Unique Bridgehouse Museum Makes Memorable Events
The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum offers one of the most unique and memorable locations for special events in the City. Start planning now to host a special event at the Bridgehouse Museum which opens to the public for the 2022 season on Chicago River Day May 14.
Located in the southwest bridgehouse of the historic DuSable Bridge on Michigan Avenue, the museum tells the story of how the Chicago River system changed as people's use of it changed. The five-story museum showcases a river teeming with wildlife due in large part to hard fought water-quality victories and significant restoration efforts. The Bridgehouse Museum also celebrates Chicago’s world-famous movable bridges and allows guests a rare, up-close look at the massive gears and inner-workings of the bridge.
The Bridgehouse Museum offers rentals for events such as private dinners, cocktail parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions, and bridge lift breakfasts. The interior of the Bridgehouse Museum is a unique and rustic space made up of five floors, complete with exposed brick walls and steel beams. With roughly 1,200 sq. ft. of space and a capacity of 79 people indoors, it is ideal for intimate receptions, both private and corporate. Each rental also includes the use of our riverwalk plaza, with spectacular views of the river and downtown Chicago visible only from our unique space.
To learn more about the Bridgehouse Museum watch a WGN News interview of Museum Director Josh Coles about the museum’s participation in Open House Chicago last year. For additional information or to schedule a venue tour, contact Coles at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out an online request here.