Venue Rental


The MCA can accommodate events of all kinds and sizes—elegant weddings, dramatic cocktail receptions, and corporate entertaining or meetings. Why settle for ordinary?

venue rental

Information request

Interested in hosting your next event at the MCA? Tell us about your rental needs or schedule a walkthrough by submitting an information request. You can also contact us via email or by phone, 312-397-3857, Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm.

Want to make your event even more unique? Gain an intimate view of our exhibitions by booking a private tour. Learn about our tour offerings on our Tours page.


Married at the Museum

Wedding planning? Our rentals intern Anna culled together some of her favorite awe-inspiring images and ideas from MCA weddings to help you create your own perfect museum wedding.

Kovler Atrium and Kern Terrace

Dramatic views of Chicago and Lake Michigan provide a memorable backdrop for events of up to 900 guests.

Edlis Neeson Theater

The state-of-the-art, 300-seat Edlis Neeson Theater is a perfect location for annual meetings, award ceremonies, private performances, product launches, and film premieres.

MCA Warehouse

A flexible and unique space, the 10,000-square-foot MCA Warehouse was once a pie factory and later a Chinese bakery. Now it can be transformed into anything you can imagine.

MCA Catering

Our food philosophy is simple: make it delicious! We start by sourcing the best local ingredients and work closely with farmers and artisan producers who take as much care for their products as we do for our guests.

MCA Store

Party favors with flair! Give your guests a memento of your MCA event from the MCA Store. You’ll find art books and exhibition catalogues; artist-designed jewelry and contemporary housewares; plus a wide selection of stylish watches, pens, mugs, notebooks, and T-shirts. For more information, visit the MCA Store online or call 312-397-4024.


Add to your guests' experience with locally sourced food, valet service, or atmospheric tents to extend your event outdoors.

Preferred Hotel Partners

Ritz Carlton Residence Inn

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