Philbrook offers a variety of opportunities for members and non-members to host events at the museum. We also offer non-profit pricing.
Philbrook makes a unique and historic setting for any private event. Take advantage of our experienced service staff and the on-site catering from Kitchen 27. We’ll help manage the details, from valet service and floral arrangements to equipment rentals and entertainment. So that your event planning goes smoothly, and your experience unforgettable.
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Private Event FAQ
Do I have to be a member to have an event at Philbrook?
Do you allow fundraising/benefit events/galas?
While we very much appreciate your cause and consideration of the museum, unfortunately the Philbrook Event Policies prohibit outside fundraisers on our premises.
Do you allow political events?
Yes – Provided that it abides by our Philbrook Event Policies and has no fundraising element
What A/V capabilities does Philbrook have?
Depending on the space you utilize, Philbrook is equipped to handle everything from outdoor sound to full screen presentations in our auditorium. Please ask about how we can service your event. (Fees apply.)
How many people can you seat for dinner?
Please see spaces available for capacities and base pricing.
Can you accommodate an award ceremony and dinner in one evening?
Absolutely – Philbrook has facilities to move your guests from dinner in the grand Rotunda or La Villa Restaurant into a presentation in the Patti Johnson Wilson Hall, our auditorium. The auditorium capacity is 250.
How many people can you accommodate for a luncheon or daytime meeting?
Groups of 20 or less may make a reservation in Kitchen 27 during lunch hours Tuesday-Sunday 11AM – 2PM (10AM Saturday & Sunday). The adjacent Charles P. Williams Conference Room is an excellent private selection for groups up to 80 for any occasion from a business meeting presentation to a shower. Audiovisual equipment is available in this room. (Fees apply.)
Patti Johnson Wilson Hall
Intimate theater setting for presentations, meetings, concerts, film screenings, theatrical performances, even wedding ceremonies. The auditorium offers full audio-visual, with backstage access to a private, furnished green room with full bath and shower, and lit vanity for pre-show needs. Floor-length curtains open to reveal Terrace and garden views.
Want to make a grand entrance? The Rotunda’s terrazzo floors, ornate columns and atrium present a majestically lit setting for receptions, corporate gatherings and dinner parties. Once anchored by Rodin’s sculpture of Adam, it’s now home of the Rotunda Art Project, a rotating art installation.
A country house in a city setting, the Villa Terrace is the optimum in elegance. Framed by signature arches and limestone staircases, the Terrace landing offers panoramic views of the formal Gardens, the reflecting pool and the Tempietto. Perfect for cocktail receptions and weddings up to 90 guests.
Breathtaking views of the Philbrook Gardens from the floor-to-ceiling glass wall in Kitchen 27 make an indoor event with an outdoor feeling. This sunken, curving triangular space and adjoining reception lobby with built-in-bar accommodates a seated dinner of up to 120 or a reception for 200. The patio offers the best al fresco dining in the city.
Evening wedding receptions begin at $3,500
Charles P. Williams Room
This room can be booked as an add-on for vendor meals, plate up, staging, or as a pre-ceremony lounge for wedding party.
Fountains and pools, long terraces of zoysia lawns, annual flower beds, and vine-covered niches—the grounds of Philbrook are a wonderland of natural beauty. From the terrace to the creek, the landscape moves from formal to informal in classic Italian villa style. Twenty-five acres of possibilities.
Inquire for custom pricing.