About: Facility Rental

The Brooklyn Museum, one of the largest and most comprehensive art museums in the country, is an extraordinary venue located in the heart of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Our spaces provide stunning, one-of-a-kind backdrops for private events, including wedding ceremonies and receptions, cocktail parties, and corporate events.

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby | Floor plan

Redesigned in 2004 by Polshek Partnership Architects, this modern, elegant space features an expansive sheer glass pavilion that overlooks the Museum’s welcoming public plaza. The brick piers dividing the pavilion and adjacent lobby are the same bricks that once enclosed the Museum’s five front doors, excavated, restored, and permanently exposed in the space. This grand pavilion artfully melds the historical and contemporary components of the Museum.

500 (standing cocktail reception)
300 (seated ceremony)
250 (sit-down dinner)
200 (sit-down dinner with dancing)

Beaux-Arts Court | Floor plan

This magnificent space, measuring 10,000 square feet and two stories high, rises 60 feet above the floor to culminate in a dramatic skylight. Reopened in 2008 following a ten-month renovation period, this timeless space boasts historic features such as original archways, a large brass chandelier, and an updated glass-tile floor originally completed in 1927. While rich in history, the court offers modern-day amenities including air-conditioning, a contemporary lighting system, and a recently completed bridal suite.

880 (seated ceremony)
660 (sit-down dinner)
660 (sit-down dinner with dancing)

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium | Floor plan: Main Level & Mezzanine

This modern, 4,700-square-foot auditorium, located in the heart of the Museum, is equipped to fulfill all the audio-visual needs of your next event. The auditorium features a stage measuring 56 by 22 feet, with a 28-by-16-foot screen that supports DVD, VHS, and 35mm projector formats.

Upgraded in 2010, the space offers newly installed ETC Unison Dimming Racks, upgraded surround sound with capacity for recording and playback, wireless and intercom systems, assistive listening, and a complete control system that allows for simple operation of all new technologies. An assortment of podiums, microphones, tables, and chairs is available upon request, as well as the adjacent green room.

415 seats total (main floor and mezzanine)
280 seats (main floor)
135 seats (mezzanine)

Restaurant Associates
is the Brooklyn Museum’s exclusive caterer. For more information on catering at the Brooklyn Museum, please contact Samantha Strassberg, Catering Sales Manager, at sstrassberg@restaurantassociates.com or at (718) 501-6408.

Eventlights, Inc. is the Brooklyn Museum’s exclusive lighting designer.  For more information, please contact Ken Lapham at ken@eventlights.com or at (201) 401-4471.

For more information on facility rentals at the Brooklyn Museum, visit our Facility Rental FAQ page.