Outdoor Terraces

Venue Summary

Outdoor Terraces accommodates Up to 600 seated Up to 1,600 for receptions.

Outdoor Terraces is available for Corporate CelebrationsCorporate MeetingsGalas & FundraisersWeddings.

See everything you love about Chicago from our vantage point.

Cocktail tables arranged on the Field Museum’s northeast terrace on a sunny day.

Chicago’s warmer months demand a stunning outdoor space for events. Whether you’re in charge of planning the company picnic or throwing a starlit summer soirée, the Field Museum’s terraces set the stage for an incredible event with breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan. 

The terraces accommodate 600 for seated dinners and up to 1,600 for receptions. Tenting options are available upon request.


  • Square Footage: Available space starts at 11,376 square feet and can be expanded up to 35,997 square feet

  • AV Capabilities: Work with our approved vendors to add outdoor lighting and audio

  • Museum visit, including your choice of exhibitions, can be added by request

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