Special Events at the Field Museum

Special Events at the Field Museum Home of the world’s largest dinosaur and still plenty of room to host your event safely. Chicago’s most dynamic special event venue, plan your event at the Field Museum today! Email us at [email protected] for more information.
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Chicago’s most dynamic special event venue, The Field Museum has unique event and meeting spaces for groups of 25 to 15,000. Guests may tour galleries on both levels of the museum, including collections from Zoology, Anthropology, Botany, Mammals and Geology. Docents, themed cocktails, behind the scenes tours, beer tastings, special exhibitions, Pop-Up Curiosities, and more are available to enhance your event!

Field Museum
06/02/2020

Field Museum

As an institution whose mission is to enable a brighter future rich in nature and culture, we cannot remain silent about the killing of George Floyd and the numerous historical and ongoing injustices facing the Black community.

Our museum, like so many others, has a history rooted in colonialism and racism. We’re working hard to acknowledge and change that—primarily by partnering with and engaging communities of color when it comes to our exhibitions, research, and programmatic work—but we can do better. We must do better. We stand in solidarity with African Americans and all who are peacefully protesting. When we can safely reopen, we hope the Museum can provide a space for dialogue, coalition building, and continued learning around the causes and complexities of the current moment.

We’re here for you, and we’re listening. Black Lives Matter.

Saying "I Do" with a stunning view. Just another gorgeous space the @fieldmuseum has to offer as the backdrop for your s...
05/28/2020

Saying "I Do" with a stunning view. Just another gorgeous space the @fieldmuseum has to offer as the backdrop for your special day. Reach out today to discuss 2021 and 2022 availability!
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Photo Couresy of Averyhouse
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Planning - LOLA Event Productions
Decor - HMR Designs
Catering - Food For Thought
Lighting - Frost Chicago

05/15/2020

Susan & Christopher's summer wedding reception showcased our iconic Stanley Field Hall. Enjoy this video courtesy of @wearewholehearted highlighting their gorgeous wedding!
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Planning @birchdesignstudio
Catering @fftchicago
Decor @hmrdesigns
Lighting @frostchicago
Photographer @davewittig
Band @beatmixchicago
Cake @amybeckcakedesign
Rentals @hallsrental
Linens @bbjlinen

Field Museum
05/12/2020

Field Museum

Yesterday, working alongside the American Red Cross, we hosted our first socially distant blood drive. 🙌🏾 Stanley Field Hall stretches half an acre long, which allows the needed space for donors and health care workers to practice social distancing and thorough safety protocols.

We’re grateful to the American Red Cross for their lifesaving work and for everyone who donated. ❤️ Here's where and how to donate blood, if you're able ➡️ redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive

Maximo, the largest dinosaur ever discovered!Photo Courtesy of Lenspeak: Kyle Flubacker Photography
05/11/2020

Maximo, the largest dinosaur ever discovered!

Photo Courtesy of Lenspeak: Kyle Flubacker Photography

Photo Courtesy of Kent Drake Photography
05/11/2020

Photo Courtesy of Kent Drake Photography

05/08/2020

Mary & Eric's fall wedding ceremony and reception highlighted the beauty of Stanley Field Hall. Enjoy this video courtesy of @smilingtoadproductions showcasing one of the many ways to use our iconic main hall on your special day!
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Planning- @lolaeventpros
Photography - @juliafranzosaphoto
Décor - @hmrdesigns
Lighting - @frostchicago
Catering - @blueplatechicago

Enjoying a quiet moment on the dancefloor while their guests enjoyed cocktail hour with 🦕🐘 behind the curtain. @yannides...
04/28/2020

Enjoying a quiet moment on the dancefloor while their guests enjoyed cocktail hour with 🦕🐘 behind the curtain. @yannidesignstudio created this lovely design for a dramatic reveal of the reception space at the south end of Stanley Field Hall. .
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Planning- @bigcitybride
Photography- @silverliningexplorer
Decor - @yannidesignstudio
Catering- @fftchicago
Lighting- @frostchicago
Rentals- @hallsrental
Linens- @bbjlinen

Field Museum selects new president and CEO
04/24/2020
Field Museum selects new president and CEO

Field Museum selects new president and CEO

Following an eight-month search, the Field Museum has named Julian Siggers as its new president and CEO, starting in September. Siggers, an archaeologist, is currently director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He will succeed Richard Lariviere, who has led th...

