Field Museum 1400 South Lake Shore Drive • Chicago • IL 60605


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Your wedding will be an adventure. Host your reception in one of their beautiful spaces, and your guests will have the unforgettable experience of celebrating among elephants and dinosaurs and exploring fascinating exhibitions.
  • Dine under the largest dinosaur ever discovered! Unveiled in 2018 in Stanley Field Hall, the 122-foot-long, two-story tall titanosaur makes any event one-of-a-kind, but it's also flanked by life-size replicas of giant flying reptiles.
  • You'll love the variety of unique settings, from the architecturally elegant East Atrium Pavilion to the skylit atrium, which is perfect for cocktails. And why not surprise your guests with the stunning collection of dioramas in the Hall of Asian Mammals or the world-famous Man Eating Lions of Tsavo in Rice Hall!


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $7,000–22,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
  • Usage fees include event space, exhibition access, security, and limited coat check. Events may start as early as 6pm and end as late as 2am (alcohol service must end at 1am).

    East Atrium & Pavilion | $11,000–14,000 for 6 hours
    Includes use of the Atrium, Pavilion, and access to the "Inside Ancient Egypt" exhibit.

    Stanley Field Hall | $17,000–22,000 for 6 hours
    Includes two levels of reception and dining spaces and access to the permanent museum exhibition halls and the North Terrace.

    Northeast Terrace | $7,000 for 3 hours and $2,000/hour thereafter
    Ideal for ceremony & cocktail hour. May be added to additional venues at a discounted rate.

Additional Info
  • Bar packages range $29–42/person for a 4-hour bar (different time frames, specialty cocktails, and other upgrades are available).


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

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$$ • $$$


Preferred list



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Museum
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Unique
  • Non-Profit
  • Lake

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Garden
  • Lake
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Panoramic
  • Park


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