Rent the Museum

Renting Our Facilities

Entertain at the Museum of the Albemarle and make your event an elegant affair. With a variety of spaces available for rent and an attractive and convenient downtown Elizabeth City location, the museum is an ideal choice for a wide array of events, including business meetings, corporate dinners, community events, performances, wedding receptions, holiday parties, and family reunions. This unique venue has four spaces available for rent. To plan your event at the museum, please contact Rosana Castilho, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Monday through Friday) at (252) 331-4031 or by email.

Auditorium Donated by The Gaither Family

  • Available: 9 a.m.—midnight (Monday—Sunday)
  • Square Footage: 2640
  • Capacity: 196 (Seated)
  • Rental Fees:
    • Regular: $300 (9 a.m.—5 p.m.) $400 (5:00 p.m.—midnight)
    • Non-profit organization: $200 (9 a.m.—5 p.m.) $400 (5:00 p.m.—midnight)
  • Types of Functions: Corporate meetings, lectures, seminars, concerts, theater performances, dance recitals, award ceremonies, presentations
  • Amenities: In-house audiovisual equipment; wheelchair accessible; restrooms, fixed seating

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Classroom A  Donated by Josie Gordon Thorson Fund

Classroom B Donated by the John "Ed" and Jane Ferbee Family  

  • Two available for rent
  • Available: 9:00 p.m.—midnight (Monday—Sunday)
  • Square Footage: 400 (Each) Rooms can be converted into one large room 800 sq ft.
  • Capacity: 30 (Seated—each or 60 if converted to one large room)
  • Rental Fees:
    • Regular: $150 (9 a.m.—5 p.m.) $300 (5 p.m.—midnight)
    • Non-profit organization: $100 (9 a.m.—5 p.m.) $200 (5 p.m.—midnight)
  • Types of Functions: Meetings, workshops, luncheons, presentations, small receptions
  • Amenities: Catering allowed (choose from an approved catering list), catering kitchen (on-site), alcohol allowed, restrooms, tabels and chairs

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Lobby Donated by C. O. Robinson Jr. 

  • Available: 6:00 p.m.—midnight (Monday—Sunday)
  • Square Footage: 2200
  • Capacity: 100 (Standing)
  • Rental Fees:
    • Regular: $600
    • Non-profit organization: $500
  • Types of Functions: Wedding receptions, holiday parties, silent auctions
  • Amenities: Catering allowed (choose from an approved catering list); catering kitchen (on-site); alcohol allowed

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The Conference / Board Room Donated by The Elizabeth City Foundation

  • Available: 9 a.m.—midnight (Monday—Sunday)
  • Square Footage: 550
  • Capacity: 16 (Seated)
  • Rental Fees:
    • Regular: $300 (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) $500 (5 p.m.–midnight)
    • Non-profit organization: $200 (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) $500 (5 p.m.–midnight)
  • Types of Functions: Corporate meetings, seminars, workshops
  • Amenities: Catering allowed (choose from an approved catering list); The Nellie Maude Owens Catering Kitchen (on-site); alcohol allowed (no red wine), Handicapped accessible

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Festival Portico & Stage Donated by J. Wilson Jones, Jr. 

South Portico Donated by Jewel & Lee Davenport  

(Photography by Captured Classics by Christina King)

  • Available: 9 a.m.—midnight (Monday—Sunday)
  • Square Footage: 4550 (Combined)
  • Capacity: 250 seated, 500 standing
  • Rental Fees:
    • Regular: $400 (9 a.m.—5 p.m.) $600 (5:30 p.m.—midnight)
    • Non-profit organization: $300 (9 a.m.—5 p.m.) $500 (5:30 p.m.—midnight)
  • Types of Functions: Weddings and receptions, holiday parties, luncheons and dinners, silent auctions, proms. Hours include a one-hour rehearsal, as requested
  • Amenities: Bands/dancing allowed; catering allowed (choose from an approved catering list); The Nellie Maude Owens Catering Kitchen (on-site); alcohol allowed

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The Museum Green

  • Available: 9 am—midnight (Monday—Sunday)
  • Acreage: 1.3 acres (Includes 40’ X 60’ Stage)
  • Capacity: 500 plus
  • Rental Fees:
    • Regular: $250 (9 a.m.—5 p.m.) $400 (5 p.m.—midnight)
    • Non-profit organization: $100 (9 a.m.—5 p.m.) $300 (5 p.m.—midnight)
  • Types of Functions: Weddings and receptions, holiday parties, luncheons and dinners, community festivals, dances, concerts, award ceremonies, performances, family reunions, class reunions
  • Amenities: Stage; bands/dancing allowed; catering allowed; The Nellie Maude Owens Catering Kitchen (inside); alcohol allowed

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