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Chicago History Museum

Experience the perfect venue for your event. Whether you're planning a corporate celebration, daytime meeting, or your dream wedding, the Chicago History Museum will provide the quintessential Chicago 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. Make your own historic moment even more special at the Chicago History Museum.

Our Rooms

The Chicago Room

With its Georgian-style architecture and breathtaking views, the Chicago Room provides a classic setting for any event. Entering through the Sanger P. Robinson Gallery, the Chicago Room features eight east-side windows overlooking gardens in Lincoln Park. The interior walls feature 10 large backlit cases that display exquisite stained-glass windows by notables including Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Comfort Tiffany.

The room's 4,850 square feet can be divided easily by two partitions to create two or three separate spaces to accomodate groups of all sizes. The room features state-of-the-art technology, such as LCD projectors, push-button lighting, wireless microphone receivers, and a sound system that is designed to ensure optimal sound quality.

Uihlein Plaza

Set among the gardens of Lincoln Park and against the backdrop of the Chicago skyline, Uihlein Plaza is the perfect space for outdoor receptions, ceremonies, or seated dinners. The plaza is accessible from the Chicago Room, allowing guests to move easily from inside to outdoors, and offers endless space possibilites. The 15,000-square-foot space can be open or tented.

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Rubloff Auditorium and Wrigley Gallery

Located on the Museum's first floor, the Rubloff Auditorium is Chicago's only 440-seat theater. Boasting beautiful 1932 architecture, it is perfect for keynote addresses, award presentations, and board meetings. Just outside the auditorium, the Wrigley Gallery offers an ideal location for a continental breakfast, registration, meeting breaks, or a small cocktail reception. The Museum's newest permanent exhibition, Facing Freedom, can complement your event.

Guild Room

The Guild Room offers a casual setting for meetings of up to 50 guests. The room has audiovisual capabilities and a wall of windows that provide natural lighting and a view of Lincoln Park.

Mandel Room

The Mandel Room provides a formal setting for meetings of up to 40 guests. It is ideal for board meetings, an intimate lecture, or a breakout room for larger meetings. Adjacent to the Mandel Room are three small breakout rooms that can accomodate five to eight people.

North and Clark Cafe

Situated on the Museum's southwest side, the space is filled with natural light from its floor-to-ceiling windows. With its cathedral ceilings and views of the park and fountain, the space is perfect for intimate gatherings.