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The BEST WESTERN Clock Tower Resort and Conference Center is Rockford, Illinois’ premiere location for any special event from intimate social gatherings to large corporate events, conferences or meetings. The Clock Tower boasts over 30,000 square-feet of unique and flexible meeting, catering or leisure space including the spacious Wallingford Grand Ballroom, the sun-drenched Figgs Café, the intimate Eli Terry Room, and many more. Our Chef and culinary team provide the finest quality cuisine for any type of event and our professional and friendly sales staff will help you plan every detail to make your event a success. The Clock Tower is conveniently located at I-90 and State Street making it easy for attendees and guests to arrive effortlessly. If you are planning a special event in Rockford, the Clock Tower has the space for you! 

Unique Spaces with Character and Class
  • Wallingford Grand Ballroom – Largest of the Clock Tower spaces, over 10,000 square feet. The ballroom can be partitioned into up to six smaller spaces.
  • Howard Center – Located in the lower level, features over 2900 square feet and can be partitioned into up to four spaces.
  • Figgs Café – Bright and sunny atrium with a glorious view of the courtyard and indoor/outdoor fountain, a favorite for wedding receptions, ceremonies and other parties.
  • Eli Terry – Located just off the main lobby with 1300 square feet of private space perfect for meetings or small exhibits.
  • Gambrinus – Comfortably accommodates up to 20, a favorite for corporate board meetings and runaway Wisconsin politicians. 
  • Plus the Clock Tower has five Hospitality Suites and two Executive Board Rooms available with space to accommodate up to 40.
The Clock Tower hosts hundreds of special events and meetings each year, including:
  • Conventions and conferences
  • Trade shows and exhibitions
  • Wedding ceremonies and receptions
  • Family reunions
  • Awards banquets
  • Fundraiser banquets and balls
  • Holiday parties
  • And much more!

Wallingford Center
For groups of up to 1,500, the Wallingford Center is a 10,080 square-foot ballroom/convention center space that can be divided into six rooms.

Howard Center/Lower Level Boardroom
For groups of 24 to 400, the Howard Center provides 2,940 square-feet of meeting and banquet space on the lower level.

Eli Terry Banquet Room
For groups of 25 to 175, the Eli Terry Banquet Room encompass a 1,314 square-foot space located adjacent to the Resort's Registration Lobby.

Figgs Banquet Facilities
Banquet facilities for up to 165 guests.

Audio/Video Equipment
The Clock Tower Resort is always prepared for your professional function with its own in-house audio-visual firm. Available to you is the latest in A/V equipment, projection screens, lighting, podiums, easels, whiteboards ­ whatever you need to make your meeting a success. Technical assistance is always available.

Business Services
The Best Western Clock Tower Resort is improving the way we do Business! 
  • Great coporate rates available, call Susan Smolarek at 815-229-4572 to set up your company's special rate today.
  • New Business Center -  Our all new Business Center features upgraded equipment, high-speed Internet, print service, office supplies and reading space. The Business Center is complimentary for our valued guests and available 24 hours a day. 
  • Updated internet service now providing even faster internet speeds throughout.

Catering Services
Let our skilled catering staff help make your occasion truly elegant. The Best Western Clock Tower Resort provides a beautiful backdrop to wedding receptions, anniversary parties and reunions. We offer a large selection of banquet rooms and catering packages with just the right choices, whether you're planning an intimate gathering or a formal reception.

Planning your event at the Clock Tower Resort also offers convenience for out-of-town guests. They'll appreciate the easy access and luxurious accommodations and amenities the Clock Tower Resort provides.

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