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Marmon Grand   The Marmon GrandThe Ultimate Destination in the Evolution of Style

Inspired by a tradition of grace and sophistication, The Marmon Grand Banquet and Meeting Space emerges: The Marmon Grand is a premier venue for the full spectrum of social and business events: banquets, corporate meetings, wedding receptions and more; providing a distinctive mix of fine dining cuisine, charming atmosphere and custom-tailored service.

Unmistakably tasteful and exquisite, this establishment captures the elegance of bygone generations-and charts a course for 21st century excellence. Take a trip through time and discover that style never stills, but continues forward into new and unexpected guises.
The Marmon Grand Banquet Hall is the fulfillment of a dream by Mrs. Janet A. Conner, one of Chicago’s premiere event planners for the last 22 years. She chose the former home of the Marmon automobile showroom of the 1920’s as her choice for a spacious and attractive location for her dream banquet venue. The Marmon showroom is located in the heart of the Motor Row at 2230 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago was large enough and had the potential to be a very spacious and elegant venue for any type of special event. An added attraction was the vintage look of the outside and inside of the building, the elegantly framed floor to ceiling windows across the front of the room, the intricate inlaid tile floors inside and the towering columns throughout the room. In the fall of 2006 the Marmon Grand opened their doors. Since then every event at the Marmon Grand has been a wonderful success. Our first years have been enjoyable and successful. We hope to see many more years here at the Marmon Grand like the ones we have experienced so far.
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Marmon Grand   Motor Row – A Monument to Modern America
A designated Chicago landmark, the Motor Row District takes in Michigan Avenue from Cermak Road to the Stevenson Expressway. The district’s 56 buildings primarily housed showrooms for the finest automobiles of the day- as many as 116 makes of automobiles in its heyday. Its close proximity to McCormick Place and Hyatt Regency makes this a tourism destination. The buildings represent an array of designs, from two-story structures used for display and offices to multi-story buildings that housed repair, storage, painting and finishing facilities. This multi-story structure featured elegant exterior and interior ornamentation, creating “stage sets” that dramatized the power and romance of the vehicles within. All Roads Lead to The Marmon Grand… The Continuum of Excellence. The Marmon Grand, is both your ultimate destination in the evolution of style and a stepping-off point for a new mode of excellence.
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The Marmon Grand Banquet Hall
Inspired by a tradition of grace and sophistication, The Marmon Grand Banquet and Meeting space emerges as a premier venue for the full spectrum of social and business events.

  • 8500 square feet - capacity 462 people
  • Floor to Ceiling Michigan Ave Window Line
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Towering White Columns
  • Much, Much, More...
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The VIP Area - Mezzanine

  • Capacity 40 -50 people
  • Cozy & Intimate Setting
  • Wet Bar
  • Eclectic Furnishings Adorn the Room
  • Skylight
  • Much, Much, More...
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Executive Bio

Janet Conner - Synthesizing a unique combination of management, fundraising and marketing skills with her distinctive style, Janet has achieved a reputation as a highly skilled and innovative entreprenuer. Prior to the Marmon Grand, Janet has been the Founder and President of Events Unlimited Inc., a consultant management firm, following a long and successful career in leadership and management. Janet has a M.S. Education and a B.S. Education from Chicago State University

Robert Conner - Has extensive corporate experience with almost thirty years spent with the Xerox Corporation. Robert was a Global Account Manager, responsible for worldwide sales, service, billing and distribution. Robert has a B.S. Math from Chicago State University.

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Janet Conner also has extensive volunteer experience as well as a host of Honors which include:

  • Bronzeville Chamber of Commerce Recognition
  • Orchid Award - Top Ladies of Distinction
  • Presidential Appreciation Award - Lincoln Dental Society
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Cited for Contributions - National Organization Minority Architects
  • Kizzy Award
  • Two Thousand Notable American Women
  • Who's Who of Women Executives
  • Who's Who of American Women
  • Tribute for Outstanding Performance, Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Roseland Commnunity Hospital
Client List
The Marmon Grand also has an impressive list of clients:
  • American Contractors Association
  • American Airlines Employee Resource Group (AAERG)
  • Antique Car Display
  • Apostolic Faith Church
  • Bad Boyz
  • Big Mike Productions
  • Brand New Beginnings, Inc
  • Bronzeville Chamber of Commerce
  • Candid Jazz Conversations
  • Catholic Charities
  • Chicago Area Project
  • Chicago Association of Minority Recruiters
  • Chicago Board of Education
  • Chicago Department on Aging
  • Chicago Police Department Promotions Celebration
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Chicago Urban League
  • City Wide Liquor Association
  • Committee to Elect Darcel Beavers
  • Cook County Sheriff Department
  • Crawford Broadcasting, Michael Baisden Live
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Dancing with the Illinois Stars
  • Daveed Hall Social
  • David Neeley Teen Party
  • Dearborn Real Estate
  • Dunbar High School Class Reunion
  • Dusable High School Prom
  • Electrical Workers Minority Caucus
  • Executive Sweets, Inc
  • Fredrenna Lyle for Alderman
  • Friends of Dorothy Brown
  • Frogs Club
  • FTC Productions
  • Good Time Productions
  • Home Depot
  • Institute for Positive Living
  • Jamaican American Association of Illinois
  • Jazz Institute of Chicago’s Jazz Pub Crawl
  • Lake Shore Chapter of Links
  • Lawndale Community Academy
  • Lee Brady Social
  • Leverage, Inc.
  • Local Union 241/ATU Black Caucus
  • Local Union 2854
  • Madeline Haithcock, Alderman
  • Majestic Gents
  • Midwest NNP Media
  • Near South Planning Board
  • Nigerian Physicians Association
  • North Lawndale College Prep
  • Obama for President
  • Olive Harvey College
  • POW WOW, Inc.
  • Preservation Chicago
  • Primerica
  • Rites to Passage
  • Robert Walker Social
  • Salaam Productions
  • Senate President Emil Jones, Jr.
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Skinner School
  • South Side Community Art Center
  • Sweet 16 Birthday Celebration
  • Taxi Affiliation “Yellow Cab”
  • The Academy of Scholastic Achievement
  • The Color Purple Listening Presentation
  • Thomas & Herbert Consulting
  • Tesee Fambro, Chicago Defender
  • V.A. Productions
  • WVON

The Marmon Grand
2230 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 225-8100

This historic landmark is centrally located in Motor Row - South Loop Chicago. The Marmon Grand offers a rich, elegant ambiance with gracious space, ample parking options and amenities to make any event Exquisitely Grand. The Marmon Grand is minutes from the Loop Business District, Shopping, McCormick Place, Hyatt Regency, Museum Campus, Chinatown, Highways 55 & 94 and Lake Shore Drive.

  Chicago's Premier Ballroom
is available for
  • Corporate Events
  • Banquets
  • Weddings
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Birthday Parties
  • Receptions
  • Luncheons
  • Galas
  • Anniversaries
  • Graduations
  • Reunions
  • Live Performances
  • Fashion Shows
  • Retirement
  • Church Functions
  • Job Fairs
  • Seminars
  • Expos and More...
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