This landmark five-story building is alive with stories of the past, details of the bridge and vivid stories about the many people inspired by the potential of the Chicago River. Wedding events at the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum are unparalleled in the City. The Museum is nestled inside the southwest tower of the Michigan Avenue bridge. It celebrates the Chicago River and offers your guests a rare chance to view the inner workings of one of Chicago's famous moveable bridges. The Bridgehouse Museum is a unique space made up of five floors, totaling approximately 1,200 sq. ft of space. Ideal for small, intimate wedding receptions, this venue features amenities and options that will cover everything you’ll need on your big day. Your guests will enjoy discovering the entire museum as they sip cocktails and dine on lavish food for your celebration. With elegant lighting and exposed brickwork, this creative space is the perfect combination of comfort and style. Celebrate the most romantic day of your life at McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum.
Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception
Max Indoor Ceremony: 79 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 79 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 79 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 79 guests
Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 10:00PM.
The rental fee is $900 for a ceremony and reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Same rental fees apply for a ceremony only wedding. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $400/hr. A refundable security deposit of $350 is required. Available peak season only.
The average wedding cost at McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum is estimated at between $5,901 and $9,562 for a ceremony & reception for 50 guests.
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|Bride's dressing area|
|Coat check room|
|Venue set up and clean up|
|Day of onsite manager|
|Venue must approve all decorations|
|Wheelchair access limited|
|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 10:00PM|
|General liability insurance required if serving alcohol|