Create a lasting experience for your guests at one of Baltimore’s most beautiful cultural landmarks.
Located in historic Mount Vernon, the Walters Art Museum is the ideal venue for cocktail receptions, sophisticated dinners, client appreciation events, and recognition celebrations. Featuring marble staircases, soaring ceilings, and skylights, the Walters sets the stage for an unforgettable event surrounded by exceptional art.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost to rent the Walters for my event?
Prices for semi-private events begin at $2,000 and fees for private events begin at $6,000. Rental fees for weddings begin at $10,000 and limited dates are available. All fees are calculated based on the size of the event, space needed, and day of the week. To obtain a price quote for your specific event, please complete a Rental Inquiry Form.
What is included in the rental fee?
The rental fee includes up to a six-hour rental (6 p.m.–midnight, not including two hours for set-up and one hour for clean-up), museum security, and a museum event staff member to oversee the event.
Are tables and chairs included in the rental fee?
No. You will need to work with a caterer or outside vendor to rent furniture for your event.
Do you have a preferred caterer?
Yes. The Walters requires that you choose a caterer from our approved list.
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 an intimate evening for ten, up to a grand night out for 400.
What is the earliest possible start time for an event?
Your event can start no earlier than 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Please note that the museum is open to the public on Thursday evenings. As such, rentals taking place on Thursday evenings are considered semi-private.
Are we able to have galleries open during our event?
Only certain rental spaces include access to the galleries. Please include this request on your Rental Inquiry Form.
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.
Is there parking available for our guests?
While the museum does not provide parking, there are numerous parking facilities in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Spaces at the parking lot located at the corner of Cathedral and Centre Streets may be purchased and reserved for your guests, depending on availability. Clients are also permitted, but not required, to hire valet services for their event.
Can I take my engagement photos in the museum?
Please review the museum’s guidelines for photography in the museum. Members of the public are welcome to take photographs and video, unless otherwise noted, provided they do not endanger artworks, interfere with the viewing experience of others, impede access in any way, or violate copyright laws.
Rental Inquiry Form
For all event inquiries, please complete the Rental Inquiry form. A completed rental inquiry form is required before an appointment for a showing will be scheduled. Showings are available Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. depending on staff availability.
If you have additional questions about hosting an event at the Walters, please contact our Special Events Coordinator at 410-547-9000, ext. 313, or email [email protected].