Ames Family Atrium

Designed by Rafael Viñoly, the Ames Family Atrium is the majestic centerpiece of the museum’s eight-year expansion and renovation project. The soaring, three-story-high ceiling accentuates the grandeur of the glass-enclosed space, in the heart of the museum's world-renowned galleries.

Anchored by the east and west planters, the atrium is a blank slate suitable for a diverse suite of gatherings. The full space can be rented for a large gathering, or a portion of the space can be rented for a more intimate event. Additionally, the south terrace can be rented with the atrium to host your wedding ceremony outside during warmer months.

Event Detail

Event Availability

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Ames Family Atrium, Image Credit: Genevieve Nisly

Capacity and Dimensions

Guest Capacity

Reception style: 100–2,000 guests

Seated dinner: 100–900 guests


31,395 square feet

104 (w) x 298 (l) feet

Three-story ceiling height; glass enclosed

Ames Family Atrium. Photos: Genevieve Nisly


Contact Us

For more information, please contact our events department at 216-707-2141 or