One of my FAVORITE wedding locations in Chicago is the Chicago History Museum. From the stunning front stairwell to the intimate reception space, Chicago History Museum weddings are absolutely magical. The Knot has a great breakdown of venue details. With both interior and exterior spaces, incredibly helpful and professional staff, a great dance floor and beautiful light, the Chicago History Museum is the perfect venue for mid-sized weddings (250-300 people). Here are a few of my favorite Chicago History Museum weddings. For an expanded gallery, click on each couple’s name!
Meri and Matt’s Chicago History Museum wedding was something out of a fairytale. Their ceremony took place outside the museum. As I’ve said before, I love shooting outside…and this ceremony was no different! The purple and white accents were beautiful against the natural green and blue background. After the ceremony, the guests headed inside to dance, eat and celebrate! I loved the white tablecloths in the space, it really brightened the space up!
Erin and Michael’s Chicago History Museum wedding was absolutely magical. After their church ceremony, the couple and their guests headed over to the museum for portraits and the reception. Their navy and white accents were great additions to the stunning space.
Cheryl + Scott
Cheryl and Scott’s Chicago History museum was lovely! They used the inside space for both the ceremony and reception. It definitely made it convenient for moving guests from ceremony to reception! Unlike the previous two weddings, Cheryl and Scott played with the lighting of the spaces by illuminating the white walls with magenta light. Check it out!
I love how Ann and Amit transformed the space for their Chicago History Museum wedding. Similar to Erin and Michael, Ann and Amit used the reception space in the museum as well as the outdoor space for gathering. The beautiful floral centerpieces, clear chairs and varied table shapes really opened the space up. What a beautiful day!