NOTE: Event rentals and space bookings will be paused from Dec. 1, 2023 – Jan. 17, 2024. All client inquiries in the meantime will be noted, and you can expect WAM staff to respond after Jan. 17 when rentals resume for the spring season.

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 160 for dinner and up to 250 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 240 for a seated dinner and up to 350 for a reception

The Weisman Family Seminar Room

An excellent conference space for small groups of 18 seated around seminar tables or 30 when arranged theater style.

Rental Guidelines

Events may be held from 8:00 a.m. 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; public fund-raisers and auctions; product promotions or other commercial events that are open to the public; art exhibits, screenings, and performances not approved or presented by WAM.

WAM reserves the right to hold dates for museum-sponsored educational programs and co-sponsored events.

Smoking is not permitted in the Weisman Art Museum. Food and beverages are not allowed outside of the rental spaces. Please note advanced approval is needed for music; photography; the use of votive candles. Renters must work with the events department to ensure the U of MN guidelines are followed. Signs and decorations are permitted, but 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 department at (612) 626-5241 or fill out an events inquiry form.