As a VENUE: Host an event…

Stunning views. Captivating spaces. Personalized service. Let us help create your knockout event.

Whether you are planning a professional conference, a lavish catered reception, or an offsite team meeting, the Muhammad Ali Center has a variety of options to meet your special event needs. Located between historic Main Street and the Ohio River in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, the architecturally captivating Muhammad Ali Center offers beautiful river views, modern design, built-in audio/visual capabilities and urban appeal. The Center’s entire facility is ADA compliant and designed for flexibility of size, function and presentational requirements. Just a few of the types of private events that can be held at our facility include: Anniversaries * Association/Convention Receptions * Awards Dinners / Receptions * Birthday Parties * Business Meetings * Corporate Dinners / Receptions * Fundraisers * Proms * Retirement Parties * Holiday Parties * Reunions (School and Family) * Wedding Ceremonies * Receptions * Rehearsal Dinners, and * Showers.Seven distinctive spaces are available: 
  • AUDITORIUM: Located on the Center’s second level, the Auditorium is situated adjacent to the LeRoy Neiman Gallery. The room’s multi-purpose design allows for stadium-style theatre seating, which can be retracted for an open floor plan. The Auditorium is equipped with a green room, a 16 x 19 projection screen, translator’s booth and surround sound. Audio and video capabilities are all built-in. The Auditorium provides the perfect environment for meetings, presentations, and films. Entire Room: 1,400 square feet.
    • Capacity 158 Theatre style/stadium seating / 120 Seated rounds of 10./ 54 Classroom style or crescent rounds of 5
  • BROWN-FORMAN PAVILION: The Brown-Forman Pavilion is an outdoor event space with lovely landscaping and stunning views of the Ohio River. The Pavilion is adjacent to the LeRoy Neiman Gallery and Auditorium and can be utilized in conjunction with these two indoor spaces. Perfect for * cocktail receptions * dinners * wedding ceremonies, and * special events like Thunder Over Louisville, the Brown-Forman Pavilion is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Entire Pavilion: 2,200 square feet.
    • Capacity: 200 Standing reception / 80 Seated rounds of 8 / 150 Theater style.
  • CLASSROOMS: Our 900 square ft. multipurpose classrooms are the perfect setting for small meetings or seminars. Located on the first level of the Center, the classrooms are completely private and each one is equipped with a projector, screen and audio/visual capabilities for presentations. Entire Room: 900 square feet
    • Capacity: 40 Classroom seating / 25 U-Shape seating
  • LEROY NEIMAN GALLERY: The LeRoy Neiman Gallery is located on the second level, just down the hall from the Main Lobby and adjacent to the Auditorium. The unique two-level 1,600 square foot space gallery contains LeRoy Neiman artwork of Muhammad Ali throughout the room, giving the space a warm and colorful feel. The mezzanine gallery, just above the Neiman, adds an attractive add-on for small, intimate dinners or lunches, casual meetings or cocktail receptions. Entire Room: 1,600 square feet
    • Capacity: 150 standing reception / 100 seated rounds (lower level seats 70, mezzanine level seats 30) / 100 Theatre style / 48 Classroom style
  • MAIN LOBBY: The Main Lobby is located on the second floor of the Muhammad Ali Center. This modern and open space is highlighted by a ceiling view of the base of the copper torch inspired by Muhammad Ali’s participation in the 1996 Olympics, a key architectural element of the Center. The Main Lobby is also home to one of the highest escalators in the state, which leads visitors to Level 5 where the exhibit experience begins. Entire Room: 3,200 square feet
    • Capacity: 200 Standing reception / 100 Seated rounds / 220 Theatre Style
  • VIEW POINTE HALL: Located on the top level of the Muhammad Ali Center, View Pointe Hall is a private, stunning space that creates a superb environment for any event. The 6,700 square foot space includes a cocktail and dinner area that can be used separately or in conjunction with one another. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide breathtaking panoramic views of the Ohio River, the Belvedere and downtown Louisville. Built-in audio/visual capabilities; Wireless Internet available. The Torch Terrace is a 1,225 square foot outdoor space, included with the rental of View Pointe Hall. This space makes the perfect cocktail area during a reception. Entire Room: 6,700 square feet.
    • Capacity: 500 Standing reception / 400 Seated rounds / 300 Seated rounds with 21 x 21 dance floor / 580 Theatre style / 250 Classroom style
  • VIEW POINTE NORTH: Located on the top floor of the building; this space has floor-to-ceiling windows providing you with a panoramic view of the Ohio River and Downtown Louisville. Built-in audio with microphones and wireless internet available. View Pointe North also includes a beautiful balcony for your guests to enjoy and watch the river boats go by. This space provides the perfect location for an intimate dinner, wedding ceremony, or corporate meeting. Entire Room: 2,500 square feet.
    • Capacity: 150 Standing Reception / 100 Seated Rounds / 250 Theater Style / 60 Classroom Style

