Chicago History Museum




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.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Museum/Gallery, Outdoor


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

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start two and a half hours before the event. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

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.

Wedding Cost

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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Amenities Included

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

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
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