Elliott Museum Rental Opportunities

Do you need a unique venue for the special event you’re planning?  Make it extra-special!  The Elliott Museum and House of Refuge can accommodate a variety of events.  Note: the Elliott Museum has a license for beer & wine only; no hard liquor may be served on the premises.

Lobby & Changing Exhibition Gallery

Capacity: 225 standing; 125 Table Seating*

Ideal for adult parties, receptions, and large group presentations.

*NOTE:  Capacity and functionality vary in relation to the footprint of the exhibit on display in the Changing Gallery at the time of the event.

3000 Square-Foot Changing Exhibitions Gallery

Multi-Function Lobby Area










Hallway & Car Gallery

Capacity: 125 Standing*

Suitable for adult parties and receptions.

*NOTE:  Capacity varies in relation to the footprint of the exhibit on display in the Gallery at the time of the event.

Hallway to the Car Gallery

Car Gallery floor view

Car Gallery viewed from the second floor









Art Studio

Capacity: 80 Standing; 60 Theater Seating; 25 Workshop Seating; 50 Long Table Seating

A versatile space to accommodate “hands-on” art parties, receptions, presentations, and as a supplemental space for events which are based in the Changing Exhibition and Car Galleries. This space also offers access to outside patio area and has its own gender-neutral, ADA-accessible restroom.

Art Studio transformed into a USO Canteen

Girls’ Night Out Ceramics Painting birthday party











Heritage Theatre

Capacity: 60 Theater Seating; 50 Standing; 24 Table Seating

Ideal for presentations, meetings, classes, lectures, seminars, and small receptions.

Heritage Theater set up for a meeting










Outrigger Gallery

Capacity: 50 Standing; 40 Table Seating

A unique backdrop for small receptions and meetings, featuring memorabilia of Golden Era Hollywood star and local patron, Frances Langford.

Frances Langford Outrigger Gallery







Contact the Special Events Coordinator for event pricing details and to make your reservations. Call Deb Banta at 772-225-1961, ext. 124, or mail DBanta@elliottmuseum.org.



House of Refuge Private Events

There is no more special backdrop than the Atlantic Ocean and no more special venue than Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge Museum!  Martin County’s oldest and most-loved building, the last of the original ten houses of refuge for shipwreck survivors was built in 1875 and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974.  The grounds feature a large, outdoor patio perfect for weddings, receptions, and family reunions.  Restroom facilities are available for rent for beach events.

Visit https://houseofrefugefl.org/weddings-at-the-house-of-refuge/ for more information.