Venue Rental



Located at on the corner of 5th & University — between the University of Mississippi campus and the historic square of Oxford, Mississippi — the UM Museum provides an excellent location for an intimate reception, meeting or meal to celebrate a special occasion.

Surrounded by the Museum’s diverse permanent collection, the event space at the Museum offers an ideal setting for academic and cultural events.

The Museum is an exclusive venue, unique to the area, and provides Museum professionals to answer questions, monitor gallery access and provide security.


The Speakers’ Gallery typically features the work of beloved Mississippi artist, Theora Hamblett, and serves as primary venue rental. 

The Lobby is also available, to expand your gallery rental or to serve as an intimate event space.

The Museum has rectangular tables with or without black linens, conference chairs, and audiovisual equipment that may be rented on-site for your event. High-top tables and linens may be rented locally. The Speakers’ Gallery features a motorized drop down screen for audio-visual presentations, wireless Internet or ethernet connection. Maximum room capacity is 50 seated at tables, 75 in a seated meeting-style setting and 125 standing room only.

Events may be scheduled within  Museum operating hours – Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and after hours up to 9pm – allowing one additional hour for cleanup.  

For more information or to inquire about booking a space at the Museum, please ask for the Events Coordinator by phone at 662-915-7073 or email at

As a museum committed to the conservation and exhibition of its collections, facility rentals are arranged solely on a consultation basis in adherence with strict gallery regulations. Our goal is to provide an elegant, upscale space within reasonable budgets and to assure your event is memorable. 

Museum Members, University Departments and organizations, and non-profits receive discounted pricing on facility rentals. With special permission, on occasion, Rowan Oak may be available for an exclusive event. To inquire, contact Bill Griffith at 662-234-3284.