Start the story of a lifetime.
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.
Our historic building features Georgian-style architecture, high ceilings, and large windows overlooking Lincoln Park.
Our outdoor plaza is nestled right in the heart of Lincoln Park against a backdrop of the city skyline.
Our unique space provides unforgettable moments for you and your guests.
Looking to celebrate in a smaller way?
Special events designed for historic times
We have designed packages so you can celebrate your special day in a petite way because life's big moments should still be big—even with a small group.
Make room for the newlyweds.
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 DJ
Seated dinner with orchestra
The Big Picture.
Evening rentals include use of the Minow Lobby, Robinson Gallery, Morse Genius Chicago Room, plaza, and private wedding suite from 6PM-12AM (6 hours).
Daytime Rentals include use of the Chicago Room, plaza, and private wedding 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.
10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
*Saturday evening fee applies to Sunday evenings of holiday weekends
**New Year’s Eve rental fee is $11,500 with a 1:00 A.M. extension
May, October, November
What they say...
"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!"
“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."
“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."
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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