Chicago History Museum 1601 North Clark Street • Chicago • Illinois 60614

Chicago History Museum

1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60614

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
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Things that make the Chicago History Museum a classic setting for a city wedding:
  • Architectural elegance abounds. The Georgian-style Chicago Room, which offers views of Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast skyline, features a high, coffered ceiling and backlit cases displaying gorgeous stained-glass panels.
  • You have the option of an outdoor ceremony or reception. The expansive Uihlein Plaza provides fabulous views of Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast. And if the weather is a concern, the space can be tented!
  • Hosting an event here helps preserve the museum for future generations. Your rental fee goes into keeping the museum's programs and exhibitions running.



Host your special day in a petite way at the Chicago History Museum!

The Petite Package is $2,500 for up to 30 guests and includes:

  • Venue rental for 2.5 hours (indoor or outdoor)
  • Sound system & on-site museum events staff member
  • Chairs, tables, and linen
  • Sparkling toast for all guests

Please contact the venue for more details!

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,500–11,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Time of year
    • Guest count
    • Package chosen


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 225 300
Cocktails, etc. Standing 350 1000
Reception Seated 300 400
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 300.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Available year-round for evening celebrations starting at 6pm. Events can be extended to 1am for an additional fee.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Art Gallery
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Museum
  • Non-Profit
  • Park
  • Unique
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Forest / Woods
  • Landscaped Grounds


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