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Venues in O Fallon, IL,
(618) 589-9952

About Us

Gateway Classic Events is a family-friendly classic car museum, exotic vehicle showroom, and special events venue located in O’Fallon, Illinois. Looking for a unique location for your bridal shower, engagement party, wedding ceremony, or reception? Gateway Classic Events offers multiple function spaces that go way beyond the basic ballroom.

Facilities and Capacity
With a maximum capacity of 1,200 guests, Gateway Classic Events offers four flexible event rooms. The facility’s largest space, The Expo Center, is 80,000 square feet. The most popular room for wedding receptions, The Lincoln Room, is 10,000 square feet and features space for up to 300 guests along with seating and a dance floor. There are also two smaller spaces: The Cadillac Lounge and The Conference Room.

Gateway Classic Events can coordinate catering through your choice of their three preferred caterers: Bella Milano, Roy-El Catering, 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. Gateway Classic Cars will just need the proper licenses and insurances from the vendors you select.

Services Offered
Your rental includes event planning, use of the bridal suite, set up, tables, chairs, lighting, sound, cake cutting, and parking. Other rental options include specialty linens, black linens, silver charger plates, centerpieces, black wall draping, ceiling drapery, and string lights. Gateway Classic Cars also offers an extensive list of event add-ons, which includes the following:

  • Wifi
  • Table design and decor
  • Movie theater set up
  • Uplighting
  • Sound system
  • Extra microphones
  • Staging
  • Projector
  • Screens

Gateway Classic Cars is located just 20 minutes outside of St. Louis in O’Fallon, Illinois. For the convenience of your guests, multiple hotels are situated nearby. The St. Louis International Airport, the nearest major airport, is also 30 minutes from the venue.


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  • 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'... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Museum

    What kind of settings are available?


    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party

    What event services do you offer?

    Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up

    What food and beverage items are available?


    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

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