Yes. The MCA has a convenient public parking ramp located at Chicago and Fairbanks. All guests and vendors are offered our flat-rate parking discount during your special event. Guests can pick up a parking validation during the event at coat check. Fully paid parking vouchers are also available for purchase. Please contact us for more details. Find additional information and directions to the MCA on our Visit page.
Managers from the MCA rentals team and the MCA Catering team will be on site from start to finish on your event day—from setup until every vendor leaves the building. The MCA also provides security, housekeeping, and a building engineer on site during your event.
Yes. Gallery access is provided for up to three hours when you rent our main floor for an event. Galleries on the upper floors can be opened for an additional fee. Food and drink are not permitted inside of the galleries. Rental of the theater or 3rd-floor conference room do not include gallery access.
Yes. The MCA is pleased to offer complimentary use of our tables, chairs, and lounge furniture on site. We have 66-inch-round tables, high boys, café tables, silver chairs, and various lounge furniture. Please contact us for more details.
Yes. In our standard rental fee, complimentary staffed coat check services are included.
For an additional fee, the MCA can provide certain AV services for your event.
Yes. We allow vendors to begin load in 1 1/2 hours prior to your event start time (e.g. 4:30 pm for a 6 pm start time). Set up must occur after the museum closes. We also include 1 1/2 hours of breakdown time once your event ends. If your vendors require extensive setup or breakdown times, please notify us to discuss their specific needs and we will try to accommodate them.
Yes. The MCA has accessible entrances, elevators, and restrooms.
The museum requires a 50% nonrefundable deposit with a signed facility rental contract. Your final facility rental balance is due six weeks prior to your event. MCA Catering also requires a signed catering contract and a nonrefundable deposit at the time of booking. Catering must be paid in full the week prior to your event.
We would be happy to set up a personal site visit to show you the museum and discuss your event. Site visits typically take place Tuesday–Friday during business hours (10 am–5 pm). Visits typically take 30–45 minutes. Please contact us to set up a time.