Over The Hill & Retirement Celebrations

In a time when 40 is the new 20, and 60 is the new 30 it is unclear exactly when you're “Over The Hill”. Suffice it to say when it is time to throw a party to celebrate a friend or family member's clear passage Over the Hill, the Skokie Banquet and Conference Center has you covered. . Our planning team can combine just the right amount of elegance, celebration, and embarrassment to any Over The Hill honoree.

Has a friend, family member or coworker made it to that time in life in life when they “stop living at work and start working at living”? Commemorate their achievements and acknowledge new beginnings at Skokie Banquet and Conference Center.

A celebration can be as simple as a private room in our resident Tavern and Grill, Bar Louie, or a fully catered affair in the North Shore Ballroom

Planning a surprise? Here are a few aspects of our property that lend itself to a great surprise venue!


  • As home to Holiday Inn & Suites in Skokie, it is very easy to "hide" surprise guests from the celebrant.
  • Many hosts entice the unsuspecting honoree into the party with a simple invite for lunch, dinner, or drinks at Bar Louie.
  • Many honorees were lured into their own parties under the promise of a relaxing "Staycation" away from the family.