Anyone who has lived in or visited Chicago, understands that the city’s magnificence isn’t just confined to that one famous Michigan Avenue mile, but that it permeates the entire city, from its iconic downtown to its beautiful lakefront to its inviting neighborhoods. Chicago is where authentic hospitality and charm meets unique style and unparalleled sophistication.
With its unmistakable presence on the banks of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, The Merchandise Mart is interwoven into the fabric of Chicago’s history and its role as a leading innovator in culture, art, business, fashion, media and more.
The world’s largest commercial building, largest wholesale design center and one of Chicago’s premier international business locations, The Merchandise Mart encompasses 4.2 million gross square feet and spans two city blocks.
Today, The Merchandise Mart welcomes more than ten million visitors each year to its retail shops, LuxeHome® boutiques, 8 floors of permanent showrooms for gift, residential, casual and contract furnishings, 13 floors of office space, dozens of trade shows and a myriad of special educational, community and consumer events.
Already a premier destination for high design and luxury goods, The Merchandise Mart provides an impressive setting for all types of events. With countless venue options in a variety of sizes and configurations, The Merchandise Mart is perfect for any event ranging from intimate gatherings to grand exhibitions. Since the 1950s, The Mart has had an impressive reputation for hosting and promoting prestigious trade and consumer events. Combine that with its prime location in the heart of downtown Chicago, and you’ll quickly see that it’s a destination second to none.
EVENTS+SPACES availabilities include:
- Special events
- Corporate and association meetings
- Charity fundraisers
- Product launches
- Cocktail parties
- Fashion shows
- Showcases and installations
- Trade shows and expositions