Facility Rental Hours and Catering

Hours and Catering

With some exceptions, all areas of the Museum are available for private rental after the Museum's public hours. The Museum is open 9 am to 5 pm (Labor Day until Memorial Day weekend), and until 7 pm all summer (Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day).

The Auditorium and Rakow Library Seminar Room may be rented during public hours.


The exclusive caterer to and within The Corning Museum of Glass is Corning Incorporated Culinary Services. Individual caterers, restaurant delivery, or personal food service are not permitted within the Museum. 

All fees for catered services are in addition to the rental fee paid to The Corning Museum of Glass. Catering charges will be billed separately to the Event Sponsor by Culinary Services. 

Catering charges, deposits and billing will be handled separately by Culinary Services. Catering requirements must be finalized with a Culinary Services Event Coordinator at least two weeks in advance of your function. Catering may arrive two hours prior to the event to set up and one hour following the event for clean-up. Additional charges will apply if your event runs longer than the contracted end time.

Alcoholic Beverages

If alcoholic beverages are to be served, they must be provided and served by Culinary Services staff. Exceptions to this policy are made for a bona-fide wine tasting conducted by local and regional wineries, who must adhere to the established tasting guidelines and obtain the appropriate tasting license from New York State. A special liquor permit must be filed with the State of New York Liquor Authority by Culinary Services at least 15 business days in advance of the function in order to serve alcoholic beverages on premises at The Corning Museum of Glass.