The Walters Art Museum

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Frequently Asked Questions About Museum Rentals

Am I eligible to rent the Walters for my event?

Rentals are a membership benefit for individuals at the Henry & William Walters Circle level and corporations at the Collector level ($5,000+). If you are a member of at least $5,000, you are eligible to rent the museum.

What is the cost to rent The Walters for my event?

Prices range from $500-$10,000 depending on the size of the event and the spaces needed. For a wedding the average rental fee is $5,000-$7,000.  Please email for accurate pricing for your event.

Are tables and chairs included in the rental fee?
No.  You will work with a caterer to secure furniture for your event.

What is included in the rental fee?

The rental fee includes a 6 hour rental (6pm-12am, not including set-up & clean-up), security for your event and access to specific galleries within the museum.

What is the rental space capacity?

We can accommodate up to 200 for a seated dinner on the Sculpture Court.  Cocktail receptions can range from a nice intimate evening for 10 up to a grand night out for 900.

Can I have my ceremony and reception at the museum?

Yes.  Your ceremony and reception would take place on the Sculpture Court.

What is the earliest possible start time for an event?

Your event can start no earlier than 6pm Tuesday-Sunday.

How do I secure catering for my event?

The Walters offers 11 approved caterers. Please see our full list here.

Is there parking available for our guests?

There is a parking lot located at the corner of Cathedral St. and Centre St.  It is pay-to-park.  Additionally, guests may park on the streets surrounding The Walters Art Museum.  Valet parking is encouraged for larger events, however it is not mandatory.

Can I schedule a tour to coincide with my event?

Yes.  We can arrange tours for groups of up to 50 people.  An additional fee will apply.

Are we able to have galleries open during our event?

Yes.  The spaces that you rent will determine what galleries we can make available to you and your guests.