Glessner House Museum - Chicago

 
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Glessner House Museum invites you to experience a gracious venue steeped in Chicago history. The Museum offers rental space for meetings, private parties, corporate events, and is one of Chicago's most distinctive wedding venues.

The Courtyard (3560 sq. ft.) - 150 to 200 people. This is one of the jewels in the Glessner House crown. A peaceful outdoor retreat, it is the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony and reception. This child friendly space, which can be tented, is also ideal for outdoor birthday parties and other family celebrations.

The Coach House (1670 sq. ft.) - 80 to 150 people. This unique room originally served as the Glessners' stables. Now a large, open space filled with historic details and character, it is a wonderful setting for large dinners, special receptions, and corporate events. It can be rented in combination with our Courtyard or as an alternative for rainy weather.

The Dining Room (480 sq. ft.) - 20 to 50 people. With a curved bay of windows that looks out to the Courtyard, this historic space is the only one available for rental on the museum's first floor. It can be used for a private dinner, small wedding ceremony, or shower. Adjacent to the parlor, the 1887 Steinway piano can be rented for musical entertainment during your event.

The Conservatory (460 sq. ft.) - 20 to 50 people. Once an all glass conservatory, this space is ideal for small parties, lectures, or general meetings. The room's octagonal shape, vaulted ceiling, and beautiful view of the Courtyard, make it a unique choice for any event. This space, also known as the Beidler Room, is offered as a "Bridal Suite" for wedding ceremonies held on site.
 
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Price Point         
 
Location Type        Historic / Landmark Building, Historic House Museum
 
Event Types        Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquet / Dinner, Private Party, Corporate Event, PR / Marketing Event, Meeting, Class, Lecture / Speaker, Stage Performance, Filming / Photo Shoot
 
Location Character        Elegant, Historic, Private, Relaxed, Urban
 
Catering        Bring Your Own
 
Catering Details        Must be from preferred list, Must be licensed
 
Kitchen Facilities        Setup/Prep Only
 
Views        Courtyard, Garden/Park, Urban/Skyline
 
Wedding Amenities        Bride's Dressing Area
 
Outdoor Amenities        Lighting, lighting coordinated through vendor
 
Equipment/Services        Internet (Wireless), Overhead Projector, Podium, Projection Screen
 
Smoking        Not allowed
 
Tables & Chairs        Some Provided, we coordinate rentals
 
Linens, Silver, etc.        Bring Your Own, usually coordinated through caterer
 
Parking        Paid Offsite Lot, Street Parking, Valet (Can Be Arranged)
 
Accommodations        Not Available
 
Amplified Music        Allowed Inside, Allowed Outside
 
Alcohol        Bring Your Own, Server Must Be Licensed
 
Cleanup        Caterer, Renter
 
Insurance        Required
 
Staffing Requirements        Event coordinator provided for all events - full day-of services for weddings.
 
Restrictions       
 
Other Details        Guided tours of the Museum can be provided for guests on a limited basis. Parking lot available for small fee.
 
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  Glessner House Museum
1800 S Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

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Contact
Lynne Smaczny
(312) 326-1480 tel
(312) 326-1397 fax
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Event Types
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
Banquet / Dinner
Private Party
Corporate Event
PR / Marketing Event
Meeting
Class
Lecture / Speaker
Stage Performance
Filming / Photo Shoot
 
 

 

 
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