EVENT GUIDELINES

As of October 2nd, 2020, Mecklenburg County is under North Carolina's Phase 3  of lifting COVID-19 restrictions. This phase impacts Events in the following ways:

  • Gatherings of 25 guests or less are permitted for indoor private events.
  • Gatherings of 50 guests or less are permitted for outdoor private events.
  • According to North Carolina officials, museums can open at 50% capacity under the new directive. However, private events are still under capacity restrictions as outlined above. The Bechtler's current policy will remain until further notice and will be monitored closely as Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and CDC regulations change.
  • The Bechtler will not permit hosting concurrent private events or split larger events into different event spaces to fit into the capacity restrictions. One private event (following the state's capacity restrictions) will be hosted at a time. We will not host more than one contracted event at a scheduled time.


The Bechtler will continually monitor the progression of coronavirus-related restrictions and update accordingly. Our event polices are subject to change and each client is responsible for following the guidelines set by the Bechtler.

Walk-in site visits are no longer allowed. Please contact events@bechtler.org to schedule a site visit. We ask that site visits are limited to 1-2 people and all clients must where face masks while visiting the museum. 

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.


EVENT SPACES

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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 



PLAN AN EVENT

In addition to museum event rentals for corporate and nonprofit organizations, the Bechtler now provides rental space for private parties and social functions such as weddings, birthdays or anniversaries.  

To request more information or to schedule a site visit, email events@bechtler.org. Please include your preferred dates, start and end times, guest count and any other specifics about your event.

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

Take a virtual tour of the museum's lobby by clicking on the image below:

READY TO BOOK?

Click here to start the booking process by giving us a little information about your event!


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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