Wishing you a very happy Earth Day! 🌎..© Field Museum, Hewett 2019
04/22/2020

Wishing you a very happy Earth Day! 🌎
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© Field Museum, Hewett 2019

Ignoring the snow and focusing on warmer days ahead when we can celebrate together on our terraces 🎉🦖🦕...Planning & Desi...
04/17/2020

Ignoring the snow and focusing on warmer days ahead when we can celebrate together on our terraces 🎉🦖🦕
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Planning & Design: @blisschicago
Floral, Decor & Furniture: @kehoedesigns
Lighting, Suspension, Draping & Carpet: @frostchicago
Catering: @fftchicago
Photography: @lizbanfieldwed
Rentals: @hallsrental
Linens: @tailoredelements3520

This stunning floral by @yannidesignstudio provided the perfect pop of color in Stanley Field Hall for this September we...
04/09/2020

This stunning floral by @yannidesignstudio provided the perfect pop of color in Stanley Field Hall for this September wedding. Our decor provides are the experts at transforming our venue for your special day!
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Photo Courtesy of @studiothisisphotography
Planning - @lolaeventpros
Catering- @fftchicago
Decor - @yannidesignstudio
Lighting - @frostchicago

Huge shout out to the BBJ Linen team! BBJ Linen is fabricating isolation gowns, masks, scrub caps, and plastic face prot...
04/06/2020
Coming Together in a Time of Need - Linen Rentals | Wedding Table Linen, Runners, Chair Covers | BBJ Linen

Huge shout out to the BBJ Linen team! BBJ Linen is fabricating isolation gowns, masks, scrub caps, and plastic face protectors. Very proud to call you one of our vendors! #eventindustrystrong

At a time when we are seeing the world band together to combat the spread of COVID-19, individuals and businesses alike are striving to innovate. Communities are launching new endeavors in order to provide for those in need. BBJ Linen will be no exception. In an effort to provide essential protectio...

Reminiscing about this stunning VIP lounge in Founders' Room designed by @kehoedesigns
03/26/2020

Reminiscing about this stunning VIP lounge in Founders' Room designed by @kehoedesigns

Field Museum
03/23/2020

Field Museum

As part of city and statewide preventative measures to limit the additional spread of the coronavirus, the Field will remain closed until May 1, with all events postponed until further notice.

Our mission to share science with the world remains as strong as ever, and we’ll do everything we can to keep you connected to our museum and natural history through our social media channels. 🌎 Thank you for being part of our incredible community. 💙 fieldmuseum.org/coronavirus

A familiar face to brighten your day! 🦖..Special shout-out to all of our amazing vendors. You are all SUE-per and we'll ...
03/19/2020

A familiar face to brighten your day! 🦖
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Special shout-out to all of our amazing vendors. You are all SUE-per and we'll get through this together!
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Photo Courtesy of: @goldgridstudios

Searching for a way to support Chicago during these uncertain times? Think about ordering takeout or delivery from a loc...
03/19/2020
Chicago — Dining at a Distance

Searching for a way to support Chicago during these uncertain times? Think about ordering takeout or delivery from a local restaurant!

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Keeping Chicago fed during COVID-19. Support Chicago restaurants, while responsibly practicing social distancing. We’re all in this together. Restaurants need your support. Use this aggregator to find what restaurants in the Chicago area are open for take-out, curbside pick-up, or delivery during ...

