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Facility Rental

BRAHM is a spectacular venue for wedding receptions, business meetings, and celebrations of any kind.

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Room/Space Size Seated w/5’ rounds Theater Standing Best for
Schaefer Gallery 1,300 15-20 (2-3 rounds) N/A 40 + Bar Small, intimate dinners & receptions
Atrium/Cannon 1,900 30-40 50 75 Cocktail parties, private dinners, small receptions, wedding ceremonies
Community Meeting Room/Alexander Community Gallery 450 60-80 100 150 Meetings, private dinners, conferences, bridal/baby shower, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions or ceremonies
Community Meeting Room + Balcony 346 60-80 100 200 Same as above
Theater 200 N/A N/A N/A Staging area only
Galleries N/A N/A N/A N/A Gallery access


Packages (for after-hours and weekend rentals)

All packages include the following:

  • 4 hours of rental with 1-hour setup and 1-hour cleanup (6 hours total)
  • Staff
  • Use of our tables & chairs
  • Ability to bring in a caterer (from our approved caterers list)
  • Ability to bring in a band (contingent upon approval of the museum)
  • Ability to use Audio-Visual equipment (available in the Community Meeting Room only)
  • Gallery access (no food or drinks allowed within the gallery spaces)

What's not included:

  • Food & cost of alcohol. (A list of approved caterers can be provided)
  • Serving ware, plates, utensils, napkins, glassware
  • Decorations
  • Dancefloor
  • Linens

Private parties are available for a base rental rate of $1600, with additional costs for staffing, gallery usage, bar use, etc.

Daytime meeting rentals (during regular business hours) for non-profit, corporate, and government groups are available at a reduced rate.

House Rules

  • The rental of the museum and its facilities are reserved for members at the $150 level (Friend level) and above. Non-members have the option of becoming a Member or giving a minimum donation of $150 to BRAHM.
  • Galleries can be opened for a portion your event, although food and beverages are not permitted within the gallery spaces.
  • While photography is permitted in some museum spaces, photography and videography restrictions vary from exhibit to exhibit. Flash photography is not permitted
  • Small bands and dancing are allowed with prior approval.
  • Rentals are scheduled when the museum is closed to the public.
  • Quotes for day-time, during hours events are available by inquiry only, and are allowed on a limited basis. 

*For more information or a price quote, please contact Willard Watson III at 828.295.9099 ext. 3006 or by email at

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