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?

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Tell us about your rental needs or schedule a walkthrough. Email us or call us at 312-397-4017, Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm.

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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 and Kanter Meeting Center

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. Additional capacity is available in the adjacent Kanter Meeting Center.

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 possible and work closely with farmers and artisan producers who take as much care for their products as we do for our guests.


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

MCA Store

Give your guests a unique reminder of your MCA event with something from the MCA Store. You’ll find exhibition catalogues and art books, 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.



Banquet tables and artwork in the MCA atrium
Art sets the tone for a stunning event in the Kovler Atrium Photo: Agnes Malorny Artwork © Olafur Eliasson

Preferred hotel partner

Ritz Carlton


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