Event Rentals

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Special event rental spaces at susquehanna art museum

Located in Midtown Harrisburg at Third and Calder Streets, just blocks from the Capitol Complex, SAM offers four distinct and state-of-the-art special event spaces for rent at reasonable rates. You and your guests can celebrate the arts in one of Central Pennsylvania’s most inspirational settings and the only dedicated art museum in Harrisburg.

historic bank building and gallery

Our spectacular Greek Revival 1923 former Keystone Trust Company bank interior features massive windows stretching to an ornate 27-foot-high gilded ceiling.  The lobby’s marble-floored central room can accommodate up to 104 guests for formal or informal events.  The focal point of the 2,475-square-foot space is the original restored vault built by York Safe & Lock Company, which is open to your guests and provides the perfect backdrop for photographs, presentations, and speeches.


With a unique polished concrete floor and expansive 17-foot-ceiling, this open space of 3,780-square-feet hosts the museum’s largest art exhibitions.  This multi-use gallery welcomes up to 232 guests for a dinner party, conference, performing arts presentation, or social event.  Includes tours of Harrisburg’s only dedicated art museum with one of SAM’s educators.

SAM art education center

Ideal for meetings, workshops, film-screenings, or small theatrical presentations, the Education Center provides the latest in audio-visual technology for your group of up to 76 guests.  This 940-square-foot room is full of lively décor and is adorned with art created at one of SAM’s variety of educational programs.  SAM educators will to take your group on an exciting tour of the current art exhibitions and the historic bank building.

conference room

Overlooking the historic bank interior, the vault, and the lobby art exhibition, this former bank president’s office seats up to 15 guests around the board room table.  Host your meeting, luncheon, or small party in the ambiance of the Susquehanna Art Museum and be the “bank president for a day”.  During your break, one of SAM’s educators will lead your group on an intimate tour of the current art exhibitions and the historic bank building.

SAM’s event rental spaces are subject to availability due to the exhibitions and programs schedule. Free parking is available for your guests at your event, and SAM is handicap accessible.

A package containing a list of qualified caterers, event services, and amenities is available upon request. Our event staff and partners will work with you to make your special event a Midtown miracle!

For more information and a tour of the facilities and exhibitions contact the Event Rental Manager at (717) 233-8668 or events@SusquehannaArtMuseum.org.