The Art Institute of Chicago 111 South Michigan Avenue • Chicago • IL 60603


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $9,000/event and up
  • Multiple event spaces may be reserved separately or together. The venues below are recommended for weddings; inquire for additional options. Full museum buyouts start at $75,000.

    All rentals include 2-hour use of a holding room, museum coat check, and a 60-minute escort for photos in the museum.

    Griffin Court | 400 seated | $18,000
    combined with Pritzker Garden, Women's Board Grand Staircase, and Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room.

    Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room | 300 seated | $9,000
    Best combined with Pritzker Garden, Columbus Court, Chicago Gallery, and McKinlock Court + Museum Café.

    McKinlock Court & Museum Café | 150 guests | $10,000
    Women's Board Grand Staircase | 200 guests | $9,000
    Pritzker Garden| 150 guests | $6,000
    Columbus Court | 200 guests | $2,500
    Chicago Gallery | 100 guests | $1,500


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 300 150
Cocktails, etc. Standing 900 350
Reception Seated 250 175
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 300.

Capacities in each of the nine unique venues vary, and venues may be combined. Inquire for a detailed breakdown.

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


$$ • $$$


Preferred list

Select from an exclusive list of 6 caterers.



Provided by your licensed caterer.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, until midnight.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Art Gallery
  • Museum
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Garden
  • Non-Profit

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

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


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