Admission is Free | Open Wed–Sun
The Fowler makes an elegant, memorable venue for special occasions of all sizes, including: intimate dinners, lectures, cocktail parties, family gatherings, and weddings. The following spaces at the Fowler can be made available individually or in combination.
This dynamic event space is just outside the Museum, adjacent to the Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium. It features gently sloping grass seating and a U-shaped performance/reception receptions in conjunction with Lenart Auditorium events.
Our largest outdoor space, the terrace comfortably accommodates 200-250 for a standard reception, 150 for a banquet-style event. The terrace is also suitable for small get-togethers thanks to picturesque arches that subdivide the area into smaller sections. It features a spectacular view of the Janss Steps and Wilson Plaza. The terrace is an entirely private space and is available for viewing by appointment only.
Surrounded on all sides by exhibition galleries, the open-air courtyard is located at the very heart of the Fowler Museum. With lush landscaping and a quaint fountain at the center, this is a beautiful setting for receptions and intimate dinners. Receptions from 20 to 125 people work well in this versatile space, as do banquet-style events for up to 60 people. The courtyard may be rented only when the galleries are closed.
The Lenart Auditorium is a great spot for film screenings, seminars, lectures, and small performances. It offers 324 seats, wheelchair accessibility, in-house audio, and film/slide projection. Available after 5 PM weekdays and all day on weekends.
Our ground level classroom features comfortable, theatre-style seating for 96 (plus wheelchair seating). The room is fully equipped with sound, video, and microphones, as well as standard classroom amenities like podium and dry erase boards. Available after 5 PM weekdays and all day on weekends.
Immediately adjacent to our galleries and courtyard, this room is well-suited to intimate meetings, workshops, luncheons, and dinners. With 6’ tables in their standard square set-up, it accommodates 20 people, 30 in a U-shape configuration. Theatre-style configurations can also be arranged. Available after 5 PM weekdays and all day on weekends.
Opening one or more galleries to guests is an impressive way to add interest and impact to your event. Exhibitions change regularly, so be sure to ask what is available.
Please note that red wine is not allowed at events at the Fowler Museum, no exceptions will be made.
Describing Your Event at the Fowler Museum (PDF document, opens in new window.)