The Museum’s second floor is available to rent for meetings and special events.

There is seating for 140 and a maximum occupancy of 180. There are two sets of restrooms (one on the first floor and one on the second), an elevator, dance floor and small kitchen. The kitchen has two refrigerators, a sink, stove, and microwave.

Absolutely Not Allowed –

  • Glitter
  • Confetti
  • Bubbles
  • Helium Balloons
  • Open Flames (with the exception of chafing dishes).
  • Removal of artwork.


RENTAL RATE: $425.00 for up to three hours of event time. ($350 to the City of Gadsden; $75 cleaning fee.) Any event longer than three hours must be pre-approved, for an additional $125 per hour. (Events must end by 11:00 p.m.)\

All rentals signed after August 2019 will include a $200 refundable damage deposit.

*Note: If alcohol will be present, an off-duty Gadsden City police officer must be present for the event. The officer must be paid $25/hr (for a minimum of three hours).


The rental rate for the second floor includes:

  • Use of the second floor, kitchen and restrooms.
  • Early access to prep and set up, prior to the function.
  • Museum carts and elevator for easy access to rental space.

The GMA kitchen is to be used for holding and heating of off-site prepared foods.


Tables & seating:

  • seventeen 60” round tables
  • three 8’ banquet tables
  • six 6‘ banquet tables
  • two 4’ banquet tables
  • two 2’ square tables

*While we strive for excellent customer service, the facility is a museum and the responsibility to protect the artifacts and art is our first concern. At no time will artwork be moved; all installations or shows are to remain intact.

See a copy of the Second Floor Rental Agreement click here: Second Floor Reservation Agreement


Questions? Email or call 256.546.7365


Second Floor Measurements PDF