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The Field Museum is a sophisticated wedding venue located in Chicago, Illinois. This breathtaking space sits beside Lake Michigan, giving celebrations of all sizes a dramatic backdrop. The museum is available to host both ceremonies and receptions in its indoor and uncovered outdoor spaces.

Facilities and Capacity

The Field Museum can comfortably accommodate events with up to 1,000 guests, but intimate gatherings with 10 attendees are also welcomed. Host a ceremony on the terrace, where seats can be set up on the lawns. From here, make your way to the Rice Native Plant Gardens for a celebratory cocktail reception. Ceremonies can also be held indoors, where couples and their guests can be surrounded by soaring ceilings and grand columns and arches. A sweeping staircase can act as the backdrop for the couple. Receptions can also be held in this indoor space, which can be transformed with flowers, decor, and atmospheric lighting. Throughout the museum, you'll find unforgettable backdrops for your wedding photos. These range from panoramic views of the Chicago skyline to the museum's exhibits, like Máximo the Titanosaur. The venue is available to be used for standalone photography sessions, too.

Services Offered

To help inspire your wedding planning, the experienced team at The Field Museum is happy to provide a list of their approved vendors. For added convenience, the museum offers a range of drinks packages and a wine list to meet all of your beverage needs. Explore the venue with a site visit, so you can start envisioning your day in the museum's stunning spaces.

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Colleen M. Married on 07/16/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A Night at the Museum!

I cannot express enough thanks to the amazing staff members and event planner at the Field Museum. We always dreamed of having our reception at the Field and it was seamlessly brought together through the work of their incredible vendors. The Field brings your event to life and allows your guests to explore exhibits and dance the night away alongside dinosaurs. From our visits with vendors and staff, to emails and phone communication, everyone was highly professional, kind, and accommodating! We cannot recommend the Field enough as a unique venue for your celebration.
User1816849 2+ years ago
4.8 out of 5 rating
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.
Jordan Married on 08/03/2019
4.6 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue

Amazing space and very unique to the city
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