Museum Café

Warm, Bright, and Airy

The restaurant on the top floor of the Main Building seats up to 65 guests for dinner or 100 for a standing cocktail. Additional space is available on the large outdoor terrace, weather permitting. Perfect for holiday parties, VIP dinners or cocktail hours.

Café Interior
Spacious yet intimate at the same time, perfect for cocktail parties and special events.
Lush greenery and visionary artwork from the museum create a warm and refreshing space.
Enjoy the delicious cuisine from Cielo Verde, the exclusive caterer for the museum cafe, managed by award-winning restauranteur Irena Stein.
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Café Terrace
The terrace offers sweeping views of Federal Hill Park and an up-close seat to admire our 55-foot whirligig by artist Vollis Simpson.
The terrace is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails before moving inside for dinner.
Your guests will enjoy dining al fresco on the covered terrace.
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Top Floor Gallery
Rental of the cafe space includes access to the museum's third floor gallery. Pictured: Installation of bedroom by Noche Crist.
Bedroom set by Sam "The Dot Man" McMillan
Installation of bedroom by Adrian Kellard
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add-on/package

The nonprofit rate is the lower rate.

Other fees

Background music only is permitted in the café. Access to the 2nd floor of main museum building is not available in September.

catering

Please see our required catering list, offering a variety of cuisines and budgets to suit your style. For the café, our café operator is the exclusive caterer for that space.

get in touch

To Inquire or Book a Visit

rentals@avam.org  (410) 244-1900 x228

See Parking Information and Directions

our spaces

RATES

Space
Mon-Wed
Thu
Fri & Sun*
Sat
Jim Rouse Visionary Center
$4500/$3000
$5500/$4000
$6000/$5000
$7000/$6000
Sculpture Barn and Garden
$2000/$1500
$2500/$2000
$3000/$2500
$4000/$3200
JRVC 2nd Floor Conference Room
Half Day: $350/$250 • Full Day: $700/$500
Half Day: $350/$250 • Full Day: $700/$500
Half Day: $350/$250 • Full Day: $700/$500
Half Day: $350/$250 • Full Day: $700/$500
JRVC 1st Floor Food + Beverage
$1500
$1500
$1500
$1500
JRVC 1st Floor + Sculpture Barn
$4500/$3000
$5500/$4000
$6000/$5000
$7000/$6000
JRVC 1st Floor + Sculpture Barn
$4500/$3000
$5500/$4000
$6000/$5000
$7000/$6000
Museum Café
$750/$650
$1000/$900
$1500/$1400
$2000/$1900

* The Sundays before Memorial Day and Labor Day are at the Saturday rate.

Additional Hour
$500/hr
$500/hr
$500/hr
$500/hr
Required Museum Staff Fee (5pm Onwards)
$35/hr
$35/hr
$35/hr
$35/hr

DETAILS

All rentals include up to a 5-hour event with 3 hours prior for set up and one hour after, for break down. All events must conclude by 11pm (Fri & Sat) or 10pm (Sun–Thurs). Tables, chairs, and access to designated exhibits for all of your guests are also included with all rentals. 

Jim Rouse Visionary Center

Jim Rouse Visionary Center

Sculpture Barn and Garden

Sculpture Barn and Garden

Museum Café

Museum Café