Welcome to the Rumely Tractor Historic Event Space located in Kansas City’s 12th Street Bridge district of the Historic West Bottoms. Built in the 1880’s the building was once operated by the Advance-Rumely Thresher Company, giving the building its unique name. The Rumely Tractor Historic Event Space is a product of two years of extensive restoration in which no cost was spared to preserve the history and authenticity of the landmark site. The result is a seamless combination of historic architecture with modern convenience and enduring elegance.
The priceless history of the Rumely Tractor Historic Event Space with its original tin ceiling, wood floor, exposed columns and antique fixtures is joined seamlessly together with all the amenities one would want in a modern venue. The Rumely Tractor Historic Event Space truly evokes a feeling of timelessness gained from it’s rich history and reminiscent of the industrious boom of the past while maintaining the modern elegance demanded today. These unique qualities will enhance your event’s character and create lifelong memories for you and your guests.
The Rumely Tractor Historic Event Space has approximately 6,500 sq ft of interior space. Enough for a seated dinner for 350+ of your guests but is warm and welcoming for more intimate parties as well. It features a secluded bridal chamber and groom suite both with private bathrooms. The massive freight elevator is complete with chandeliers and feels more like a time machine than a way of ascending to the space. You and your guests will be transported back to a time when opulence and style were a way of life. A time when industrial tycoons in horse drawn carriages shared the streets with the cities first automobiles. It’s an experience you will never forget.
Advance-Rumely Co. built thousands of small Oil-Pull tractors and Rumely separators. That company designed and built the Advance-Rumely engine with the wing sheet boiler. M. R. Voorhees, Manager for Advance-Rumely Co. at Kansas City when the engine was built, said "The Marsh reverse gear was adopted because the engine, when equipped with it, was more economical and powerful, than when tested with any of the other seven types of reverse gears." Advance-Rumely Co. bought and took over Aultman-Taylor about March 1, 1924.
We offer alternative spaces for your guests during a room flip or sometimes depending on the size of your wedding attendance, we can plan for a lesser intrusive method to convert the room that will still allow for your guests to feel comfortable while staying in the room.