New At The Q
New At The Q

Q Center Opens New Courtyard Experience Just In Time for Seasonal Fun

November 2, 2018

Grab your cozy sweaters and warm blankets because fall is here in the Midwest as leaves begin to change and the weather starts to feel a bit crisper every day. The minds of many begin to float to delicious hot cider around a warm fire and Q Center is ready to make that a reality! Over the past six months, teams have been working diligently to prepare Q Center’s new courtyard experience for groups and individuals alike!

This new outdoor space in the heart of Q Center’s 95 acres brings collaboration and relaxation to the great outdoors. A large water feature towers over the space at 11 feet tall with calming waterfalls, organic stones and sky-high vases covered in babbling brooks. Kick your feet up after a long day around one of two gas fireplaces with a refreshing drink the Brick Oven Bistro only steps away, or host a private event for networking with your group. Take yourself out of the classroom and appreciate the calming appeal of nature with colorful flora, fresh greenery and towering trees creating your home away from home.

Looking for a unique experience for your next team outing? Let Q Center’s Q Collaborate specialists formulate the perfect team building event in this space to target your team’s goals and initiatives for strong, more productive employees. Or, host a reception planned by our talented catering specialists featuring fun seasonal treats to tingle any taste bud, like s’mores, cider and caramel apple stations.

The new courtyard experience is open for private events and after-hours relaxation beginning Monday, October 1st. To learn more, contact Q Center at 630-444-4777 to start planning your group event and appreciate the beauty of fall in the Midwest.

Exciting Fall Fun Coming To St. Charles’ Scarecrow Fest

September 27, 2018

Fall in the Midwest is a beautiful time of the year to experience leaves changing and the cool, crisp air from the north. Here in St. Charles, the fall fun is just beginning as the town’s 33rd Annual Scarecrow Fest comes to town! Hosted October 5th through 7th in downtown St. Charles, the joy of local favorites, holiday décor and carnival excitement come together as a magical experience for people of all ages.

For those traveling with kids, enjoy hosted festival favorites like making your own scarecrow, enjoying carnival rides in the West Suburban Bank Zone or take the Fox Valley Ice Arena Ice Challenge and test your hockey skills! Looking for a little adult fun? Enjoy live entertainment on the main stage hosted by Q Center or visit the Autumn on the Fox Arts and Crafts Show hosted Friday through Sunday.

“Q Center’s involvement in Scarecrow Fest has been a long standing tradition. St. Charles is our home and the home away from home for many of our guests who stay with us, so we love to see our community out and about enjoying the beauty of fall here in the Midwest. We couldn’t imagine a better way than to bring joy to those who live here and work in our backyard,” says Tom Donahue, General Manager at Q Center.

To see all of the excitement coming to Scarecrow Fest, visit or visit downtown St. Charles Friday, October 5th through Sunday, October 7th to enjoy all there is to offer.

Click to view the live entertainment schedule hosted by Q Center or stop by Q Center’s booth for an opportunity to win one of many raffle prizes!