MUSEUMS & CULTURAL SPACES

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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OVERVIEW

CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM

 

Chicago’s oldest cultural institution founded in 1856, the museum shares the stories of the city and its people. Chicago History Museum offers event spaces available for daytime and evening events. Our spaces also include an outdoor plaza, and theater to allow for gatherings of all sizes, intimate gatherings of 10 to large events of up to 1,500 people. Host your presentation, conference, or board meeting during the day and add a cocktail reception in the Museum after-hours to unwind.

 
 

VENUE INFO

Location
 

1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL

60614

Accessibility & Parking


Closest Airport: Chicago Midway and O'Hare International Airport

Car
Bus
Train
Subway/Metro

Valet Parking (Paid)
Nearby Parking Structure(s) (Paid)

Discounted Event Parking

Recommended Valet Vendors

Support


24/7
Business Hours
Email
Phone
FAQs/Help Center
Dedicated Event Manager

Events Includes an Events Team Member, Security, Visitor Services Staff, and Housekeeping

Languages

 

English

Event Spaces

8 Indoor and Outdoor Event Space

Outdoor Plaza can be Tented if Needed for Larger Events

Capacity*


Reception Max: 700 attendees (Indoor), 1,500 attendees (Outdoor)

Reception Min: 10 attendees

Seated Max: 340 attendees (Indoor), 700 attendees (Outdoor)

Seated Min: 10 attendees

Event Types

 

Awards Ceremonies
Benefits
Cocktail/Networking Receptions
Conferences
Festivals/Fairs
Incentive Trips
Livestream Events
Meetings
Premieres/Opening Events
Product Launches/Promo Events
Executive/Corporate Retreats
Seminars/Workshops
Trade Shows/Expos
Training/Team Building
Wedding/Social Events
Youth Retreats/Camps

 

ROOMS, CAPACITIES & VIRTUAL TOUR

Capacities subject to change due to COVID restrictions and regulations.

 

AMENITIES

AV & Lighting
 

In-House Audio Visual
Microphones
Computer/Laptop
Projector
Projector Screen

Catering
 

In-House Catering Optional
Outside Catering Permitted
Onsite Restaurant
In-House Liquor License
Only Exclusive Catering Partners Permitted

Design & Decor
 

Built-In Stage
Moveable Risers & Platforms
Branding Opportunities
Art Collection/Special Exhibit/Installation
Carpet
Cement Floor
Wood Flooring
Tile Flooring

Planning & Production
 

Dedicated Event Manager
AV Technician
Security

Housekeeping

Visitor Services

Venue
 

ADA Compliant
Balcony
Ballroom
Green Room/Speaker Ready Room
Meeting Rooms
Patio
Storage/Back of House Operations
Men's Bathrooms
Women's Bathrooms
Unisex Bathrooms
Exhibitions can be Available Along with the Theater & Other Spaces

Other
 

All-Inclusive
Partial Buyout
Full Venue Buyout

WiFi (Free)

Only Service Animals Permitted

Latest Event End: 12:00 am

Chicago Collection Connection - Exclusively Exhibit Once-in-a-Lifetime Artifacts Not on Display to the General Public

 

SAFETY & SECURITY

COVID-19 Prevention
 

Sanitation Stations
Hourly Cleanings
Individually Packaged F&B
Socially Distant Floor Plans
Procedures Assessed Weekly for Guests, Staff, Vendors and Museum Safety

City of Chicago and State of Illinois Guidelines

Security
 

In-House Security Team
Full Video Surveillance System

Pre-Event Security Team Meetings Available

VIP Entrances

City of Chicago and State of Illinois Security Compliance and Regulations

 

INDUSTRY & AWARDS

Preferred Partners
 

Off Premise Catering Partners (Must Use):
Blue Plate Catering 
Food For Thought Catering 
Limelight Catering 
Paramount Events 

 

bizba.sh/chicagohistorymuseum  |  events@chicagohistory.org (312) 799-2252

1601 NORTH CLARK STREET  |  CHICAGO, IL 60614

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*Capacities may differ based on local COVID regulations.

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