American Writers Museum

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Located in the city center of Chicago, Illinois, American Writers Museum is a literary museum and historical wedding venue. This vibrant and interactive space proffers a wedding backdrop that is infused with American history. Here, couples have a choice of multiple event rooms and can take advantage of the museum’s accommodating wedding services and rental options. The team at the American Writers Museum takes pride in their flexible and courteous hosting capabilities while showcasing the building’s fascinating gallery space.

Facilities and Capacity

Suitable for evening affairs, American Writers Museum is available to host a range of events from cocktail receptions to seated dinners. This venue is ideal for both intimate gatherings as well as more lively functions. Couples opting to reserve the whole space can hold celebrations of up to 250 guests for cocktail-style arrangements and 100 in a theatre layout. Other wedding spaces include the Readers Hall, A Nation of Writers room, and the Meijer Changing Gallery. These separate spaces can host between 20 and 60 people each. With eye-catching displays and modern interior decor that details some of America’s proudest literary figures, this venue abounds with culture and visual appeal. American Writers Museum also features wheelchair-accessible facilities and is conveniently located nearby parking garages, hotels, and other downtown attractions.

Services Offered

The staff at the American Writers Museum strives to achieve events that are enjoyable for every guest and that run smoothly. With a selection of exclusive catering vendors, couples holding their wedding here can expect a highly accommodating experience. Event rentals include various chair selections and layout options, as well as available television, microphone, and PA systems.

Other Facilities

In addition to the museum’s wedding spaces, it also boasts comprehensive and engaging exhibits that focus on highly regarded American writers. These expositions highlight some of the country’s most influential contributions to the literary tradition. With a number of exciting events, displays, and programs available, the American Writers Museum is a place full of history and art that its visitors are sure to enjoy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Set Up

Describe your venue:


What kind of settings are available?


Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access


American Writers Museum Price Rates


180 N. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor Chicago, IL, 60601
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American Writers Museum frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at American Writers Museum?

American Writers Museum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of American Writers Museum in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by American Writers Museum for wedding events is known for:
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at American Writers Museum for wedding events?

American Writers Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does American Writers Museum offer?

American Writers Museum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

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