We can help you host a wide variety of events with specialized tours/experiences, and catering (including boxed lunches) to make your group’s visit memorable.

Host a virtual or private in-person special event!

We can collaborate on and customize virtual event experiences for adults and children of all ages and to fit varying budgets. We are also now able to accommodate micro events and guided tours for up to 50 people in the Museum! Complete the form or email events@americanwritersmuseum.org. Also, explore our Virtual Hub to find online exhibits, prerecorded tours, author talks, podcasts and more content that you can share with your group.


The American Writers Museum is located in the heart of downtown Chicago on the famed Michigan Avenue and offers event spaces tailored to groups ranging from 20 to 250 people. Our colorful, interactive event spaces provide an atmosphere unlike any other for cocktail parties, fundraisers, breakfasts, corporate meetings, small wedding venues, and more.

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Cocktail reception in the entire museum: 250
Theatre style: 100
Seated dinner in Readers Hall: 60
Seated dinner in A Nation of Writers: 60
Seated dinner in Meijer Changing Gallery: 20


Events can be scheduled in blocks of 2, 3, or 4 hours.
Event up to 3 hours ……………… $3,500
Event up to 4 hours ……………… $4,500
Non-profit and special circumstances pricing is available upon request. Special pricing available for 2020 events. 


All facility rentals include the use of:
• Ten (10) sleek black highboy tables
• Up to one hundred (100) theatre-style chairs
• Three (3) coat racks with metal hangers
• Podium with a wireless PA system
• Handheld and Lavalier microphones
• Six (6) black stanchions
• Use of nine (9) television monitors
• Six (6) 66″ round tables (with linens)
• Four (4) 6-ft folding tables (with linens)
• Four (4) high-top chairs with backs, ideal for programming discussions

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American Writers Museum Rentals & Event Spaces offer opportunities for private author readings, receptions, and more!