Art Institute of Chicago Est. 2004

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

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The Art Institute is an ideal celebratory spot for both art lovers and Chicago natives.
The Art Institute of Chicago is a stunning site to celebrate your wedding day. Large and intimate celebrations can have an air of elegance and warmth at this dynamic wedding venue. You and your loved ones will be thrilled with the picturesque interior of the Art Institute.
The Lowdown
Type
Historic Building
Museum
Views
Cityscape
Lake
Skyline
Style
Elegant
Modern
Romantic
Sophisticated
Traditional
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The Art Institute of Chicago is a stunning site to celebrate your wedding day. You and your loved ones will be thrilled with the picturesque interior of the Art Institute. A romantic ceremony can take place at the iconic Grand Staircase and you may even enjoy a private gallery viewing on your special day! The Art Institute is an ideal celebratory spot for both art lovers and Chicago natives. Imagine a romantic ceremony and cocktail reception outside in McKinlock Court. Then move inside to the historical landmark, Chicago Stock Exchange Room, for dinner and dancing. Griffin Court's walls of windows create a modern site to enjoy your wedding reception. The Art Institute of Chicago has a variety of spaces to choose from when planning your special event. Large and intimate celebrations can have an air of elegance and warmth at this dynamic wedding venue.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $145 to $175

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
350
Buffet
350
Standing
1000
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2004
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Bride and Groom dressing areas.
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Celebration Locations
Women's Board Grand Staircase:
Three-story cathedral ceiling with skylight
- Max Capacity: 225
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Fullerton Hall:
A historical auditorium to create a great performance: enlighten your guests with a notable lecture, film, musical concert, or formal business presentation.
- Max Capacity: 370
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room:
A classical revival style room with ornamental pieces from the original Stock Exchange in Chicago is the perfect room for dining and entertaining guests.
- Max Capacity: 300
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Rubloff Auditorium:
This is the principle auditorium of the Art Institute of Chicago, complete with state-of-the-art control booth, cyclorama stage, and screen.
- Max Capacity: 950
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
McKinlock Court:
Serenity in the city— McKinlock Court is an exceptional outdoor courtyard, encircled by museum galleries, creating a completely exclusive and intimate experience.
- Max Capacity: 300
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Griffin Court:
Its spacious and luminous blank canvas can be arranged to host seated dinners and large-scale receptions, making Griffin Court one of the most sought-after special events space within the Art Institute.
- Max Capacity: 350
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Nichols Board of Trustee Suite:
The Nichols Board of Trustees Suite is the ideal space for intimate functions. Located on the second level of the Modern Wing, the Nichols Board of Trustees Suite is accessed via a private elevator that opens into a small lobby, ideal for welcoming your guests with butler-passed champagne and hors d'oeuvres or stationing your meeting's registration.
- View: Boasting wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows facing Millennium Park, the Frank Gehry Pritzker Pavilion, and Chicago's northern skyline, the suite's main room offers a dazzling view of the city’s lights and greenery.
- Max Capacity: 120
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Terzo Piano:
Terzo Piano is a clean, modern space of fresh design.
- View: Terzo Piano offers panoramic views of Lake Michigan and the city's skyline.
- Max Capacity: 350
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Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
This year Terzo Piano, a classy, European inspired restaurant and bistro that serves cuisine as artful as its surroundings was featured as one of the top museum restaurants in the world by Forbes

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