About Us


We strive to make the reservation process quick and easy — providing you the space, set-up, equipment, and amenities you want so all you have to do is focus on your objectives, not chairs and projectors.  Having worked with over 100 clients — scores of whom have returned time and again — Chicago Meeting Solutions has the experience to help you make the most of your meeting.


We know our business.

With over 20 years experience in sales, meeting, convention logistics, and management services, Chicago Meeting Solutions is owned and led by Gayle Gardner.  From a ten person training to a conference with tens of thousands of attendees, her depth and breadth of experience is extensive, which includes:

•  directly contracting with or providing services at 14 of the 25 largest convention centers in the United States;

•  commanding operations for private events at scores of prominent historic, cultural, sports and entertainment venues, including Minute Maid Park, Discovery Green, Houston Toyota Center, Denver’s Pepsi Center and 9th Street Historic Park, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Fenway Park, Chicago’s Union Station, Lambeau Field, Wrigley Field, and Heinz Field;

•  guiding clients in expanding registrations for their events/trainings, and in the process cultivating a 100% rate on repeat business bookings; and,

•  counted amongst CMS’ clients are some of the most prominent companies/brands in the world and leaders in their respective fields such as Starbucks, Pitney Bowes, Mesirow Financial, Baxter, Wells Fargo, CannonDesign, Abbott, Microsoft, American Public Health Association, McKesson Pharmaceuticals, Institute for Electronic and Electrical Engineers, AARP, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the United States Marine Corps.

We are confident that we have the experience and capacity to take care of your meeting, event, or training needs, and look forward to having you and your group at one of our facilities soon.  To begin the process, either complete the RFQ by clicking the tab above, or emailing us at: bookings@chicagomeetingsolutions.com.

Finding a space for a meeting can be stressful. There are so many moving parts and odds and ends to oversee. [Chicago Meeting Solutions] makes the entire process seamless and with little effort. They take care of every customer from beginning to end—even remembering your preferences from the last meeting.  They go above and beyond to make sure the only job you are doing is your own and focusing on your meeting.
Meg White

Account Manager, Northern Fork