Located in the heart of downtown Akron, the museum offers a unique setting for weddings, receptions, cocktail parties, seated dinners, corporate meetings, client cultivation and entertainment, media presentations, holiday gatherings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah parties, birthday and anniversary celebrations and more.

Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby

Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby

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

Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium

Stadium seating for 159 plus wheelchair- accessible space.

Our state-of-the art auditorium is ideal for lectures, conferences, films and presentations.

Call or email Special Events Manager Justin Campbell to inquire about availability. The museum is not available on New Year’s Eve, 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 Special Events Manager Justin Campbell for the most accurate and up to date information.

Preferred Vendors

*Because of our nonprofit status, we are unable to accommodate requests for rentals for political fundraisers or religious ceremonies, the exception being weddings and their accompanying receptions and private events following religious ceremonies held elsewhere (i.e. Bar/Bat Mitzvah parties). The museum also allows fundraising events by other nonprofits, although the nonprofit discount may not apply for some functions. Because the protection of its contents is the highest priority, all events must be appropriate to the mission; therefore, the museum reserves the right to deny use for any request.


Justin Campbell
Events Coordinator
Phone: 330.376.9186 x212
Email: jCampbell@AkronArtMuseum.org

Site Visits

By availability on

  • Weekdays: 11 am – 4 pm
  • Saturdays: 11 am – 2 pm

You MUST schedule your visit in advance.

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Akron Art Museum - Weddings, Parties and Special Events

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