The ability to rent museum facilities for private functions is one of the benefits reserved exclusively for our Director's Circle members and Corporate members at the Corporate Friend level and above. By hosting an event at the PMA, you treat your guests to a distinct environment, rich with fine art and iconic architecture, while supporting the museum's efforts to offer world-class exhibitions and educational programs to the Maine community and beyond. Our world-class spaces, from the extraordinary Selma Wolf Black Great Hall to the stately McLellan House to the intimate Glass Gallery, will provide that unique setting for your event.

For more information, please call (207) 775-6148, ext. 3259 or send an email to facilityrentals@portlandmuseum.org. Please allow up to two weeks for a response to your inquiry. Rental agreements should be made at least 45 days prior to your event. For additional details, please see sample Portland Museum of Art Facility Rental Terms of Agreement. Rental discounts vary based on your membership level; join the PMA Family or upgrade your membership.


Overview of Available Facilities

Selma Wolf Black Great Hall
Ideal for: receptions and dinners
Available for rental between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday through Thursday
Rate: $2,000 (Non-profit: $1,700) per four hour block, plus personnel fees

Glass Gallery
Ideal for: receptions and dinners
Available for rental between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday through Thursday
Rate: $1,500 (Non-profit: $1,200) per four hour block, plus personnel fees

Auditorium
Ideal for: business meetings, multimedia presentations, seminars, lectures, and concerts
Available for rental Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., Friday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Please note that while access to the Auditorium seating/viewing area is barrier-free, the Auditorium stage can only be accessed by stairs.
Rate: $1,500 (Non-profit: $1,200) per four hour block, plus personnel fees

Boardroom
Ideal for: meetings, workshops, and retreats
Available for rental between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., every day
Rate: $1,000 (Non-profit: $700) per four hour block, plus personnel fees

Conference Room
Ideal for: small meetings and breakout sessions
Available for rental between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., every day
Rate: $500 (Non-profit: $300) per four hour block, plus personnel fees

McLellan House Dining Room
Ideal for: seated dinners for 16 people or fewer
Available for rental between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday through Thursday
Rate: $2,000 (Non-profit: $1,700) per four hour block, plus personnel fees

McLellan House Parlor
Ideal for: small receptions
Available for rental between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday through Thursday
Rate: $2,000 (Non-profit: $1,700) per four hour block, plus personnel fees


Final pricing for all facility rentals is determined by the length of the event and the number of staff necessary to ensure the safety of guests and the museum’s collection. Please note that rates are subject to change at any time. The rental rates above do not apply to wedding receptions or commitment ceremony receptions. Please refer to "Weddings" page.