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American Writers Museum
  • 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.
    General Facility Details
    • ADA Compliant:
    • Family-friendly:
    • Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate: 15
    • Number of Retail Stores: 1
    • Public Space Wi-Fi Available:
    • Student Group Friendly:
    Group Amenities
    • Group Discounts Available:
  • Facility Meeting Space Details
    • Buy-out Max Capacity: 250
    • Preferred Catering Providers:
    • Complete Buy-out Available:
    • Exhibit Space Available:
    • Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated): 60
    • Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing): 250
    • Max Capacity, Theater Style: 90
    • Max Venue Capacity: 250
    • Number of Meeting Rooms: 5
    • Off-Site Catering Allowed:
    • On-site Audio/Visual Equipment:
    • Total Square Footage of Exhibit Space: 11000
    Largest Meeting Room Details
    • Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated): 60
    • Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing): 150