Venue rental at the Chicago Design Museum
Host your next event in an unforgettable, unique space

Our space is flexible, accommodating events of all types and sizes—from small, informal gatherings to cocktail receptions with hundreds of guests.

Over the years, we have hosted large and small receptions, weddings, holiday parties, corporate seminars, comedy shows, film screenings, corporate meetings, workshops, book clubs, silent auctions, team building events, and even a marriage proposal. Space is only available within our exhibition schedule: Apr–Aug, and Oct–Feb.

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Large Celebrations

We have no required vendors, access to a large loading dock, a liquor license, and a ton of energy. No matter the size of your plans, we are interested in collaborating with you.

Intimate Events

At the Chicago Design Museum, we understand that teams don't build themselves. Let us help you inspire your staff, or stay out of your hair while you tackle big challenges.

Artwork on Rotation

We want to help you create a memory and a story. Rotating through two major exhibitions annually, we persistently redesign and iteratively improve our space. As one of the most unique venues in downtown Chicago, this creates a rare opportunity for your event to be one of only a handful within each exhibition.

Accessible Location

The museum is positioned in a public location near many hotel and restaurant options. It is easy to get your guests to and from our wheelchair accessible space. The CTA Red and Blue lines meet in the pedway, there is public parking on site, and it is within short distance of many other major sources of transportation.