Chicago History Museum 1601 North Clark Street • Chicago • Illinois 60614


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
Things that make the Chicago History Museum a classic setting for a city wedding:
  • Architectural elegance abounds. The Georgian-style Chicago Room, which offers views of Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast skyline, features a high, coffered ceiling and backlit cases displaying gorgeous stained-glass panels.
  • You have the option of an outdoor ceremony or reception. The expansive Uihlein Plaza provides fabulous views of Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast. And if the weather is a concern, the space can be tented!
  • Hosting an event here helps preserve the museum for future generations. Your rental fee goes into keeping the museum's programs and exhibitions running.



Host your special day in a petite way at the Chicago History Museum!

The Petite Package is $3,200 for up to 50 guests and includes:

  • Venue rental for 2.5 hours, scheduled between 10am and 1:30pm (indoor or outdoor)
  • Sound system & on-site museum events staff member
  • Chairs, tables, and linen
  • Sparkling toast for all guests

Please contact the venue for more details!

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $5,000–10,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Time of year
  • Evening rental fees include use of the Minnow Lobby, Robinson Gallery, Morse Genius Chicago Room, Plaza, and private dressing suite from 6pm–midnight.

    Daytime rentals include the use of the Morse Genius Chicago Room, Plaza, and dressing suite from 10am–1:30pm.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 225 300
Cocktails, etc. Standing 350 1000
Reception Seated 300 400
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 300.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Preferred list

Select from 4 exclusive caterers.



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Available year-round for daytime rentals and evening celebrations.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Art Gallery
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Museum
  • Non-Profit
  • Park
  • Unique
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Park


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