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


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.

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Deals

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

The Petite Package is $2,500 for up to 30 guests and includes:

  • Venue rental for 2.5 hours (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
  • $2,500–11,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Time of year
    • Guest count
    • Package chosen

Capacity

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
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info

Price

$ • $$

Catering

Preferred list

Alcohol

In-house

Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors
Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible

Availability

Available year-round for evening celebrations starting at 6pm. Events can be extended to 1am for an additional fee.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • 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
  • Forest / Woods
  • Landscaped Grounds

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