Named to the Knot’s list of 10 best museums for a wedding, the Smart Museum is a unique and affordable place for your special event. Featuring large-scale art and sculptures, the Smart’s striking Ratner Reception Gallery and outdoor Elden Sculpture Garden provide crisp, contemporary spaces that are suitable for a wide variety of events—including wedding receptions, intimate dinners, University events, and music recitals.
During your event, you and your guests will have a private opportunity to explore the Museum’s galleries. Tours of our special exhibitions and permanent collection are available as well.
The Smart Museum’s reception gallery and sculpture garden are available for receptions after Museum hours, on weekday and weekend evenings. To ensure that you will be able to enjoy your special event at the Smart, we recommend making reservations well in advance.
From intimate cocktail gatherings to elegant dinners, the Smart Museum can accommodate the following:
Please note: University of Chicago policy does not permit the use of the space for political meetings or events, fundraising, merchandising activity of any kind, or religious meetings and ceremonies.
For recommended caterers, please consult the Museum’s list of preferred vendors.
To learn more about event options, pricing, and availability, e-mail Kate Kelly or call 773.612.1536.
The Sahmat Collective
February 14–June 9, 2013
Explore art and activism in the world's most populous democracy, India.
The Smart's biennial report is now available online. The Bulletin details the Museum's exhibitions, programs, acquisitions, and generous supporters over the last two years.