McKinlock Court


Tables with gold chairs and white table clothes are set outside in a marble court

Available Friday–Wednesday, 6:00–11:30 p.m., May–September (weather permitting)
Capacity: 175 seated dinner, 300 reception style, 200 ceremony 

Serenity in the city—the remarkable McKinlock Court is among Chicago's best-kept secrets. Plan your next special event in this exceptional outdoor courtyard, encircled by museum galleries, creating a completely exclusive and intimate experience. Plan your special event around the centerpiece fountain, a replica of Carl Milles's Fountain of the Tritons in Copenhagen.

The adjacent Museum Café can be combined with McKinlock Court to host stand-up buffet receptions or three- to four-course seated dinners.

Contact Us

For more information, please use the inquiry form. To book a viewing appointment, please call Bon Appétit at the Art Institute of Chicago at (312) 443-3530.


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