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Unique Chicago Event Space Testimonials

With over 80,000 sq-ft. of event space, Pheasant Run Resort has hosted hundreds of thousands of guests for all kinds of functions throughout the years. We invite you to read a few of their experiences below. If your company allowed us the honor of housing a recent meeting or conference, perhaps you'll let us know how it went with a testimonial of the event. In St. Charles, our countryside setting inspires success, from planning to fruition. Please allow us to share it with you.

Words From Our Guests

Our experience with Pheasant Run was beyond our expectations. From the planning process to the serving of food, we always felt like we were taken care of. It was almost too easy! The staff was so kind, both in the planning and during our time there. Everyone was so friendly and made us feel like we were at home. 
The rooms for our activities were perfect. During the planning process, they really took the time to listen to what we needed to make sure we were taken care of. Everything was set up exactly how it was requested. They were always one step ahead of us!Our team really enjoyed the fire pit, the game room and the swimming pools while we were there. The game room was actually closed, but they opened it for us! We made so many memories at Pheasant Run and look forward to making more memories in the future. 🙂
Thank you so much for all of your time and efforts!

- Courtney Sinnott, HAMCO, Inc. Retreat

The 2018 African American Travel Conference (AATC) was hosted by the St. Charles, IL CVB and the Pheasant Run Resort April 30 through May 2.  Over 200 delegates from 25 states, Israel, and Canada attended this year's Conference in St. Charles, Illinois.  Our delegates experienced great Midwest hospitality, delicious food and wonderful accommodations at the Pheasant Run Resort.  The conference delegates were impressed with the attention to detail that the Pheasant Run staff provided our members and anticipated many of their needs throughout our three-day stay.  Special thanks to France Langan, General Manager, Hal Barth, Director of Sales, and Eric Yarolimek, Director of Group Sales for their vision of what hospitality is all about at the Pheasant Run Resort.  All of their efforts and direction to the rest of the Resort staff provided a five star experience for our AATC group travel leaders.  I am confidant from this experience that many of our members will be returning to the Resort with their groups in the near future.

- Joe Cappuzzello, President & CEO
African American Travel Conference

"Just taking a moment to thank you for all of the great work done by your entire Pheasant Run staff during the NPL 2018 Kick-Off Event.  The client was very pleased by what you were able to accomplish.  The constant checking in, answering numerous requests and always being flexible to their needs did not go unnoticed.  I must say that your team really went above and beyond to exceed the clients expectations.
I would be remiss if I did not personally praise, in particular, Brittany Norris and Ting.  Brittany was very available during the final stages of the expo and certainly the last three days when our company was onsite.  She was only a phone call away, allowed us to use her office for last minute computer requests and did all of this accompanied with a warm smile.  Ting was a workhorse and you are very lucky to have such a great, hardworking person in your employ.  He was always willing to do whatever asked and never once did we need to look much farther than across the Mega Center to find him busy working on tables, chairs, linens or pipe and drape.  He was fantastic!
Please note that I did also want to mention the great work of Al Moore, John, Hammer and Nik.  They were professional and extremely easy to work with.  I am grateful for the experience of working with Pheasant Run."

- Faith, NPL 2018 Kick Off

"Thank you to all of the Pheasant Run staff who helped to make our conference a success.  Once again, the Mega Center looked great.  The audio visual quality was excellent.  The booths looked wonderful!  And we love the extra touch of the poinsettias on the tables. 
A special thanks to Lori in the Mega Center!  When I needed something quickly I knew right where to go.  She was happy to help us with any requests and always with a smile.  She was in the Mega Center all day every day to answer and questions, to help us with any issues from food to temperature control to set up.  She is  a wonderful asset for Pheasant Run!  
The food was wonderful…compliments to your chef and to Steve!  
Breakouts rooms were set up and ready for us.  Thank you Ting…great job with set up! 
Margy was responsive to all of my requests before, during and after the conference.  It has been a pleasure to work with her. "  

- Barb Jaquet, Raising Student Achievement Conference

"Thank you so much for coordinating such a nice event. I felt as though your staff was very accommodating and professional. I really enjoyed working with you all."

