The 2,000 square foot lobby, designed by Eliel Saarinen and featuring travertine floors and oak paneled walls, is adjacent to the galleries. The lobby is sun soaked during the early evening hours, from the dramatic floor to ceiling windows and doors that provide access to the courtyard.

The courtyard features lit trees, a granite reflecting pool, and outdoor sculptures by Carl Milles and Scott Burton, and is surrounded by the architecture of Eliel Saarinen, I. M. Pei, and Richard Meier. It is the perfect space to dance the night away underneath the stars, or to kick off your evening with passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

Facility Rental Details

All rentals include set up and tear down of rental equipment, security, and maintenance. Additional items may be rented by the Art Center on behalf, and at the expense, of the client. These fees do not include food and beverage or any outside rental needs, such as tables, chairs, and linens. Fees are subject to change.


Plated or Buffet Style: 150 people
Stations or Cocktail Style: 200 people

Rental Fees

The rental fee for the Lobby / Courtyard spaces is $4,500 for members and $5,000 for non-members.


These spaces are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday evenings only.


Discounts are offered to members at the Influencer ($250) level or above.

Take a virtual tour of the Macomber Lobby and the Bookey Family Courtyard.

Interested? Contact Senior Events Manager Grace Braga.