Facilities Rental

Facilities Rental

Hold your event in a unique setting.

Whether you are planning a business event, family gathering, or special occasion, the Museum can offer you a special space for your individual needs. The meeting spaces and amenities at the Danville Museum give you the opportunity to create an event your guests or coworkers will remember for years to come. You will find the picturesque surroundings of the Sutherlin Mansion and the accessible Main Street location both prestigious and convenient.

Our Facility Rental Spaces

Individuals, businesses, and organizations can rent our facilities for a variety of purposes, including weddings, receptions, workshops, and recitals. 

Our auditorium includes a stage and preparation kitchen.  A grand piano is available. Audio-visual equipment is available, including a pull-down projection screen and microphone and podiums.

Consider this grand venue for:

  • Weddings
  • Showers
  • Birthdays
  • Retirement
  • Reunion
  • Graduation
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • End-of-Life Celebration
  • Employee achievement
  • Award ceremonies


Our Rental Policy

Events must be social, cultural or educational in purpose. The Danville Museum’s rental policy requires that events are not political. Fundraising events are generally not allowed for other organizations. All events are approved by the Executive Director. The Danville Museum is a non-profit, private organization and reserves the right to refuse a rental that does not fall within its mission or diversity statement.

Maximum occupancy

PLEASE NOTE: We welcome corporate meetings, pre-wedding planning parties or rehearsal dinners, funeral planning conferences and lecture as well as panel discussions. A project and drop-down screen are available for lectures and events.

For more information, please contact Events Coordinator by emailing cathy@danvillemuseum.org or calling 434-793-5644 or email: info@danvillemuseum.org

Download our Facilities Use Policy 


Rental rates include three separate areas for you to hold your event. Each area has a specific price per use.

1. Auditorium with stage and Piano

2. Back covered porch and open patio

3. Museum Grounds

Plus the use of:

Kitchen and preparation room

Three bathrooms

For current rates, please contact Events Coordinator by emailing cathy@danvillemuseum.org or calling 434-793-5644 or email: info@danvillemuseum.org

For events held after normal Museum hours, additional staffing will be required and will be charged accordingly.

The Museum does not provide catering services. Licensed caterers are required for any food that is served at the Museum.

Amenities available at no additional cost: DVD, pull-down screen, digital projector, podiums, round and banquet tables in various sizes, 100 folding chairs for inside use, 50 folding chairs for outdoor use.

Table Linens are not supplied.

DMFAH Filming Policy

Please read and comply with the following regulations if you plan to film at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.

The following terms and conditions govern the permission given by the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, 975 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 and any gallery associated with the Museum ('we', 'us' or 'ourselves') to any individual or company ('you') permitted to undertake filming at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History (DMFAH).

We warrant that we are wholly owned by the Trustees/DMFAH Board of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History and that we have their authority to give you permission to undertake filming, to impose these terms and conditions and to charge and receive the facility fee or receive 30% funding from each public broadcast. The Museum must be publicly recognized in the credits.

Please download the pdf for complete outline of policies regarding Filming at the DMFAH.