1401 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
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About Us

The Chicago Firehouse on the corner of South Michigan Avenue and 14th Street was originally constructed in 1905 to house Engine Company 104. In 1999, this historic building was converted into The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant. The restaurant’s private banquet space can accommodate any party size from an intimate gathering of 8 to a fabulous cocktail party for 175 guests. For a larger event, a buy-out of the entire restaurant space is possible.


These banquet rooms reflect the rich history and integrity of the firehouse with mahogany wood and fabric padded walls. This elegant room is well lit with five light coves and windows aligning the north. On the east end, an outdoor balcony showcases the restaurant’s courtyard and the city’s Museum Campus.

The East and West Rooms, together, can accommodate seating for 130 guests and up to 175 guests for a reception style event.

A sound proof mahogany wall can divide the room allowing for a more intimate affair of up to 40 guests in the West Room and up to 80 guests in the East Room.

Both the East and West Rooms have full audio/ visual capabilities.


This is a warm, elegant floor to ceiling mahogany paneled room with large windows and hardwood floors. The Mayor’s Room serves as a wonderful boardroom with its rich wood board table and black leather chairs. Private events for up to 20 people can be accommodated in this room. The Mayor’s Room has full audio/visual capabilities.



Twenty-eight inches beneath the original firehouse basement, you’ll find the Wine Cellar Room. This baroque style room accommodates up to 16 guests with seating at a large hand crafted wood table, or up to 24 guests at round tables.

Wine cabinets line the room, which is accented with candlelight. This room has its own restroom for your very private affairs.


Languages Spoken
Guest Capacity
Up to 200
Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 200
Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 50
Outdoor Ceremony - Covered
Outdoor Ceremony - Uncovered
Outdoor Reception - Covered
Outdoor Reception - Uncovered
Reception Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 200
Reception Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 100
Onsite Venue Services
Ceremony SiteFull Bar AvailableOnsite CateringOnsite ParkingOnsite ValetOnsite Wedding Coordination
Venue Style
AntiqueHistoricTraditionalUrbanVictorianVintage / Retro
Venue Type
Other Venue TypeRestaurant



Love this place!

Feb 08, 2014