A world-class collection of American art, stunning architecture, and 120 acres of Ozark forest with five miles of trails. Admission to the museum is always free.
Use this blog to plan your Summer 2021 visit to the museum.
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Set amongst the intimate backdrop of Jeff Koons’s Hanging Heart or enveloped in the sweeping glass expanse of our Great Hall or in a garden-like setting of our Frank Lloyd Wright House lawn.
Our event venues can be transformed into any layout you dream up. Venues are interchangeable for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, conferences, and more.
View our map and room capacities.
As an added amenity, we also offer private gallery viewings for all indoor space rentals.
The Great Hall is a dramatic and elegant venue featuring soaring, pine-beamed ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows with beautiful views of Crystal Bridges’ upper pond. The Great Hall may be rented in conjunction with the south lobby or alone.
Square Footage 3953
Ceiling Height 29′
Eleven — Crystal Bridges’ welcoming restaurant space — offers high-arching, pine-beamed ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows with gorgeous views of the entire Crystal Bridges campus. Rental of Eleven includes the museum’s main lobby.
Square Footage 6119
This includes exclusive use of both the Great Hall and Eleven, Walker Landing, and both the south and main lobbies, as well as access to all of the museum’s permanent collection galleries and the Temporary Exhibition Gallery.
Enjoy an intimate gathering on the Modern Art Gallery bridge featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows with views of Ozark nature on each side while Dale Chihuly’s Azure Icicle Chandelier hangs overhead.
Square Footage 906
Ceiling Height 28’5″
Located in the Crystal Bridges Library, the Board Room features beautiful views of the museum’s upper pond and surrounding forest. The room is equipped with a drop-down screen and input for your laptop. A private restroom is adjacent.
Square Footage 651
Ceiling Height 11′
The museum’s Seminar Room is a private, glass-walled room located off the corridor that leads from the main lobby to the Temporary Exhibitions Gallery and Great Hall.
Square Footage 273
Ceiling Height 11’5″
The museum offers three Landing Suites that make excellent meeting and reception spaces for smaller groups. These rooms are named after American artists whose work can be seen in our collection—Albers, Bellows, Cassatt. The Landing Suites are located on the lower level of the museum, and open onto Walker Landing. These spaces may be rented separately or together. The Bellows and Cassatt rooms can be combined to make one larger room.
Square Footage 649
Ceiling Height 9’11”
This paved venue overlooks the museum’s lower pond and features a circular waterfront amphitheater.
Square Footage 8300
Ceiling Height N/A
Set off from the South Lawn by a line of trees and native plants, 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.
Square Footage 4500
Located at the south entrance to Crystal Bridges, the South Lawn is a grassy area adjacent to Crystal Spring and features Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture. Tents can be erected to provide shade or weather coverage. The South Lawn may be rented as a stand-alone venue or combined with rental of the Great Hall.
Square Footage 3800
Located north of the museum, the North Forest offers a chance to become fully immersed in the natural flora and fauna of the Ozark forest that surrounds Crystal Bridges. Dance in the trees and enjoy sculptures along the trail.
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Built of native stone and wood, the North Forest Shelter is located north east of the museum, near the North Forest trailhead.
The Tulip Tree Shelter was originally a 1:3 scale model of Crystal Bridges’ roof structure that was built to test the design prior to construction of the museum. It is located just off the Tulip Tree Trail.
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.
Download the Trail Weddings permit