The Arkell Museum




The Arkell Museum has two indoor spaces available for rental, plus extensive gardens and grounds. The Museum provides a perfect location for a wedding ceremony and reception. The Memorial Garden has been a favorite location for wedding photographs for generations. For your reception, the Great Hall is the perfect option. Large, open with natural light pouring in from the museum’s high windows, this space is a unique location. Your guests will be surrounded with beautiful historic artifacts of the Mohawk River Valley. The crowning feature of the space is the one-of-a-kind floor that is a painted map of the area. During your event, your guests will love exploring other aspects of the museum. The American painting collection includes 21 works by Winslow Homer, and significant paintings by many distinguished artists. Permanent and changing exhibitions also feature selections from the museum’s Mohawk Valley History collection as well as the Beech-Nut archives of early twentieth-century advertising material. Make your wedding event a memorable one by letting the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie serve as your host.

Venue Style



Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 160 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 50 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 160 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start up to 2 hours prior to event start time. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $2,000 for a reception and ceremony includes 4 hours of event time from 6-10PM, excluding set up and clean up time. The rental fee for a ceremony only wedding is $150 per hour. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $150/hr. There is also a $100 cleaning fee applied to all events.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Arkell Museum is estimated at between $6,454 and $14,621 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Event coordination
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
No parking options
Use of full kitchen requires additional fee of $225
Dance area

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Beer and wine only
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:00PM
LED candles only