The Erie Art Museum offers elegant spaces enriched with beautiful art work and architecture for weddings, corporate events, meetings, and receptions. Our flexible indoor and outdoor spaces effortlessly range from traditional to modern. Classic spaces, such as the Hagan Gallery, add instant vintage glamour to your event, while the LEED-Gold Certified Special Events Room offers sleek and modern design. A private viewing of the permanent collection or special exhibitions can be added to create a truly extraordinary experience.

Our venue accommodates a range of guest sizes and needs with audio/visual capabilities and varying private spaces. The Erie Art Museum provides fully licensed bar services. For room availability and rates call 
ph 814.459.5477
 or email victoria.alcorn@erieartmuseum.org

Click here to see event spaces.

Click here to download a PDF of Facility Rates.


Make It Fabulous Catering & Events
Stephanie Potous-Eaker at 814.456.4323 
email: makeitfabulous@yahoo.com


UPMC For Life Event
August 31, 2018

“The Erie Art Museum is a great facility for an event. Over the summer we had a member event for those who have our UPMC for Life plans. Members were able to tour throughout all the excellent galleries they had for display. Also, there was plenty of space for activities and vendors too! I am glad we decided to go with the Erie Art Museum, as the space was very appealing, and the staff was great and flexible to work with.”

— Joe Jelinek Community Benefits Advisor, Medicare Sales UPMC Health Plan


Dan & Kate Berardo Wedding Ceremony and Reception
June 23, 2018

“When we first started planning our wedding, I knew I wanted a unique venue that would be fun for all our guests, both from in town and from out of state. To make it easier for everyone, we decided to have the whole event at the museum, holding our ceremony in the Hagen Gallery and our reception in the Founders Gallery. The team at the museum were absolutely wonderful and accommodating as we were planning our wedding from long distance. They were patient with my many questions and helped me pick the right options to ensure our day went as smooth as possible. We had so many compliments from our guests about how much fun they had that night and how beautiful the venue was. Everyone loved walking around the gallery to escape the festivities for a couple of minutes. Not to mention all the beautiful places we were able to take photos in front of! I highly recommend the Erie Art Museum as a venue for any event!”

–Dan & Kate Berardo


We do recommend contacting the Special Events Manager to schedule a personal tour/meeting to discuss specifics and answer any questions you may have about a rental event. If you are unable for any reason to schedule a tour/meeting, you are welcome to tour the Museum rental spaces on your own when the Museum is open. (Thursday & Friday from 11 AM – 9 PM and Saturday & Sunday from 10 AM – 5 PM)
• A full-service caterer and Event Manager
• Use of Green room. This room can be used by the wedding party to get ready and/or storage for event decorations.
• Access to Galleries in the main level of new building.
• Use of the 5th street courtyard
• Use of available Museum tables and chairs
• Use of 1 wired microphone, Lectern, and projector
An event date can be temporarily held in reserve for potential clients for 14 days. You will be contacted at the end of the 14 days if the date hasn’t been secured within the timeframe. If a decision isn’t made about an event date within the reservation period and no other person(s) have inquired about the date, it can continue to be held for another 14 days.
To secure your inquired event date, you will need to:
1. Issue EAM a least a $250.00 deposit
2. Sign the Museum rental agreement/contract
Your event may require additional equipment (e.g. tables, chairs, AV equipment or tenting) and staff (AV, bartending or Museum employees) from external venders. If this applies to your event, please contact the Special Events Manager to discuss any additional event requirements.
Yes, because we are a museum environment, we do not allow the following within the museum:
• Candles, smoking or open flames
• Taping or tacking of decorations or materials to walls, ceilings or exhibition cases
• Live potted plants (soil/dirt)
This is an option depending on the exhibit in the galleries as well as event logistics. Please contact the Special Events Manager for details about renting the Customs House for a specific event.
Yes, we have docent lead Museum tours and activities that can be arranged for all ages. Please contact the Special Events Manager to ask about offerings and prices
The Museum does not have its own parking facilities. If your event starts before 5pm on a weekday, you will have to utilize city parking garages or metered street parking. Erie Insurance has graciously allowed us to park in their lot across from the Museum at 5th and French Street after 5PM weekdays and on weekends.
*Photos courtesy of Michael Will Photography