Museum of Commerce Events

The Museum of Commerce provides a snapshot into life in an 1890s streetscape complete with historic store fronts and artifacts on exhibit. While the space may be busy with action, your event will take center stage. Whether you are planning a wedding reception, luncheon or banquet, corporate party, or concert, this space puts your event dreams into motion. 

For public tours, please visit the Plan Your Visit page. 

Pricing:

DayAvailabilityPrice
Monday - Thursday
(5-hour booking)
Available beginning at 3pm $600.00, plus tax
Friday - Saturday 
(8-hour booking)
Available beginning at 3pm $1,600.00, plus tax
Sunday 
(8-hour booking)
Available anytime $1,600.00, plus tax

*All bookings include a refundable $250.00 security deposit due one month prior to the event. This is in addition to the rental fee listed above. 

**Insurance is required for all events at all UWF Historic Trust properties. 

Capacity: 

The Museum of Commerce can accommodate 150-175 for seated functions, 200-250 for an indoor cocktail reception, and 300 for an indoor/outdoor cocktail reception. Tables and chairs are available for up to 200 guests.

Rental Period:

The Museum of Commerce can be rented for a five hour time block Monday through Thursday and for an eight hour time block Friday through Sunday. For weddings, 1 hour can be used for a rehearsal the day before or a few days before and the other four or seven hours for the ceremony. If available, additional time can be added to the rental for $100.00 per hour.

Equipment:

Booking includes the use of (200) white chairs, (16) five-foot round tables, (12) six-foot rectangular tables, (12) eight-foot rectangular tables, and (5) cocktail tables. Linens are not provided.

The catering prep area includes a standard refrigerator/freezer, ice machine, and hand wash sink. There is no stove, microwave, or other heating appliance. Cooking is not permitted inside the museum.

Please review the FAQs on the Historic Venues page for more information.

Booking and Contact Information:

For booking information or to schedule a site visit, please contact our Event Coordinator:

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Availability:

  • Museum of Commerce Rental Availability Calendar

    Below is the Museum of Commerce rental availability calendar. The Museum of Commerce is available beginning at 3pm Monday through Saturday and anytime on Sunday. The current rental period ends on December 31, 2023. The rental calendar for 2024 will open in January 2023. The calendar view for any dates after 2023 is not accurate and should not be used for planning events.

    *Dates are not held without a completed rental agreement and initial payment. Please contact us at historicevents@uwf.edu to confirm availability and the start the reservation process. 

 

 Photos of the Museum of Commerce:

Picture of a banquet in the Museum of Commerce

A photos of the tables and chairs set up for a wedding reception.

A lecture at the Museum of Commerce