The Bruce Museum is pleased to offer its galleries for rental either before the Museum opens (10:00 am) or after the Museum closes (5:00 pm).

Rental Areas Available and Capacities:

  • Entrance rotunda and Bantle Lecture Gallery with state of the art audio-visual equipment and adjacent kitchen. The Bantle Lecture Gallery features changing exhibitions and can accommodate a maximum of 80 persons for a seated breakfast or dinner and 125 persons for a presentation or cocktail reception.

  • The entire gallery floor including the above spaces and all art and science galleries can accommodate a maximum of approximately 250 persons.

The rental fee includes Museum guards, custodians, use of Museum chairs, tables, audio-visual equipment and a Steinway piano.

The Museum has a list of approved caterers from which the renter can choose. All vendors, including florists and musicians, must comply with all applicable Museum rules and regulations.

All events are expected to harmonize with the character and mission of the Bruce Museum. Private parties celebrating weddings, children's birthdays, fashion or trade shows, and events featuring dancing may not be held at the Museum.

For further information, please contact Becky Conelias, Development Department and Donor Relations Manager, at or 203.413.6745.

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