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.
8 hours 37 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago “It's instinctive in a certain kind of painting... It's like a nervous system… The feeling is going on with the task. The line is the feeling, from a soft thing, a dreamy thing, to something hard, something arid, something lonely, something ending, something beginning.”
Happy birthday, Cy Twombly!
Image: Cy Twombly. The First Part of the Return from Parnassus, 1961. Through prior gift of Mary and Leigh Block; Marian and Samuel Klasstorner and Major Acquistions Endowment Income funds; Wirt D. Walker Trust; Estate of Walter Aitken; Director's Fund; Helen A. Regenstein Endowment; Laura T. Magnuson Acquisition Fund.
1 day 1 hour ago The Art Institute of Chicago MAY 15—Join us for After Dark with special tours of Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840, live performances, DJ sets, pints of Guinness at the cash bar, and more!