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Venues in Newark, NJ,
(973) 596-6550

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Museum Space Options

Ballentine House
Trustees Room Located on Third Floor

Details: Available two hours before start time for wedding party photos. Refreshments permitted, please contact Sterling Affair Caterers. Please note: no hair, makeup, or dressing permitted within the Trustees Room.
Capacity: 60 guests seated

Dreyfuss Memorial Sculpture Garden
Located behind the museum in the heart of downtown Newark

Details: Available for ceremony and/or cocktail hour
Capacity: 250

Engelhard Court and Welcome Center
Spacious with classical design, marble floors, and natural lighting

Details: Available for reception and dancing
Capacity: 210 seated with dance floor

Venue Rentals Starting at $4000

Catering Packages Starting at $129/pp


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  • I cannot say enough good things about this amazing venue. I am so glad we picked it for our wedding. I highly recommend it. The details: The staff Carol (the museum’s special events coordinator) was so organized and detail-conscious from the second we sat down with her. It’s clear this isn’t her first rodeo and she had the flow of the event entirely thought through. Her planning sheets really helped guide me through the planning process. She was very responsive throughout the process as well. The staff member in charge for the day of the wedding, Shalaina, was a dream to work with. She actually was hired by the museum part of the way through our planning process, but she is the absolute best. She radiates calming energy and she took care every detail from big, like figuring out what to do when our florist had car trouble and didn’t come on time, to small, like finding a comb for my father-in-law’s unruly hair without worrying me. The venue The museum allow... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 4,000.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 4,500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, Clean Up, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 29.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Signature Drink

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue


    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

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