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two brides walking down the aisle in the Nautre Museum lobby

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is one of Chicago’s most breathtaking wedding venues. The Museum’s event spaces are unique and versatile with floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning nature and city skyline views. We have fabulous outdoor spaces too! Guests enjoy all the Museum has to offer during cocktail hour, including the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven featuring 1,000 butterflies. Our dedicated events team assists with the planning process to guarantee a successful event!

Highlights of Museum Rental

  • All event spaces are flexible and versatile, giving you multiple options for your event
  • Special events staff member is on site for your event
  • Combination of small, intimate and large, spacious rooms
  • All rooms are wrapped with windows and include an outdoor terrace or attached patio
  • Nature or city views from each room
  • Separate area for cocktail hour
  • Bridal suite available for weddings
  • Conveniently located in Chicago's Lincoln Park, minutes from downtown
Additional Options for Your Event
  • 18' x18' oak dance floor
  • Standing or lavaliere microphone and speaker system
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Staffed coat check
  • Tenting available on Terrace or in Ravine
  • Private tours of the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven or restored prairie

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