Frequently Asked Questions
Who are your preferred caterers?
Please download our Weddings brochure for a current list of preferred caterers.
Will the galleries be open during my wedding?
Exhibition galleries are closed during all weddings. We would like all of the attention to be on the couple and their big day.
Can I have my wedding rehearsal at the museum?
Yes. Rehearsals must be scheduled during museum hours, typically the day prior to the event, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Can I use candles?
Candles are not allowed inside the event space or museum. We have great suggested alternatives, such as battery operated votives and small lamps. Candles are allowed outside on our Plaza.
Does the Museum have parking?
Yes, see Parking for more information.
Does the Chicago History Museum have any audiovisual equipment?
Most event spaces feature built-in audiovisual equipment. Please contact us at 312.799.2254 for recommendations to meet your audiovisual needs.
The Museum Store
The Chicago History Museum Store carries many unusual items that would make perfect, personalized gifts for your guests. Store items feature designs by historically significant architects and commemorations of landmark events. Such memorable mementos could include Frank Lloyd Wright coasters, brass letter openers, Chicago specialty mugs, scenic note cards, or exhibition catalogs.
Please contact the Corporate Events Department at 312.799.2254 for more information.