The Corning Museum of Glass offers a unique environment for evening receptions and dinners, large professional conferences, lectures, educational experiences for all ages, and corporate recognition events.
Each of our rental areas is sure to delight the senses and contribute to a truly wonderful experience. The Museum is the perfect place to be inspired, educated, and entertained. Our professional event staff will ensure that you have the best experience possible.
One of the Museum's missions is to support local community and business groups. It does, however, have a policy to restrict the followings types of functions and maintains the right to amend said restrictions at any time.
The Museum does not host:
- Wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal
- Political or religious fundraising events
- Other religious events
- Overnight/sleepover functions
Use the slider to select a minimium and maximium amount of patrons for your event
The single largest space in The Corning Museum of Glass is the elegant Admissions Lobby. With its huge open spaces and the impressive presence of Dale Chihuly’s “Fern Green Tower,” it makes an ideal place for any size event.
The Museum’s Auditorium is a multiple-use facility. As a theater, it features tiered seating for 750, a full-sized stage, and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems.
This quiet area overlooking the stunning Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family Gallery of Contemporary Glass can seat 32 people for an intimate dinner or cocktail event.
The heart of The Corning Museum of Glass is our beautiful collection of glass objects ranging 35 centuries of glass art and history.
The GlassMarket Cafe is one of the Museum’s most spectacular settings. Set under the soaring windows of the Museum’s facade, its unfettered space and environmental transparency transform any event into a spectacular affair. The GlassMarket Cafe sits 120.
One of the most cutting-edge architectural spaces in the Museum, the Innovation Center consists of three floating pavilions, connected with a 300-foot bridge.
Our outdoor areas include a charming %%stone%% courtyard and expansive tented areas for events requiring extra room. With stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the grand architecture of the Museum as a backdrop, these areas have a unique atmosphere all their own.
This unique area, accented with natural slate and frosted glass, makes an artistic setting for receptions for 150 or quaint dinners for 25 – 30.
The Rakow Research Library houses this sleek medium-sized seminar room has all technical amenities, including the latest audio-visual equipment. It seats 32, and holds 15 six-foot tables. Quiet and private, and conveniently close to the Rakow Library Lobby and restrooms.
The West Bridge is a spacious area at a centrally located in the heart of the Museum. Suspended gracefully between the galleries and the interactive area of the Museum, this space overlooks the Courtyard.