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Chicago History Museum

Chicago , IL
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Chicago, IL 60614 US (map)

PHONE

312-799-2255

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The Chicago History Museum is a classic wedding destination in the heart of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. With breathtaking views and beautiful Georgian-style architecture, our... Read more
The Chicago History Museum is a classic wedding destination in the heart of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. With breathtaking views and beautiful Georgian-style architecture, our Chicago Room is the perfect setting for your unforgettable moment. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1932
When was your venue last renovated?
2006
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
800
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Beth
Wedding:
8/2/2014
4.8/5.0
Chicago History Museum was our wedding venue location and it was fantastic! The room itself was absolutely beautiful and the outdoor space was the perfect addition for our cocktail hour and for guests to step out during the reception. We had so many compliments on our venue - I would highly recommend this bright, airy, and classic space for a perfect Chicago wedding.
Chicago History Museum was our wedding venue location and it was fantastic! The room itself was absolutely beautiful and Read more...
Chicago History Museum was our wedding venue location and it was fantastic! The room itself was absolutely beautiful and the outdoor space was the perfect addition for our cocktail hour and for guests to step out during the reception. We had so many compliments on our venue - I would highly recommend this bright, airy, and classic space for a perfect Chicago wedding. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
7/20/2014
4.2/5.0
I am thrilled that I had my wedding at CHM. It is a timeless, classic and elegant venue. We had a Sunday wedding because the Saturday site fee was too high for our budget. For what we paid for the Sunday rate, we got 6.5 hours and a gorgeous setting, inside and out. Another great reason to choose CHM is because they have a rain plan in case of bad weather. The one kicker is that you have to do your bar package through them which gets super pricey and is where we ended up going over budget. It was worth the look and feel of the venue as it was exactly how I pictured my wedding so I couldn't be happier. Sarah is who we worked with and she was really nice and helpful on the day of the wedding.
I am thrilled that I had my wedding at CHM. It is a timeless, classic and elegant venue. We had a Sunday wedding because Read more...
I am thrilled that I had my wedding at CHM. It is a timeless, classic and elegant venue. We had a Sunday wedding because the Saturday site fee was too high for our budget. For what we paid for the Sunday rate, we got 6.5 hours and a gorgeous setting, inside and out. Another great reason to choose CHM is because they have a rain plan in case of bad weather. The one kicker is that you have to do your bar package through them which gets super pricey and is where we ended up going over budget. It was worth the look and feel of the venue as it was exactly how I pictured my wedding so I couldn't be happier. Sarah is who we worked with and she was really nice and helpful on the day of the wedding. Read less
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Tamara
Wedding:
12/31/2013
4.8/5.0
We had our New Year's Eve wedding at the Chicago History Museum. Anna, the event coordinator for the museum, was amazing to work with. She was clearly very experienced and made the whole event run extremely smoothly. We planned the wedding from Washington, DC and she was very available by phone and email anytime we needed anything. The wedding was absolutely beautiful and one of my guests has not booked her wedding at the venue. It was absolutely amazing.
We had our New Year's Eve wedding at the Chicago History Museum. Anna, the event coordinator for the museum, was amazing Read more...
We had our New Year's Eve wedding at the Chicago History Museum. Anna, the event coordinator for the museum, was amazing to work with. She was clearly very experienced and made the whole event run extremely smoothly. We planned the wedding from Washington, DC and she was very available by phone and email anytime we needed anything. The wedding was absolutely beautiful and one of my guests has not booked her wedding at the venue. It was absolutely amazing. Read less
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Shani
Wedding:
6/30/2013
4.8/5.0
I fell in love with the Chicago History Museum as a wedding venue within 5 minutes. It was a stretch for the budget and they actually worked with me to help put it more in reach. My contact, Anna, was always responsive and helpful. She was my go-to person for ALL of my wedding questions. When a problem arose she was quick with a solution, such as when the champagne we chose was unavailable, she found a similar champagne at a higher price point and didn't charge us the difference. She was on hand the day of the wedding to help make sure everything was perfect and was there to make sure I got everything necessary in my car at the end of the night.
I fell in love with the Chicago History Museum as a wedding venue within 5 minutes. It was a stretch for the budget and Read more...
I fell in love with the Chicago History Museum as a wedding venue within 5 minutes. It was a stretch for the budget and they actually worked with me to help put it more in reach. My contact, Anna, was always responsive and helpful. She was my go-to person for ALL of my wedding questions. When a problem arose she was quick with a solution, such as when the champagne we chose was unavailable, she found a similar champagne at a higher price point and didn't charge us the difference. She was on hand the day of the wedding to help make sure everything was perfect and was there to make sure I got everything necessary in my car at the end of the night. Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
11/3/2012
4.8/5.0
Ever since I was little I dreamed of getting married at the Chicago Historical Society (now named the Chicago History Museum). When my fiancé (now husband) and I got engaged in December we only looked at 2 venues, which was 1 too many. Anna and the staff at CHM were great to work with. She was very professional, knew all of our vendors personally, and always got back to us quickly. The space is absolutely gorgeous. We loved how elegant yet edgy the rooms are. We had ~175 guests including a head table of 22 and the room was filled perfectly. There was room for more tables, but I think our size was perfect for the space. For the bride and groom who are looking to avoid the hotel ballroom wedding, CHM is your venue!
Ever since I was little I dreamed of getting married at the Chicago Historical Society (now named the Chicago History Read more...
Ever since I was little I dreamed of getting married at the Chicago Historical Society (now named the Chicago History Museum). When my fiancé (now husband) and I got engaged in December we only looked at 2 venues, which was 1 too many. Anna and the staff at CHM were great to work with. She was very professional, knew all of our vendors personally, and always got back to us quickly. The space is absolutely gorgeous. We loved how elegant yet edgy the rooms are. We had ~175 guests including a head table of 22 and the room was filled perfectly. There was room for more tables, but I think our size was perfect for the space. For the bride and groom who are looking to avoid the hotel ballroom wedding, CHM is your venue! Read less
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Shianne
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.8/5.0
We held our wedding reception at the Chicago History Museum, in the Chicago Room and Uihlein Plaza. Everything was beautiful, and we got many compliments on the location and space. Our coordinator was Anna, who was responsive and very nice to work with. You're limited in your catering options, but all four approved vendors are excellent, so no real challenges there.

