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RUBELL MUSEUM MIAMI

The Rubell Museum is a contemporary art museum near downtown Miami that presents the country's premier private collection of paintings, sculptures and photographs and has been located in Miami for nearly three decades. The museum’s newly opened building, designed by Annabelle Selldorf, has 52,000 square feet of exhibition galleries, a research library, a garden filled with plants native to South Florida, a dedicated event space– the East Wing, and a much lauded Basque restaurant, Leku. 

The museum and its multiple spaces are ideal for dinner receptions, weddings, galas, meetings, philanthropic programs, panel discussions and private parties.  

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GALLERY No.23

The museum has 36 galleries and its central, largest room, Gallery 23, is an impressive 4,690 square feet, with beautiful, dimmable gallery lighting. 

Ideal for cocktail receptions, dinners and conferences. The gallery can accommodate 300 seated for ceremonies and conferences and can accommodate 250 for seated dinner.

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West Courtyard

The West Courtyard adjoins gallery 23 and creates a beautiful, private entrance to the museum and can accommodate bars, dining and dancing. 

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GALLERY No.25

With 3,500 square feet, Gallery 25 is also perfect for gatherings and ceremonies and has dimmable gallery lighting.

The gallery can accommodate 200 seated for ceremonies and conferences and can accommodate 160 for seated dinner.
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RESEARCH LIBRARY

Contemporary art research library with 40,000 volumes. The library is a unique space for meetings and presentations and can accommodate 75 seated. 

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GALLERY 13

With 1,818 square feet, this gallery is perfect for intermate gathering. 
The gallery can accommodate 60 seated dinner.

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EAST WING

The East Wing was designed as a dedicated event space. The spacious foyer entrance leads into a magnificent, 7,300 sq. ft. open space with endless and diverse possibilities. Superb for conferences, cocktail receptions, seated dinners, weddings, convention groups, fashion shows, philanthropic events and galas. Features include a private green room, the option for video mapping, loading zones, rolling door access, private restrooms and Wi-Fi.

Cocktail reception - 400 guests    |    Seated dinner - 350 guests

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CENTRAL GARDEN

The Central Garden is beautifully landscaped with native Florida plants and makes for picture perfect cocktail receptions, dinner parties, brunches, and private affairs. Featuring landscape lighting and sound system, lounge furniture and built in bar.

Cocktail Reception - 100 guests    |    Seated - 60 guests

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WEDDINGS

Celebrate amongst family, friends and the country’s premier collection of contemporary art. 

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LEKU RESTAURANT AT RUBELL MUSEUM

The Rubell Museum is pleased to partner with Leku, the museum's Basque restaurant that adjoins the museum’s central garden. Leku, which means “gathering place” in Basque, was founded by veteran restaurateur Andreas Schreiner, Alejandro Muguerza of Le Basque catering and Terry Zarikian of the New York and South Beach Wine & Food Festivals. These partners have worked with executive chef Mikel Goikolea, formerly of Spain’s Azurmendi Prêt à Porter, and chef de cuisine Aitor Garate Berazaluze, formerly of Spain’s Asador Etxebarri, to create an exquisite dining experience. Leku’s menu can be viewed here and they are available for catering inside the museum. For catering information please contact Mary Germanio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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EVENT SPACES

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RUBELL MUSEUM FAQ

 

SITE VISITS

1. How do I arrange a site visit?
Our preferred hours for site visits are Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. In some instances, we can accommodate site visits on Monday and Tuesday. Please contact Ashley to arrange a site visit, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. Are we able to place a hold on dates? If so, for how long can the date be held?
Dates can only be held with a paid deposit. 

3. When is a deposit due?
A non-refundable deposit is due upon contract signing or to hold a date.

4. Does the museum have an exclusivity arrangement with a catering company?
No, we do not, you are welcome to use the caterer of your choosing.

 

CATERING

5. Which caterer does the museum recommend?
We can heartily recommend the following caterers:

Le Basque Catering
Michael Bressi
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HC-Collective
Catherine Vallin
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Constellation Culinary
Katia Ponomareva
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Thierry Isambert Culinary & Event Design
Aline Isambert
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6. Are food and beverages allowed inside the museum’s galleries?

Yes, with restrictions. Small passed bites and beverages are allowed inside the museum during cocktail hour. No red wine is allowed inside the museum. Seated dinners can take place in Gallery 13, 23, 25 and the East Wing. Buffets and food stations are not permitted inside the museum's galleries but are allowed in the East Wing. 

 

MUSEUM RESTAURANT

7. Can the Museum’s restaurant, Leku, cater my event?
Yes, they can. Please contact Mary Germanio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

8. Will Leku Restaurant be open to the public during my event?
Yes, they remain open to their public during museum events. The museum layout allows for events to take place without disruption from the restaurant. There is an option to buyout the restaurant so that they are closed to the public during events.

