Rent the Greenville Museum of Art

The Greenville Museum of Art is a unique location for special events and parties. Rich with history, dating back to the early 1900s, the museum and its exhibits add an artistic element to any private event.

View our Rental Policy and Application before booking your event!


Rental Rates

Facility Reservation Options 

The Greenville Museum of Art (GMA) offers three dynamic rental options to potential users in order to accommodate the unique needs of every event. For all three options, access to the Museum’s bathrooms is readily available. Access to the GMA catering kitchen, however, is available in most cases except where the operation of one event infringes on the operations of a previously scheduled, simultaneous event.

Option One: Entire First Floor Public Spaces of Museum (Including Outside Courtyard)
Capacity – 160 People (seated) – 300 People (standing)

Option Two: West Wing and Commons Galleries (Including Outside Courtyard)
Capacity – 160 People (seated) – 250 People (standing)

Option Three:
West Wing Gallery – 100 People (seated) 200 People (standing)
Commons Gallery – 60 People (seated) 120 People (standing)

For more information and floor plans of the spaces noted above please contact the Museum by calling 252.758.1946.


Rental Option Rental Rate Deposit Required

Option 1 - Full Day Only



Option 2 - Full Day



Option 2 - Half Day



Option 3 - Full Day (West Wing)



Option 3 - Half Day (West Wing)



Option 3 - Full Day (Commons)



Option 3 - Half Day (Commons)



Add on Courtyard to Option 2 or 3 - Full Day


Additional cost for use of outdoor water or electricity may apply.

Add on Courtyard to Option 2 or 3 - Half Day


Additional cost for use of outdoor water or electricity may apply.

All rentals will be charged a deposit fee in addition to the rental fee. The deposit will be returned via mail within 10 days after the event if the space is properly cleaned and free of any damages. The rental fee must be paid in full at the time of signing the contract and may be refunded except for the deposit up to 14 business days before the event.

Additional Costs:

  1. Because of the staff requirements, the fee for the relocation of any artwork in any gallery is $25 per piece. Artworks exceeding 50lbs, excluding pedestals, cannot be moved for rentals. Installations cannot be moved. Renters must provide the Museum at least two weeks notice in order to move and/or remove any artwork.
  2. The GMA reserves the right to bill renter for any additional cleaning expenses that exceed the cost of the deposit.
  3. The renter is liable for any damages to artwork or Museum property on display, regardless of whether the damage was caused by guests, caterers, or anyone else hired by the renter. If needed, the Renter is responsible for paying the Greenville Museum of Art all of its collection costs and expenses, including, but not limited to, court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees.
  4. Option One renters are required to provide proof of event  liability insurance to GMA-$1,000,000 policy – for day of event. Proof must be provided by time of contract signing.
  5. Full-day renters that fail to set up, begin, end, and clean up their space in the contracted window of time will be assessed an additional hourly charge, rounded up, of $300 per hour. This penalty will be initially deducted from the renter’s deposit, with the difference charged to the credit card number provided at the signing of the rental contract.
  6. Rentals made within two weeks of the rental date will incur a Last Minute Rental Fee of $75 for a half day rental and $150 for a full day rental.

For additional policies, please view our GMA Rental Policy and Application.