The Ringling: Circus Museum




Get married and run away to the circus. A wedding celebration at The Ringling: Circus Museum is a fabulous event. The Ringling Circus Museum is filled with fun displays of colorful circus memorabilia as well as exhibits that display circus life. A reception at the Circus Museum is an evening guaranteed to be filled with laughter. Friends and family will have a ball as they walk the wire, jump into a clown car, and dance under the large circus posters. This venue needs no additional decor and infuses your wedding with a theme of joy. If you would like to enjoy an outdoor ceremony, Ringling has a variety of spaces that may be used. The gardens and beautifully manicured grounds are lovely for a daytime or evening ceremony. As the evening approaches and all have enjoyed a tour of the museum, you and your guests can move outside. Enjoy dancing and dining in a tent that is reminiscent of the Big Top. A day celebrating at The Ringling is stellar from beginning to end.

Venue Style



Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 80 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 80 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 2:00PM. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $9,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony is $1,500 with a reception rental. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Ringling: Circus Museum is estimated at between $4,931 and $12,794 for a ceremony & reception for 50 guests.





Amenities Included

Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
No kitchen
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:00PM