Revel Motor Row Est. 2016

2400 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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Revel Motor Row provides an impressive backdrop for any vision.
Situated across from Chicago’s premier convention center, McCormick Place, our new venue will help fuel the resurgence of the neighborhood into a thriving entertainment district. Motor Row’s versatile event space will accommodate up to 2,600 for cocktail parties and 400 for seated dinners. 
The Lowdown
Type
Ballroom
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Historic Building
Views
Cityscape
Style
Art Deco
Elegant
Sophisticated
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Motor Row, located at 2400 S. Michigan Ave, is a city landmark and iconic Chicago landmark. Built in the 1930’s by acclaimed architect Philip Maher, the Spanish revival designed building was first home to the Chicago Illinois Automobile Club, and in the 1950's became the headquarters for the Chicago Defender newspaper where it hosted notable Americans like John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Mohammad Ali. This rich history has carved the path for one of Chicago's most awaited event venues. Situated across from Chicago’s premier convention center, McCormick Place, our new venue will help fuel the resurgence of the neighborhood into a thriving entertainment district. Motor Row’s versatile event space will accommodate up to 2,600 for cocktail parties and 400 for seated dinners. In addition, it includes a 7,000 sq. ft. courtyard and 10 spaces for breakout rooms and private dining. In addition to this space will be a 5,000 square foot space that once held the first Cadillac dealership. Known as The Garage at Revel Motor Row, this space includes industrial details and opens to the expansive private courtyard. 

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
400
Buffet
2600
Standing
2600
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2016
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
Two story apartment, fully outfitted and perfect for a green room or bridal suite. 
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Designed and built by acclaimed architect Philip Maher in 1936 and previously home to the Illinois Automobile Club and the Chicago Defender building, Revel Motor Row provides an impressive backdrop for any vision. The adjacent building and original home to the city's first Cadillac dealership, playfully dubbed "The Garage" adds flexible space to the campus. Four years of meticulous construction allowed the Revel Group to restore this building to all of its former glory with events in mind. 50,000 sq.ft in total event space, three floors and a 5,000 sq.ft. courtyard can help you bring your dream event to life. 

Design:
Spanish revival design meets art deco styling. Completely renovated and restored to showcase it's 1930's charm. 
Standout Venue Features:
All of the stained glass and plaster work was painstakingly restored after the building stood vacant for numerous years.

The main space, Packard, now filled in with concrete, once housed an Olympic style swimming pool when the building belonged to the Illinois Automobile Club. 
Awards & Notables City of Chicago Landmark Restoration Award.
Celebration Locations
Revel Motor Row:
- Max Capacity: 2,600
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The Garage at Revel Motor Row:
- Max Capacity: 350
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
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