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.
Combining Spaces: The "All-In-One" Package Pricing is the perfect option for couples looking to host their ceremony and reception at the same location! This package offers a discounted rate on the ceremony space when both the Historic Rumely Event Space and the Rumely Ballroom are booked together. The Rumely Ballroom is often used as the ceremony location, after which guests transition upstairs via elevator and staircase to the reception in the Historic Rumely Event Space. The 12th Street Bridge is another great option for a ceremony before moving indoors to a reception space. We've hosted events that combine the Rumely and 12th Street Bridge spaces in unique and creative ways, so don't be afraid to use your imagination or work with us to switch things up!
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.
Leasing Office/Corporate Headquarters: 1401 W. 13th Street Kansas City, Missouri 64102 816-842-4280 816-225-3428