Venue Rentals


Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art features some of the most unique and elegant event venues in Northwest Arkansas, offering rehearsal dinners, wedding and reception packages perfect for the couple who wants to create a day they’ll never forget. Your guests can enjoy breathtaking views of Crystal Bridges’ ponds and landscapes from the glass-enclosed Great Hall or the Eleven restaurant bridge, dance the night away on the spacious outdoor Walker Landing, and celebrate alongside the Art Trail on the museum’s South Lawn, surrounded by native Ozark forest. Your guests also have the unique opportunity to experience the Museum’s breathtaking collection of American art.

The museum also offers a variety of rooms for business meetings and parties. This unique venue provides an ideal setting that is peaceful yet energizing.

Basic facilities rental information is outlined here, but your event may be fully customized to suit your specific needs. Our professional team of Special Events representatives will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your event runs seamlessly and within your budget.



Indoor Spaces

Crystal Bridges’ indoor venues provide a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, reception, or event. The floor-to-ceiling windows of the Great Hall and Eleven restaurant offer panoramic views of the museum’s beautiful ponds, while the high arched ceilings lend an air of spaciousness and elegance.

Note: Capacity estimates may vary depending on space set-up and configuration.




Outdoor Spaces

The landscape at Crystal Bridges provides unique opportunities for outdoor weddings,  receptions, or corporate events. On the museum’s beautifully manicured South Lawn surrounded by a garden of blooms, your guests can mingle alongside the stream that feeds into Crystal Bridges’ ponds and enjoy iconic outdoor sculptures such as Robert Indiana’s LOVE. Walker Landing, the patio at the heart of the museum complex, provides a wide open space along the lower pond, complete with a water-side amphitheatre. More intimate events can be held on the secluded East Terrace with its lush hillside landscape, or in one of two rustic shelters on the museum’s trails, surrounded by Ozark forest.  

Note: Capacity estimates may vary depending on space set-up and configuration.


Trail Weddings

Small weddings are permitted on Crystal Bridges’ trails and grounds, subject to approval and contract by the Crystal Bridges Special Events office. These permits are for brief (under 30 minutes) ceremonies with no more than 10 people. Use of our trail shelters or other facilities is not included. Larger parties, or those wishing to use the Tulip Tree or Rock Ledge Trail Shelters, should contact the Special Events office to reserve facility space. There is a $50 fee for the permit, which should be requested at least 72 hours prior to the event.

Click here to download the permit.



The Frank Lloyd Wright House Lawn

The long swath of green lawn makes an excellent setting for an intimate gathering. Set off from the South Lawn by a line of trees and native plantings, and flanked on one side by a stacked-stone wall and the Ozark forest, this space has a private feel and of course, features Frank Lloyd Wright’s beautiful Bachman-Wilson House as its central focal point. Please note: the Bachman-Wilson House is not available for rental, and is not opened for private events.

Availability

Evening (6:30 to 11:30 pm):
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Daytime (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.):
Except Tuesday

Capacity

160 – for a seated dinner
200 – for a reception



Value Packages

Simplify your planning with these no-fuss event packages for weddings, meetings, and parties.