Venue Details

Reception Numbers
Standing Reception: 7,000 | Seated Dinner: 1,500
City Cultural Institution Historical Museum Outdoor Skyline

Guests at The Field Museum will discover artifacts from civilizations past, explore almost every corner of the globe, learn about new scientific discoveries, and walk away inspired!

Every space at The Field Museum reveals new knowledge.

As you enter Stanley Field Hall, look down. You are standing on 300 million year old fossilized limestone.  Look up— the museum’s skylights and solar roof panels contribute to museum conservation efforts to save energy. In Rice Hall, a nearby gallery, travel to Africa and stand toe-to-paw with the man-eating Lions of Tsavo.  Did you know the Lions of Tsavo were given to the museum in 1923 in the form of rugs?  Scientists skillfully mounted the skins into the lions you see today.

Rooms Available to Rent

Stanley Field Hall & Balcony – Capacities: 1,500 Seated/7,500 Reception

East Atrium & Pavilion – Capacities: 350 Seated/500 Reception

Rice Hall – Capacities – 140 Seated/300 Reception

Founders’ Room – Capacities: 100 Seated/125 Reception

North & South Terraces – Capacities: 250 Seated/1,000 Reception

Evolving Planet – Capacities: 40 Seated/75 Reception

Ernst & Young 3D Theater – Capacity: 150 Seat Theater


“I work in the events industry and knew when I got engaged that I had to work with Katie Knox and her team over at the Field Museum! The entire process was seamless. Katie is a true professional. The Field is a stunning backdrop. Our guests are still talking about the museum and how beautiful every part of our day was. I love that every time I walk into the Field I am flooded with the most wonderful memories of our perfect day with family and friends and I will be able to experience that for many many years to come. Alex and I can’t thank Katie and the entire Field Museum team for making our dreams come true!”
– Brittanie A., The Knot

“I can’t describe how wonderful the Field Museum was as a wedding venue. Every step on the way to the wedding was efficient, easy, professional and surpassed every expectation. Katie is absolutely phenomenal at her job, and goes well beyond the call of duty to help her brides. On the day of, it was obvious that having our wedding anywhere else would not have been anywhere near as perfect. It looked amazing– even better than we could have hoped– and every detail was ideally thought through. My fiance and I met through a Field Museum project, so for us the venue had sentimental value. But even without that, it would have been a spectacular wedding AND wedding planning process, from the moment we signed the contract to the moment we jumped in a pedicab to leave our reception.”
– Allison, WeddingWire



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