- Gina Modica, Equine and Companion Animal Sales Specialist
Purina Animal Nutrition LLC

"I'm connecting to compliment your staff on a job well done. Debbie and Al were most accommodating during the planning process, taking the time to meet with my team on multiple occasions. Debbie worked to maximize the space and Al chose just the right A/V package. The food and beverage order was spot on, not too much, not too little. Your banquet servers were very gracious and your set up crew was very efficient. Thanks to everyone at Pheasant Run for helping to make the Trivia Bee for Literacy a success."

- Peg Coker, Executive Director
Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley

"I wanted to send a huge and sincere "THANK YOU" for your incredible service and support last week during the ICE Conference. From before Day 1, the support offered was nothing short of incredible. Debra and Margy were there to answer questions and offer advice at every turn and at the drop of a hat could answer questions and meet with us when needed. Upon arrival on Sunday, the Expo Hall looked amazing. Bruce truly stepped up and took every opportunity to support our team in the Exhibit Hall. There was not a time that I was not in the area that I did not see Bruce. France and Hal, it meant so much to see you in the hallways, greeting people as they came into the resort and being in and out of sessions throughout the week. Debra taking on and planning the celebration for Andy was appreciated as well. It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate his years of service and it was done with excitement and respect. And again, as always, if I needed anything, Margy was there. I don't think from Sunday thru today, that more than 5 minutes went by from the time I emailed or texted Margy that I did not have an answer. Your team this year was amazing and continued to go above and beyond in every aspect."

- Amber Heffner, Executive Director
Illinois Computing Educators

"We had a truly wonderful time at Pheasant Run for our Retreat this past weekend! Thank you and Debra again for a seamless event....Thank you again for everything!"

- Georgeanne Russell, Coordinator, Behavioral Medicine
West Suburban Family Medicine Residency Program

"Thank you so much for another outstanding event at Pheasant Run Resort. All of us at Kennedy Productions feel thankful for your support and expertise that helps our events to run so smoothly. We feel lucky to work with such a talented and dedicated team and look forward to another great show together in February."

- Laura McNamara, Joanne Kennedy, & Team
Kennedy Productions, Inc (Old House New House Home Show)

"The staff is very friendly and accommodating." I heard this type of comment concerning the staff on more than one occasion in different areas of the resort; the café, Jambalaya, and of the staff who catered our breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Pheasant Run Resort has character." The participants love Bourbon Street, the Atrium, the New Orleans ballroom and the resort in general. It was not the Westin and that was good.

As I shared with you prior to the conference I had concerns about the resort being dated and in need of some investment. Despite my concerns I chose to hold the conference at Pheasant Run because of the people who worked there. I was impressed during my initial visit with Karen Horn that everyone and I mean everyone who worked there took the initiative to say HI to you or you greeted them. I visited the resort unannounced twice before signing the contract to see if that day was a dog and pony show and to my pleasant surprise your staff never once failed to make my visit pleasant and satisfying. Kudos to your staff.

I would recommend Pheasant Run to anyone at McDonald's who is looking for a place to hold a conference, a meeting or simply a place to get away."

- David Bryan
US Operations - Restaurant Technology, McDonald's USA, LLC

"Wow…what an impressive display of hospitality you and your team orchestrated for our IHLA Board of Directors Outing at Pheasant Run earlier this week!
I cannot tell you how much I appreciated your professionalism and attention to detail from conversation to BEO to execution-the transition was flawless with an impeccable outcome!  From the moment we walked in your main entrance to the closing of the car door, your hospitality was of the highest caliber.
Chef Tiffany and her team outdid themselves on a menu that was creatively displayed and savory to the last bite!  The dinner was one of the BEST our GM's have experienced in a setting like none before…and the filets were cooked to perfection despite a winded reception by our attendees.  You truly exceeded all expectations as the genuine smiles of our attendees showed true.  I think it helps when everyone at the resort was empowered and seemed like they loved their role--it was contagious.  You have an exceptional team!

Steve and Janis were stand-out all stars ensuring everyone was taken care of as well as your service team.  Your executive team was also on-point, there for any question or direction needed.  Forgive me if I did not mention each one here…You all made IHLA look good too and we greatly appreciate that!!    
Thank you again for the extra attention and the extra hospitality.  I have shared my positive experience with many and will continue to do so-you've raised the bar for our outings!"

- Jennifer Chase, Managing Director, Events
Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association

"Thank you so much for coordinating such a nice event. I felt as though your staff was very accommodating and professional. I really enjoyed working with you all."

- Bill Hayes Brule
Open Golf & Worthington North

Weddings 2017