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Gateway Classic Events is an impressive classic car museum and wedding venue located in O’Fallon, Illinois. This property offers a memorable space for all manner of wedding-related festivities, from the engagement party and shower to the ceremony and reception. Rehearsal dinners can also be held here. This venue is conveniently located just 20 minutes outside of St. Louis, with various hotels nearby. The St. Louis International Airport, the nearest major airport, is also 30 minutes from the venue, ideal for out-of-town guests.

Facilities and Capacity

Gateway Classic Events offers a variety of spaces for couples to choose from, depending on the size and needs of their event. The venue has a maximum capacity of 1,200 guests, with the Expo Center covering 80,000 square feet. The Lincoln Lounge is well-suited to wedding receptions and can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests. This setup also leaves room for seating and a dance floor. A more intimate atmosphere is offered in both The Cadillac Lounge and The Conference Room. Each event space offers access to the museum's showroom, which is perfect for exploring with a cocktail in hand. A theater room offers a quiet space for couples or guests to relax and unwind if the day feels too busy.

Services Offered

Your rental includes the support of an on-site coordinator and use of the get-ready suite, as well as assistance with setup. Tables and chairs will be provided by the venue for added ease. In addition, couples can be supplied with specialty linen, table decor, uplighting, and a sound system. Catering can be coordinated through your choice of three preferred caterers, which are Bella Milano, Roy-El Catering, and Sugarfire Smokehouse. If you’d like to bring in a caterer or service provider outside of this list, you’re more than welcome to do so.

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Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

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Cake Cutting

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Banquet Hall

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Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

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Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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Reviews of Gateway Classic Events

3.7 out of 5 rating
3.7 out of 5 rating
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73% recommend it
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5/5 1 reviews
Amanda M. Sent on 04/17/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Reception

We hosted our wedding reception at Gateway Classic Cars on 4/13/19. The staff was incredibly helpful with everything that we needed. They were so nice and easy to work with. All of our guests could not stop raving about how awesome our venue was! We would highly recommend booking your event at Gateway!
April Sent on 07/17/2016
5 out of 5 rating
This was the perfect place to host our son in law and daughter's wedding. John and the entire staff were super helpful and responsive. We keep hearing from our guests how wonderful the evening was and what a great time everyone had. We had the hors d'veours in the lounge area, a movie for the children in the theater and dinner in the reception area and through out the evening guests could wander around looking at cars. This was the most wonderful evening. I highly recommend Gateway Classic Cars for your event.
Alicia Sent on 07/02/2019
1 out of 5 rating

This venue was terrible! Warning please do not use!!!

Originally when I booked was a year ago and they had 2 different ladies running the wedding venue part, very nice and helpful and always in contact. Around Jan or Feb I found out I had a new event coordinator. Long story short the week of my wedding the air was not working! Event coordinator (Chrissy) told me there was a fan there in reception area because when they were dancing last Saturday (June 1, 2019) they got hot! June 7th was my rehearsal was very hot still! was sweating in there doing some setup and rehearsal, I told them fan needed to be in corner not in the way of ceremony for pics they said they would. Day of Wedding June 8,2019 hot again now 2 big giant fans in area of wedding and reception! And 1 of the big fans is in my video right in the aisle where the whole party walked for ceremony was in pictures and videos! Was told they couldn't turn down air without permission, finally it got turned down a little still hot! Fresh flowers practically wilted! from heat! There's more, was told lights couldn't be shut off during dancing, then lights were off during dinner that were not suppose to be off. And then a circuit blew so we had no music for awhile, I paid for stringed lights that a line of didnt work. It was a total wreck, the getting ready room was dirty! Floor was suppose to be vacuumed and was not! Its not a place to get ready they are not a wedding venue, no full length mirror. I never got a call from them afterwords. I have been in contact with them asking for a refund for the air conditioning that clearly was not working and they have refused to refund anything to us. That place stressed us out the day of the wedding being so hot and running around asking them to do this or that. And I have had multiple emails back and forth and I am getting no compensation for everything that went wrong on that day due to there building issues and the things they should have done not done. And we sat in a uncomfortable, hot venue and paid to have air conditioning and had no air conditioning! Please do not use this place anywhere would be better then this place! PS I have contacted higher up and they have not contacted me back either! I also have numerous emails of bar time changes one time she wrote I have bar 6-11pm and towards the end it was 6-10 ! and I paid for the 6-11pm. I have every single email!! DO NOT USE THEM!!!!
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Gateway Classic Events frequently asked questions

Gateway Classic Events includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
Gateway Classic Events includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
The space offered by Gateway Classic Events for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Museum
Gateway Classic Events offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
Gateway Classic Events offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
Gateway Classic Events offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
Gateway Classic Events is recommended by 73% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 3.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 3.7 in quality of service, 3.7 in average response time, 3.7 in flexibility, 3.7 in professionalism and 3.7 in value.

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