As of June 24, 2020, Mecklenburg County is under North Carolina's Safer At Home Phase 2 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions. This phase impacts Events in the following ways:

  • Gatherings of more than 10 people in a single indoor space is prohibited.
  • Gatherings of more than 25 people in an outdoor space is prohibited.
  • According to North Carolina officials, these limits do not apply to retail businesses, restaurants, personalcare and grooming businesses, pools, child care, day camps, and overnight camps. Therefore, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will not allow gatherings of more than 10 and 25 people as listed above as we do not qualify under these pretenses. The Bechtler's current policy will remain until further notice and will be monitored closely as Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and CDC regulations change.
  • Weddings are subject to the Mass Gathering limit (no more than 10 people to an indoor room and no more than 25 people in an outdoor space)

The Bechtler will continually monitor the progression of coronavirus-related restrictions and update accordingly. Our event polices are subject to change and each client is responsible for following the guidelines set by the Bechtler.

Walk-in site visits are no longer allowed. Please contact events@bechtler.org to schedule a site visit. We ask that site visits are limited to 1-2 people and all clients must where face masks while visiting the museum.  

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.


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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 


In addition to museum event rentals for corporate and nonprofit organizations, the Bechtler now provides rental space for private parties and social functions such as weddings, birthdays or anniversaries.  

To request more information or to schedule a site visit, email events@bechtler.org. Please include your preferred dates, start and end times, guest count and any other specifics about your event.


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


Click here to start the booking process by giving us a little information about your event!

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