As a VENUEHost your event…

You’ve found it: the perfect place to host your event. We can say so confidently because Shelburne Museum isn’t just one place, it’s many places—and one of them will be just right for you. From the state-of-the-art * Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education to the elegant * Brick House, rustic * Round Barn, steamboat * Ticonderoga, and beautiful * grounds and gardens, we offer unique settings for your: * corporate retreat * wedding * holiday party, or * meeting. Shelburne Museum has everything an event planner is looking for: a wide range of Vermont-themed venues, dedicated and professional staff, free and ample parking, and proximity to the city of Burlington, with its airport and lodging. Eight distinctive event spaces are offered:

  • Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education: Perfect for holiday parties, performances, or corporate retreats! Modern and welcoming with a warm, natural design and breathtaking views onto the Museum campus. Features: Multipurpose auditorium and event space with state-of-the-art A/V system, including free wired and wireless internet, screen projector, DVD and Blu-ray player, iPod/iPad dock, and multi-room sound system; Classroom meeting space with Smart Board and outdoor patio; Expansive veranda with sweeping views of the Museum grounds and gardens; Full Museum admission included in rental fee during regular Museum hours; Fully barrier-free with wheelchair-accessible elevator and multi-stall, handicapped accessible restrooms on upper and lower levels.
    • Capacity: Full Building standing – 350 guests; Full Building seated dinner – 120 guests; Auditorium – 130 guests; Classroom – 35 guests; Patio standing – 140 guests; Lawn seated ceremony – 200 guests
  • Brick House: Your destination for a dream wedding! This grand historic home provides a beautiful backdrop, with expansive views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks beyond. Features: A picture-perfect setting filled with history and natural beauty; Multiple choices for ceremony sites to suit your needs; Access for rehearsal and wedding photography included; Private bridal room available the day of the event exclusively for the bride and limited guests; Private tours of house available for an additional charge.
    • Capacity: Garden Patio – Up to 160 guests; Lakeview Lawn – Up to 250 guests (ceremonies only); West Lawn – Up to 250 guests
  • Steamboat Ticonderoga: All aboard for a day you won’t forget! The only passenger steamboat of its kind in existence! Dine and celebrate in 1920s style aboard this National Historic Landmark. Features: Ceremonies and receptions on board or outdoors to suit your needs; Use of original deck chairs included on a limited basis; Access for rehearsal and wedding photography included; Full Museum admission included in rental fee during regular Museum hours.
    • Capacity: Standing – 200 guests, Seated dinner – 80 guests; Dining Room – 100 guests; Ceremony – 150 guests
  • Round Barn: Celebrate in rustic style! A turn-of-the-century historic barn with the elegance of Shaker design. Features: Romantic interior perfect for dancing; Private access to Shelburne Museum’s popular carousel after 5 p.m.; Full Museum admission included in rental fee during regular Museum hours; Access for rehearsal and wedding photography included.
    • Capacity: Standing – Up to 220 guests; Seated dinner – Up to 200 guests
  • Meeting House: Music and history for your ceremony! An original 1840 church building with trompe l’oeil wall paintings and an operating nineteenth-century organ. Features: Trompe l’oeil wall panel detail; Operating historic organ; Formal flower-lined granite walkway; Full Museum admission included in rental fee during regular Museum open hours; Access for rehearsal and wedding photography included.
    • Capacity: Seated at pews – Up to 100 guests; Standing – Additional 50 guests
  • Circus Lawn & Carousel: Fun for everyone! Host your outdoor event right outside our captivating Circus Building and give your guests rides on our carousel. Features: Private access to Shelburne Museum’s popular carousel and Circus Building after 5 p.m.; Daylily gardens surrounding the Circus Building will give your special day a burst of summer color; Full Museum admission included in rental fee during regular Museum hours; Access for rehearsal and wedding photography included.
    • Capacity: Seated ceremonies or tented receptions – Up to 500 guests
  • Garden Ceremonies: Let nature surround you! Say “I do” in our gorgeous, formal Bostwick Garden or choose another from among our twenty gardens—all are perfect for an intimate event. Features: The formal Bostwick Garden offers outdoor seating for as many as eighty guests, or standing room for 120; Bostwick Garden is ideal for outdoor weddings as well as performances, talks, or other ceremonies; The Circus Lawn, with its exuberant Daylily Garden and nearby carousel, can accommodate up to 500; Additional gardens available for events under twenty-five guests; Full Museum admission included in rental fee during regular Museum hours; Access for rehearsal and wedding photography included.
    • Capacity: Standing – Up to 120 guests, depending on site; Standing room – up to 500 guests on Circus Lawn, adjacent to Circus Building Daylily Garden
  • Concert Grounds: Go big! We’ve got room for you and 3,000 of your closest friends in this large-scale performance venue.
    • Capacity: Up to 3,000 guests

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As a SHOPDiscover unique gifts…

Shelburne Museum is an unparalleled and unique experience of American history, art, and design. Designed to allow visitors the pleasure of discovery and exploration, the Museum includes thirty-nine distinct structures on forty-five acres, each filled with beautiful, fascinating, and whimsical objects. The Museum’s gift shop offers a vast array of themed merchandise reflecting the Museum’s unique identity.

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As an EATERYFood for thought…

Featuring fresh ingredients, grilled-to-order and grab and go items, and an array of refreshing beverages, The Weathervane Café gives visitors a variety of delicious choices to complement their visit to Shelburne Museum.

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Be a DONORShow that you care…


Become a Member of the Shelburne Museum and become part of our family! Your Membership gift will give you full access to the Museum’s exhibitions and programs while supporting all that we do, from education programs for local schoolchildren to conservation of nationally important art and artifacts. Memberships at specified levels are offered: * Individual * Dual * Family * Individual Barnstormer * Dual Barnstormer * Sustaining * Patron* Benefactor * Director’s Circle Curator * Director’s Circle Collector * Director’s Circle Sponsor, and * Electra Havemeyer Webb Circle.

Business Membership: Partner with Shelburne Museum today! No matter the size of your company or organization, you can become part of the Shelburne Museum community and support the arts locally. Shelburne Museum offers several ways for companies to provide high-level benefits that can be shared with employees or clients. Memberships at specified levels are offered: * Friend * Supporter, and * Manager.


  • Sponsorship: There is no more powerful way for you or your business to make an impact and generate visibility than to become a sponsor at Shelburne Museum. Our highly acclaimed and always engaging exhibitions are presented in partnership with corporations, foundations, and individuals who benefit from significant philanthropic and marketing opportunities. Exhibition sponsorships are available at various levels, and we will be glad to will work with you to develop a plan that meets your objectives and budget.
  • Legacy Giving: Named for the Museum’s founder, the Electra Havemeyer Webb Legacy Society recognizes the generosity and enduring support of legacy donors who have included Shelburne Museum in their estate plans.

Volunteer: Volunteering at Shelburne Museum is an amazing opportunity to learn new skills, join a diverse community of over 200 volunteers, and support the Museum. Volunteers have a tremendous impact on the Museum and we rely on our volunteers’ wide range of skills, friendly faces, and can-do attitudes. We offer volunteer opportunities for many age groups and interests, including gardening, carpentry, greeting visitors, textile demonstrations, special event days, and much more. We also offer opportunities for corporate group volunteering as well as large school groups.

Support the Shelburne Museum …by simply joining, giving, and volunteering here:

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