Venue Summary

East Atrium & Pavilion accommodates Up to 200 (atrium only) and 350 (including pavilion) seated  Up to 300 (atrium only) and 600 (including pavilion) for receptions.

East Atrium & Pavilion is available for Corporate CelebrationsCorporate MeetingsGalas & FundraisersWeddings.

An accessible entry gives way to a flexible space for all types of events.

East Atrium space set up for an event with tall cocktail tables, small tables with five chairs eat, and white couches. Floral arrangements sit on while pillars behind the couches. A glass ceiling reveals the east facade of the Field Museum at night.

This open, flexible space can be transformed into a number of experiences for you and your guests: reception-style cocktails, elegant seated dinners, intimate seating for conversation, or a beautifully lit dance floor.

The East Atrium and Pavilion offer guests an easy, accessible entrance from the east side of the museum and features a dazzling glass ceiling suited to both sunny daytime events or evenings under the stars. 

Guests can also enjoy complimentary access to our permanent exhibition Inside Ancient Egypt—a perennial visitor favorite—for the duration of your event.

Space Details

  • Square Footage: 10,000 square feet

  • Ceiling Height: Ranges from 8–14 feet high (highest ceilings are in the East Atrium)

  • AV Capabilities: Work with our approved vendors on custom A/V and lighting

  • Exhibitions: Includes access to our Inside Ancient Egypt exhibition

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