Chicago History Museum

1601 North Clark Street Chicago, IL
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Max Capacity: 1000 people
Whether you are planning a corporate celebration, daytime meeting. gala benefit or your dream wedding, our historical museum will provide the quintessential experience with a sophistication and elegance you won’t find anywhere else. Overlooking scenic Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast skyline, our Chicago room creates an ideal setting for any type of event with spectacular views and traditional Georgian style elegance. Experience the perfect venue for your event.
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Chicago History Museum Has It All!, An Eventective User from Chicago IL

This beautiful museum hosts not only the history of Chicago, but a beautiful room on the second room that will entertain even the most elite of society. The actual banquet room has huge windows that let in a lot of natural light as well as beautiful chandelier hangs from the ceiling that make for great conversations.


The Perfect Place to Say Your Vows, An Eventective User from Chicago, IL

With its backyard opening into Chicago's pristine Lincoln Park, the setting of Chicago's history museum is one of the most ideal locations when planning a Summer, Spring or Fall wedding. Aside from the well-maintained gardens that make cocktail decorations completely unnecessary, the back terrace is perfect for cocktails and/or passed and buffet style h'ors devours. Set up a few high top tables and your guests can not only enjoy the ambiance, but also have a place to put their food! Once it's time for the actual reception, the museum opens itself up to an intimate gathering place fit for royalty. The high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows create a backdrop that you feel lucky to be in front of. As if the accommodations in and of themselves weren't enough, the event planning staff at the Chicago Historical Museum make taking care of details a walk in the park. Aside from the approved list of caterers, party planners, and rental services they provide you, the staff is more than happy to work with additional vendors to ensure that your event is pulled off seamlessly. What is even better is that you are encouraged to play as active a role as you would like when planning your party at this venue. So whether you are a control freak that needs to be a part of everything, or would rather sit back and let the professionals take care of the details, the staff at The Chicago History Museum is eager to help. Create your own little piece of history and have your next event at the Chicago History Museum. I promise you won't be disappointed!

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • High Speed Internet
  • Historic Landmark/Registry
  • Non-Smoking
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Valet Parking
Features
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Major Credit Cards Accepted.
  • Facility Location Setting: From West LaSalle Drive: Head east on West LaSalle Drive. Slight right onto West Eugenie Street. Turn right onto North Lake Shore Drive. Turn right onto East Burton Plane. Turn right onto North Clark Street. Destination will be on the right.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1000
  • Nearest Airport: 6-10 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: Less than 1 mile
  • Parking: Parking Open Lot On-site
  • Year Built: 1856
  • Year Renovated: 2006
Aurora, IL  
Capacity: 340
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Lake Forest, IL  
Capacity: 150
Built in 1908 by the famed architect, Howard Van Doren Shaw, Glen Rowan House features elegant spaces for any occasion. The main floor of the house can accommodate as few as 10 for an intimate dinner and up to 120 for a cocktail reception. The second floor features a conference room for six people and three overnight rooms, each with a private bath. The extensive grounds are ideal for picnics or tented events up to 250 people. Packages available that include the entire house or one floor.
Naperville, IL  
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Chicago, IL  
Capacity: 1200
Our historic property combines the best of Chicago’s storied past with the modern amenities of the present. As a result, we offer unique reception and banquet spaces perfectly suited to create an unforgettable day for you and your guests. We offer 23 unique event spaces that can be transformed for your needs. Our location adjacent to Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain, and short walking distance to Millennium Park and Lake Michigan provide a stunning setting for photos and extra activities for the wedding party. Let our experienced and efficient wedding professionals walk you through the details customizing your ideal wedding menu, establishing a seating chart, reserving room blocks for attendees, coordinating with outside vendors for lighting, audio, floral and decoration needs.
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Capacity: 120
$2,000-$3,000 per event
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Glendale Heights, IL  
Capacity: 950
$5.75-$55 per person
The Hotel and Conference center were both built in 1999 and renovated in 2016. Ramada Hotel & Conference center has over 7000 Sq ft of meeting and Banquet space. We specialize in assortment Weddings, Quinceaneras, corporate conferences, and business meetings. Here at the Ramada Hotel & Conference center we pride ourselves in customer service to achieve and go beyond guest satisfaction. From the Front desk agent to Housekeeping and breakfast staff we are all trained to help guests enjoy their stay whether it's for vacation or business. From check in to check out, every moment at the Ramada is enjoyable!
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Capacity: 1200
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Capacity: 300
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