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Be a DONOR: Show that you care…

Help the Muhammad Ali Center preserve and share the incredible journey of The Greatest, and inspire generations to come to be as great as they can be. Your donation to the Ali Center – whether $20 or $20,000 – makes an impact. Your gift will support educational and community outreach programs like the Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students and UCREW Youth Programs, our “Creating Our Future” Character Education curriculum for middle and high school students, and our on-going Film Series; temporary exhibits like the annual Shining a Light Photography Contest and Exhibit; museum operations and mission-based efforts to help us share Muhammad Ali’s legacy with visitors of all ages. Make a gift today and join others who see the importance of preserving and sharing the legacy of Muhammad Ali. Inspiration was Ali’s greatest gift. Will you be part of inspiring generations to come?


MUHAMMAD ALI CENTER MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM: TEAM ALI: Be part of a membership program that invites people from all over the world to be a part of Muhammad Ali’s legacy! Muhammad Ali Center members are more than supporters who believe in our mission, they share a special connection—a desire to carry on Muhammad Ali’s legacy, a hope for peace and cultural understanding and a dream for themselves to continue on the journey to personal and global greatness. Membership Levels include: * Individual *    * Family, and * Entourage Circle.


Help the Muhammad Ali Center preserve and share the incredible journey of The Greatest, and inspire generations to come to be as great as they can be.Your donation to the Ali Center – whether $20 or $20,000 – makes an impact. Make a gift today and join others who see the importance of preserving and sharing the legacy of Muhammad Ali. Your gift will support educational and community outreach programs like the Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students and UCREW Youth Programs, our “Creating Our Future” Character Education curriculum for middle and high school students, and our on-going Film Series; temporary exhibits like the annual Shining a Light Photography Contest and Exhibit; museum operations and mission-based efforts to help us share Muhammad Ali’s legacy with visitors of all ages. Inspiration was Ali’s greatest gift. Will you be part of inspiring generations to come?

