Weddings

The Field Museum

Chicago, IL View map

About

If dinosaurs and elephants are on your guest list, say “I do” to hosting your event in one of our breathtaking spaces.

Life's an adventure. Begin yours here.

Sip champagne on our terrace overlooking Lake Michigan. Dance under the shadowed silhouette of Máximo the Titanosaur. Pose for photos in front of an Egyptian mastaba. Celebrate with your guests amid millions of artifacts and specimens—and invite them to explore the exhibitions while they take a break from drinks and dancing.

Our variety of spaces accommodate as few as 10 and up to more than 1,000 guests: Celebrate outdoors with a ceremony on the terrace or cocktails in the Rice Native Plant Gardens, or transform the museum’s iconic Stanley Field Hall or East Atrium for your dream wedding. While your guest list might need to be micro, there are some pretty big guests you’ll still have to accommodate (they promise to stay off the dance floor).

Ready to start planning? Contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

Yes

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

4000

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

0

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

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

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Set Up
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    I can't describe how wonderful the Field Museum was as a wedding venue. Every step on the way to the wedding was efficient, easy, professional and surpassed every expectation. Katie is absolutely phenomenal at her job, and goes well beyond the call of duty to help her brides.

    On the day of, it was obvious that having our wedding anywhere else would not have been anywhere near as perfect. It looked amazing-- even better than we could have hoped-- and every detail was ideally thought through. My fiance and I met through a Field Museum project, so for us the venue had sentimental value. But even without that, it would have been a spectacular wedding AND wedding planning process, from the moment we signed the contract to the moment we jumped in a pedicab to leave our reception.
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    Jordan Married on 08/03/2019
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    Beautiful venue

    Amazing space and very unique to the city

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1400 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, 60605
312-698-3167
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