Museum of Glass





Situated on the Thea Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma, Museum of Glass presents contemporary art. The Museum’s state-of-the art facility offers a unique venue and a variety of settings for your wedding ceremony and reception. All rental spaces include access to the galleries for your guests. The Grand Hall is an inviting 6,900 square-foot entrance and primary circulation space for the Museum. This is an elegant space with high ceilings for a grand and traditional atmosphere. The outdoor Plazas are adjacent to the Museum’s reflecting pools and offer stunning views of artwork, the Thea Foss Waterway and the cityscape. The Main Plaza is an ideal location for a large wedding for a couple who loves contemporary art. The Mezzanine Plaza overlooks the Thea Foss Waterway and esplanade. This Plaza is bordered by one of the Museum’s three reflecting pools. The Rooftop Plaza offers an extraordinary panorama, encompassing Tacoma’s Museum District, the upper portion of the Museum’s cone, Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountain Range. Whichever location you choose, this venue is sure to create the perfect wedding day.

Venue Style

Museum/Gallery, Ballrooms, Modern


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 300 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 5:30PM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,000 to $2,500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 7 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. There is a food and beverage minimum applied for Saturday.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Museum of Glass is estimated at between $5,905 and $19,317 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Public garage

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Exclusive caterer for venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
No restrictions on music end time