FACILITY RENTAL
Corporate and Social Entertaining 

The Bronx Museum of the Arts provides an ideal setting for celebrating all of life's occasions: birthday parties, holiday events, weddings, conferences, charity balls, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, as well as seminars, business meetings and trade shows. The Museum's spacious facilities and unique architectural presence on the Grand Concourse makes it an ideal backdrop for all special occasions.

 

Depending on membership level, members are entitled to a range of benefits that include selective use of the 2nd Floor North Wing, Terrace, Lower Gallery or South Wing Donor’s Conference Room for private functions.  Non-profit organizations, colleges, universities and private individuals who wish to hold events in the Museum are also welcome!

 

For more information about booking an event at The Bronx Museum of the Arts contact 718.681.6000 ext. 173 or e-mail rentals@bronxmuseum.org.

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Lower Gallery, Credit George Street Photo & Video
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2nd Floor North Wing
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2nd Floor South Wing Donor's Conference Room
Facility Capacities and Availability 

With sophisticated architectural accents and in-house lighting and sound, the Museum is a stunning and elegant space for all types of private and public functions.  We can accommodate small to large events, from intimate receptions to business meetings to large-scale fetés.  The museum is available for special event from Mondays through Sundays, 8:00 am to 10:30 pm.  Please review our overview and guidelines for how events are hosted at The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

 

FACILITY USE GUIDELINES (PDF)

 

FACILITY CAPACITIES

2ND FLOOR NORTH WING – 2400 sq. ft.

Reception: 175, Theatre Seating: 150, Seated Dinner: 120

 

LOWER GALLERY – 2,720 sq. ft. with 350 sq. ft. stage

Reception: 275, Theatre Seating: 250, Seated Dinner: 200

 

DONOR'S CONFERENCE ROOM AND ATRIUM

Meeting or Seated Event: 40

 

NORTH WING LOBBY (XM CAFE)

Meeting or Seated Event: 40

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2nd Floor, North Wing
Frequently Asked Questions 

WHAT KINDS OF EVENTS CAN I HOLD AT THE MUSEUM?

Wedding ceremonies and receptions, private and corporate events such as cocktail parties and seated dinners, and other adult celebratory occasions (to be determined at the sole discretion of the Museum) are permitted.

 

Fundraising events are permitted only if the fundraising event does not conflict with the Museum’s own fundraising activities.

 

Events that disrupt or conflict with the primary use of the building as a public art museum will not be permitted.

 

WHEN AND WHERE CAN MY EVENT TAKE PLACE?

Private events may take place from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm, Monday through Sunday.

 

Events are often booked up to 12 months in advance.  Because of its extensive exhibition schedule and public programs, the Museum has limited dates available for facility rental.  Please contact the Museum well in advance to increase the likelihood of securing your desired date.

 

Events may take place only in the designated spaces listed on the Museum’ Special Events webpage.  Please keep in mind that works of art may be placed and exhibited in these designated spaces at any given time. Availability of spaces is subject to change without notice.

 

Clients may use up to three available Museum spaces in succession during an event, and simultaneously.

 

DOES THE MUSEUM HAVE EXCLUSIVE VENDORS?

No. Clients may bring in additional vendors provided that (a) client ensures that each vendor understands and adheres to all Museum rules and regulations for facility rental, (b) client provides a complete list of vendors including contact information to the Museum in advance of the event, and (c) client ensures that each vendor submits a valid Certificate of Insurance to the Museum in advance of the event.

 

A list of recommended vendors is available upon request.  The Museum reserves the right to disallow vendors whose services prove harmful or damaging to the Museum and its collection in any way.

  

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RENT SPACE(S)?

Clients will receive a tailored proposal outlining the estimated fees for their event. Pricing generally ranges from $700 to $4,000 per event, depending on the space utilized and number of guests.  Please submit an inquiry for pricing. 

 

HOW DO I SUBMIT AN INQUIRY FOR FACILITY RENTAL?

Requests for facility rental are currently accepted by email or phone.  To submit an inquiry, please email the following information to rentals@bronxmuseum.org or call 718-681-6000, ext. 173.

 

When emailing an inquiry please send:

CLIENT CONTACT INFORMATION
• First and last name of client(s)
• Name of company/organization (if applicable)
• Name of event planning company and contact person (if applicable)
• Complete mailing address
• Phone number
• Email address

 

EVENT INFORMATION
• Event type (e.g., wedding ceremony and/or reception, fundraiser, cocktail party, seated dinner)
• Preferred event date (or month and year, if your dates are flexible) and time

• Hours of the event (we can host events any time from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm, Monday through Sunday)

• If you will be serving beer, wine, or alcohol
• Estimated guest count

 

Owing to the high volume of rental requests the Museum receives, incomplete submissions may not be answered. Thank you in advance for your patience.

 

Site visits are available by appointment only. To request an appointment please email rentals@bronxmuseum.org or 718-681-6000, ext. 173.

 

Thank you for your interest in The Bronx Museum of the Arts. We look forward to working with you on your event!

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