Plan an Event
Plan an Event
Entertaining at the Museum
Located just steps away from the Magnificent Mile, the Driehaus Museum provides a distinct and intimate setting for corporate entertaining and private events. Breathtaking yet intimate, this space is an immersive experience into the Gilded Age for your cocktail reception or seated dinner.
Few other venues in the United States can offer such an opulent setting for your event, as Samuel M. Nickerson spared no expense in the creation of his Marble Palace. With its marble-clad entrance hall; magnificently carved wooden interiors; and beautiful rooms, replete with iridescent mosaics and stained glass windows, the mansion exemplifies the very essence of Gilded Age luxury.
The mansion can accommodate a maximum of 125 standing guests for a cocktail reception. For dinner, a maximum of 100 seated guests may be accommodated.
Parking and Directions
Directions to the Museum, as well as specific parking and public transportation information, can be found on our visitor information page.
The Driehaus Museum is wheelchair accessible. Access to the building is via 50 E. Erie Street. For additional information or specific inquiries, please call 312 482 8933, ext. 22.
The Driehaus Museum Event Planning Office
Glitter & Gold Holiday Brunch
Saturday, December 6
Gather with family and friends for our first holiday brunch in the Museum’s historic Ballroom. Read more
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Holiday Cabaret
Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13
‘Tis the season to delight in the sensational vocal-stylings of acclaimed artist, David Edelfeldt. Together, he and Chicago’s favorite chanteuse, Becky Menzie will perform winter and holiday favorites in their popular cabaret-style, while you enjoy drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. Read more
Santa Saturday 2
Saturdays, December 13 and 20
Celebrate the traditions of Gilded Age America that continue to make our winter holidays special! Read more