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Important Note

We are excited to welcome you back to the Museum! Advanced tickets are required and are now available for purchase. We are currently opening ticket availability on a rolling basis. Currently, dates extend into August. Visit our Health & Safety page for updates

Facility Rental

Facility Rental

The Corning Museum of Glass offers a unique environment for evening receptions and dinners, professional conferences, lectures, educational experiences for all ages, and corporate recognition events.

The Events Team at The Corning Museum of Glass has implemented strict health guidelines to help minimize the risk for event attendees.  We recognize that there’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and will be working closely with each customer to protect the health and safety of their guests.  The Event Planner will also work closely with the Catering Team and any other outside vendors to ensure that they also have a comprehensive health and safety plan in place. Customers and clients should not hesitate to ask any questions they may have. Our team is here and ready to help you.

If you have concerns about hosting an in-person event, we have the technology and capabilities to help you host your event virtually. Any virtual events will be supported with an appropriate level of production services based on your specific event needs. Please don’t hesitate to share your specific ideas and needs with us, we are more than happy to work together to achieve a great outcome.

Each of our rental areas is sure to delight the senses and contribute to a truly wonderful experience. The Museum is the perfect place to be inspired, educated, and entertained. Our professional event staff will ensure that you have the best experience possible.

One of the Museum's missions is to support local community and business groups. It does, however, have a policy to restrict the followings types of functions and maintains the right to amend said restrictions at any time.

The Museum does not host:

  • Wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal
  • Political or religious fundraising events
  • Other religious events
  • Overnight/sleepover functions
  • Proms

Rental Areas

Use the slider to select a minimium and maximium amount of patrons for your event

Dinner:
100
Meeting:
N/A
Reception:
200

One of the larger spaces in The Corning Museum of Glass is the elegant Admissions Lobby. With its huge open spaces and the impressive presence of Dale Chihuly’s Fern Green Tower, it makes an ideal place for any size event.

A large room holds 21 circular tables for a fancy event
Dinner:
300
Meeting:
750
Reception:
600

The Museum’s Auditorium is a multiple-use facility. As a theater, it features tiered seating for 750, a full-sized stage, and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems.

Crossroads
Dinner:
32
Meeting:
N/A
Reception:
70

This quiet area overlooking the stunning Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family Gallery of Contemporary Glass can seat 32 people for an intimate dinner or cocktail event.

Innovation Center
Dinner:
40
Meeting:
N/A
Reception:
250

One of the most cutting-edge architectural spaces in the Museum, the Innovation Center consists of three floating pavilions, connected with a 300-foot bridge.

Courtyard
Dinner:
N/A
Meeting:
N/A
Reception:
330

Our outdoor areas include a charming %%stone%% courtyard and expansive tented areas for events requiring extra room. With stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the grand architecture of the Museum as a backdrop, these areas have a unique atmosphere all their own.

Library Seminar Room at the Rakow Research Library
Dinner:
32
Meeting:
40
Reception:
48

The Rakow Research Library houses this sleek medium-sized seminar room has all technical amenities, including the latest audio-visual equipment. It seats up to 35, and holds 15 six-foot tables. Quiet and private, and conveniently close to the Rakow Library Lobby and restrooms.

Museum Cafe
Dinner:
200
Meeting:
125
Reception:
225

The Museum Café is one of the Museum’s most spectacular settings. Set under the soaring windows of the Museum’s facade, its unfettered space and environmental transparency transform any event into a spectacular affair. The Café sits up to 200.

West Bridge
Dinner:
40
Meeting:
N/A
Reception:
150

The West Bridge is a spacious area at a centrally located in the heart of the Museum. Suspended gracefully between the galleries and the interactive area of the Museum, this space overlooks the Courtyard.