The reception area features a two story atrium, a grand staircase, a marble topped reception desk, white marble floor with inlaid brass strips, a 3,000 pound brass bi-level chandelier, and a 10,000 section coffered ceiling.
The grand staircase was constructed by Pat Ruder and his craftsman from Redbud Ridge Custom Shop, of Bartonville, Illinois. The grand staircase is constructed of 125 sheets of quarter inch plywood that were individually glued together on the perimeters to form the structure. The staircase is self supporting and is trimmed in solid cherry, verde marble, and brass railings with glass supports. On each side of the entrance the staircase features two green marble columns that are 49 inches in height and 21 inches in diameter, each weighing more than a full size passenger vehicle.