The only category we marked as less than 5 stars is Value - our wedding was on a Sunday, which is typically a lower rate. However, due to the holiday weekend (Memorial Day), we were charged the full, high-season Saturday rate without any option to negotiate (though Anna did work in a champagne toast for us). That said, the space is huge and gorgeous, so at the end of day, we personally felt that the splurge was worth it.
We held our wedding reception at the Chicago History Museum, in the Chicago Room and Uihlein Plaza. Everything was Read more...
We held our wedding reception at the Chicago History Museum, in the Chicago Room and Uihlein Plaza. Everything was beautiful, and we got many compliments on the location and space. Our coordinator was Anna, who was responsive and very nice to work with. You're limited in your catering options, but all four approved vendors are excellent, so no real challenges there.

The only category we marked as less than 5 stars is Value - our wedding was on a Sunday, which is typically a lower rate. However, due to the holiday weekend (Memorial Day), we were charged the full, high-season Saturday rate without any option to negotiate (though Anna did work in a champagne toast for us). That said, the space is huge and gorgeous, so at the end of day, we personally felt that the splurge was worth it. Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.9/5.0
We worked with Becky at the Chicago History Museum and could not have been more pleased and impressed. She was fantastic! Not only was she utterly professional but also extremely personable. Honestly, this was the best venue we could have hoped for. We did our ceremony outside and our reception in the Chicago room. Everything was perfect. I HIGHLY recommend the Chicago History Museum for your wedding/ceremony venue.
We worked with Becky at the Chicago History Museum and could not have been more pleased and impressed. She was fantastic! Read more...
We worked with Becky at the Chicago History Museum and could not have been more pleased and impressed. She was fantastic! Not only was she utterly professional but also extremely personable. Honestly, this was the best venue we could have hoped for. We did our ceremony outside and our reception in the Chicago room. Everything was perfect. I HIGHLY recommend the Chicago History Museum for your wedding/ceremony venue. Read less
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nexxusstar
Wedding:
11/7/2009
3.8/5.0
too beautiful! the best place we could have found for an all-in-one day! we had the wedding on the 'stage' on the second floor, and then had the reception on the other side. Everything was so beautiful and they were great at the museum. the only thing we wish is that there were more areas open for people to look around and enjoy the displays.
too beautiful! the best place we could have found for an all-in-one day! we had the wedding on the 'stage' on the second Read more...
too beautiful! the best place we could have found for an all-in-one day! we had the wedding on the 'stage' on the second floor, and then had the reception on the other side. Everything was so beautiful and they were great at the museum. the only thing we wish is that there were more areas open for people to look around and enjoy the displays. Read less
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Jacqueline79
Wedding:
9/13/2009
4.8/5.0
We LOVED our ceremony & reception held at the CHicago History museum!!!!

Stephanie was a doll and pleasure to work with, they were very flexible on the package options, details and planning and the attention my husband and I recieved all night from the venue and caterer was unbelieveable!!!!

It helped a lot that my caterer (BLUE PLATE) was very familiar with working with the venue and had a location close to transport food into so everything was still hot when served.

The stair case was gorgeous and breathtaking for the ceremony and for pictures late at night and we wouldnt change a thing!

Thank you CHM! We love you!
We LOVED our ceremony & reception held at the CHicago History museum!!!!

Stephanie was a doll and pleasure to Read more...
We LOVED our ceremony & reception held at the CHicago History museum!!!!

Stephanie was a doll and pleasure to work with, they were very flexible on the package options, details and planning and the attention my husband and I recieved all night from the venue and caterer was unbelieveable!!!!

It helped a lot that my caterer (BLUE PLATE) was very familiar with working with the venue and had a location close to transport food into so everything was still hot when served.

The stair case was gorgeous and breathtaking for the ceremony and for pictures late at night and we wouldnt change a thing!

Thank you CHM! We love you! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/18/2009
4.3/5.0
We worked with Stephanie Slovak at The Chicago History Museum and had a fantastic experience. She was very responsive, organized and gave you a peace of mind that everything would be taken care of and it was. Stephanie helped provide ideas to give us a vision and was very patient. We met with a lot of vendors prior to meeting with Stephanie and knew right away that this was someone we could work with on such an important day.

The other staff especially the security staff received numerous compliments from our guests. Very polite and helped out the entire night.

The venue was stunning when we arrived and everything that was discussed prior to the wedding was set and complete.

We highly recommened the History Museum for a wedding or any event.
We worked with Stephanie Slovak at The Chicago History Museum and had a fantastic experience. She was very responsive, Read more...
We worked with Stephanie Slovak at The Chicago History Museum and had a fantastic experience. She was very responsive, organized and gave you a peace of mind that everything would be taken care of and it was. Stephanie helped provide ideas to give us a vision and was very patient. We met with a lot of vendors prior to meeting with Stephanie and knew right away that this was someone we could work with on such an important day.

The other staff especially the security staff received numerous compliments from our guests. Very polite and helped out the entire night.

The venue was stunning when we arrived and everything that was discussed prior to the wedding was set and complete.

We highly recommened the History Museum for a wedding or any event. Read less
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