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A Trip to the Museum

in: Event Planning Advice

Museums hold incredible works of art, but they are also ideal for holding an incredible off-site event. Museums are in and of themselves a big part of attracting people to an event. They are aesthetically pleasing, offer interesting spaces and they tend to embody the vibe of a gala, reception, awards show and more. 

Here are some noteworthy museums to check out:

The High Museum of Art

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, this museum houses over 18,000 works of art, including fine and decorative arts, photography, folk self-taught art, paintings, sculpture, new media and more. The event spaces are open and filled with light. Perfect for a special luncheon, reception or small gathering.

The MoPop Museum

This Museum of Pop Culture is located in Seattle, Washington. Their mission is to “make creative expression a life-changing force by offering experiences that inspire and connect our communities.” They can accommodate groups of up to 2500, and promise unparalleled technology and several unique spaces for events.

Milwaukee Art Museum

This museum offers a diverse collection of paintings, drawing, sculpture, prints, video, and installations from antiquity to modern day. Its world renown architecture acts as a dramatic  backdrop for any event. It’s worth mentioning that they offer 50% discounts on room rental for non-profits.

American Museum of Natural History

Located in the heart of New York, this museum offers something for everyone. Here guests learn about people and animals of several countries, extinct and endangered animals, as well the cosmos. Host an event under a 94-foot blue whale or in the Rose Center for Earth and Space which encompasses the impressive Hayden Sphere.

City Museum 

This St. Louis museum is like none other. It invites guests to explore the unexpected. The museum is housed in a converted hundred-year-old warehouse and filled with repurposed materials that now make up secret passageways and galleries. There’s a circus, a train and a working Ferris wheel on the rooftop. Check out their spaces for rent, which can accommodate up to 400 people.


Located in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, this museum is now on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it “represents the first modern architecture designation in the United States.” On site, find The Barn at Fallingwater; a historic Pennsylvania dairy barn, perfect for retreats, conferences and other special events. 

Kimball Art Museum

Designed by Louis I. Kahn, this museum is located in Fort Worth, Texas. “Light is the theme,” and the space does wonders with natural light. That said, the museum is also absolutely gorgeous during the evening hours. Check out their online brochure to see the various spaces available.

Now it’s your turn to explore. Head on over to Partyslate to find the perfect venue for an upcoming event. There is a place for filling out location, size of event, etc. Notice under “Venue Type” a check box for Museums & Landmarks is included. Checking this box gets access to event information about many beautiful museums throughout the world.

As an example, choose Chicago, Illinois for location, then choose Museums & Landmarks for venue type. Popular places like Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and Field Museum will show up. But also, surprising places to consider, like International Museum of Surgical Science, American Writers Museum and Halim Time & Glass Museum. This idea may just open up a whole new world of creativity for your next event!

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