Event Rentals


Special Spring Wedding Incentives

Dance Floor Up-Lighting Package | 8 up-lights | $250 to include set-up

Event Essentials Up-Lighting Package | 16 up-lights | $450 to include set-up

Light Up the House Up-Lighting Package | Full 24 up-lights | $550 to include set-up

By the Light | $30 per light to include setup

Hold your wedding reception at the Akron Art Museum before June 30th, 2023 and receive $1,000 off your facility rental!

Hold your wedding ceremony at the Akron Art Museum before June 30th, 2023 and receive $200 off your rental!

Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby

Capacity: Seated dining: 250 – 300; Standing/Cocktail reception: up to 600

Celebrate your event in this spacious, architecturally dramatic setting which includes the O’Neil Lobby, café and (weather permitting) Northern Ohio Golf Charities Terrace.

Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium

Ideal for presentations and performances, the Lehner Auditorium has seating for 150 guests, plus wheelchair-accessible space. Our audiovisual team will provide setup to accommodate your needs.

The Bud & Susie Rogers Garden

The Bud and Susie Rogers Garden’s flexible spaces allow you to design and stage elegant events against the dramatic backdrops of the Museum and downtown Akron.

Northern Ohio Golf Charities Terrace

Capacity: Seated dining: 80 – 100; Standing/Cocktail reception: 120 – 140

Surround your guests with the spectacular architecture of the John S. and James L. Knight Building and the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden, and enjoy an incomparable alfresco setting on our covered terrace. Perfect for cocktail hour or your outdoor dance floor.


Call or email our Senior Events Manager to inquire about availability. The Museum is not available on New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Wedding ceremonies and/or receptions during the weekends of Labor Day and Memorial Day are subject to an additional cost. The information on this page is not definitive regarding special events at the Akron Art Museum.

Please contact Events Manager Becca McCarthy for the most accurate and up to date information at bmccarthy@akronartmuseum.org


The Museum utilizes a list of designated approved caterers. These approved caterers are the only caterers who will be permitted to provide food service at the Akron Art Museum. These caterers each have unique offerings, excellent service, and a variety of pricing options. It is the client’s responsibility to arrange catering and secure a menu with one of the Museum’s approved caterers.

Acme Fresh Market Catering • 330.645.6222
Driftwood Catering • 440.449.0700
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe • 330.666.7333
Nosh Creative Catering • 330.650.6674
Robert J. Events & Catering • 330.724.2211
Skye LaRae’s Culinary Services • 216.254.2808
Spice Catering • 216.432.9090
A Taste of Excellence • 440.845.0800
Thyme Catering • 440.781.3025
Totally Cooked • 330.923.9964


As an art museum, our exhibitions and displays have first priority. While the Museum will make every effort to accommodate your event as you envision, sculptures, installations and framed or unframed artworks may be installed or reinstalled within the rental space at any time without advance notice to the client. The events manager will notify you of any exhibitions in the rental space and you will be notified of any changes that may have an immediate impact on the layout of your event. It is the client’s responsibility to contact the Akron Art Museum’s Events Manager with details regarding your event.

The Akron Art Museum cannot accommodate children’s birthday party rentals, which include art projects and/or gallery tours, during standard operating hours, but encourages patrons to turn to the other exemplary arts offerings in the Akron community that already fill that need.


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