The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is an extraordinary venue for your special event. The historic campus with more than 20,000 works of art offer the perfect balance of cultural significance and refined elegance. Invite your guests to enjoy world-class exhibits, indulge in a delicious catered meal, and sip cocktails beneath the Atrium’s towering skylights. With several unique spaces available for rental, a large covered parking deck and a convenient location in Richmond’s Museum District, VMFA is an ideal choice for entertaining.
We host a variety of events, including wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate receptions, holiday parties, and non-profit events. We can accommodate up to 2500 guests throughout the entire museum. Our Special Events team can manage all the details of your event, including catering, décor, and entertainment needs. Contact an event coordinator at 804.340.1590 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This distinctive space inside the main entrance connects the new McGlothlin Wing with the museum’s two existing wings and opens into the VMFA Shop, café, and galleries. Your guests will socialize in style among sculptures beneath the lofty four story ceiling. Clear glass walls reveal magnificent views of the Boulevard and Sculpture Garden, providing a striking backdrop for any special occasion.
Capacity: 300 seated, 1000 standing
Amuse Restaurant and Best Café
During public hours, these spaces are bustling with visitors, but after hours they can be reserved for your private event. Both areas include outdoor terraces that boast the best views of water features, plantings, and art within the Sculpture Garden.
Amuse Restaurant: 60 seated, 150 standing
Amuse Private Dining Room: 35 seated, 50 standing
Claiborne Robertson Board Room: 100 seated, 200 standing
Best Café: 120 seated, 250 standing
Named after its signature Italian pink marble walls, the Marble Hall is located in the heart of the museum. Your guests will enjoy the stunning architecture along with private access to some of the museum’s most impressive galleries.
Marble Hall: 300 seated, 600 standing
With architectural design based on 18th-Century plans for the White House, the Pauley Center houses elegant reception rooms restored in the Colonial Revival style. Formerly a home for Confederate women, the building and its interiors are both refined and inviting. The Pauley Center’s sophisticated warmth makes it a favorite for wedding receptions.
Capacity: Parlor: 60 seated, 200 standing in conjunction with dining room and foyer
The museum’s Reynolds Lecture Hall, Cheek Theater, and conference rooms are perfect locations for lectures, performances, and meetings. Please call the Special Events staff for more information.
VMFA is located at 200 N. Boulevard in Richmond’s Museum District.