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Space Rental

The McClung Museum is available for rent by both university and non-university groups sponsored by the Museum or Campus administration. The museum’s lobby, Decorative Arts gallery, and auditorium may all be rented for stand-up receptions, seated dinners, talks, or other events.

All museum space rentals require the permission of the director or assistant director. Note that as policy, the museum does not rent the facility for weddings, wedding receptions, prom events, or sleepovers.

Submit a Reservation Request Form


Please note that the UT Police Department now requires a four hour minimum charge for all after hours events held at the museum. All non UT groups must be sponsored by the Museum or Campus administration.

Group Type

After Hours Rate (4 hour min.)

During Public Hours*

UT Group**

$160 for up to 4 hours

$40/hour each additional hour


Non-Profit Group

$350 for up to 4 hours

$100/hour for each additional hour


Corporate/Private Group

$1,000 for up to 4 hours

$300/hour for each additional hour


*Please note that events which take place during public hours, must not impede access to museum facilities and exhibits (unless the space is temporarily closed for the event, which will incur an additional fee).
**UT groups include all University of Tennessee events arranged by and for student organizations, academic departments and other on-campus units. They do not include events reserved by UT students/faculty/staff for personal functions or parties.

Please remember when planning your event to include setup and cleanup time.

For more information, view the complete Facility Rental Policy.

Arranging Space Rentals at the McClung Museum

To reserve your event or receive a quote, please fill out the McClung Museum Reservation Request Form. Please note, your space is not reserved until you receive confirmation from a museum staff member.

For questions, please contact Stacy Palado at:, 865-974-2143, or Tiffany Vaughn at, 865-974-2144.

Tailgating at McClung Museum

The museum now offers tailgating prior to home games. For more information, please contact Stacy Palado at 865-974-2143 or or view the McClung Museum Tailgating Brochure.