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Rent Our Space for your Event 

We are now only accepting rentals for business parties and non-profits with under 60 guests. We are no longer accepting events for birthdays, showers, & receptions, etc.

Rental agreement covers up to three hours of prep time, three hours of event time and one hour of cleaning time. All events must end by 11:00 pm.

The date requested for rental is reserved upon receipt of a $50 deposit. This deposit is required to hold the space, and the remaining balance is due in full 14 days prior to the event date. The rental agreement is between the Gadsden Museum of Art and the renter. The renter (responsible party) is solely responsible for any and all monies due.

Rental Rate - $425 for up to three hours of event time ($350 to the City of Gadsden; $75 staffing fee). Events that are expected to be more than three hours must be pre-approved and will incur a fee of an additional $125 per hour.

Rental Access - Use of the second floor Barbara Reed Gallery, kitchen and restrooms, early access to prep and set up prior to the function, and museum carts and elevator for easy access to rental space. The kitchen is to be used for holding and heating off-site prepared foods. The museum can provide round table clothes for an additional fee of $12 per table cloth (black only). The museum must be notified two weeks prior to the event if table clothes are requested.

Absolutely NOT Allowed - Glitter (including decorations with glitter on them, body glitter, and loose glitter of any kind), confetti, bubbles, helium balloons, and open flames (with the exception of chafing dishes).


This is a museum, therefore any decor which could potentially harm or damage art or artifacts within the museum are strictly prohibited. Only table decor is allowed. You are also responsible for informing members of your event of these decor restrictions. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in the responsible party being required to pay for any damaged artwork and/or paying for a professional cleaning of the second floor.

For more information or to inquire about a date for your event, please call the Museum at 256.546.7365 or email

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