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
Valentine’s Day Cabaret
Saturday, February 13
Make this Valentine’s Day weekend one that the special person in your life will never forget. Menzie & Michael bring their unique show showcasing love songs from silver screen. Read more
Mix & Mingle at the Movies: The General
Saturday, February 27
An evening for those film buffs who have an appreciation for the silent film era as we show the 1926 movie, The General. Read more
Author Encounters: Carol Wallace
Saturday, March 5
Author Carol Wallace comes to the Museum to discuss her book, To Marry an English Lord, an account that inspired the Downton Abbey character, Lady Cora. Read more