Private Rental Events
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The Museum has over 35,000 square feet of space available, allowing for endless opportunities for your next event! We can accommodate a range of event styles and sizes. Whether you’re seeking an unforgettable dance experience under the wings of a vintage 1930’s DC-3 aircraft or an intimate setting in the Museum gallery, it will be an unforgettable experience.
The Museum is the perfect venue for your next event. Our event staff is well-versed and has
- Holiday parties
- Birthday parties
- Corporate events
- Personal celebrations
Commonly asked questions
What’s the venue’s total capacity?
The Museum has many spaces to accommodate your event: The Hangar around the Flagship Knoxville DC-3 accommodates 281 and can be divided in two for smaller events if desired. The American Airlines Theatre accommodates 116 and is perfect for seminars or conferences with all guests seated on retired first-class airline seats. The classroom accommodates 62 and is perfect for small training classes or as a dedicated bridal suite. The Gallery is included with all rentals and allows guests to enjoy the Museum exhibits during your event.
Can I serve liquor?
Your caterer must carry a standard $1M General Commercial Liability policy. A Certificate of Insurance (COI) document is required from all vendors and a Liquor Permit is required if liquor is served to guests. You assume responsibility for ensuring all Texas current liquor laws are following during your event.
What’s included with the venue?
Parking, your agreed event space, and a dedicated onsite event manager are included in all rental packages. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available for your guests. We have a limited number of tables (rounds and rectangles), chairs and AV equipment that can be rented at additional cost. We also offer to open the Museum Store and/or Flight Simulators for your guests at an additional cost billed hourly with a two-hour minimum for each.
Can I host a wedding ceremony and reception at the Museum?
Our hangar is perfect to host a ceremony on one side along with your reception on the other side. For larger weddings, guests are welcome to explore the Gallery or utilize the Theatre while your ceremony space is reconfigured for a reception.
Can I play music at my event?
Yes! The Museum holds music licensing agreements for live music and DJ’s. If you would like to stream music via Bluetooth to one of the Museum’s PA systems, please make sure you have all necessary copyright permissions.
It’s a perfect fit! What’s required to secure our date?
If you love the Museum as much as we do and are ready to book, a signed contract and 50% deposit is required to secure your date. Our proposal will be sent via email and is to be signed online. The 50% deposit can be paid by cash, check or credit card. There is a $15 processing fee for check payments. Checks are non-refundable.