Accented by Dale Chihuly’s glass-blown sculpture, “Rio delle Torreselle Chandelier,” this spacious lobby is ideal for cocktail receptions. Capacity: 180
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
The Cincinnati Art Museum is one of the premiere venues for receptions and special events in the Greater Cincinnati area. The classic elegance of the museum is a most memorable location for wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, luncheons, parties, meetings, retreats, and corporate events. Our Executive Chef can help you create a perfect culinary experience and our sophisticated service staff will execute service with precision.
Email [email protected]
Or call Katie Mitchell, Special Events Coordinator: (513) 639-2347
Kayla Neff, Special Events Coordinator: (513) 639-2865
Terrie Simons, Hospitality and Events Manager: (513) 639-2955
The Cincinnati Art Museum is exclusively catered by our in-house Executive Chef who will work with you to create a custom menu with elegant and sumptuous fare. Whether it be a large wedding reception or formal corporate dinner, the Special Events team will fine-tune your event, creating an experience that is memorable and custom to your needs. We are able to accommodate a range of menu styles, taking into consideration food allergies and dietary restrictions (vegetarian, gluten free, etc.). Menus are subject to change.
Do you need a fresh teambuilding event for your employees or volunteers? Our corporate teambuilding program, ART, Inc. fosters creative thinking and group problem solving through an artistic lens. In this custom-designed program, Cincinnati Art Museum educators will lead your staff through a lively interactive gallery experience at the museum. For information on our custom-designed corporate and group teambuilding programs, Click Here.
Professional photography for portraits requires that advance arrangements (at least two weeks in advance) be made with our Special Events Staff by emailing [email protected]; in addition, there is a $250 per hour location fee for professional photography.
Header image courtesy of JMM Photography.