Rent the Museum

Atmosphere matters. Whether you are hosting a once-in-a-lifetime celebration with your closest family and friends or putting together a critical meeting of collegial minds, you want a place that is inspired and inspiring. Host your event at SJMA. Your guests will be delighted from the moment they receive the invitation and will enjoy mingling with each other among the art. We have daytime space available, as well as more extensive offerings for special evening events. SJMA can accommodate from 20 to 1,200 guests inside the Museum and up to 3,000 people in combination with the Plaza outside. Whatever the occasion, provide the most creative and least conventional surroundings San Jose has to offer, the elegant and welcoming spaces of SJMA.


The San Jose Museum of Art is a place of heartfelt expression—the perfect setting for a wedding. Your celebration can be traditional or full of surprises, intimate or expansive—full of color, dimension, and meaning. You can celebrate in a range of inviting Museum spaces, from galleries open to your guests during cocktails, to lovely surroundings such as the Circle of Palms for your ceremony, to settings that are ideal for dinner and dancing (including the New Wing Lobby, Skybridge, Historic Wing Cafe, and the Charlotte Wendel Center).


Raise the standard for getting out of the office—host your meeting or corporate event at the San Jose Museum of Art. Certainly there’s no better environment for motivating creativity. When you host your corporate gathering at SJMA, the unconventional setting comes with all the amenities and efficiencies you expect for a productive board meeting, high-impact product launch, staff retreat, holiday party, or VIP reception. The Museum offers a variety of options and can beautifully accommodate events for 20 to 150 during the day in the Wendel Education Center, with other great spaces available any night of the week for 100 to 3,000 guests.

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To discuss hosting your event at SJMA, please contact us