Host an Event

venue rental

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, 312-397-3872, Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm.

For Marisol private dining inquiries, visit marisolchicago.com.

Weddings and Social Events

Unique, sophisticated, and home to some of the most important art of our time, the MCA also boasts an atrium, terrace, and sculpture garden with striking views of Lake Michigan. These customizable accommodations are perfect for designing a truly contemporary event. Why settle for ordinary?

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  • View of the MCA's sculpture garden and terrace on sunny day, set with white chairs for a wedding ceremony
  • A bride and groom embrace while looking at trees and cityscape through the MCA's fourth floor windows.
A couple takes their first spins as husband and wife against a backdrop of the Chicago skyline. Photo: Durling Photography.
The atrium’s high ceilings provide ample space to get creative with lighting. Photo: Olivia Leigh Photographie, olivialeighweddings.com.
View of the MCA's sculpture garden and terrace on sunny day, set with white chairs for a wedding ceremony
Sweeping views of the Chicago skyline provide the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony in the sculpture garden, Photo © Artisan Events.
The Commons, our newly refurbished space on the second floor, features a hanging garden—the perfect accent to your wedding decor. Photo: Tim Tab Studios.
A bride and groom embrace while looking at trees and cityscape through the MCA's fourth floor windows.
The MCA’s spaces offer panoramic views of the city and Lake Michigan. Photo: Andre Lacour.
Photo: Avery House.
Photo: Durling Photography.
Photo: Carasco Photography.
Photo: Tim Tab Studios.
Photo: Studio This Is.

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For information on pricing and spaces, view our rental brochure.

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Corporate or Nonprofit Events and Meetings

Featuring spacious and flexible event spaces, the MCA provides a sophisticated and distinct setting for your company’s event. Our unique indoor/outdoor event spaces will impress your guests and inspire creativity among colleagues. In addition, your guests are just steps away from the MCA’s collection and special exhibitions, adding an artful twist to your event.

Photo: Tim Tab Studios.
Photo: Tim Tab Studios.
Guests gather under the stars on our back terrace. Photo: Tim Tab Studios.
Photo: Ashley Galminas Photography.
A band plays under the new, overhead garden installed in our second-floor Commons space. Photo: Tim Tab Studios.
A view of the Edlis Neeson Theater from the stage, © MCA Chicago.

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For information on pricing and spaces, view our rental brochure.

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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.

The MCA Store offers a wide variety of items by contemporary designers and artists—and at all price points—that your guests will love.

FAQs

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Can't find your answer here? Feel free to contact us via email or by phone, 312-397-3872, Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm.

Preferred Hotel Partners

160 East Pearson Street at Water Tower Place
Chicago, IL 60611
312-266-1000

201 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611
312-943-9800

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Revenue from private rentals helps sustain MCA programming and exhibitions. Thank you for your support!

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Andy Warhol, Campbell's Soup Cans II, 1969. Screenprint on paper; 35 × 23 in. (88.9 × 58.4 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Beatrice Cummings Mayer, 1991.89.1. © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago; Marisol, Six Women, 1965–66. Wood, paint, mirrors, shoes, formica, and plaster; 69 × 105 × 52 in. (175.3 × 266.7 × 132.1 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of the artist, 1968.1. © 2018 Estate of Marisol / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago; Catering at an MCA wedding. Photo: Jennifer Shaffer Photography, www.jennifershafferphoto.com; Wedding in the MCA's atrium. Photo: Jennifer Shaffer Photography, www.jennifershafferphoto.com; A newly married couple dancing. Photo: Jennifer Shaffer Photography, www.jennifershafferphoto.com; A newly married couple on the terrace photo. Photo: Jennifer Shaffer Photography, www.jennifershafferphoto.com; Callie Lipkin, exterior photo. Photo: Callie Lipkin Photography.