03/18/2020
American Alliance of Museums

Support museums and nonprofits!

Legislators need to hear how #COVID19 is affecting you and your museum, and how your museum is helping impacted communities!

Do you believe museums & all nonprofits should be included in economic stimulus relief packages? Make your voice heard today: https://www.congressweb.com/AAM/67

Field Museum
03/13/2020

Field Museum

The Field will be closed from March 14 through March 29. Any programs hosted at the Field this month are postponed.

While there are no cases of COVID-19 associated with the Field, we are being proactive in an effort to protect our staff, visitors, members, and those in the Chicago community. We’ll be compensating our hourly and salaried staff during this time.

Please check our website for the most up-to-date information about our hours and operations. We’ll miss seeing you in person, but we’ll stay connected to each other and natural history through our social media accounts. fieldmuseum.org/coronavirus

Great message from our friends at Choose Chicago
03/11/2020
A Message from Choose Chicago

Great message from our friends at Choose Chicago

This email advertisement was sent to by Choose Chicago®. 312-567-8500, 301 East Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60616. © 2020 www.choosechicago.com

Now that's what we call dance floor goals! .Cheers to this amazing vendor team on transforming Stanley Field Hall for th...
03/10/2020

Now that's what we call dance floor goals! .
Cheers to this amazing vendor team on transforming Stanley Field Hall for this lovely couple!
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Photo Courtesy of: @studiothisisphotography
Design & Decor: @hmrdesigns
Design & Planning: @blisschicago
Lightning: @frostchicago
Catering: @fftchicago

Follow Facts (Not Fear) …and Keep Traveling
03/06/2020
Follow Facts (Not Fear) …and Keep Traveling

Follow Facts (Not Fear) …and Keep Traveling

Show of hands: how many think that public health officials have warned people against traveling in the United States because of coronavirus? They haven’t. That’s the message I, along with other travel and business leaders, sought to drive home in a press conference Wednesday at the U.

Talk about guests of honor! The man-eating Lions of Tsavo are just one of the amazing features of Rice Gallery. 🦁..Host ...
03/05/2020

Talk about guests of honor! The man-eating Lions of Tsavo are just one of the amazing features of Rice Gallery. 🦁
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Host your next dinner or reception among beautiful scenes of African mammals—including the famous lions of Tsavo—set against a backdrop of the Serengeti plains.
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Photo Courtesy of Spoon Photo & Design On The Scene-The Event Company

Did this past weekend include an extra special gift?! 💍We still have some great 2020 dates and are currently booking for...
02/19/2020

Did this past weekend include an extra special gift?! 💍We still have some great 2020 dates and are currently booking for 2021!
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Planning- LOLA Event Productions
Photography - Erin Hoyt Photography
Décor - Kehoe Designs
Lighting - Frost Chicago
Catering - Field to Table Catering and Events Chicago
Linen - BBJ Linen
Paper Goods - Steracle Press
Transportation - Windy City Limousine & Bus Worldwide
Sweets - Flourish Cake Design
Hair and Makeup - Nika Vaughan, Bridal Artists

Searching for the perfect place to propose?Give your partner the surprise of a lifetime: place your engagement ring insi...
02/08/2020

Searching for the perfect place to propose?

Give your partner the surprise of a lifetime: place your engagement ring inside a dedicated case in our Grainger Hall of Gems. A personal message, special lighting inside the case, and a champagne toast are all included, with additional upgrade options available upon request.

Ready to ask? Contact us today.

Photo Courtesy of Kent Drake Photography

Blue Plate Chicago
02/08/2020

Blue Plate Chicago

Our Culinary team spread their creative wings and created this menu inspired by the Field Museum's new Fantastic Bug Encounters exhibit! It included edible butterfly garnishes, honey butter in the shape of honeycomb, a Bees Knees cocktail, and more! Shoutout to our vendor partners: Hall's Rental Service, BBJ Linen, Special Events at the Field Museum, The Flower Firm, and Frost Chicago!

