Museum Rental Policies & Guidelines
The Bowers Museum is a venue for a variety of special events such as wedding receptions, elegant
dinners, corporate cocktail parties, charity galas, and holiday parties.
All facility renters must become Museum members at the Seventy Five Dollar ($75.00) Active level,
If you become a Corporate Member for an annual cost of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) or more,
than one Facility Rental Fee is waived (the facility rental fee is fifty percent (50%) of your total facility
rental costs). This 50% discount does not apply to weddings or exhibit viewing. However, you will be
required to pay all Security, Maintenance, and all Catering related fees.
A separate Facility Rental contract will be sent by the Museum for rental of Museum space. Catering
will send a contract for all food and beverages.
The Museum is generally available for rental, Tuesday - Sunday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
11:00 p.m. Monday rentals are billed at the museum highest rate which is $600.00 an hour, plus an
additional One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00). Special events cannot be scheduled in some areas of the
Museum during normal gallery hours. All events are scheduled within the discretion of the Museum.
Every effort will be made to accommodate requests. The selection of a date does not itself hold that
date indefinitely. The Museum may hold requested date up to two weeks from initial contact with the
Special Events Office. In order to reserve an event date, a deposit equal to fifty percent (50%) of all
quoted rental fees must be paid and the Facility Rental Agreement must be signed.
Upon execution of the Facility Rental Agreement, renter shall provide to the Museum a valid credit
card to be held for a general damage deposit. Should damage occur to the premises, the renter’s credit
card will be charged, and the Museum will forward a detailed accounting of such charges to the renter.
If the renter’