The Museum Of Contemporary Art

220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL
Capacity: 3,300 people
About The Museum Of Contemporary Art
The MCA can accommodate events of all kinds and sizes—elegant weddings, dramatic cocktail receptions, and corporate entertaining or meetings. Why settle for ordinary? The state-of-the-art, 300-seat Edlis Neeson Theater is a perfect location for annual meetings, award ceremonies, private performances, product launches, and film premieres. Additional capacity is available in the adjacent Kanter Meeting Center.
Package Pricing
Event Spaces
Kern Terrace and Sculpture Garden
Kern Terrace and Sculpture Garden
Kovler Atrium
Kovler Atrium
MCA Theater
MCA Theater
Museum Main Floor
Museum Main Floor
The Kanter Meeting Center
The Kanter Meeting Center
Recommendations
Museum of Contemporary Art - Unique & Modern - An Eventective User from Chicago, IL

The Museum of Contemporary Art provides a unique and modern location for a wedding and/or reception. My wedding took place in October, and the large windows of the MCA provided a beautiful view to the amazing fall in Chicago. The location is definitely more for those who prefer a modern aesthetic. The decor changes, depending on the exhibits at the museum. You should definitely look at your dates to see what type of work will be on display. The food is catered by the in-house restaurant, i.e., Wolfgang Puck, and is superb! It is rather expensive, but worth every cent. I have never heard so many raves about wedding food. The waiters are impeccably trained and put on quite a presentation for guests. The modern decor provides something of a blank canvas to work with when planning your own decor. I had a ""green"" theme to my wedding, using mostly trees, plants and foliage rather than flowers. The modern setting of the MCA provided an interesting contrast to my organic florals. The MCA really lends itself to any type of feel you are looking for. The interesting architecture provides many breathtaking photo opportunities - from the iconic exterior and the sculpture garden to the unique winding staircase. The acoustics are good, and the administration is extremely helpful from beginning to end. They even let us run our reception an hour longer than planned because guests were having such a great time. They really took time to make sure that every detail was perfect and that we had private moments available to us as well.

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Neighborhood
Venue Types
Amenities
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1200
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 6
  • Special Features: The MCA offers indoor and outdoor spaces, intimate meeting rooms, and a changing array of exhibitions by today’s most important artists. Guests will also enjoy panoramic views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan as they stroll through the galleries.
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 23,597