Plan a Wedding


Plan Your Wedding and Reception at the Harn Museum of Art.

The Chandler Auditorium lends an extraordinary atmosphere for your wedding ceremony. Create the room of your dreams.

The Galleria features beautiful soaring ceilings with columns and skylights opening your reception to the evening sky. A great place for dancing the night away.

The Mary Ann Harn Cofrin Pavilion and Deidre Fogler Promenade offer a grand view of the Magoon Garden and its palms, bamboo and water features to the north and the exterior of the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Butterfly Rainforest to the south.

View our wedding album. The Harn Museum offers breathtaking backdrops for your special day.

View the list of vendors who contributed their time and talent. Pictures capturing their services are available on this website.


University of Florida Colleges and Departments must use Classic Fare Catering. Non-UF Groups must use a licensed caterer on our
approved list.

Harn Museum Approved Catering List
(In Alphabetical Order

Aramark/Classic Fare Catering-University of Florida
114 Rec Center, P. O. Box 112282, Gainesville, FL 32611

Chef Bert Gill
1310 SW 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32601

Celebrations Catering
904 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

Dean Cacciatore
9130 SW 51st Road, Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32608

13005 SW 1st Rd Ste 129, Newberry, FL 32669

White Apron Catering, Jules Gollner
2201 NE 2nd Street, Gainesville, FL 32609

To Schedule a Date
To determine availability, a rental application must be completed and submitted for consideration a minimum of 75 days prior to the event. A temporary 15 day hold will be placed on the Harn Event calendar upon receipt of application. An approved, signed contract with a non-refundable deposit, insurance application and fee, must be received within 15 days of application to confirm date of event.

A deposit of $200.00 plus the insurance payment must be paid in order to reserve a date on the Harn Museum calendar and is due at the signing of the contract, a minimum of 60 days prior to the event. The deposit and insurance payment are non refundable, except in the event of default by the Harn Museum or inability to perform under this Agreement by the Harn Museum. Full payment of event fees must be received by the Harn Museum 30 days prior to the scheduled event. Additional fees, due to changes in event requirements and/or damages to the building, furnishing and/or grounds are due in full 30 days after the event or the final invoice has been mailed, whichever comes first.

Event Liability Insurance may be required. Please check with the Harn Rentals Coordinator.


Free parking is available in the Museum parking lot after 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and all day during weekends. When parking restrictions apply, guests may park in the pay lot for $4.00, but spaces are limited. The Museum does not reserve parking for events, and cannot guarantee the availability of parking for events. For more information on parking please visit

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
"It was a beautiful atmosphere. Everyone we worked with helped to make the event a special night for our family. Everything went as planned due to the staff. No problems. I would, and have, let everyone know what a wonderful place the Harn is for an event. Thank you for making it possible." Rich and Maggie Bednar (Dinner Hosts and parents of the Groom)

For questions and to schedule an event contact
Vicki Tyson at or 352.392.9826 x2153

Wedding images/photos by krystal at

Harn Museum of Art
SW 34th Street and Hull Road
Gainesville, Florida 32611-2700

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