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Hosting an event? Give your guests an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience at the Appleton. The museum features several unique spaces that can be rented for private functions, including:

  •     Weddings
  •     Receptions
  •     Company meetings
  •     Seminars
  •     Family reunions
  •     Other special occasions

Our venues can accommodate a variety of needs, all within the Appleton’s beautiful architecture or grounds.

To make reservations for your special event, please contact Colleen Harper at 352-291-4455, ext. 1831 or


Our auditorium is perfect for lectures, seminars, performances or wedding ceremonies.

  • Base Rate*:

  • Seating Capacity:

  • Amenities include sound, PowerPoint, video (DVD or Blu-Ray), CD player, projector

  • No food or beverages allowed

Courtside Café and Courtyard

The Café and Courtyard are ideal for parties, dinners and wedding receptions.

  • Base Rate*:

  • Capacity:

  • Outside catering required

Auditorium, Courtside Café, and Courtyard

Combine the auditorium, Café, and Courtyard to host a reception after your program or presentation. You can also add access to our first-floor galleries as part of your event.

  • Base Rate*:

  • Additional First-Floor Gallery Access*:

  • No food or beverages are permitted in the auditorium or museum galleries.


Our classrooms are ideal for events that require tables, chairs, or a more educational environment. We feature single rooms, as well as our popular ARTSpace. A portable sound system and projectors are available for rental.

  • Single Room Base Rate*:

  • Single Room Seating capacity:

  • ARTSpace Base Rate*:

  • ARTSpace Seating capacity:

Additional Fees & Information

Liability insurance is required and must be purchased by the renter. Events selling alcohol require liquor liability insurance and a liquor license. The museum offers a 30% discount to nonprofit organizations, which applies towards the rental fee only, not additional fees. The museum may not be used for fundraising events. Evening rates apply to events beginning at 5 p.m. or later, or ending after 6 p.m.  Fees for additional services apply as follows:

  • Security Fees:

  • Custodial Fees:

  • Audio Visual Technician:

  • Audio Visual Items:

  • Moving/Tuning Piano:

  • Bride/Groom Changing Rooms:

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