International Museum of Surgical Sciences




Situated minutes away from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, The International Museum of Surgical Science offers its historic Lakeshore mansion for your special day. With turn of the century architecture and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions offer your guests an elegant setting and interesting exhibits that are sure to spark conversation. Guests enter the Museum and are led up a gilded metal staircase to the main floor. Italian marble floors and fireplaces, as well as14-foot floor-to-ceiling windows are just some of the Museum’s many unique features. The wood-paneled walls decorated with historic murals and statues are customizable to your preferences for a romantic ceremony and an intimate dance floor. The building truly embodies the Gold Coast splendor of the late 19th century and will provide for an unforgettable occasion. Call 312.642.6502 ext. 3130 to schedule a tour with Justina today!

Venue Style

Museum/Gallery, Mansion, Ocean/Waterfront View, Modern


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $600 for a ceremony and reception and includes 1 hour 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 $600/hr. Please note, rental will give the guests access to the entire museum.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at International Museum of Surgical Sciences is estimated at between $11,221 and $20,155 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Podium and/or stage
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Parking can be arranged
Dance area included

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 only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight