The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is a powerful and imaginative setting for events and meetings. Located at the Levine Center for the Arts, within walking distance of the Charlotte Convention Center, the Bechtler is a unique space designed by internationally acclaimed architect Mario Botta.

Rental pricing for each museum space is determined by the time-length of the event. We rent the museum in 4-hour, 6-hour, and 8-hour intervals including the time for setup and breakdown. Additional rental hours and space buyout combinations are available upon request and pricing is determined by the specific details provided. 

Rental pricing for each space includes the museum’s on-site rental equipment (180 black folding chairs, 12 cocktail tables, 6 café tables, white and black pipe and drape, a projector cart with HDMI and VGA connection, 2 wireless microphones, 3 speakers, 1 podium microphone, 6 8’x4’ stage pieces, and staffing/security). Non-profit pricing is 20% off the space rental pricing and is available with proof of a 501c3.

Rental pricing does not include bar packages. Bar packages for open (priced per person) and consumption (priced per drink) bar options are available here:



The Bechtler's lobby can comfortably accommodate up to 120 guests for a sit-down function and 180 for a standing reception. The lobby's glass front walls and doors provide stimulating visual interplay between the city's street life and a special event taking place inside. Offering airy, modern surroundings, granite floors and a colorful 23-ft-tall wall drawing by conceptual artist Sol LeWitt, the museum's lobby delivers an inspired atmosphere for events and celebrations.

$3,000.00 (4-Hour Rental)
$3,200.00 (6-Hour Rental)
$3,600.00 (8-Hour Rental)


The lobby/plaza combination accommodates up to 375 for a standing reception. Events on the plaza take place under the museum's cantilevered fourth-floor gallery which is suspended by a voluminous column. The whimsical Firebird sculpture serves as a backdrop for all plaza events.

$3,600.00 (4-Hour Rental)
$3,800.00 (6-Hour Rental)
$4,000.00 (8-Hour Rental)

Sculpture Terrace

The second-floor sculpture terrace is a perfect setting for a cockatil reception, offering sweeping views of the Levine Center for the Arts and The Green Park. The terrace can accommodate up to 50 people for a standing reception.

$1,500.00 (4-Hour Rental)
$1,750.00 (6-Hour Rental)
$2,000.00 (8-Hour Rental)


For meetings, workshops, retreats and programs, consider the Bechtler classroom, which offers a Wi-Fi connection and access to audio visual equipment. A number of classroom layouts are available; most room configurations accommodate 23 to 30 people.

$600.00 (4-Hour Rental)
$800.00 (6-Hour Rental)
$1,000.00 (8-Hour Rental)


The Bechtler’s elegant aesthetic is what makes it a great venue for weddings and wedding celebrations! Art lover, or lover of non-traditional venues, the Bechtler creates a backdrop your guests are sure to remember. The wedding package includes the use of the Lobby, Plaza, Terrace, Classroom and Galleries.

$2,000.00 Ceremony-Only (4-Hour Rental)
$4,500.00 (6-Hour Rental)
$5,000.00 (8-Hour Rental)


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we will only be hosting one private event at a time/we will not host more than one contracted event at a scheduled time


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