Venue Details

Reception Numbers
Standing Reception: 600 | Seated Dinner: 300
City Historical Museum Public Transit

About the Chicago History Museum

Weddings and Celebrations

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. The Chicago History Museum is the perfect place to host a celebration for the record books.

Corporate Events

In addition to artifacts and exhibitions, the Chicago History Museum offers several event spaces, an outdoor plaza, and even a theater to allow for gatherings of all sizes. Contact our event coordinators about reserving an enchanting reception, elegant dinner, or even an energetic panel discussion in one of our unique event spaces.

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.



“We just had our wedding at the Museum. It was the perfect venue, the staff was amazing to work with, the setting, the food, the décor, everything was done right! Best thing, our Guests all loved the venue and were very complimentary. I would recommend to anyone looking for a classic Chicago wedding!”
-Michael A., The Knot

“Recently married at the Chicago History Museum in June. Finding a good outdoor venue in Chicago is rare and this was really important to me. It turned out perfectly and was literally my dream wedding. The staff was super helpful and were willing to do whatever it took to make my day perfect. My guests continued to talk about the venue and how unique it was. Would highly recommend it!”
– Diana T., The Knot

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