4 featured reviews
Member Since: 12/9/2010
The History Museum was a fabulous location for our November wedding. Anna and the team at the museum were fantastic to work with and on top of all the details from the first meeting to remembering to grab our cake knife at the end of the night (when we had already forgotten to do so).
We had both our ceremony and reception at the museum and thought it was the perfect venue for both. Our guests raved about the beautiful space and appreciated the option of quiet conversation and drinks in the foyer or dancing the night away in the main reception area.
My husband and I would unequivocally recommend the museum to anyone looking for a unique and classy space for their ceremony and/or reception.
Member Since: 11/4/2011
We got married at the museum and we had a brunch reception. We got married on the right side of the Chicago room, had passed brunch horsdourves in the Robinson gallery and on the black and white tile floor and outdoor porch, then we had brunch on the left side of the Chicago Room. The morning sunlight was beautiful and if you get married in the morning you have your pick of dates and it’s half the price. The two vendors we got off of their vendor list that we loved the most were Food For Thought catering and Clementine our wedding coordinator. CHM is very responsive and they have top notch customer service. It’s a great way to support a Chicago cultural institution and have a unique and memorable wedding venue.
Member Since: 7/5/2012
We had our civil union reception at the Chicago History Museum (the Chicago Room) recently, and we couldn't have been happier.
The space is beautiful and stately. Our guests couldn't stop commenting on how wonderful it looked.
We found the price very reasonable for the size and the exceptional appearance of the space.
There is a gorgeous outdoor patio that we were able to use for the cocktail and hors d'oeuvres hour. It was magnificent! And throughout the reception people used the outdoor space to get some fresh air.
Our representative was Becky, and she was amazing. She made planning our event so much easier and was always available to answer questions and offer advice. She was with us throughout the reception and made sure everything went smoothly. The staff was so accommodating, which made the History Museum an even more attractive choice for us!
Give this place some serious thought if you want to wow your guests!
The museum provides the alcohol for the event, and their selection was great. They offer different packages according to what you want and your budget. In fact, they were even able to make a substitution for a wine when we asked.
Member Since: 8/6/2009
I got married at the Chicago History Museum last week and it was absolutely wonderful. From the minute we looked at the venue before we even put down a deposit, Anna's communication was quick and helpful. Her attention to detail and thoughtfulness made our event so special. Our guests loved the fun atmosphere of the museum, yet classic style of the Chicago Room, where our wedding took place. We fell in love with the outdoor terrace and luckily the weather held out for us to use it during cocktail hour. We had a blast and although we are sad our wedding is over, we can't wait to go back and visit the museum.
If you're someone who enjoys being part of the planning process and having a say in different aspects of the day as well as the ability to bring in your own creative ideas, this is the place for you! We're so happy we had our wedding there and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Make your wedding one for the history books
The Chicago History Museum is a classic wedding destination in the heart of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. With breathtaking views and beautiful Georgian-style architecture, our Chicago Room is the perfect setting for your unforgettable moment.
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: No
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: Yes
- Capacity: Up to 300
- Style: Mansion/Historic Site, Museum/Gallery
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011