American Writers Museum


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)

The museum is available to rent after business hours Sunday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and anytime on Mondays. Events can be scheduled in time blocks of 2, 3 or 4 hours.

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, or contact our main line: 312-374-8790.

Facility Meeting Space Details

Max Venue Capacity 250

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 60

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 250

Max Capacity, Theater Style 90

Complete Buy-out Available

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Off-Site Catering Allowed

Exhibit Space Available

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 60

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 150

Number of Meeting Rooms 5

Total Square Footage of Exhibit Space 11000

Preferred Catering Providers

Buy-out Max Capacity 250

General Facility Details


Number of Retail Stores

ADA Compliant

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Student Group Friendly

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate 15

Group Amenities

Group Discounts Available

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