What are your capacities for receptions?
Receptions usually use the first two floors of the Museum, which can accommodate up to 175 guests for an event. Our average event guest count is 70 to 120.
How much does it cost to rent the Fredericton Region Museum?
Building & Balcony Rates: $55 per hour on week days and weekends when the museum is not open to the public and $65 per hour on holidays when the museum is not open to the public.
Gallery Rates: $35 per hour on week days and weekends when the museum is not open to the public and $45 per hour on holidays or during public hours.
Can the Fredericton Region Museum be rented in January?
The Fredericton Region Museum building is both a National and Provincial historical site and is not insulated. During the winter months, the building freezes with the exception of the office and bathrooms. The best months to rent the building are May to September. During May, June and September the Fredericton Region Museum operates on shoulder season hours (Tuesday to Saturday 1-4pm) making rental times more flexible.
Is any portion of the rental fee tax deductible?
No. The rental of the building is not considered a donation.
Does the Museum handle all of our catering, and rental equipment needs?
No, the rental of the space is just a right to use the space; everything else is handled by outside vendors. Following is a list of potential vendors you will need to hire:
• Lighting Company
• Décor Company
Do you have tables and chairs?
Yes, but limited supplies. The Museum cannot guarantee the use of chairs and tables unless they are requested in advance when scheduling the event. The Museum does not provide table linens.
How late can the reception last?
Guests must depart the building by 12:00am.
Can I have candles?
Candles are not permitted. We recommend that you use artificial candles.
Can I bring in my own alcohol?
We do allow event hosts to provide their own alcohol through an approved supplier. Some caterers do not allow clients to provide their own alcohol, as they carry the license and liability for liquor.
Is smoking permitted in the building?
No smoking is permitted in the building.
Can I have a wedding at the Fredericton Region Museum?
The Museum has been used for weddings in the past however; the building is divided into several rooms and does not provide sufficient space for banquet style meals or a large ceremony room.
What people have done is host a small wedding ceremony on the balcony or in the old summer kitchen on the main floor. Or, host the ceremony in Officers’ Square (arranged through the City of Fredericton) and then move inside the Museum for the reception.
Please contact the Museum’s office.