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

About Us

Located in Newark, New Jersey, the Newark Museum of Art is an elegant wedding venue. The largest museum of its kind in the state, its collection includes works of art from the Americas, as well as Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the ancient world. The collection stretches to include pieces of contemporary and decorative art. It was first established in 1909 at the Newark Public Library by founding director John Cotton Dana. Today, the team at the museum invites you to celebrate your ceremony and reception surrounded by rich culture. They also welcome elopements, for art lovers seeking a distinctive setting for their intimate gathering.

Facilities and Capacity

The Newark Museum of Art offers a selection of event spaces in which you can host your wedding festivities, including engagement parties and rehearsal dinners. Dreyfuss Memorial Sculpture Garden has the largest capacity, as it can fit up to 250 guests for a ceremony or cocktail hour. A tent can be erected here for some shelter. The Engelhard Court is also available for ceremonies and receptions, seating up to 210 guests. It features a marble floor for a touch of classic elegance. From here, your guests can peruse the numerous galleries before and after your event. Finally, they offer the Ballantine House for photos of you with your wedding party.

Services Offered

The Newark Museum of Art offers catering packages for your convenience. Clean up and set up services can be arranged from the on-site team, leaving you free to spend more time with your loved ones. Chairs and tables are supplied from the museum for both your ceremony and reception. Your day can be enhanced by professional sound and lighting facilities, for crystal clear audio and well-lit wedding photos. If you are planning a meal, then you can avail of the museum’s linens, glassware, and tableware. For a truly decadent touch, they have a chocolate fountain you can use. There is plenty of parking available on the grounds for your guests’ convenience.

Erin Hummel

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  • My husband Joel and I got married at the museum last November and we had an amazing experience. The museum has a fantastic events department that helped us organize and prepare for our wedding as easily as any wedding hall. We had a beautiful ceremony in the outdoor garden, enjoyed a fabulous cocktail hour in the foyer, and enjoyed a fun-filled night of dinner and dancing. Our guests loved getting to visit some of the exhibits during the cocktail hour as well. Getting married at the museum felt unique and special and we couldn't be happier with our choice.

    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

    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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