Rental fees include security staff and free parking. Catering is exclusively handled by the museum and will be in addition to the rental fee. A $1,000, non-refundable deposit is required for all social events at the time of booking. If the total rental is less than $1,000 then the full rental balance is due as a deposit. All final catering and rental payments are due one week before the scheduled event.
Alice Bimel Courtyard, Main Lobby,
Mary R. Schiff Library
For intimate weddings of under 45 seated
It is strongly recommended that you schedule an appointment with the Event Sales Coordinator. This will make sure they will be available to meet with you. To schedule an appointment with the Event Sales Coordinator, please call (513) 639-2347.
Once your Event Sales Coordinator has confirmed that your date is available for reservation, a non-refundable, $1,000 deposit is required to reserve a space. If total rental cost will amount to less than $1,000, your total cost will be due at the time of reservation. We cannot guarantee your reservation until the Event Sales Coordinator has received this deposit.
Yes, the Cincinnati Art Museum has a variety of audio/visual equipment including presentation aids, projector packages, screens, podiums and lecterns available for an additional cost.
There are a few multipurpose conference rooms that can be reserved to store personal belongings depending on the type of event.
There are a few multipurpose conference rooms available for staging however hairspray is not permitted in any location as it can damage the surrounding art. The Castellini Room is available for an additional charge of $750. Food/beverage is not provided unless communicated with the event coordinator beforehand.
Check out our Wedding Menu (PDF) for more common questions and their answers, or contact our Events team today.
“Thank you so much for helping make our wedding day so stress-free and fun! David and I enjoyed the day so much and our family and friends are still telling us how much fun they had. The whole staff at the museum was so sweet and made us feel special.” -Molly P
“We were blown away by the professionalism of the staff and the beauty of the venue! The staging was perfect! The food absolutely sensational! The staff friendly, helpful and efficient! We couldn’t have asked for more! We received numerous e-mails and texts letting us know how perfectly planned the event was.” –Pam M.
“The art museum is a beautiful backdrop for any event. Working with the staff there made it that much better. In-house catering food was so delicious. Everything was picture-perfect!!!!” –Caitlin M.
“The food was wonderful, and the bartenders moved quickly, so there was never a line. I was really proud of the party we had planned, and it was great to impress our guests. We received tons of compliments from our guests, and 8 months later, we’re still talking about how much fun we had and how wonderful the wedding/reception were. The art museum was definitely the right venue for us!” –Elizabeth B.