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Atelier Manarchy
  • ATELIER MANARCHY was built in the 1890’s as a maple syrup factory, and sometimes on a warm day you may detect the faintest essence of coffee, maple and brown sugar. It is rumored that in the 20’s Al Capone used the building as a speakeasy and gin mill, and during the 50’s the garage where the camera is kept was a chop shop. In 1980, the building was renovated and designed by Dennis Manarchy to respect Chicago industrial architecture. The 10 foot clock was custom made for the building as a homage to Chicago’s iconic clocks. The space is a gallery for Manarchy’s work (photographs and sculptures) with objets D’art and primitive antiques. It is also the home of the world’s largest camera created for an ongoing project: An American Portrait, dedicated to America’s vanishing cultures.The hanger at Manarchy houses the largest Camera in the world, able to produce photos of almost 100,000 megapixels. It produces the clearest, most detailed portraits ever captured. The Unique Clock Room & Art Gallery that can be personally transformed in imaginative ways for corporate events and cocktail receptions. The 10 foot clock was specially made for the building.The walls are filled with Manarchy’s photographs and sculptures. There are also antiques and industrial artifacts throughout the spaces. Kitchens, private suite/green room, dedicated wi-fi, freight elevator and HVAC for year round comfort. Valet parking available. Located in the Riverwest neighborhood. Easy access from the Kennedy expressway and 10 minutes from McCormick Place.
    General Facility Details
    • Public Space Wi-Fi Available:
    Location Information
    • Miles from Downtown: 1
    • Miles from McCormick Place: 4
  • Facility Meeting Space Details
    • Buy-out Max Capacity: 500
    • Complete Buy-out Available:
    • Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated): 175
    • Max Capacity, Classroom Style: 200
    • Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing): 250
    • Max Capacity, Theater Style: 200
    • Max Venue Capacity: 500
    • Off-Site Catering Allowed:
    • On-Site Catering:
    Largest Meeting Room Details
    • Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated): 175
    • Largest Room, Classroom Capacity: 200
    • Largest Room, Max Capacity: 250
    • Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing): 250
    • Largest Room, Theater Capacity: 200