Museum Café

Warm, Bright, and Airy

The restaurant on the top floor of the Main Building seats up to 50 guests for dinner or 110 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
Cafe tables and chairs can be arranged in any configuration for your unique event.
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Lush greenery and visionary artwork from the museum create a warm and refreshing space.
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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.
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The terrace is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails before moving inside for dinner.
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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.
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Bedroom set by Sam "The Dot Man" McMillan
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Installation of bedroom by Adrian Kellard
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RATES

The nonprofit rate is the lower rate. 

Space
Sun*-Thu
Fri
Sat
Sculpture Barn and Garden
$3000/$2500
$3500/$3000
$4500/$3500
JRVC 3rd Fl Banquet Room
$5500/$4000
$6500/$5500
$7500/$6500
JRVC 1st & 3rd Floors
$6500
$7500
$8500
JRVC 1st & 3rd Floors
$6500/$5000
$7500/$6500
$8500/$7500
JRVC 1st Floor + Sculpture Barn
$5500/$4000
$6000/$5000
$7000/$6000
Museum Café
$750
$1000
$1250

* The Sundays before Memorial & Labor Days are at the Saturday rate. Ask about the New Year's Eve rate. 

DETAILS

The café can be rented for up to 4 hours plus 2 hours prior for set up and one hour after for breakdown and includes: tables and chairs; venue manager and museum security; and access to designated exhibits for all of your guests. Additional hours are $500/hr. Music is limited to background only. All events must start at or after 5pm, and conclude by 11pm (Fri & Sat) or 10pm (Sun-Thu). The cafe is not available on Mondays and Tuesdays. The staircase and the 2nd floor of our Main Museum Building are not available from Labor Day-2nd week of October.

catering

Please see our required catering list, offering a variety of cuisines and budgets to suit your style.

get in touch

To Inquire or Book a Visit

rentals@avam.org  (410) 244-1900 x228

See Parking Information and Directions

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Jim Rouse Visionary Center

Jim Rouse Visionary Center

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Museum Café

Museum Café