About: Facility Rental FAQ

What kinds of events can I hold at the Museum?

Are there any types of events that cannot be held at the Museum?

What spaces are available for my event?

When can my event be held?

How much does it cost to rent space(s)?

Once you've visited us and looked at the space or spaces you're interested in, or discussed your event with our Special Events representative (if you can't make an in-person visit), we'll provide a specially tailored proposal with all estimated fees, including the following (if applicable):

To rent space in the Museum, you'll need to become a Museum Member (if you're not already) when you submit your rental application. Learn more about the benefits of Membership.

Besides the standard event use fee, there are other fees if your event falls outside the usual event parameters; for example, if you need load-in and/or set-up on another day, an additional day’s use fee of $5,000 applies. 

These are fees for security, operations, and specialized Museum technicians needed for set-up, staffing, and breakdown of your event. We'll calculate the number of staff needed  based on the details of your event.

This additional fee covers the costs of keeping the building open. 

If you expect more than 250 guests at your event, an additional fee of $10 per additional guest applies.

To reserve the space(s) and date(s) you'd like for your event, we must receive a deposit by check or credit card.

Do you have exclusive vendors, or can I hire my own?

If you need the following services for your event, please use these exclusive vendors:

You're welcome to bring in additional vendors as long as (a) each vendor understands and follows all guidelines for facility rental, (b) you give us a list of all vendors, including contact information, in advance of your event, and (c) each vendor submits a valid Certificate of Insurance to us in advance of your event. 

We're happy to provide a list of recommended vendors upon request!

How do I submit an inquiry for facility rental?

To get started, send the information below to us at rentals@brooklynmuseum.org (we can only take requests via email). Nonprofits and schools should send this information to community.affairs@brooklynmuseum.org.

Your Contact Information

Event Information

Make sure to send all the information requested above. Because we receive a high volume of rental requests, we might not be able to reply to incomplete submissions.

Once we've received your request, our Special Events representative will get in touch with you to schedule an appointment for an in-person site visit. Site visits are available by appointment only during regular business hours, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Thank you for thinking of us for your event. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wedding in the Beaux-Arts Court

Wedding reception in our Beaux-Arts Court. Photo courtesy of Ron Antonelli/Brian Dorsey Studios