Space Rentals

Starting September 12, the Rubin will resume booking private event rentals. The Special Events team is available to receive inquiries and answer questions about facility rentals at facilityrentals@rubinmuseum.org.

Contact Information

To Book an Event or Schedule a Site Visit

Olivia Cohen

Senior Manager, Special Events

212.620.5000 x292


Spiral Lobby
1,865 sq. ft.


Reception, 150
Seated dinner, 80


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3,200 sq. ft.


Reception, 400
Seated dinner, 220


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Spiral Lobby and Colonnade
5,065 sq. ft.


Reception, 500
Seated dinner, 250


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1,400 sq. ft.


Theater seating, 140 
Cabaret seating, 96
Reception, 100

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Art Lounge
975 sq. ft.


Reception, 100
Seated dinner, 75


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A Space for Every Occasion

From a stunning entryway to a state-of-the-art theater, the Rubin Museum has a space just right for any event. The Museum’s lobby features a dramatic spiral staircase that leads to six floors of galleries. It can be used alone for intimate gatherings as well as for receptions before or after programming in the theater. Adjacent to the lobby is the dramatically arcaded colonnade, which can be used for seated dinners or cocktail receptions. For increased flexibility and added capacity, the lobby and colonnade, equipped with customized LED lighting, can be used in tandem. The Museum’s cherrywood-lined theater is the ideal space for performances, screenings, and seminars—with a stage, pristine sound and lighting, and flexible seating—but can also function as a dramatic setting for dinner or cocktails.


Corporate & Non-Profit Events
  • Cocktail Receptions
  • Seated Dinners
  • Meetings and Retreats
  • Holiday Parties
  • Product Launches
  • Lectures and Conferences
  • Film and Photo Shoots

Social Events

  • Milestone Celebrations
  • Birthday Parties
  • Anniversary Parties
  • Weddings and Showers
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Engagement Parties

Group Experiences

Share the Rubin Museum experience with friends, colleagues, or loved ones with a curated, private group package. Our team can create unforgettable events in inspiring spaces—from an immersive sound bath for an intimate gathering, to an exclusive tour of the empty Museum for special clients.

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Corporate and Social Entertaining

Rubin Museum corporate supporters and individual members are invited to use our beautiful facilities for special events. Depending on the membership level, members are entitled to a range of benefits that include use of the lobby, colonnade, and theater for private functions. Non-profit organizations, colleges, universities, and other groups wishing to hold private events at the Rubin Museum are also welcome!

Spaces, Capacities, and Availability

With sophisticated architectural accents and in-house lighting and sound, the Rubin Museum is a stunning and elegant space for all types of events. We can accommodate intimate receptions, large-scale fetes for up to 500 guests, and seated dinners for up to 250 guests. The Museum is primarily available for special event use outside of Museum hours. Ideal times are all-day Tuesdays, when the Museum is closed to the public; after 5:00 p.m. on Mondays or Thursdays; and after 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Private use of the Museum’s theater is subject to availability. Please review the overview and guidelines for more information.

More information:
Event Spaces Overview (pdf)
Theater Specs (pdf)
Facility Use Guidlelines (pdf)

Planning Support and Resources

The Rubin Museum employs a full-time staff of dedicated event professionals to assist with every type of facility rental. In addition to our special events staff, the Museum provides in-house security, housekeeping, and audio/visual support. Upon request and availability, we can also provide knowledgable Museum guides as well as artistic entertainment adding a regional flavor to the event experience for your guests.

Corporate Retreats

Rejuvenate your employees and refresh the standard seminar or conference. Make the Rubin Museum your destination for your next company outing or retreat. Blend your agenda with a customizable group experience, including meditation, yoga, an essential oils experience, coaching, collaborative art making, or a team building tour.

Learn more about our Corporate Retreat packages and experiences

Make a Reservation

​More Information:
Amy Babcock
212.620.5000 x345

birthday art labs for children

Celebrate your child’s birthday in a unique way and leave the planning to us! Birthday Art Labs are available for children ages 2 to 10. Each two-hour program is led by Museum educators and includes an interactive gallery tour, an arts workshop, singing, and a catered lunch.

Learn more about Birthday Art Lab packages and activities

More information:
Birthday Art Labs
212.620.5000 x294