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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, tailgating, lectures, and other events. Note that as policy, the museum does not rent the facility for weddings, proms, or sleepovers.

Fees vary based on staffing, security, and equipment needs. To reserve the space or receive a quote, please fill out the form below.

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Please remember when planning your event to include setup and cleanup time. For more information, view the complete Facility Rental Policy.

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.


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