Testimonials from Happy Customers


The entire staff is very helpful, friendly, and professional. Everyone is so accommodating.

Lonnie Bathurst, RPM Meet

I recently had my wedding reception at the Gateway Convention Center and can honestly say that I had the best experience with them. I came in open minded and with the help of the amazing staff my wedding was priceless. They helped me pick out decorations and gave me a ton of options that would fit within my budget. I am so very pleased and would recommend them to anyone!

Whitney Scheckel, Wedding Reception Client

Entire staff was a pleasure to work with. They are all very attentive, pleasant and always had a smile.

Daddy Daughter Date Night

Our organization was extremely pleased with the entire staff as well as the facility. Everyone went out of their way to ensure our event ran smoothly. Great job, Gateway Convention Center and Spectra Food Services & Hospitality!

Steve Johnson, OWPI Conference & Tradeshow

We were very pleased and can't wait for next year.

Gail Marchbanks, Kellsie's Trees of Hope

I volunteered Friday and Saturday and it was a rewarding experience. Thanks again, one of the organizers Dr. Beard can’t say enough good things about your organization. Your are certainly a good role model for Southern Illinois.

David R. Buettner, AIC

The staff was incredible. Honestly, it was the perfect setup. Beautiful. Full of wonderful food. Heard great comments about the coffee. The staff asked a few times if everything was okay. Just a great experience!!!!!!! Thank you!

Dawn Mushill, Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce

Great location and great staff that made our meetings easy to plan and successful.

Jarred Mill, Town Hall/ Courage Tour

Gateway Convention Center has always been a pleasure to work with. We booked next year's event immediately after this years.

Jeff Newman, MJ Kellner Food Show

Heard nothing but great things about the room, service and food last night! Thanks for helping us put on a great event!

Christine Rasure, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA Greater St. Louis Area Council

Having worked with Gateway over quite a few years in planning events for an organization, it was fun to attend a business meeting/awards dinner as a participant only. Everything relative to the Gateway Convention Center was wonderful. I would continue to recommend the facility & staff for any event. They have always been helpful and our events were well-served.

Sandy Sewell Strohmeier, Banquet Client

We always enjoy working with the team at Gateway Convention Center. They are friendly and professional. The whole team from the Sales Team to the Event Managers to the Maintenance Crew always go above and beyond to make sure our event is able to run as smoothly as possible!

Brooke Mathewson, F+W Trade Show & Events

Cindy, your staff is one of the very best I have worked with for over 30 years.

Rosemarie Brown, Annual Meeting and Auction - SWMC Chamber

As always the room was gorgeous, great food and the staff was super. You all make my job much easier!

Doris Stephens, Greater Gateway of REALTORS Association

Our relationship with Gateway is great and our experience is always positive!

Nicole Keller, Prairie Farms Dairy - Annual Sales Meeting

Excellent experience overall! The staff are very responsive.

Katie Johnson, Bank of Edwardsville

I would highly recommend the Gateway Convention Center and the staff to any group that is seeking a good and clean location.

Gene Walls, Gideons Annual Pastor's Luncheon

It was great to have such a beautiful & spacious facility for the event. We loved working with you.

Barbara Smock, The Empty Bowl

Another great event!

Gary Tedrick, Congressional Prayer Breakfast

I cannot begin to thank you enough for such a wonderful event. You guys are the best to work with. I wish I could plan something there every month!!! Everything from the room to the food to the ice sculpture was amazing. I have received SO many compliments about you and your staff. People are still talking about the party! I’m kind of sad that it’s over. It was a huge success in large part to you guys!!

Michelle Null, Benchmark Title Company

It was the perfect place for my shower. Everything was perfect and food was great.

Wells Twin Baby Shower.

Words CANNOT express how thankful we are of you and your team. You went above and beyond to ensure our volunteers were hydrated and nourished. We threw a lot at you and you delivered PERFECT service.

Dion Haney, Mission of Mercy Convention