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Cocktail Reception

Cocktail Reception in Museum Lobby

The McClung Museum may be rented by University of Tennessee and UT-affiliated groups. The museum’s lobby, patio, and auditorium are available for stand-up receptions, lectures, and other events.

We have updated our Facility Rental Policy as of July 2021. Please review prior to making a request.

Submit Reservation Request Form

Reservation Request Procedure

Any request must be received at least one month (four weeks) prior to your event. Your request will then be reviewed by museum staff, and will be approved or denied within a week after submission. Please allow time for this process in your planning. Your event is not confirmed until you have been contacted by a museum staff person to affirm acceptance of the reservation.

The museum will only consider events that relate to the museum’s mission and can be accommodated by museum staff capacity and schedule. The museum reserves the right to deny the use of the facility when such use disrupts courses being held in the museum’s auditorium, may endanger the facility or exhibits, or when the use is inconsistent with the museum’s purpose or reputation. The museum does not rent the facility for weddings, wedding receptions, prom events, or sleepovers.

Please review our full rental policy prior to making a request.

The museum reserves the right to adjust attendance numbers or protocols based on UT’s COVID-19 precautions at any time.


Please remember when planning your event to include setup and cleanup time. Your event can only occur outside of the museum’s public operating hours.

Group Type Rate 
UT Group* $200 for up to 4 hours

$50/hour for each additional hour

Non-Profit Group $500 for up to 4 hours

$100/hour for each additional hour

Corporate/Private Group $1,500 for up to 4 hours

$300/hour for each additional hour

*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.

For questions or to set an appointment to view the space, call 865-974-2144 or e-mail

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