Rental Spaces

Rental Spaces

A dynamic array of architectural styles is represented across the Speed Art Museum, from the classically inspired original building to recent additions designed by renowned museum designer Kulapat Yantrasast.

At the center of the new North Addition is the aptly named Grand Hall, which gives access to the Piazza, Atrium, Sculpture Terrace and Café. The Art Bridge links the North Addition to the original 1927 building and the new South Addition, which features the new Cinema and South Courtyard.

To learn more about facility rentals at the Speed, call 502.634.2978 or email

Grand Hall

An exceptional space for meetings, weddings, receptions or lectures, the Grand Hall overlooks the Piazza and features an oversized door that can be opened to create an outdoor extension of the space.


Just off the Grand Hall, the Atrium features an elegant floating staircase that leads to the upper galleries and exhibitions. From there, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the Art Park, reflecting pool and Grand Lawn.

Sculpture Terrace

Our second-floor Sculpture Terrace overlooks the Piazza to create a refined setting for a special dinner or cocktails before treating your guests to a private tour of the museum.

Wiltshire at the Speed

Available outside normal museum operating hours, Wiltshire at the Speed provides the perfect spot for meetings, breakfast events, baby showers and private parties.

Original 1927 Building

Classically beautiful architecture and the opulent Grand Staircase provide superb photo opportunities, while the Art Bridge offers an ideal spot for tossing the bouquet to guests in the court below.

English Renaissance Room

Rich in character and history, the English Renaissance Room features dark woods and a decorative coat of arms display to create a distinguished setting for intimate functions.

Cinema & Lobby

Perfect for film screenings, presentations and receptions, this state-of-the-art theater includes an adjoining Green Room and a lobby with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that look out to the South Courtyard.

South Courtyard

Just outside the Speed Cinema, the beautifully landscaped South Courtyard features built-in tiered seating, making it ideally suited for outdoor weddings and performances.


Treat your guests to an after-hours viewing of works in the Speed’s permanent collection or special exhibitions with optional talks by expert guides.