The Merchandise Mart

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 470, Chicago, IL
Capacity: 1,180 people

About The Merchandise Mart

Home to some of the world’s most esteemed trade and consumer shows, theMART understands what it takes to create and execute successful events. Now you can hold your gatherings, meetings and special events, large or small, in an impressive collection of adaptable venues inside theMART. Each space comes with an unmatched array of services, versatility and MMPI’s staff expertise. Combine that with the building’s prime location in the heart of downtown Chicago, and you’ll quickly see that it’s an event destination second to none. From the celebrated art deco lobby for large parties, to exquisite showrooms for cocktail hours and expansive showroom floors with all of the necessary electric requirements, to meeting spaces with breathtaking river views, theMART offers unrivaled venues for corporate, civic and charity special events, presentations, meetings or exhibitions.

Event Spaces

1447 Lounge
1448 Conference Center
Meeting Room 7AB
Meeting Room 7C
North Lobby
South Lobby

Recommendations

Events+Spaces at The Merchandise Mart - An Eventective User from Chicago, IL

The Merchandise Mart is an excellent venue to host a meeting. It is not only beautiful architecturally, but also it's customer service is extremely generous. Located in the heart of Chicago, you are located right on the beautiful Chicago river. Formally the Kennedy Building named after President John F. Kennedy and his wife, The Merchandise Mart is a plaza of accommodation. They offer the opportunity of an extremely successful event with a host of impressive and adaptable venues and unmatched services. Not to mention, The Merchandise Mart has an impressive reputation. My experiences with the Venue would leave me to give the venue a 5 out of 5. A few of the spaces that I am aware of available for event use include the North Lobby, South Lobby, the Merchandise Mart Conference Center, The Club Room, West Atrium, East Atrium, Suit Fifteen Twenty, and 350 West Mart Center Lobby. Which space to use truly depends on the the size of the meeting you plan to hold. The Merchandise Mart constantly host events in the building, so it is fair to book ahead of time rather than last minute and lose out. If you are coming from out of town you are in luck at The Merchandise Mart. They offer great amenities. They offer the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza. It is considered a business-class hotel offering 350 rooms, restaurants and conference facilities. They have great private wi-fi, which is a plus! There are also multiple shops and restaurants. They have a food court offering foods from Chicago style to Asian cuisines that I attended during a break in my meeting with a fellow worker. Would recommend to anyone looking for a special venue.

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  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1180