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 12 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago OPENING TOMORROW—Jacques-Louis David’s "Napoleon"
French painter Jacques-Louis David created the quintessential image of Napoleon in 1812 and this rare loan provides occasion to highlight related works in the Art Institute's own collection as well as an interactive digital reconstruction of the artist's sketchbook
3 days 8 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT 1924: An old favorite—The Art Institute included German Shepherds as part of our crackerjack security team from the 1920s until the 1940s. Here we see guard dogs Billo and Bella posing with their handler, along with a few paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.