Museum & Gardens

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Host An Event

Host your next event at Philbrook, where art and celebration come together in perfect harmony.

Our magnificent galleries and gardens provide an exquisite backdrop for any event, from weddings and receptions to corporate events and galas. Whether you’re looking for an intimate setting or a grand space for your celebration, Philbrook can accommodate your every need. Our expert team will work with you to create an unforgettable event that reflects your personal style and vision that your guests will talk about for years to come!

Weddings in 2024 are fully booked. Booking for 2025 opening in spring 2024!

Inquire below or contact the Special Events Team at events@philbrook.org or 918-748-5399 to discuss your Philbrook event.

Event Policies

Rental Booking Guide

Host an Event FAQs

Q:

How does the hold and booking process work?

A:

You are welcome to place a 7-day complimentary hold on any one available date you’d like. This must be done in writing via email to our Special Events Team. This guarantees the date is yours while you weigh your venue options. If you’d like to move forward with booking after 7-days, our Special Events Team will send you an official contract. Once we receive a signed contract and the event rental deposit, you are officially booked!

Q:

How do I decide the right gardens and spaces for my event?

A:

Our Special Events Team will help during the booking process to pick the perfect event flow for your day. All outdoor events include an indoor weather back-up space. Check out all our available event spaces to get started!

Q:

Is a deposit required to book?

A:

A rental deposit of up to 50% of the rental value is due at the time of contract. The deposit is non-refundable and will be applied toward the overall balance. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the event.

Q:

Do I have to be a member to have an event at Philbrook?

A:

No! Anyone can host an event at Philbrook.

Q:

What is the standard rental time?

A:

Start times are to be determined and will be documented on your contract. All after-hours events require a start time of 6:00PM or later. All events must end no later than 11:00PM (additional fees apply for events extended past 10:00PM). Each rental includes at least 1-hour of setup and 1-hour for cleanup.

Q:

Who do I use for catering and bar service?

A:

We have an amazing list of our favorite local caterers to choose from. You are required to select a caterer from the provided list. Limited exceptions will be considered for events with unique cultural, ethnic, or religious requirements.

Q:

Does Philbrook require a wedding planner?

A:

All wedding receptions are required to have a professional wedding and event planner with a Full-Service Coordination package. Ceremony Only Wedding Packages are required to have wedding and event planner with at least a Day-Of or Month-Of Coordination package. Elopement packages and Non-Wedding events are encouraged to have a designated planner, but it is not required.

Q:

Does the Museum provide tables, chairs, or audio-visual equipment?

A:

We have a limited supply of tables and chairs available for use. We recommend renting a majority of your equipment needs from third-party vendors. The Charles P. Williams and Patti J. Wilson Auditorium are the only spaces that include complimentary audio-visual set-up.

Q:

Does Philbrook have restrictions on certain items in the Villa and Gardens?

A:

Décor may not be affixed to any wall, floor, or ceiling. Restricted items on property include but are not limited to sparklers, fireworks, glitter, pins/tacks, confetti cannons, live animals, and items that are non-compliant with the museum’s Integrated Pest Management plan. No live flame candles are allowed at an Event, except for food warming purposes.

Q:

Does Philbrook offer any discounts?

A:

We offer a 20% Discount for Non-Profits. We also offer a 10% discount on weddings for active military. Museum members do not receive a discount with membership.

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