Located in Chicago, Illinois, the International Museum of Surgical Science is a historic lakefront mansion and museum venue that hosts weddings and other remarkable occasions. This luxurious building offers a sumptuous backdrop for milestone events. You can hold your wedding celebrations in a truly opulent atmosphere for this key chapter of your love story.
Facilities and Capacity
Your festivities can avail of all four floors of this landmark venue. Up to 100 guests can join you for your ceremony and seated reception while up to 200 guests can enjoy a cocktail reception. An intimate ceremony can be hosted in the stunning Hall of Immortals, the evocative Hall of Murals, or the exquisite second-floor Library. The splendor of this mansion is visible in the Italian marble fireplaces and floors, gorgeous walnut walls, and brass fixtures. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer majestic views of Lake Michigan, while the walls on all four floors are adorned with historic pieces. This building features an elevator and two indoor ramps along with a wheelchair-accessible entrance for the convenience of all of your guests.
Wedding service with the International Museum of Surgical Science includes two staff members on hand during your festivities. They will coordinate with your vendors, greet your guests, offer informal guidance about the Museum, and provide parking validation for nearby public parking lots. Venue staff can advise you about approved vendors and approve plans for decor and votive candles. Event rentals available include a podium, wireless microphone, projector, and screen. For an additional fee, tables and cushioned banquet chairs are available on-site for up to 80 guests.
This refined and storied building harks back to the early twentieth century and the majesty of Chicago’s historic Gold Coast neighborhood. In 1917, Eleanor Robinson Countiss orchestrated the construction of this building as a home for herself and her family. The Eleanor Robinson Countiss House was designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw and based on the 18th-century French chateau Le Petit Trianon. In the early 1950s, the House entered the ownership of Doctor Max Thorek and the International College of Surgeons. 1954 saw the building reopen as the International Museum of Surgical Science, then designated a historic building in 1988.
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