Venue Rentals

Venue Rentals at The susquehanna art museum

Located in Midtown Harrisburg at Third and Calder Streets, just blocks from the Capitol Complex, SAM offers three distinct, state-of-the-art 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

Our spectacular, classical 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 100 guests for formal or informal events. The focal point of the 2,475-square-foot space is a steel bank vault which provides the perfect backdrop for photographs, presentations, and speeches.

Prices start at $1600 plus a $500 refundable damage deposit.




With a unique polished concrete floor and an 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 230 guests for a dinner party, conference, performing arts presentation, or social event. The Main Art Gallery is available for dining events on select dates in between art exhibitions.

Prices start at $2000 plus a $500 refundable damage deposit.


Education Center

This 940 square foot multi-purpose classroom is ideal for meetings, workshops, film-screenings, and parties. The Education Center holds up to 40 guests.

Prices start at $400 plus a $100 refundable damage deposit.



SAM’s event rental spaces are subject to availability due to the exhibitions and programs schedule. 


SAM does not require use of a particular caterer, however, we can recommend caterers depending upon your needs.


Free parking is available to your guests in our parking lot, which has 30 spots.
SAM is handicap accessible.
Free WiFi
8 6-foot Rectangular Tables
5 Hi-Top Tables
10 Bar Stools
25 Chairs


50% of the total rental fee including the damage deposit and a signed rental agreement are required in order to reserve a venue rental. The remaining 50% of the total rental fee is due at least 10 days in advance of the event.

For more information or a tour of the facilities and exhibitions, please contact Events Manager Ross Tyger at (717) 233-8668, extension 2005, or