Plan your perfect wedding at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art


This article is brought to you in partnership with the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Wedding season may be winding down, but if your newsfeed is any indication, engagement season is ramping up. If you’re getting married in 2019 or you’re helping plan an upcoming event, it’s time to take a closer look at one of the Queen City’s most unique venues.

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art provides a stunning backdrop for a wedding or party. The museum Lobby is ideal for wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners. The seated dinner capacity is 110 guests with room for a dance floor and DJ or band. For a cocktail style reception with open seating, the capacity is 150 guests in lobby. The lobby and plaza combination offers space for both an outdoor cocktail hour as well as a reception space. Standing capacity for the lobby and plaza combination is 375 guests.

Surround your guests with modern art at your reception, ceremony or both. Ceremonies are held in the galleries and can accommodate up to 110 guests.

Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess

Planning a more intimate affair? The sculpture terrace at the Bechtler is a stunning location for a small wedding ceremony as well as first looks and wedding portraits.

The museum isn’t limited to weddings either. Make the Bechtler the backdrop of a myriad of events, including bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, corporate receptions, and non-profit functions.

Don’t just take it from us. Get the inside scoop from real brides and party hosts.

“My husband and I looked at several places to have our wedding reception, but nothing compared to the Bechtler Museum. The venue was perfect for our intimate guest count, and it was really nice that guests could check out the artwork if they wanted to take a break from the festivities. Not to mention, Allison and her crew were incredible to work with! They were extremely accommodating and flexible with the intricacies of our timeline. If we had to do it all over again, Bechtler Museum would still be our top choice.”

– Suzie Chambers, October 2018

“The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art was the absolute perfect space for our annual Dysautonomia International Fundraiser!! Guests were able to admire the beautiful artwork and mingle with each other in the grand lobby area. The staff at the museum was exceptional to work with. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone looking for a fabulous space in uptown Charlotte that will impress their guests!”

– Paige Maxon Gettys, Octiber 2018

Say “I do” to hosting an unforgettable night at the Bechtler! Don’t wait – kick off your wedding and party planning today by contacting or calling 704.353.9228.


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