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


  • 300 standing
  • 275 theater seated
  • 150 table seated


  • 125 standing
  • 90 theater seated
  • 64 table seated


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


Fun, unique, and colorful space!
reviewed on 7/14/2015

We were looking for a unique space – something other than a banquet hall, hotel, country club, or barn – and found the Art Museum to be perfect! Karen was so helpful, and the use of different rooms helped to provide various social options for our guests. You can also rent the patio outdoors and add an extra bar. We received many compliments about how interesting and unique our venue was.

Emily L


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