International Museum of Surgical Science 1524 Lake Shore Drive • Chicago • IL 60610


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • This Gilded Age mansion is a Gold Coast gem. Built to mimic Marie Antoinette’s “petit chateaux” on the grounds of Versailles, it’s a stunning example of Gilded Age glamour, with elegant interiors that exude warmth and intimacy.
  • Take in panoramic views of Lake Michigan from the home's entry stately plaza and through oversized windows facing the water. Once inside, you’ll find unmatched turn-of-century detailing—Italian marble flooring, carved limestone and plasterwork, a curved, gilded stair railing, and seven ornate stone fireplaces.
  • Your event can flow throughout the mansion's four stories, which include striking backdrops like the Hall of Immortals, lined with towering sculptures of pioneers in science and medicine, and the Hall of Murals, featuring twelve sweeping artworks depicting the progression of surgical science.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $7,500/event and up
  • Rental fees include:

    • 5-hour event, plus 2-hour setup and 90-minute cleanup
    • Access to all four floors of the museum
    • Floater and security members
    • On-site and off-site parking
    • Free venue tour
    • 10% off room blocks at partnered hotel


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 100 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 0
Reception Seated 100 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 100.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

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

  • Art Gallery
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Museum
  • Non-Profit
  • Mansion
  • Unique

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Lake
  • Landscaped Grounds


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