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American Writers Museum

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180 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60601

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Host Your Next Event at the American Writers Museum!

If you are looking for a unique and contemporary venue for your next event, look no further than the American Writers Museum. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago on famed Michigan Avenue, this new cultural gem is just steps away from Millennium Park and other cultural attractions, and a number of Chicago’s major hotels. The Readers Hall event space offers flexible seating and can accommodate small groups or larger gatherings up to 250 for heavy hors d’oeuvres events, cocktail parties, fundraisers, corporate meetings and more.

“[Our event] was a huge success for many reasons, the venue is right at the top of the list! It was classy, interactive, perfectly aligned to our mission.”- Kendra Curry-Khanna, Executive Director of 826CHI

Rental Includes:
Use of 10 sleek black highboy tables (linens not required)
Up to 90 theatre style chairs
Two coat racks with metal hangers
Podium with a wireless PA system
Handheld and Lavalier microphones
Six black stanchions
Eight cushioned corner arm chairs
Use of 7 television monitors
Three 6 ft folding tables (linens required)

Pricing is available upon request. American Writers Museum donors at the $500 level and up receive discounted rental rates for private events.

Submit an event request online at Any questions should be directed to, 312-374-8772.

Health and Safety

Health & Safety Policy URL View Policy

Health Screening Required-Staff

Masks Required-Guest

Masks Required-Staff

CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures

Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations

Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced

Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits

Motorcoach Parking Off-site

Average Visit/Tour Length 30-60 minutes

Team Building Activities Offered

Maximum Group Number 50

Group Discounts Available

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate 15

Miles from O'Hare Airport 17.5

Miles from Midway Airport 12.8

Miles from Navy Pier 1.2

Miles from McCormick Place 2.6

Miles from Downtown 0.6




American Express

Student Group Friendly

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

ADA Compliant

Number of Retail Stores

Hours of Operation Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm, closed Mondays and Tuesdays.


Buy-out Max Capacity 250

Preferred Catering Providers

Total Square Footage of Exhibit Space 11000

Number of Meeting Rooms 5

Largest Room, Theater Capacity 100

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 150

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 60

Exhibit Space Available

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style 90

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 250

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 60

Video Conferencing Available

Max Venue Capacity 250

Private Meeting Space Available

Private Dining Available

Group Menu

Group Breakfast Available

Box Lunches Available

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