9. What is Leku’s buyout cost?
Please contact Mary Germanio at Leku for pricing, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

WEDDINGS

10. How is the museum typically used for weddings?
Ceremonies and cocktails can be held in the Garden, Gallery 23, Gallery 25 or East Wing. Dinner can take place inside the museum or East Wing and dancing can take place in the East Wing. Dancing is not permitted in the museum. 

11. Can the ceremony take place in the museum’s art-filled galleries?
Yes, it can.

12. Is there a green room available for use during the event?
Yes, if arranged contractually a green room with private restrooms can be made available.

13. Do you have wedding packages?
No, we do not have wedding packages.

 

TOURS

14. Is it possible to have docents tour the event guests around the museum?
Yes, upon request the museum can arrange docents for the event who can tour groups.

 

VEHICLE DISPLAY

15. Can a vehicle be displayed inside the museum, garden and event space?
Yes, vehicles can be placed inside the museum’s galleries, garden and East Wing event space.

 

VENDORS

16. Can I use my own event planner?
Yes, you are welcome to use your own event planner. We can highly recommend:

 
Joan Love
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Nicole Braghin
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17. Is parking and valet available?
On-street parking is very limited. We recommend using valet, please contact Eddie at MAC parking to arrange valet, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

18. Can I use my own audiovisual company?
Yes, you can. We can also recommend audiovisual companies.

19. Should I rent a generator to power the event?
Yes. If you are having a significant audiovisual installation at your event you should rent a generator.

20. Is there event style lighting already installed in the Museum’s East Wing event room?
There is basic lighting in the East Wing that can be used upon request. This includes permanently installed lights that can illuminate the walls the color of your choice and permanently installed pin spot lights that can illuminate tables. Your AV company is responsible for adjusting these lights. 

 

VENUE

21. Will the museum be open to the public during my event? Is there an extra charge to close the museum early?
This depends on the timing of your event. We are able to close the museum early to accommodate events if this is arranged prior and contractually.

22. Is there handicap access?
Yes, the entire museum is handicap accessible.

23. What time can we begin to set up and what time does my event need to end?
Set up time begins on the scale and scope of the event and must be arranged contractually. At times, it may be possible to set up the day prior to your event at an additional cost.

24. How late can events run and how late can we have amplified music at the venue?
Events and music must end at 1 a.m. For a fee of $4,000 per hour, events and music can be extended past 1 a.m.

25. Are there restrictions on noise?
Fortunately, the museum is not located near private residences; however, Event Organizers must comply with all city and county noise ordinances.

26. What is included in the venue rental fee?
Venue rental includes use of the venue and security inside the museum’s galleries.

37. Are any rentals such as tables and chairs included in the venue rental fee?
No rentals are included in the venue rental fee.

28. Does the museum have tables and chairs we can rent?
No, we do not. 

29. Are there any additional venue related charges?
6.5% sales tax is added to the rental fee. Overtime use of the facility is assessed and charged during the event. Larger events may require additional security.

30. Are there discounts for events taking place on days other than Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday?
No, there are not.

31. Do you offer seasonal discounts?
Yes, our rates are reduced from June to August.

 

VENUE RESTRICTIONS

32. Are candles permitted in the museum or East Wing?
No, only electric candles may be used.

33. Is dancing allowed inside the museum’s galleries?
No, dancing is not allowed inside the museum’s galleries. Dancing is only allowed inside the East Wing event space.

34. Is red wine allowed inside the museum’s galleries?
No, in order to protect the artwork red wine cannot be served inside the museum’s galleries. It can be served in the East Wing event space.

35. Can we bring and exhibit artwork for our event?
No, you may not bring and exhibit artwork during your event.

36. Is smoking permitted?
Smoking and vape pens are only permitted outside.

37. Do I need additional security for large events?
A City of Miami Officer must be hired by the Event Organizer for events exceeding 250 guests.

38. Is photography with the museum’s artwork permitted?
Yes, guests may take photos inside the galleries if the photos are for personal use only.

39. Does the museum and East Wing have wi-fi?
Yes, it does. It is up to the Event Organizer to determine if the wi-fi is sufficient for their needs.

 

CLEANING

40. Who is responsible for cleaning the venue after the Event?
The Event Organizer must leave the venue in the condition it was found prior to the event and is responsible for contracting with production and catering partners for taking away all event rentals and garbage.  

41. Are bathroom attendants included in the venue fee?
No, they are not. The Event Organizer must arrange for bathroom attendants. 

 

 

For more information
please contact us at
305 573 6090
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www.rubellmuseum.org