The Art Institute of Chicago is the perfect location to celebrate those special events in your life that you’ll cherish forever.
With a myriad of special event spaces ranging from traditional to modern, the museum offers endless options for your engagement party, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, wedding ceremony, or reception.
Classic spaces, such as the Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room, add instant vintage glamour to your celebration, while the Modern Wing’s sleek, elegant design acts as a blank canvas awaiting the creation of your masterpiece event. A private viewing of the permanent collection or special exhibitions can be added to create a truly extraordinary experience.
Bon Appétit, the exclusive on-site event caterer for the Art Institute of Chicago, will exceed your expectations with seamless, sophisticated service and culinary excellence, preparing enticing menus with a variety of flexible options.
The Modern Wing was named Brides Chicago 2011 magazine editor’s choice for reception sites in the museums/art galleries category.
Social Event Menus
Bon Appétit has an array of menus available for all types of social events, with special packages available just for weddings. Our planners work with you to create the perfect menu for your budget. Fresh, seasonal ingredients make each dish a unique work of art. Menu items can be combined in a variety of ways to make your event one of a kind.
Please contact us for a complete list of offerings and pricing.
2 days 7 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago TOMORROW at 4:00—See the world premiere of “The Electric Stage” by performance collective Manual Cinema.
Manual Cinema uses vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live camera feeds, sound design, and a live music ensemble to create immersive visual stories on stage and screen.
2 days 10 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago A Sunday on La Grande Jatte has been among the museum’s most beloved paintings since it first entered the collection in 1926. ARTicle celebrates the birthday of Georges Seurat, with some fun facts about this pointillist masterpiece.
3 days 2 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT Ladies strike a pose in Blackstone Hall, 1909.
Demolished in 1958, the enormous two-story gallery once spanned the area between where the Asian art and Prints and Drawings galleries are today and housed over 150 plaster cast sculptures, many replicas of Greek and Roman art received as gifts from the French government.