Entertaining at the Met

Since its founding in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has been renowned not only for its unparalleled collection, but also for its grand physical space, located on Fifth Avenue at the edge of Central Park. The Museum offers unique entertaining opportunities with special access to the galleries when it is closed to the public.

Entertaining at the Metropolitan Museum is a privilege reserved for its Corporate Patrons and eligible nonprofit organizations. For its Corporate Patrons, membership benefits and entertaining opportunities reflect the level of a company's gift to the Museum and include:

  • Entertaining opportunities when the Museum is closed to the public
  • Opportunity to host events in the Museum's private dining rooms
  • Customized tours of the Metropolitan, including exhibitions
  • Use of the private Members Dining Room and Patrons Lounge
  • Increased access for employees to the Museum

The Museum's many spaces provide the perfect location for any event, from large receptions to intimate dinners. The Office of Special Events is available to assist with every detail, from menus and musicians to place settings and flowers, creating memorable events for your organization and its guests. Select a room from the following list for images and details about the incomparable settings available for events within New York's premier cultural institution.

For more information, contact the Office of Special Events at 212-570-3773 or specialevents@metmuseum.org.

Download the Entertaining at The Metropolitan Museum of Art brochure.