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Event Spaces at the Cincinnati Art Museum

For more information, please contact our special events staff at [email protected], (513) 639-2347, or (513) 639-2955.

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  Main Lobby

Main Lobby

Accented by Dale Chihuly’s glass-blown sculpture, “Rio delle Torreselle Chandelier,” this spacious lobby is ideal for cocktail receptions. Capacity: 180

Great hall staircase

Great Hall

One of the architectural highlights of the Art Museum, the Great Hall, with its classical detailing, is a dramatic place to hold wedding ceremonies and/or receptions, formal corporate dining or social cocktail hours. Capacity: 180 for seated dinner, 160 for seated dinner with dance floor, 200 for seated ceremony, 250 for standing reception.

Alice Bimel Courtyard

Alice Bimel Courtyard

This outdoor space is a unique blend of classical and modern architecture; a beautiful setting for an outdoor cocktail hour or wedding ceremony. Tents are available for rental to protect guests from inclement weather. Capacity: 300

Terrace Café

Terrace Café

Nestled between Joan Miró’s “Mural from the Terrace Plaza Hotel” and the elegant Alice Bimel Courtyard, this contemporary, open space is perfect for rehearsal dinners, cocktail receptions or business meetings. Capacity: 90 seated, 96 total including servers

Castellini Foundation Room

Castellini Foundation Room

The Castellini Foundation Room offers a private location for intimate breakfasts, lunches or dinners, small meetings and receptions. Capacity: 70 seated, 140 for standing reception.

Fifth Third Lecture Hall

Fifth Third Lecture Hall*

Originally designed as a large classroom to be used by the Cincinnati Art Academy, the Lecture Hall is used today for meetings, presentations, or lectures. Capacity: 150

Fath Auditorium

Fath Auditorium*

This space is fully equipped to handle any type of presentation, performance, or lecture with a stage, state of the art technology, and professional lighting. Capacity: 324

Mary R. Schiff Library

Mary R. Schiff Library*

Newly renovated with state of the art AV equipment, The Mary R. Schiff Library Reading Room includes a projector, sound system and floor-to-ceiling projector screen. The Reading Room also boasts exquisite views overlooking Eden Park and Downtown Cincinnati, perfect for meetings and cocktail hours. Two additional conference rooms are available within the Library for small corporate meetings. Capacity: 75 for standing cocktail reception, 30 for a seated dinner

Cincinnati Wing

Cincinnati Wing

A celebration of the Queen City, the Cincinnati Wing features breathtaking depictions of the city’s history as well as work from famous Cincinnati artists such as Frank Duveneck, Elizabeth Nourse and Rookwood Pottery. These popular galleries can be added to your rental contract for $500.00.

Art Climb steps

Art Climb

The Art Climb includes a staircase from the sidewalk near the intersection of Eden Park Drive and Gilbert Avenue and leading up to the front museum entrance.

* Spaces denoted with an asterisk are equipped with state of the art AV capabilities. Operation of AV equipment is conducted exclusively by Mills James and will be added to your rental contract.



Header image courtesy of Fyrefly Photography