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Griffin Court and Pritzker Garden

Guest Capacity

Griffin Court:
  • 1,000 Reception Style
  • 400 Seated Dinners
  • 1,500 with Gallery Viewing
Pritzker Garden:
  • 400 Reception Style
  • 600 with Gallery Viewing


Griffin Court: Saturday–Wednesday, 6:00–11:30 p.m.
Pritzker Garden:
Saturday–Wednesday, 6:00–11:30 p.m.
May through September (weather permitting)


Griffin Court: 29 x 202 feet
Pritzker Garden:
45 x 108 feet

Square Footage

Griffin Court: 8,065
Pritzker Garden:

An elegant and light-filled venue, Griffin Court is the entranceway to the museum’s Modern Wing, designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. Its spacious and luminous blank canvas can be arranged to host seated dinners and large-scale receptions, making Griffin Court one of the most sought-after special events space within the Art Institute.

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. Pritzker Garden offers a shaded space for your guests to mingle while still being able to enjoy the outdoors.

Pritzker Garden is adjacent to Griffin Court, being separated only by a floor-to-ceiling glass wall. Your guests will be able to flow between the spaces without missing a beat of the event excitement.

Download a pdf about Griffin Court.
Download a pdf about Pritzker Garden.

Interested in booking this space? Call (312) 443-3530 for a quote.