Art Institute Chicago
DOWNTOWN CHICAGO'S #1 RATED MUSEUM
From gardens to galleries, Gilded Age glamour to modern minimalism, the Art Institute of Chicago has several exceptional spaces that can accommodate a variety of special occasions.
Woman's Board Grand Staircase
40 Seated | 225 Reception | 200 Ceremony
Located just off the Michigan Avenue lobby, this elegant staircase majestically welcomes your guests with stately polished-marble construction dating back to 1910.
Bluhm Family Terrace
75 Seated | 100 Reception | 500 Ceremony
The outdoor Bluhm Family Terrace is located on the third level of the Modern Wing, just outside Terzo Piano, and offers stunning views of the Chicago skyline and Millennium Park.
500 Seated | 900 Reception | 500 Ceremony
An elegant and light-filled venue, Griffin Court is heart of the museum’s Modern Wing, designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. This expansive, luminous space is a blank canvas that can be arranged to host seated dinners and large-scale receptions and is one of the most sought-after events spaces within the Art Institute.
450 Reception | 150 Ceremony
Pritzker Garden is a private oasis of rest and contemplation. This special event space, with its open terrace and serene garden, is the perfect complement to Griffin Court. The garden offers a shaded space for your guests to mingle while still being able to enjoy the outdoors.
175 Seated | 300 Reception | 200 Ceremony
Serenity in the city—the remarkable McKinlock Court is among Chicago’s best-kept secrets. Plan your next special event in this exceptional outdoor courtyard, encircled by museum galleries, creating a completely exclusive and intimate experience.