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Make an Artful Statement with Historic Details

Looking to host an employee appreciation dinner, corporate gala, or board meeting? Enjoy the Taft’s convenient downtown location while escaping the distractions of your own headquarters. From start to finish, our event manager and team of preferred vendors will help you make your event a work of art.

The Taft continues to modify its event rental policies and capacities to keep our guests and staff healthy and safe. Reach out to learn more:

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Host Your Holiday Event at the Taft

Seasonal Parties

The Taft Museum of Art makes a fantastic venue for your personal holiday celebrations or company seasonal parties. We can accommodate up to 100 guests for cocktail parties and 50 for seated dinners. Enjoy fine food from the region’s top caterers, our full bar services, and added attractions you can only get at the Taft, such as access to our special exhibition In a New Light: Treasures from the Taft.

To start planning your seasonal party, contact our events team at or call (513) 352-5139. We have options for private events both during and outside of museum operating hours.

Group Lunches

We are now booking group lunches for the 2021 holiday season! For groups of 10 or more we offer a special two-course seasonal prix fixe menu. If you wish for your group to visit In a New Light during your visit, we can help you book admission to coordinate with your scheduled lunch reservation.

As a thank-you to our members for bringing a group to the Taft Museum of Art to dine, your whole party will receive your 10 percent member’s discount as well as a special members-only amuse-bouche devised daily by our café team.

To find out more or to make your reservation, email or call our Guest Services team at (513) 352-5139. Group lunch reservations are available during café operating hours.

Spaces for Rent

Fitch Conference Room

Fridays Include Extra Savings!

Overlooking the beautiful Taft gardens, this intimate board room includes 12 seats and state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities. 

Luther Hall

This is an indoor 30 × 40-foot cherry-paneled room with state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities. Located in the expanded Museum wing, it is an equally attractive setting for a formal board meeting as it is for a sit-down dinner or buffet, with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the adjoining Lindner Family Café. Available year-round. Capacity: 75 seated/120 standing

Garden Tent

Our tented brick terrace provides a lovely site for large events and galas. The 30 × 90-foot tent, secluded behind the Museum, adjoins a beautifully landscaped garden with an open lawn, ideal for photography. This versatile space can be arranged to accommodate any large event you host from spring through fall. Capacity: 180

Food and Beverage

The Taft Museum of Art works with a select group of preferred professional caterers, offering you flexibility in determining the best food, style, and service to meet your needs. 

Preferred Caterers:

  • Eat Well Celebrations & Feasts
  • Elegant Fare
  • Funky’s Catering
  • Jeff Thomas Catering
  • The Phoenix
  • Vonderhaar’s Catering


  • Attached parking garage with 50 available spaces
  • Valet parking available for an additional fee

Additional Benefits Include: 

  • On-site Events Manager
  • Select tables and chairs
  • On-site security and cleaning fees, permits, and utilities covered
  • Digital layout of event setup provided by the Events Manager
  • AV Capabilities in Luther Hall and the Fitch Conference Room

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