Host an Event

Our Private Events team will help you create a truly unique event within Storm King’s unparalleled setting of art in nature.

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A Friends Membership is required to reserve and host a private event at Storm King. The size and scope of available events and services varies by membership level. Explore our event packages and policies in the expandable menus below.

COVID-19 NOTICE: All private events are thoughtfully planned in accordance with NY Forward guidelines for group gatherings. Restrictions on guest count and other event elements are in effect. 


Private Event Options 

Engagement Packages

Our team will help you design the perfect moment to pop the question. Engagements take place during normal operating hours and are available at various locations throughout Storm King’s grounds.

Friends Membership
$0 – $1,500

Site Fees
$250+ and includes the opportunity to have your professional photographer on-site.

Weddings & Special Occasions

Private Seated Dinners
Catered dinners take place during evening hours and are available at various locations throughout Storm King’s grounds.

Friends Membership Levels
$1,500 – $2,500

Site Fees
$2,600 – $9,000


Wedding Ceremony Only
Ceremonies take place on Museum Hill during normal operating hours.

Friends Membership Levels
$1,500 – $5,000

Site Fees
$2,000 – $5,000


Wedding Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, and Reception
Weddings take place during normal operating hours or after hours. Couples can choose Museum Hill or the South Fields for your event location.

Friends Membership Levels
$1,500 – $15,000 (Museum Hill)
$25,000 (South Fields)

Site Fees
$6,000 – $8,000 (Museum Hill)
$12,000 – $15,000 (South Fields)


Other Special Occasions
Celebrations such as bar/bat mitzvahs, bridal and baby showers, or birthday parties take place during normal operating hours or after hours. Hosts can choose Museum Hill or the South Fields for your event location.

Friends Membership Levels
$1,500 – $15,000 (Museum Hill)
$25,000 (South Fields)

Site Fees
$6,000 – $8,000 (Museum Hill)
$12,000 – $15,000 (South Fields)

Event Locations

Museum Hill
Located around the Museum Building, a Normandy-style chateau built in 1935. This location features an outdoor patio and offers sweeping views of Storm King’s grounds to the north and south. Events held on Museum Hill have access to the restroom facility adjacent to the Museum Building.

South Fields
An open area featuring large-scale sculptures by artist Mark di Suvero, with stunning views of Schunnemunk and Storm King Mountains. When using this area, restroom facilities and additional generators will need to be rented.

Other Locations
Seated dinners can be held at various locations throughout the grounds, including near some of Storm King’s most well-known sculptures. Site fees vary and additional Location Fees may apply.  Please note, rental of restroom facilities and generators is required for locations beyond Museum Hill. 

Indoor Locations
Private events inside the Museum Building are currently unavailable due to NY Forward restrictions
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Private Event Fees and Policies

Fees paid to Storm King are for use of the site only. 

Friends Membership
The opportunity to host private events on-site is an exclusive benefit of Storm King Friends Members. Friends Members also receive free admission to Storm King for one year, on-site discounts at the Outdoor Café and bike rentals, and discounts at the Museum Store.

Site Fees
Site fees are in addition to the Friends Membership levels listed above. Rates are assessed based on actual costs determined by event location, number of guests, and time of day.

Location Fees
Location fees are in addition to Friends Membership and Site Fees, and are applied to private seated dinners only.


Reserving Dates
Please make sure to request and book your date as early as possible! Only one private event is permitted at Storm King per day. Dates will be held for one week, if available, without a deposit. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is required to confirm your event and hold your date beyond one week. We do not book private events on weekends during the month of October.

Normal Operating Hours
Normal operating hours are those times Storm King is listed to be open to the public. Times vary by season. For after-hours events, all guests must depart by 10:00pm.

Catering, Vendors, and Rentals
Required/Preferred Vendors
– Catering: Fresh Company (required)
– Tent Rental: Events Unlimited (if applicable)
– Lighting: Stortz Lighting (required for all events held after dark)
– At least a day-of  professional event planner is required for ceremonies, weddings, and other special occasions

A complete list of all preferred vendors will be sent after receiving your event request. Rentals, lighting, event planner fees, DJ/band, or any other outside vendor costs are directly payable. All vendors must provide Storm King with a certificate of insurance at least 14 days prior to the event.

Noise Restrictions
Music/sound must not exceed 80 decibels and sub-woofers are not permitted. For more details on this policy, please request our Vendor Expectations sheet.

Inclement Weather
As Storm King is an outdoor venue, all events require a rain plan – typically either a rain date or additional tent(s).

Payment
If you must cancel your event, all payments including the deposit are non-refundable and will be applied to a Storm King Membership. A one-time reschedule date will be granted with no penalty, based on schedule availability.

For details on film and photography shoots, please visit the Film & Photo Shoots page.

For information about joining as a Corporate Member for the opportunity to host a company event, please visit the Corporate Membership page.
Please note: no private events, weddings, or commercial photo/film shoots are permitted at Storm King without prior approval.