The Field Museum Est. Prior to 1930

1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois

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Frolic in this 'Field' and fete in a museum that has been inspiring curiosity about life on Earth for more than a century.
This gorgeous and glam setting for curiosity is full of curios for your chic windy-city wedding, birthday party, engagement, corporate or holiday party. With too many venue spaces to count (including the Grainger Hall of Gems - that's where you'll find us) - both indoor and outdoor as well as a cracker jack team of event planners ready to plan your perfect party, it doesn't take a scientist to figure out that the Field is fete-fabulous.
The Lowdown
Type
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Historic Building
Museum
Views
Cityscape
Lake
Park
Skyline
Style
Classic
Cultural
Elegant
Worldly
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Reception
LGBT Weddings

Venue Setting

Guests at The Field Museum will discover artifacts from civilizations past, explore almost every corner of the globe, learn about new scientific discoveries, and walk away inspired! Every space at The Field Museum reveals new knowledge. As you enter Stanley Field Hall, look down. You are standing on 300 million year old fossilized limestone. Look up— the museum’s skylights and solar roof panels contribute to museum conservation efforts to save energy. In Rice Hall, a nearby gallery, travel to Africa and stand toe-to-paw with the man-eating Lions of Tsavo. Did you know the Lions of Tsavo were given to the museum in 1923 in the form of rugs? Scientists skillfully mounted the skins into the lions you see today.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $65 to $175

Additional Charges

Applicable taxes Catering, bar packages, equipment rentals, A/V, lighting, decor/ floral, parking

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
1000
Buffet
1000
Standing
5000
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
2 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
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Guests at The Field Museum will discover artifacts from civilizations past, explore almost every corner of the globe, learn about new scientific discoveries, and walk away inspired! Every space at The Field Museum reveals new knowledge. As you enter Stanley Field Hall, look down. You are standing on 300 million year old fossilized limestone. Look up— the museum’s skylights and solar roof panels contribute to museum conservation efforts to save energy. In Rice Hall, a nearby gallery, travel to Africa and stand toe-to-paw with the man-eating Lions of Tsavo. Did you know the Lions of Tsavo were given to the museum in 1923 in the form of rugs? Scientists skillfully mounted the skins into the lions you see today.
Standout Venue Features:
Guests in Stanley Field Hall are greeted by gleaming white marble interiors, sky lit vaulted ceilings, and stately columns—complete with SUE, the largest, most complete, best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossil yet discovered.
Celebration Locations
Stanley Field Hall:
Guests in Stanley Field Hall are greeted by gleaming white marble interiors, sky lit vaulted ceilings, and stately columns—complete with SUE, the largest, most complete, best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossil yet discovered.
- Max Capacity: 5000
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