with each other and the US National finals for an international Bollywood Dance Contest, held for the first time in the Midwest, on April 12th.
The Meadows Club has started hosting Jazz nights every Wednesday from 6:30 PM in the Moulin Rouge room, inviting the local community to stop in for a drink and great music in a relaxed setting. Salsa Thursdays, beginning in April, will include a dance lesson followed by an open dance night.