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Photo by Michael Monar, 2013

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.


For additional information, Museum floor plans, and current facility rates, please contact the Driehaus Museum Event Planning Office. Please note business hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 312 482 8933, ext. 22 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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

312 482 8933, ext. 22
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Event Inquiry Form

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