The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is a powerful and imaginative setting for events and meetings. Located at the Levine Center for the Arts, within walking distance of the Charlotte Convention Center, the Bechtler is a unique space designed by internationally acclaimed architect Mario Botta.

Rental pricing for each museum space is determined by the time-length of the event. We rent the museum in 4-hour, 6-hour, and 8-hour intervals including the time for setup and breakdown. Additional rental hours and space buyout combinations are available upon request and pricing is determined by the specific details provided. 

Rental pricing for each space includes the museum’s on-site rental equipment (180 black folding chairs, 12 cocktail tables, 6 café tables, white and black pipe and drape, a projector cart with HDMI and VGA connection, 2 wireless microphones, 3 speakers, 1 podium microphone, 6 8’x4’ stage pieces, and staffing/security). Non-profit pricing is 20% off the space rental pricing and is available with proof of a 501c3.

Rental pricing does not include bar packages. Bar packages for open (priced per person) and consumption (priced per drink) bar options are available here.


EVENT SPACES

Lobby


The Bechtler's lobby can comfortably accommodate up to 120 guests for a sit-down function and 180 for a standing reception. The lobby's glass front walls and doors provide stimulating visual interplay between the city's street life and a special event taking place inside. Offering airy, modern surroundings, granite floors and a colorful 23-ft-tall wall drawing by conceptual artist Sol LeWitt, the museum's lobby delivers an inspired atmosphere for events and celebrations.

$3,000.00 (4-Hour Rental)
$3,200.00 (6-Hour Rental)
$3,600.00 (8-Hour Rental)


Lobby/Plaza


The lobby/plaza combination accommodates up to 375 for a standing reception. Events on the plaza take place under the museum's cantilevered fourth-floor gallery which is suspended by a voluminous column. The whimsical Firebird sculpture serves as a backdrop for all plaza events.

$3,600.00 (4-Hour Rental)
$3,800.00 (6-Hour Rental)
$4,000.00 (8-Hour Rental)
 


Sculpture Terrace


The second-floor sculpture terrace is a perfect setting for a cockatil reception, offering sweeping views of the Levine Center for the Arts and The Green Park. The terrace can accommodate up to 50 people for a standing reception.

$1,500.00 (4-Hour Rental)
$1,750.00 (6-Hour Rental)
$2,000.00 (8-Hour Rental)
 


Classroom


For meetings, workshops, retreats and programs, consider the Bechtler classroom, which offers a Wi-Fi connection and access to audio visual equipment. A number of classroom layouts are available; most room configurations accommodate 23 to 30 people.

$600.00 (4-Hour Rental)
$800.00 (6-Hour Rental)
$1,000.00 (8-Hour Rental)


Weddings

The Bechtler’s elegant aesthetic is what makes it a great venue for weddings and wedding celebrations! Art lover, or lover of non-traditional venues, the Bechtler creates a backdrop your guests are sure to remember. The wedding package includes the use of the Lobby, Plaza, Terrace, Classroom and Galleries.

$2,000.00 Ceremony-Only (4-Hour Rental)
$4,500.00 (6-Hour Rental)
$5,000.00 (8-Hour Rental)


Need more information about hosting your event? See our FAQ section at the bottom of this page! Click here to view the museum’s rental event policies in full.


TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

Take a virtual tour of the museum's lobby by clicking on the image below:

FAQS 

Q) Can I find my own caterer? 

A) Clients are required to use the Bechtler’s preferred caterer, Best Impressions Caterers, for all rental events. 

Q) How early can I arrive to setup my event? 

A) The museum is open to the public until 5 p.m. Based on a client’s event setup needs, Events staff will coordinate an approved setup start time before 5 p.m. with the client and all vendors. Setup that occurs before 5 p.m. cannot negatively impact museum guests experience, and Events staff will direct vendors and clients accordingly. 

Q) Can I provide my own alcohol? 

A) As per the museum’s ABC permit and ABC law, the museum must provide all alcohol for a client’s event. Events staff can work with the client to order specialty alcohol through our licensed distributors. Pricing adjustments to the bar package may be applied based on requested specialty orders. Click here to view our bar pricing information.

Q) Can I schedule a site visit? 

A) We are currently not scheduling any site visits of the museum this Fall due to a construction projected tied to the Fall exhibition’s installation in several museum spaces. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you are flexible scheduling a site visit starting in late November once many of the museum spaces reopen. In the meantime, you can virtually tour the Lobby and Plaza via the Google link at the bottom of this webpage or click here

Q) How do I confirm the date I want?

A) Once you are ready to move forward with your event and have selected a date, Events staff will send you a contract for your review and signature. The contract outlines general liability as well as our museum policies. Due at the signing of the contract is the deposit, which is 50% of the space rental fee. You can pay via check or card for the deposit. The date is secure once the contract is signed and the deposit is paid.

Q) What is event insurance, and do I need it?

A) The Bechtler requires all clients to purchase standard event insurance through their personal or business insurance when they sign the rental contract. The contract outlines the required insurance policy for the museum. Once the client has obtained the event insurance policy, they must send a copy of the confirmation to Events staff 60 days before the scheduled event. 

Q) Where can I (+ guests) park? Is parking validated? 

A) Parking is located at The Green Parking Deck and the Duke Energy Levine Avenue of the Arts Parking Deck. Both decks are across the street from the Bechtler, and Events staff can provide a parking map for a client and their guests. Parking is $5 after 5 p.m. and $5 all day on weekends. If clients would like to cover the cost of their guests parking, the Events staff can setup voucher tickets for both decks upon request. 

Q) Can I bring/hang my own decorations? 

A) Clients are permitted to provide their decorations, however no decor can be affixed or hung by adhesive or nails on any exterior and interior space in the museum. Events staff are not responsible for the setup and breakdown of decorations.  

Q) Can I bring in a cake for my wedding? (non-caterer provided) 

A) Clients are allowed to bring in a cake from a licensed bakery for their wedding. Client must provide cutting utensils and serving equipment for the cake, or have the caterer provide the necessary utensils and plates. Events staff is not responsible for setting up and cutting the cake. Client must designate an individual from the wedding party, family, or caterer to handle the setup and cutting of the cake. 

Need additional information about hosting your event? Click here to view the museum’s rental event policies in full


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