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The Reading Public Museum is home to Berks County’s most treasured and distinctive wedding and event venues. Among our Fine Art Galleries, Neag Planetarium, and Stone Terrace Tent, we have a venue to accommodate every size, style, and budget. From corporate parties and non-profit fundraisers, to weddings and family gatherings, The Museum does it all with unmatched quality, excellence, and sophistication. Voted “Best Place to Book an Event” by Berks County residents year after year, our staff is passionately committed to exceeding your expectations, while creating a masterpiece event you and your guests will never forget!  

 

Please scroll below for a glimpse of our various event spaces, preferred caterers, and creative partners. To learn more about hosting your next event at The Museum, contact Stephanie Shaak at 610.371.5850 x234 or email stephanie.shaak@readingpublicmuseum.org

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Stone Terrace with Catering Tent

With views of the Wyomissing Creek, RPM’s lush botanical gardens, and the majestic Atrium of The Museum, our 40’ x 80’ tent will seat up to 175 people with space for a dance floor. The Stone Terrace is available for bookings from April through October.


Capacity

200 seated at tables
400 standing

Availability

All day, every day of the week

Size

3,200 sq ft
Floor Plan

Rate

$3,500

Ground Floor Atrium

The vaulted glass ceiling and majestic marble staircase of The Museum Atrium are the epitome of elegance, making this an ideal location for wedding ceremonies, speaking engagements, concerts, cocktail receptions, and intimate dinner parties.


Capacity

80 seated at tables
140 seated theatre-style

Availability

Every day of the week starting at 5pm

Size

2,800 sq ft
Floor Plan

Rate

$1,350

First Floor of Museum

Recommended for cocktail parties and formal receptions, The Museum’s First Floor is home to magnificent displays from all over the world. Guests will have plenty to discuss as they admire cultural and scientific artifacts collected over the past century.


Capacity

100 seated at tables
250 standing

Availability

Every day of the week, starting at 5pm

Size

13,325 sq ft
Floor Plan

Rate

$1,350

Second Floor of Museum

The Museum’s Second Floor Galleries “decorate themselves” thanks to hundreds of oil paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts on display. Your guests will relish a private opportunity to explore the magnificence of The Museum's permanent collections.


Capacity

250 seated at tables
400 standing

Availability

Every day of the week, starting at 5pm

Size

7,645 sq ft
Floor Plan

Rate

$2,500

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Neag Planetarium

Treat your guests to an enchanting celebration under the stars with our state-of-the-art audio and visual technologies. Equipped with a modern catering kitchen, this fascinating venue adds convenience and charisma to any occasion.


Capacity

250 seated at tables
300 standing

Availability

Anytime
Mon. – Sat., Sundays starting at 5pm

Size

Chamber: 1,256 sq ft
Lobby:
3,121 sq ft
Floor Plan

Rate

$2,500

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Wedding Ceremony in the Arboretum

Proudly proclaim your love to the world with a wedding ceremony in the RPM Arboretum. Gorgeous trees and flowers create a stunning backdrop for the joining of two lives, and your guests will enjoy a relaxing day surrounded by nature.


Capacity

A $2 charge per guest / chair will be applied (50 complimentary).

Availability

All day, every day of the week

Size


Floor Plan

Rate

$1,000

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Second Floor Founders' Gallery

One of the most striking areas of The Museum, the Founders' Gallery features beautiful artwork and stained glass windows that bathe the room in a symphony of color. This opulent room is best suited to smaller formal affairs.


Capacity

100 seated at tables
200 seated theatre-style

Availability

Every day of the week starting at 5pm

Size

2,005 sq ft
Floor Plan

Rate

$800

Ground Floor Auditorium

A venue with amazing versatility, the RPM Auditorium is equipped with its own sound system, podium, microphone, large projection screen, and computerized lighting system. The room’s minimal decoration invites you to craft the ideal look for your affair.


Capacity

80 seated at tables
175 seated theatre-style

Availability

All day, every day of the week

Size

1,287 sq ft
Floor Plan

Rate

$550

Capacities may vary based on current exhibitions. Food and beverage are permitted in most spaces, with some restrictions. A Museum security guard will be present for all after-hours and weekend events in The Museum, Stone Terrace and Planetarium.

Choosing a venue is just the beginning. We can help with the rest!

Preferred Caterers

The Museum's preferred caterers provide world-class dining experiences.

RPM's Preferred Caterers

Rates & Discounts

The rates listed above reflect a three (3) hour rental. You may extend your rental at a rate of $225 per hour. Please note that Stone Terrace rentals include the entire day of your event.

Additional Rates and Discounts

A La Carte Pricing

All rentals include complimentary use of six (6) tables, 50 folding chairs, and trash cans with liners. The Stone Terrace Tent will come equipped with window siding for the entire perimeter, as well as basic string lights.

Complete A La Carte Pricing

Creative Partners

The Reading Public Museum proudly partners with several local event and wedding professionals. Everything from music to flowers – we’ve got you covered! Explore their many packages and services, but most importantly, their 100% commitment to the success of your event.

Our Creative Partners

The reviews are in...

The staff at the Reading Public Museum were extraordinary in the wedding planning process. From day one, we were accommodated and made to feel important. [The staff] was available for all of our questions and concerns to help us feel reassured along the way. Once the day of the wedding arrived, everything was taken care of without interrupting the joy of getting ready with our closest friends and family. [The staff’s] experience and expertise helped us pick out the most beautiful options for set up and timeline. It was an amazing overall experience.

Leah and Mindy
Married August 2018

Everything was beautiful there. The staff was awesome—the setup crew could not have been nicer, the security guard was excellent and the Events staff was so helpful in every way. Looking forward to next year!

Mary Lou
Tower Health event held October 2018

My husband and I could not be happier we chose to have our wedding reception at the Stone Terrace Tent at the Reading Public Museum! The surrounding creek, gardens, and trees make a beautiful backdrop throughout the evening and in your pictures. Besides the setting itself, the staff at The Museum was a pleasure to work with! From my very first inquiry, [the staff] was incredibly responsive and helpful. Throughout the planning process this remained true. They are true professionals and work very hard to make the planning process easy and your wedding day perfect!

Alicia and Bill
Married September 2018

Thanks so much for everything your group did for our party! Many of my guests talked about how nice their greeting was from everyone working at The Museum. The gallery was perfect – and EVERYONE loved the venue! All of our guests had a wonderful time.

Rob
Milestone Birthday Party held November 2018

We can’t thank the staff enough for their expert planning and flexibility when it came to our wedding day. Even with the weather issues we faced this past summer, they made the process easy and worry free. Our guests had an amazing time in The Planetarium for the reception after our Arboretum ceremony. Many have told us they wish they could do the whole day over again, and so do we!

Heather and Clifford
Married August 20186

The Planetarium is a “ready-to-go” space that does not need a lot of decoration. The staff and security are helpful and friendly—we feel cared for and privileged to hold our event in such a lovely place. Perfect size for our group and the projections create excitement and memories.

King’s Academy
Prom held May 2018

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