  • Donations at specific amounts are designated and you may customize your gifts. Recurring gifts are encouraged. Memorial and Tribute gifts are welcomed.
  • CORPORATE SUPPORT: Corporate membership with the Muhammad Ali Center is about forging a partnership. Just as your support helps advance the Center’s mission, a Muhammad Ali Center corporate membership can also bring new energy and resources to your organization. It provides you and your employees with a variety of benefits.
  • BEQUESTS: A charitable bequest made through your will is one of the most meaningful gifts you can make to the Muhammad Ali Center. You may write a new will or simply add a codicil to your existing will. Your charitable bequest is one hundred percent deductible for estate tax purposes.
  • RETIREMENT PLANS: When you name children or other non-charitable heirs (other than your spouse) as beneficiaries of your retirement plans, they receive only a small fraction of the plan’s face value, with inherited assets of retirement plans being subject to both estate taxes and income taxes. You may wish to designate the Muhammad Ali Center as the beneficiary of all or part of your retirement plan assets and set aside other assets for family and friends. As a tax-exempt organization, the Center will generally receive the full amount of the plan’s value.
  • IRAs: Philanthropic taxpayers have embraced the IRA charitable rollover as an opportunity to transfer up to $100,000 each year to charity without it being treated as a taxable distribution.
  • LIFE INSURANCE: You may want to donate an old insurance policy to the Muhammad Ali Center. Depending on the type of policy donated, you may receive an immediate income tax deduction and be able to deduct any future premium payments on the policy.
  • STOCK TRANSFERS: Donations of appreciated stock help to preserve the legacy and ideals of Muhammad Ali, and often come with great tax benefits. Stock gifts allow you to avoid paying capital gains tax and take a charitable deduction for the full current value of your stock.
  • CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUSTS: When you establish a charitable remainder trust, you make an irrevocable gift which is placed in the trust. You can retain a certain payment that lasts for your lifetime (or includes a spouse or others). At the end of the trust term, the trust principal is turned over to the Center to be used as you set forth in the trust document. When you fund a trust gift, you not only receive a stream of payments, but you also qualify for an immediate income tax charitable deduction, defer capital gains tax on the transfer, and reduce your taxable estate. The recent passage of SECURE 2.0 Act permits up to $50,000 of the funding of a Charitable Remainder Trust to come from IRA assets.
  • CHARITABLE LEAD TRUSTS: With a lead trust, you donate assets to a trust that makes payments to the Muhammad Ali Center for the term of the trust. When the trust terminates, the assets are transferred back to you or directly to your heirs, as pre-designated by you. If the trust assets revert to you at the end of the trust term, your gift entitles you to an immediate income tax charitable deduction. If the trust assets are transferred to someone other than you at the end of the trust term, you may enjoy a substantial reduction in estate and gift taxes on the future transfer to your heirs.
  • ACQUISITIONS and COLLECTIONS: The Muhammad Ali Center Museum collects items relating to the legacy of Muhammad Ali. For all objects, books, photographs, and other paper materials, please fill out our Donation Inquiry Form.Our curators will discuss your donation with you and our Collections Committee will decide if it is something that fits into the scope of the Museum’s collection. The Muhammad Ali Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and does not purchase items for our collection.
  • KROGER’S COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM: Earn rewards for the Muhammad Ali Center by using your Kroger Plus Card and help us grow!
  • AMAZON SMILE: AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Muhammad Ali Center every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Muhammad Ali Center.
  • PayPal GIVING FUND: PayPal makes it easy for donors to support the Muhammad Ali Center from anywhere. Shop or sell through the following three sites, and 100% of each donation goes to our organization! Click on the below options to donate now or next time you shop!
  • SPONSORSHIPS: Since the Muhammad Ali Center opened in 2005, its exhibits and programs have provided inspiration to hundreds of thousands of people, empowering them to Be Great and To Do Great Things. Many corporations, foundations, businesses and individuals have proudly joined with the Ali Center by sponsoring different aspects of the Center. The people and organizations who chose to participate by sponsoring our exhibits and programs gain respect and visibility by being recognized and associated with an internationally-regarded icon  and the multicultural center that bears his name. Sponsorships are very important to the Muhammad Ali Center. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit charity and we rely heavily on the financial generosity of our patrons. By choosing to sponsor one of the many opportunities available, you are making a conscious effort to enhance our programs and exhibits. Since the passing of “The Greatest of All Time” in June 2016, we have experienced a renewed interest and growth in people visiting and utilizing the Center. By sponsoring just one element of the Muhammad Ali Center, you are enabling us to continue the legacy of Muhammad Ali. Sponsorships can be tailored to meet the goals of corporations, foundations, businesses and individuals. Your sponsorship will help steward Muhammad Ali’s legacy by providing the Muhammad Ali Center with resources to make a significant global impact in its program areas.

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