at the Chicago Firehouse
Plan your event in a historic landmark building. Originally built in 1905 and located in the South Loop at the corner of Michigan Avenue and 14th Street, The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant offers turn-of-the-century charm with a variety of unique settings to host your special event.
Whether you are planning an intimate gathering, corporate meeting or a large celebration, The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant will help you find the perfect solution. The Mayor’s Room is equipped for small business meetings, the Veranda and Patio provide beautiful warm weather settings, and the Parlor Rooms create an elegant space for a wedding reception.
Our Private Dining & Special Events Manager will help you plan a unique private dining event where Chicago history, great food, and elegant surroundings combine to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
Private Dining Spaces
The Palmer Parlor
The Palmer Parlor reflects the rich history and integrity of the firehouse with reclaimed hardwood floors and rich walnut walls. Once home to the Fire Chief’s Room in 1905, this elegant space has large windows overlooking Michigan Avenue and faces north, allowing for natural light.
The Palmer Parlor has its own private bar and can accommodate 64 people seated and 100 for a cocktail reception.
The Kimball Parlor
The Kimball Parlor shares a similar aesthetic to the Palmer Parlor with reclaimed hardwood floors and rich walnut walls. Unique features of the Kimball Parlor include a fireplace, large windows allowing for an abundance of natural light, and a view of the veranda.
The Kimball Parlor accommodates 48 seated and 75 for a cocktail reception.
The Palmer Parlor and the Kimball Parlor can be combined to accommodate 140 people seated or 225 for a cocktail reception.
The Mayor’s Room
The Mayor’s Room is warm and sophisticated with large windows, vintage exposed brick, and a built-in fireplace. The 46″ TV can be used in business meetings for presentations or to cheer on one of your favorite Chicago teams.
Boardroom seating can accommodate 18 people with an elegant dinner or cocktail reception can seat up to 25
The Second Floor Veranda is a lovely addition to any of our private dining spaces. The Veranda is perfect for warm weather gatherings and is the only space of its kind in the South Loop. The veranda overlooks the patio and can accommodate 40 people seated and 70 for a cocktail reception.
Kind Words from Past Events
I had a wedding lunch reception in the upstairs banquet room for 80 guests. The entire event was exceptional. I have to thank the banquet planner, the head server, and the serving staff. The room was beautiful and a perfect place to host a lunch for my family!
– Donna T.
Gorgeous venue for a wedding with excellent staff! Strongly recommend!
We hosted our holiday party at Chicago Firehouse this past Saturday night in the Mayor’s Room and were exceptionally pleased. Samantha who set up the party for us was extremely attentive and flexible. The staff the night of were professional yet friendly and did a phenomenal job serving us. Finally the food was excellent. I am not a meat eater but I was told the grilled lamb chop lollipops were delicious and all three entrees, the filet mignon, the chicken breast and the salmon were perfectly prepared. As we were leaving, I glanced in the main dining room which looked lovely. I have already recommended it to family members heading downtown for the holidays. Finally, I happen to have lost an earring that night and before I could call to see if I had lost it there, the restaurant contacted my business partner to say they had found one. That type of attention is truly appreciated. I highly recommend this restaurant!