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A space dedicated

to memories

Chicago History Museum Weddings

Start the story of a lifetime.

Outdoor Plaza

Sip cocktails next to one of Chicago's first "L" cars. Dance the night away against a backdrop of Lincoln Park's lush gardens and the glittering lights of the city skyline. Celebrate your life-changing moments in a place dedicated to embracing memories.


Tucked along the grounds of Lincoln Park, steps from the lake and a short cab ride from downtown, the Chicago History Museum is the perfect place to

host a celebration for the record books.

Memorable Experiences

Beautiful Architecture

Our outdoor plaza is nestled right in the heart of Lincoln Park against a backdrop of the city skyline.

Our historic building features Georgian architecture,  high ceilings, and large windows overlooking Lincoln Park.

Our unique space provides unforgettable moments for you and your guests.

Strolling

reception

Make room for the newlyweds.

260

guests

Our spaces can accommodate parties large and small, please see our room capacities below. In addition, Chicago: Crossroads of America, our signature exhibition may be open during cocktail hour for an additional $500.

Seated dinner with orchestra

Seated dinner with DJ

300

guests

350

guests

Morse Genius Chicago

Room

Uihlein

Plaza

The Big Picture.

Evening rentals include use of the Minnow Lobby, Robinson Gallery, Morse Genius Chicago Room, Uihlein Plaza and private bridal suite from 6PM-12AM (6 hours).


Daytime Rentals include use of the Chicago Room, Uihlein Plaza and private bridal suite from 10AM-1:30PM (3.5 hours).


*All rentals include building security, coat check personnel, janitorial services, and a member of the special events staff on-site from set-up to break-down.


$4,000

Friday Evening

10AM-1:30PM

December

$7,000

Saturday Evening

Daytime Rental

$9,500

Discounted rates for Saturday evenings:

Sunday Evening

$7,500

January–April

$6,000

$6,500

“Reflecting the Georgian architecture of the original building, the Chicago Room has hardwood floors, high ceilings, and big windows that look over Lincoln Park - this place breathes a classic elegance. It feels historic, but it most definitely does not feel old - rather, it feels timeless."

What they say...

Kristin G.

Maggie W.

Kinsley E.

"I just had my wedding at CHM, it was truly the wedding of our dreams! The venue is breathtaking, the people are beyond accommodating, it was everything we wanted and more! I recommend this venue to EVERYONE!"

“CHM was my dream venue! It's a classic venue with immeasurable character, rooted in rich history and serviced by great people. Our guests raved about the venue all night and thanks to CHM we have hundreds of timeless photos and memories that we will cherish for many decades to come."

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A time to remember.

Ready to start your story?

Our dedicated Special Events Staff are eager to help you

create memories to last a lifetime.

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