Pull up a chair and enjoy dinner with two of our favorite guests 🐘🐘
02/05/2020

Pull up a chair and enjoy dinner with two of our favorite guests 🐘🐘

Great feature about the 2020 First Bites Bash event hosted here at the Field Museum! #ChooseChicago
01/31/2020
The Destination: February 2020 | Choose Chicago

Great feature about the 2020 First Bites Bash event hosted here at the Field Museum! #ChooseChicago

In This Issue A note from David Whitaker, President & CEO Hello Everyone, Wishing that everyone’s end of year efforts and New Year celebrations were…

Did you ring in the new year with some extra bling? 💍 Reach out today to learn more about hosting your unforgettable wed...
01/06/2020

Did you ring in the new year with some extra bling? 💍 Reach out today to learn more about hosting your unforgettable wedding at the Field Museum!
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Photo Courtesy of Averyhouse

This stunning wedding featured a ceremony and reception in Stanley Field Hall. Enjoy this video courtesy of Smiling Toad...
01/02/2020
Mary + Eric | Chicago, Illinois | Field Museum - Love Stories TV

This stunning wedding featured a ceremony and reception in Stanley Field Hall. Enjoy this video courtesy of Smiling Toad Productions capturing this very special day!

Planning - LOLA Event Productions
Catering - Blue Plate Chicago
Decor - HMR Designs
Lighting - Frost Chicago

Mary and Eric were surrounded by an amazing combination of flowers and fossils as they exchanged vows at the Field Museum. During the reception, the entire wedding party treated the guests to a choreographed dance before everyone joined them on the dance floor. A simply …

Vendor Spotlight - The Flower FirmThis month we are featuring our vendors to showcase their talents and thank them for a...
12/24/2019

Vendor Spotlight - The Flower Firm

This month we are featuring our vendors to showcase their talents and thank them for another great year!

Swipe to enjoy some of The Flower Firm’s fantastic decor here at the Field Museum. The Flower Firm transforms your vision into a stunning reality while exceeding all expectations. The Flower Firm captures your sense of style and creates a celebrated, shared experience.

Cheers to another great year together!

Vendor Spotlight - Food For ThoughtThis month we are featuring our vendors to showcase their talents and thank them for ...
12/19/2019

Vendor Spotlight - Food For Thought

This month we are featuring our vendors to showcase their talents and thank them for another great year!

Swipe to enjoy the delicious and creative creations of Food for Thought. Food For Thought disrupts traditional catering services. What you have come to expect as acceptable is elevated into food that speaks about you. Sprawling tables of you-inspired dishes, attended by a considerate staff, your celebrations will be unforgettable.

Cheers to another great year together!

Vendor Spotlight - Kehoe DesignsThis month we are featuring our vendors to showcase their talents and thank them for ano...
12/17/2019

Vendor Spotlight - Kehoe Designs

This month we are featuring our vendors to showcase their talents and thank them for another great year!

Swipe to enjoy the stunning decor Kehoe has designed for a few events at the Field Museum. At Kehoe Designs, what is imagined becomes reality – always with an element of allure.

Cheers to another great year together!

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Chicago’s most dynamic special event venue, the Field Museum has unique event and meeting spaces for groups of 25 to 15,000. Guests may tour galleries on both levels of the museum, including collections from Zoology, Anthropology, Botany, Mammals and Geology. Docents, themed cocktails, behind the scenes tours, beer tastings, special exhibitions, Pop-Up Curiosities, and more are available to enhance your event!

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Field Museum geologist Jim Holstein is leading a seminar about unique rock features in the US this Sunday, Feb 3! Select the Climbing Package ticket option at checkout to have full access to Brooklyn Boulders climbing gym the day of the event!
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My friend Diana and I had an awesome time at our overnighter at the Field Museum. I would do it again in a heartbeat - thank-you for a very interesting evening and morning.