Main Floor and Sculpture Garden

Featuring spacious and flexible event spaces, the MCA provides a unique and memorable setting for your event. Your guests will be welcomed by the MCA’s dramatic plaza and enjoy panoramic views of the Chicago skyline from the majestic Kovler Atrium. In addition, your guests are only steps from the MCA Collection galleries and special exhibitions, which add an artful twist to your event.

The MCA’s Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden provides stunning views of Lake Michigan. Create your own unique indoor/outdoor environment by tenting the terrace, sculpture garden, or both for seated dinners serving up to 500 guests, receptions for up to 1,000 guests, and wedding ceremonies.

Main floor - rental floor plan


  • Capacity: 900 reception/300 seated; Up to 500 seated in garden tent
  • Sitting room ceremonies for up 200 guests
  • Rental includes access to the main floor galleries as well as the outdoor Sculpture Garden and Kern Terrace
  • Third- and fourth-floor galleries can be rented for viewing for an additional fee