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Host an Event

Host your next special event, meeting, retreat, or party at The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design! This exclusive venue is located on Richmond’s historic Monument Avenue. Our refined interior spaces and elegant garden can be arranged to accommodate a variety of events from sophisticated cocktail parties, to intimate bridal luncheons, to day-long corporate retreats. Our rental program helps to support our operations and educational programming while increasing awareness of our mission in the community. Non-profit rates are available.

The Branch offers flexible set-up times, kitchen access for caterers, and can be used for both day and evening events. The Branch is an operational museum housed in a historic building. The protection of the space and exhibitions are a primary consideration. Exhibitions are left intact during all events.

Great Hall and Long Gallery

These dramatic and versatile gallery spaces are the perfect venue for celebrating special occasions or planning extraordinary corporate events. Use of these spaces is limited by the exhibition schedule. The Galleries can accommodate 100 seated lecture-style, 60 workshop-style, or 100 at banquet rounds.

Social Gallery

Designed with entertaining in mind, this adaptable space can be set up to accommodate workshops, lectures, receptions, or special events. The adjacent catering kitchen makes this a perfect place for casual parties, formal dining or intimate weddings. The Social Gallery can accommodate 35 seated lecture-style, 30 workshop-style, or 50 at banquet rounds.


The secluded simplicity of our walled garden is the ideal setting for outdoor events. From reunion picnics to tented weddings, the garden can accommodate a crowd while still evoking a sense of intimacy and privacy.

Corporate Meetings and Retreats

Adam Board Room and Georgian Parlor

Our Adam Boardroom and Georgian Parlor are perfect for board meetings and for hosting virtual meetings and video conferences.

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How to Book an Event

For more information about booking your event at the Branch Museum, please complete the Renter Information sheet and forward to Special Events.

Katie Hoer, Special Events Coordinator
(804) 655-6106

2017, 2016, and 2015 Wedding Crasher’s Tour “People’s Choice Award for Best Venue and Design”

Member of NACE since 2013

The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design operates all events under a Special Use Permit authorized by the Richmond City Council document (HERE). In addition we have a Special Events Management Plan in a Memorandum of Understanding with the Monument Avenue Preservation Society (MAPS) and the Fan District Association (FDA) (HERE).

Our direct line to events management during non-business hours is (804) 658 – 6113.