What is your event space like?
Our beautiful historic site boasts exposed brick floor-to-ceiling windows and moody lighting. With two floors available to select from, Venue OverDrive can accommodate events as intimate as 10 or larger parties of 100. We can accommodate parties of up to 150 guests with a multi-floor event.
Do you provide any furniture or equipment for my event?
All of our onsite furniture is available for your event’s setup. We have chairs, bar-stools, and tables in various sizes and heights. You are more than welcome to bring in your own equipment and we can work together to fit what you need into a cohesive floor plan. Our space is very modular and flexible and has been set up for everything from meetings to dinners to dance parties.
Can I have food at my event?
Yes! We are a BYOF location. We have also worked with some awesome local restaurants and caterers.
Can I have music at my event?
Please do! We have our PA available for events and Pandora and Spotify queued up and ready for your preferred playlist or one of our go-to favorite playlists. We also welcome live music and even have a house blues band The Freddie Dixon Blues Band if are looking for something a little extra to add to your event.
How do I get to you?
Venue OverDrive is very accessible by vehicle, public transportation, and within comfortable walking distance of McCormick Place, Wintrust Arena, the Hiltons at McCormick, the Marriott Marquis, and The Hyatt Regency.
See our "Getting Here" page for more detailed information.
Can I bring in my own alcohol?
No. We offer multiple beverage packages that can be customized for your event including beer, wine, and spirits.
Do you have decor restrictions?
We allow most decor but please run any unusual ideas past our staff so we can prepare accordingly. We do not allow glitter or confetti.
Are you handicap accessible?
Yes, we are fully ADA compliant throughout the entire building.
How do our guests access the private event space?
Guests will enter the main lobby and take the elevator to our 2nd or 3rd floor. Signage will be on the first floor and inside the elevator guiding guests to the correct event location.