Plan an Event at C.R. Smith Museum

The American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum is a great place for your special event! It’s the perfect setting for a private celebration, wedding reception, charity fundraiser, awards ceremony, breakfast meeting, team building event, or corporate function. With over 35,000 square feet of space available, groups of five to 500 can be accommodated in grand style! Whether you’re seeking an intimate setting in the museum gallery or a nostalgic dining or dancing experience under the wings of a vintage 1940’s DC-3 airplane, it will be a night your guests will never forget. Guests will enjoy:

  • Dinner Seating for up to 350 guests
  • Cocktail reception for up to 500 guests
  • State-of-the-Art Theater with seating for over 100 in first-class airline seats
  • Large screen video, Power Point, DVD presentation options in the theater
  • Small screen DVD option in the main gallery
  • Interactive Exhibits
  • Two-seat Fixed Simulator where guests can “earn their wings”
  • Much More!

Event Space

The C.R. Smith Museum’s historical collection of American Airlines and airline industry memorabilia, as well as current interactive hands-on aviation displays, offer our visitors an experience that is fun as well as educational.  With its Event Rental Program, the Museum provides a unique and exciting setting for private gatherings and corporate entertaining.  We are able to accommodate groups of all sizes.  That could range from 10 to 300 guests for a sit-down dinner and 500 people for a buffet-style reception, complete with a band!

Check out our different floor plans to see how each of our Event Spaces can be used to your benefit!




Museum Gallery




Retail Store


2-Seat Simulator




Private Rentals are available Sunday and Monday from 7 a.m.-midnight, and Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m.-9 a.m. and 5 p.m.-midnight. A great option before 9 a.m. is a gathering for breakfast. Charges for special events are used to fund Museum programs. Click on event rental price list for pricing.