Available Spaces

The Dolly Fiterman Riverview Gallery

With its river views and breathtaking clerestory lighting, this gallery is an ideal spot for a large reception or dinner. It accommodates up to 150 for dinner and up to 350 for a reception.

The William G. Shepherd Room

This carpeted room holds 120 for lecture-style seating as a flat-floor auditorium. It may also be arranged with tables as a meeting space or opened up to become part of the adjacent Riverview Gallery for large dinners and receptions. The capacity of the combined spaces is up to 200 for a seated dinner and up to 500 for a reception

The Weisman Family Seminar Room

An excellent conference space for small groups of 25 seated around seminar tables or 30 when arranged theater style.

Rental Guidelines

Events may be held from 8:00 AM to midnight. WAM reserves the right to review event plans to ensure that they are compatible with our mission and the mission of the university. We welcome the use of our space for meetings, dinners, receptions, weddings, and other special events. Please note that the following types of rental events are not permitted at WAM: political activities; religious services; fund-raisers and auctions; product promotions or other commercial events; art exhibits, screenings, and performances not approved or presented by WAM.

Museum-sponsored educational programs and co-sponsored events have first priority for the use of museum space.

Smoking is not permitted in the Weisman Art Museum. Food and beverages are not allowed outside of the rental spaces. Renters must gain prior approval for music and volume levels; photography; the use of candles, Sterno, or any flame. Signs and decorations may not be affixed to any interior or exterior surface of the museum.


The Weisman Art Museum does not offer on-site catering services. The following caterers were selected for their consistently high levels of quality and service and are approved for special event functions at the Weisman. Individuals and groups renting space at the Weisman must select a caterer from this approved list:

More questions? Contact the events coordinator at wamevent@umn.edu.