Weddings

The Museum of Science and Industry

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About

Chicago’s Most Unique Wedding Venue


Just steps from Chicago’s beautiful lakefront, the Museum of Science and Industry provides a spectacular backdrop for weddings looking for a unique flare. A magnificent display of historic Chicago architecture the museum is the only remaining structure from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. The Rotunda has a breathtaking 120-foot copper domed ceiling and state of the art lighting truss both adding to the drama and elegance. The expansive rotunda is flanked by a larger than life antique locomotive, and a 727 jumbo jet airplane suspended from the balcony.

The Museum’s special event professionals will work with you to create a memorable experience for your special day. Your personal event coordinator will guide you through the planning process step-by-step, ensuring all the details are executed to perfection.

To begin planning the wedding of your dreams, contact us today.

  • Complimentary underground, direct-access parking for evening events
  • Complimentary coat check
  • Guides and exhibit staff
  • Event security
  • Facility staff

Contact Us

To find out more about having your event at MSI, call us at the number above to speak with your personal event planner, or complete our online inquires form.

*Wedding packages begin at $125 per person for Friday & Sundays and $150 per person for Saturdays with a minimum of 150 guests. Packages do not include Wedding Packages do not include State and City sales tax, 20% administrative charge or Museum Rental.

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?

$3800.00

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

$3800.00

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?

$1800.00

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

$1800.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

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

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

Pricing

The Museum of Science and Industry Price Rates

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5700 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL, 60637
7737531387
773-753-2583
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The Museum of Science and Industry frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Museum of Science and Industry?

The Museum of Science and Industry includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up

At The Museum of Science and Industry, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Museum of Science and Industry includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At The Museum of Science and Industry, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Museum of Science and Industry includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of The Museum of Science and Industry in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Museum of Science and Industry for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Museum of Science and Industry for wedding events?

The Museum of Science and Industry offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Museum of Science and Industry offer?

The Museum of Science and Industry offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does The Museum of Science and Industry offer for wedding events?

The Museum of Science and Industry offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does The Museum of Science and Industry have available for wedding events?

The Museum of Science and Industry offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Tables

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