Event Rentals

For a truly special occasion, consider the Muscarelle Museum of Art for your next special party or corporate event. Groups of up to 250 people may be accommodated.  For more information, please contact Amber Pfenning,  alpfenning@wm.edu or 757.221.2709.

Download a Museum Reservation Application (below)

Facility Rental Guidelines

Upstairs (North, Graves & Cheek Galleries)
Standing Reception: Maximum of 250 people using all galleries
Seated: Maximum of 118 people
Standing Reception: 300
Seated: Maximum of 96 people (Sheridan Gallery)

Available nights and weekend evenings.  Some stipulations in regards to numbers, spaces and catering may apply depending on the current exhibition.

Permission for photography is at the discretion of the Director, and per exhibition agreements.

Choose from a list of approved caterers who are knowledgeable regarding reception logistics at the Museum.

Rental fees
For rental pricing, please contact Amber Pfenning.

Policies regarding live or recorded music vary depending on the current exhibition stipulations.

Special Provisions
* A minimum of 2 security guards are required, each at $50 per hour, for the period when the caterer arrives until the museum closes.
* The use of candles or open flames is strictly prohibited, other restrictions apply.


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