If dinosaurs and elephants are on your guest list, say “I do” to hosting your event in one of our breathtaking spaces.

A couple shares their first dance in the center of Stanley Field Hall—with elephants visible in the background—as wedding guests stand and watch from the edge of the dance floor.

Our space. Your perfect day.

Sip champagne on our terrace overlooking Lake Michigan. Dance under the shadowed silhouette of Máximo the Titanosaur. Pose for photos in front of an Egyptian mastaba. Celebrate with your guests amid millions of artifacts and specimens—and invite them to explore the exhibitions while they take a break from drinks and dancing.

Our variety of spaces accommodate as few as 10 and up to more than 1,000 guests, safety guidelines permitting: Celebrate outdoors with a ceremony on the terrace or cocktails in the Rice Native Plant Gardens, or transform the museum’s iconic Stanley Field Hall or East Atrium for your dream wedding. While your guest list might need to be micro, there are some pretty big guests you’ll still have to accommodate (they promise to stay off the dance floor).

Ready to start planning? Contact us today.

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The Field's team immediately made us feel at ease and confident they could handle all of our big plans. Our day went off without a hitch! I love that we can visit the museum on anniversaries and be brought back to our favorite day.

Brittanie Navarro, Bride

The Field Museum is one of my favorite venues to host an event in Chicago. While the building itself sets a beautifully elegant tone, the event staff is fabulous to work with—it is an absolute pleasure every time.

Marina Birch, Birch Design Studio

Personalize your wedding

We’ve done this a few times. Our experienced staff is here to support you and your wedding planner, from your first site visit to the moment your last guests leave, tuckered out from a night of dancing and celebration.

Our approved vendors are carefully selected and knowledgeable about our space. Whether your style is understated, elegant florals or over-the-top geek chic, our vendors will help you customize an event that’s 100% you.

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The Field Museum provides all alcoholic beverages used in conjunction with any event held at the Museum. We offer a variety of beverage packages and a wine list, both with eco-friendly options.

Your approved caterer will provide bar service, including setup, mixers, sodas, ice, glassware, and service staff. Consumption bars and donated liquor are not allowed. 

Want a look that’s “modern elegance meets ancient culture”? Our vendors have you covered.

Jeremy Lawson Photography

Design the perfect space for an event of any size.

Kent Drake Photography

A few of our favorite weddings

We absolutely love working with the events team at the Field Museum. Not only is it an iconic and beautiful Chicago venue, but the event team makes it easy for our clients and us! They are professional, efficient, and committed to providing the best service.

Lauren, Allison, Bridget, Carolyn, and Andrea, LK Events

The account managers are accommodating and communicative. They truly care about making the experience for both client and vendor partners as easy as possible and are never too busy to walk you through details to make sure your event goes off without a hitch!

Michelle Kurinec, LOLA Event Productions

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