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Corporate Events

The Chicago History Museum offers several event spaces, an outdoor plaza, and even a theater to allow for gatherings of all sizes from intimate gatherings of 10 to large events of up to 1,500 people.

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Weddings & Celebrations

The Chicago History Museum is a classic wedding destination in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. With breathtaking views and beautiful Georgian-style architecture, our Chicago Room is the perfect setting for your unforgettable moment.

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Daytime meetings

Host your presentation, conference, or board meeting during the day and add a cocktail reception in the Museum after-hours to unwind after a productive day.

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Engagement Package

In the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park, we like to think of ourselves as a hidden gem! With its Georgian-style architecture and crystal chandelier, The Sanger P. Robinson Gallery provides a truly special setting for a proposal. Surrounded by classic features and paintings, we will place the ring in an exhibition-grade glass case set up in the middle of the space.

The Chicago History Museum is a place you can come back to and revisit these beautiful memories, whether it’s just after a stroll in the park or exploring our exhibitions.

What’s included:

  • 1 hour in the Robinson Gallery, available Tuesday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., depending on availability
  • A glass case for the ring to be held

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Are guests allowed to visit the exhibitions during my event?

The Museum’s second floor permanent galleries will be available for the first ninety (90) minutes of any Corporate or Non-Profit event held on the Museum’s second floor at no additional charge. We normally close all galleries during evening weddings as we would like all of the attention to be on the couple and their big day, however galleries may be opened for an additional charge.

Is parking available?

Public parking is conveniently located one block north of the Museum at Clark and LaSalle Streets. Enter on Stockton Drive. The secure, well-lit parking facility is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The lot can accommodate up to 460 cars.


Event guests may self-park in the parking lot. Upon entering or exiting the Museum, attendees may have their tickets validated at the front desk. The validated rate is $11.00 per vehicle for 24 hours.

Hosted Parking

If you would like to provide parking for your guests, you may purchase passes at $11.00 each. For hosted parking, guests self-park in the lot. We distribute parking passes at the event for guests to use upon their exit.

Valet Parking

You may hire valet. We are happy to connect you with companies that work within the area.

Can I bring my own caterers?

We have a list of exclusive catering vendors including Blue Plate, Food For Thought, Limelight, and Paramount Events.

Do I need to rent AV equipment?

Most spaces feature built-in audiovisual equipment. Please connect with your coordinator to create a solution that works best for your event.

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