Facility Rental

The Museum offers modern elegance in a natural setting. It is perfect for weddings and receptions, business meetings, and special gatherings.

Wedding or Full Museum Rentals

Host your wedding at The Carle, with a reception in the light-filled Great Hall and a ceremony in our courtyard. 

  • The Carle is able to accommodate up to 150 guests for weddings, receptions, and other large-seated events. For standing receptions, the Museum can comfortably fit up to 300 guests.  

  • All private events must take place outside of regular Museum hours, generally starting at 6pm. 

  • Spaces available include an expansive Great Hall, a courtyard, a café and full-sized professional kitchen, an auditorium that seats 135, and three galleries featuring some of the world’s finest picture book art. 

  • All weddings are considered 5-hour full museum rentals. For pricing, please see below our Rental Price List. 

Other Rental Options

The Carle’s contemporary, light-filled rental spaces can be adapted to suit a variety of needs. 

  • The Café and auditorium are available for business meetings and other gatherings.  

  • These spaces can be available during or after museum hours depending on the event.  

  • Café Rentals can accommodate up to 50 and Auditorium Rentals can accommodate around 135.  

  • For pricing and rental options please see below our Rental Price List.  

For more information, schedule a tour of our facility or inquire about availability, please use the button below. 

You can also contact the Special Events Coordinator at 413-559-6306 or specialevents@carlemuseum.org.
 

Illustration of Shrek getting married.
William Steig, Illustration for Shrek! (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Gift of Jeanne Steig. © 1990 William Steig.