Pensacola Museum of Art Events

A photo os the side of the PMA building

Your unique event deserves a unique space. There is no place better to hold your next special event than the Pensacola Museum of Art, the hub of visual arts in our city. The PMA serves as the perfect spot to host art-centric lecture events and cocktail receptions. 

For public tours and ticketing information, please visit the Plan Your Visit page or visit the Pensacola Museum of Art's website at

Rental Rates:

Monday - Thursday
(4 hour minimum)
Available beginning at 4pm $120.00 per hour, plus tax
Friday - Sunday
(4 hour minimum)
Available beginning at 4pm $150.00 per hour, plus tax

*All bookings include a refundable $250.00 security deposit due two months 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. 

  • How can we pay the rental fee and when is it due?

    Once the Event Coordinator has received a completed rental agreement, they will contact you about making payments. The first half of the rental fee plus tax is due once the rental agreement has been received. The remaining half of the rental fee plus the $250.00 refundable security deposit is due two months prior to the event. Payments can be made with a credit card or by check. The Event Coordinator will provide additional payment instructions after the rental agreement has been received.

  • What does the security deposit cover and is it refundable?

    A $250.00 security deposit is required for all UWF Historic Trust venues and it is due two months prior to the event. The security deposit will be refunded after the event provided no damages have occurred, the venue is left clean and in acceptable condition, all rules and requirements are followed, and time limits are not exceeded. An invoice will be sent following the event in the case that damages, cleaning fees, or additional hours exceed $250.

  • What is the cancellation policy?

    The 50% initial payment – less a $200.00 administration fee – is refundable should you cancel your reservation with a written notice via email to at least six months prior to your scheduled event. Cancellation request submitted less than six months prior to the event will not be refunded. Venue rentals are not transferable to other venues or dates.  

  • Do we need to obtain event insurance?

    Yes, for each venue that is rented, liability insurance must be provided to cover major damages that may happen during the event. This type of insurance can be purchased from many different insurance companies. Proof of insurance must be submitted to the Event Coordinator at at least two months prior to the event. Additional information on the insurance requirements can be found in the rental agreement. 



The Pensacola Museum of Art can accommodate up to 100 guests for special events. However, the capacity is subject to change depending on the current exhibit. 

Rental Period:

The Pensacola Museum of Art is rented by the hour with a minimum booking of 4 hours.


Booking includes the use of (4) five-foot round tables, (7) six-foot rectangular tables, (4) cocktail tables and approximately 45 chairs. Linens are not provided.


Certain catering restrictions may apply on a case-by-case basis as determined by the safe display of artwork and/or as stipulated by the lending institution.


The Pensacola Museum of Art is limited to smaller lecture events and cocktail receptions. Other restrictions may apply to the size of the event, the number of guests, tables and chairs, food and beverage restrictions, and precautions regarding the vibration of sensitive objects caused by foot traffic and sound. When booking your event with PMA, specific exhibition restrictions will be shared.

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:


Host a Birthday Party:

Celebrate your child’s birthday at the PMA! Please visit the Host a Birthday Party page on the PMA website for more information or contact


Photos of the Pensacola Museum of Art:

A lecture in the PMA

A special event in the PMA

A photo of people at a cocktail reception at the Pensacola Museum of Art.