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