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Chicago History Museum

Chicago, IL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
27 reviews
$11k - $14k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$11k - $14k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

The Chicago History Museum is a historic wedding venue located in Chicago, Illinois. A stone's throw from Lake Michigan, surrounded by the luscious greenery of Lincoln Park, this venue is ideally located for all nuptial celebrations. Boasting timeless décor and coupled with breathtaking views of the city's skyline, this event space marries old with new, providing an unforgettable wedding experience.

Facilities and Capacity

The Chicago History Museum can comfortably accommodate up to 800 guests in its several event spaces. The high ceilings, expansive windows, and vast rooms create an open and welcoming atmosphere where guests can eat, drink, and socialize in comfort. During the warmer months, couples may wed and celebrate in the Outdoor Plaza, where guests can enjoy cocktail hour under the Windy City's sun. Later, dinner is served in the Chicago Room, where stylish and modern décor infuses the space. What's more, the venue is just a short drive from downtown Chicago, so guests can explore the beautiful city after the celebrations have ceased.

Services Offered

The Chicago History Museum has a dedicated team on hand to assist in the smooth running of every wedding event. The venue has an on-site wedding coordinator that ensures that all aspects of the event are executed flawlessly. On the day, the couple-of-honor is invited to the wedding suites available, offering solace ahead of the celebratory hustle and bustle. The wheelchair-accessible venue also provides event rentals such as lighting and sound to enhance the entertainment experience, keeping guests on their feet all night.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$9,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$6,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Set Up

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December

27 Reviews

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4.8
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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5
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    Rating 4.6 out of 5
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5

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    Erin Married on 10/29/2021
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    Can't say enough good things!

    Could not recommend CHM more! Their team was extremely helpful and overall wonderful to work with, especially Erika. Super knowledgeable and connected to many other wonderful vendors in the industry in Chicago. The space is absolutely stunning and they went above and beyond to help make our vision a reality. Plus the newly renovated outdoor area is gorgeous. 10/10 would recommend this venue for any size wedding!

    Chicago History Museum's reply:

    You're the best, Erin! Thank you so much for the kind words and the beautiful photos! Erika loved working with you two, as well.
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    Mandy L. Married on 10/15/2021
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    Our guests can't stop talking!

    Erika and the CMH team were such a pleasure to work with! We rescheduled our wedding in 2020 due to the pandemic and the team was so accommodating. They put all of our worries at ease and made the planning process seamless during a crazy time. The venue is absolutely iconic. We were able to put our own twist on a truly classic institution. The staff and bartenders were amazing during the reception. Our family and friends can't stop raving about how amazing the venue! COULD NOT RECOMMEND MORE!
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    Stefanie C. Married on 09/10/2021
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    Dream wedding at the Chicago History Museum

    Having my wedding at the Chicago History Museum was the best decision I made. The venue is timeless and classic and their gorgeous newly renovated outdoor pavilion was the perfect setting for our cocktail hour - our guests complimented the beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces all night. Having covid-postponed wedding wasn't ideal, but the coordinator, Erika helped alleviate so much stress. She was understanding, kind, organized and beyond helpful in navigating us through the ever changing restrictions to ensure we had a perfect day. Truly the most amazing venue to get married!

Awards

  • 27
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

Pricing

Team

Erika Johnson
Erika Johnson
Special Events Manager

Erika has worked with many wonderful CHM couples since April 2016. She can't wait to work with you on your big day!

Lorelei Kroulaidis
Lorelei Kroulaidis
Director of Special Events

Lorelei is a long-time wedding pro and is eager to work to on your wedding! She prides herself on her attention to detail and taking a personal interest in each and every couple.

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
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Always helpful, professional and friendly. A lovely setting that always compliments every cake we create.

Map

1601 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60614
3127992255
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Chicago History Museum frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Chicago History Museum?

Chicago History Museum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Clean Up
  • Set Up

At Chicago History Museum, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Chicago History Museum includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

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

The space offered by Chicago History Museum for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Chicago History Museum for wedding events?

Chicago History Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Chicago History Museum offer?

Chicago History Museum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Chicago History Museum offer for wedding events?

Chicago History Museum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound

What furniture and decorations does Chicago History Museum have available for wedding events?

Chicago History Museum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Chicago History Museum and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Chicago History Museum is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.6 in value.

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