From a modern glass and steel pavilion to the grandeur of the Beaux-Arts Court, the Brooklyn Museum has a space to fit your event.
Why we love it
Events at Brooklyn Museum are nothing short of spectacular. Whether you’re saying “I do” under the skylight in the Beaux-Arts Court, holding cocktail hour on the Portico adjacent to the renowned Egyptian Galleries, or dancing through the night under the Lobby’s 18-foot-high KAWS sculpture, clients find endless ways to make this timeless space their own. On top of everything that makes Brooklyn Museum unique, the landmark building is approaching its 200 year anniversary, making it one of the oldest – and largest – art museums in the United States.
Event Spaces at
Martha A. And Robert S. Rubin Pavilion And Lobby
Standing: 500 max., Seated: 300 max.
Redesigned in 2004 by Polshek Partnership Architects, this modern, elegant space features an expansive sheer glass pavilion that overlooks our welcoming public plaza. The brick piers dividing the pavilion and adjacent lobby are the same bricks that once enclosed our five front doors, excavated, restored, and permanently exposed in the space. This grand pavilion artfully melds the historical and contemporary components of the building.
Standing: 1200 max., Seated: 880 max.
This magnificent, timeless space measures 10,000 square feet and two stories high, rising 60 feet above the floor to culminate in a dramatic skylight. It boasts historic features such as original archways, a large brass chandelier, and an updated glass-tile floor originally completed in 1927. While rich in history, the Beaux-Arts Court offers modern-day amenities including air-conditioning, a contemporary lighting system, and a recently completed bridal suite.
Iris And B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium
Seated: 415 max.
This modern, 4,700-square-foot auditorium, located in the heart of the Museum, is equipped to fulfill all the audio-visual needs of your next event. The auditorium features a stage measuring 56 by 22 feet, with a 28-by-16-foot screen that supports DVD, VHS, and 35mm projector formats. The space offers newly installed ETC Unison Dimming Racks, upgraded surround sound with capacity for recording and playback, wireless and intercom systems, and a complete control system that allows for simple operation of all new technologies. An assortment of podiums, microphones, tables, and chairs is available upon request, as well as the adjacent green room.
Standing: 100 max., Seated: 100 max.
Designed by Anda Andrei, Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture and Design DPC, the space is inspired by the museum’s maze of secret and mysterious storage spaces. The restaurant affords guests the opportunity to experience the institution in a completely new way, with a sense of being admitted into the museum’s inner sanctum. The Norm is the perfect place to expand one’s mind and embrace the venue's unique culture through a fine dinning experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are planning an event and are looking for a truly unique space, you may want to consider hosting it at The Brooklyn Museum. This iconic venue will make your event impossible to forget. As the official caterer for The Brooklyn Museum, we can help you get started.