Morgan Park Academy




Located in Chicago’s historic Morgan Park-Beverly neighborhood, the Morgan Park Academy offers numerous spaces that are perfect for weddings of any size. Known as the “Hidden Gem of the South Side,” this lovely campus can accommodate everything from intimate tented events to elaborate indoor affairs. Say your vows in the Art Center’s huge theater, complete with inclined seating and customizable lighting. The nearby art gallery is the perfect space for cocktail hour or an intimate dinner. The Alumni Halls’ charming Dining Room is ideal for larger receptions, while the stately library complete with antique furnishings and a large fireplace can serve as a unique backdrop for a small dinner. If an outdoor celebration is more your style, look no further than the Jones Bowl -- an expansive grassy lawn nestled behind the theater. Surrounded by historic buildings, you’re sure to get a beautiful view in every direction whether you dine al fresco or beneath a tent!

Venue Style

Park/Garden, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 100 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 300 guests

Time Restrictions

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

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,300 to $2,400 for a reception and includes 8 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding is $1,300. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Morgan Park Academy is estimated at between $3,188 and $8,818 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Dance area

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
General liability insurance required
Wheelchair access limited
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight
Biodegradable throwables only