Situated in the heart of Chicago on North Clark Street, the Chicago History Museum is a stunning setting to share the first kiss of matrimony. A historic building which holds a variety of artifacts and exhibits, the Museum is proud to celebrate a blend of future and past elements. Constructed with grand architecture inside and out, this venue features tall columns at the entrance, oak wood flooring throughout, and an ambiance of pure sophistication. With views of the Lincoln Park, the Museum is naturally surrounded by a rich culture. Perfect for couples with large guest lists, this venue includes two spacious spaces to say ‘I do.’ Imagine a lavish and romantic wedding reception in the heart of historic Chicago, as all of your friends and family share your special day. Regardless of whether you prefer the royal elegance of the Chicago Room or the scenic view of the Uihlein Plaza, the Chicago History Museum is sure to provide lovely wedding day memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception
Max Indoor Ceremony: 225 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 500 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 500 guests
Set up time can start two and a half hours before the event. Events must end by 1:00AM.
The rental fee ranges from $6,000 to $9,500 for ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding is $2,000. One additional hour can be arranged for a fee of $2,000. Prices vary depending on season, please inquire with venue for specific pricing.
The average wedding cost at Chicago History Museum is estimated at between $26,486 and $41,491 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.
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|Bride's dressing area|
|Groom's dressing area|
|Podium and/or stage|
|Coat check room|
|Venue set up and clean up|
|Complimentary bridal suite|
|Kitchen for prep only|
|Valet or public parking for a fee|
|Venue must approve all decorations|
|General liability insurance required|
|No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.|
|Choose from a list for catering|
|Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors|
|Smoking outside only|
|Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer|
|Music must end by 1:00AM|
|No candles or open flames indoors|