Venue Summary

Founders' Room accommodates Up to 90 seated Up to 100 for receptions.

Founders' Room is available for Corporate CelebrationsCorporate MeetingsGalas & FundraisersWeddings.

Discover contemporary amenities in a historical space.

Founders' Room arranged for an event with a range of seating, including couches, chairs, and coffee tables.

Once used exclusively by Field Museum staff, the Founders’ Room is now available for intimate dinners, board meetings, seminars, and more.

The room was originally the office of Stanley Field, who served as museum president from 1908 to 1964. Today this space features specimens and objects from the museum’s collection, a decorative fireplace, and ornate crystal chandeliers. South- and east-facing windows offer abundant natural light and views of the Museum Campus.

Space Details

  • Rental includes reception area, private bathrooms, coat closet, and catering kitchen
  • Work with our approved vendors on any additional lighting or custom A/V to display presentations on either side of the fireplace
  • Exhibitions can be added by request

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