Chicago History Museum

1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL
Capacity: 1,000 people

About Chicago History Museum

Tucked along the grounds of Lincoln Park, steps from the lake and a short cab ride from downtown, the Chicago History Museum offers a variety of spaces that can be used for corporate events, daytime meetings, cocktail receptions, reunions, or just about any type of event. Our historic building features Georgian 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 historic space provides unforgettable moments for you and your guests.

Package Pricing

$4,000 - $11,500 /event
Pricing for weddings only

Event Spaces

McCormick Theater
Morse Genius Chicago Room
North & Clark Cafe
Uihlein Plaza


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!

Venue Types
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Valet Parking
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1000