Venue Rentals

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art features some of the most elegant venues in the region, offering facilities for a wide variety of events. Your guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the Crystal Bridges ponds and landscapes from the Museum’s Great Hall or Dining Bridge, dance the night away on the spacious outdoor Walker Landing, or celebrate alongside the Art Trail on the Museum’s South Lawn, surrounded by native Ozark forest.

In addition, you have the option of opening one or more of Crystal Bridges’ galleries for an hour at the beginning of your event, providing your guests with an exclusive opportunity to experience the Museum’s breathtaking permanent collection of American Art or to view the current temporary exhibition.

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.  

Indoor Spaces

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

Outdoor Spaces

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.


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

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


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.