The Depot

the depotMake Kankakee's History A Beautiful Part of Your Future

On July 11, 1853, the first train pulled into Kankakee on the Illinois Central Railroad.

The Kankakee Depot, rebuilt in 1898, has since served as a focal point for the City and today is the premier place for community gatherings and celebrations.

The Kankakee Depot offers an environmentally friendly and uniquely innovative space for all types of events, including:

  • Weddings
  • Corporate Events
  • Holiday Events
  • Exhibitions
  • Wine Tastings
  • Private Parties
  • Alumni Functions
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Birthday Parties
  • Retirement Parties
  • Class Reunions


  • 175 people maximum during summer seasons
  • 90 people maximum during winter

All events must end by 10:00pm.

Must use a licensed caterer.

Must obtain a one-day special event insurance policy, naming the city as an additional insured.

Open floor plan allows for a variety of table and seating arrangements.

To learn more about booking or scheduling your next event, call Peggy Mayer at 312-501-0609 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.