Weddings and Rentals

The natural beauty and rich history of Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum create a unique setting for any special event. The museums' expert event planning staff can help you with the details of any function from meetings and conferences to formal weddings and receptions. A number of locations throughout the properties are available to accommodate a variety of needs.

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The terrace gardens overlook historic Otsego Lake and offer an elegant setting for cocktail receptions  The gardens and neo-Georgian museum building provide a timeless background for any event. The gazebos in the gardens offer a special location for a small luncheon meeting, tea or dinner. The lush lawn behind the museum sweeps to the lakeshore and is a magnificent site for a luncheon, dinner or elegant wedding reception. Tents accommodating up to 1000 guests can be situated on the lawn.

Inside the Fenimore Art Museum, our fully equipped 121-seat auditorium provides an excellent venue for small conferences,meetings and lectures. On occasion, by special arrangement only, selected exhibition galleries can be open for your guests to enjoy a private viewing of our exhibitions. Curatorial tours are available by reservation on a limited basis.

Terraces—Beautiful flagstoned Terraces, surrounding two classical English garden areas with gazebos.  Perfect for wedding ceremonies, small receptions or dinner parties for up to 150 guests
Lakeside Lawn—Will accommodate a tent seating up to 350 guests and offering a glorious view of Otsego Lake.
Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater— Built into the natural slope near the shores of Otsego Lake, the 125-seat Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater seamlessly joins nature with culture and features the lake as the natural backdrop.

Our carefully selected and approved caterers offer a wide variety of unique menus. Service is impeccable and any special food and beverage selections can be accommodated including ethnic cuisines of all kinds.

For further information and booking, please call the museums Facilities Rental Manager at (607) 547-1495 or complete the online form.

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