Weddings and Social Gatherings


The spaces below are recommended for weddings and social gatherings. 

randolph h. deer Events Pavilion

DeerZink.jpgThis private enclosed pavilion is flanked by two walls of two-story windows with dramatic vistas of the Sutphin Fountain and surrounding gardens. Decorated in rich, natural colors, this large ballroom has a striking oval skylight, direct access from both parking areas, built-in check in desk, private coat room and separate foyer which make it perfect for meetings, dinners, receptions and more. This pavilion can hold 375 people for a seated dinner or 300 if a dance floor is to be included. For a cocktail reception, the capacity is 600 people.

Formal Garden

formalgarden.jpgOldfield’s' magnificent gardens and grounds were designed in the 1920s by Percival Gallagher of the landscape architecture firm Olmsted Brothers. Adjacent to Lilly House, the Formal Garden has a symmetrical layout with a fountain as its center. For a more intimate ceremony, the trellised entrance and wall of bush hedge around the Apple Orchard offer a wonderful backdrop. The capacity of this venue varies upon the party.


Pulliam Family Great Hall

2015op-dr-do0241_o3.jpgThe Pulliam Family Great Hall doubles as the entrance to the IMA's European and American Art galleries. Extending from Sol Lewitt's Wall Drawing No. 652 into the galleries themselves, this beautifully lit hall provides a unique experience that incorporates elements of the Museum’s collection and makes this site an exceptional experience for you and your guests. A cocktail reception in the Great Hall holds 300 people and 120 people for a seated dinner with dancing.