Irish American Heritage Center




Originally opened by the President of Ireland Mary Robinson, the Irish American Heritage Center has since become the hub of unique collections reflecting the rich history and culture of Irish Americans in Illinois. Situated in a stunning turn-of-the-century building on Chicago’s northwest side, this centrally located space offers the perfect venue for couples hoping to celebrate their heritage or simply enjoy a breathtaking space. Host your reception in the Erin Room, a private floor ballroom featuring an expansive bar, large glass windows, and sparkling crystal chandeliers. Smaller wedding parties can celebrate in the Fifth Province Hall, a rich space featuring sky high ceilings and dark wooden accents reminiscent of the Emerald Isle. Across the way is an authentic Irish pub, a unique space that perfectly suits more laid back affairs. Whether you dance the night away in a sophisticated setting or kick back a few beers with your nearest and dearest, the Irish American Heritage Center offers a wide variety of spaces to suit your specific tastes and preferences!

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 160 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 9:00AM. Events must be cleared out by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $750 to $3,500 for a 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 $1,350 and includes 2 hours of event time. A refundable security deposit of $250 is required. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee, please inquire with venue for details.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Irish American Heritage Center is estimated at between $5,489 and $10,697 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Dance area
Indoor tables and chairs provided

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight