Rentals & Event Planning

Museum Venues & Spaces

The variety of spaces offered in the Civil Rights Museum can be catered to match any type of event or occasion. 


$900 (3-hr min.)
$700 (Non-profit)

Fully equipped with light, sound and AV systems, the Auditorium offers a turn-key set-up, ideal for any event ranging from corporate meetings to intimate concerts and theatrical presentations. (Seats 180)

Citizen Square Patio

$850 (3-hr min.)
$500 (Non-profit)

This open, vibrant, and central space in the heart of Downtown Greensboro is sure to pull in guests from every corner of the city. Perfect for concerts, celebrations, and large-scale gatherings, Citizen Square is a prime location to highlight your event or program.

Changing Gallery

$600 (3-hr min.)
$400 (Non-profit)

Aptly named, the Changing Gallery is a generous space that lends itself to any event set-up. Whether a corporate luncheon, formal dinner, wedding and reception or a small intimate gathering, this space has the flexibility to accommodate various arrangements. (Standing Capacity: 125)

Break-Out Area

$500 (3-hr min.)
$350 (Non-profit)

This quiet space located on the Museum's second floor offers guests a private area for dinners, gatherings, and celebrations. With an adjoining exhibit area perfect for staging catered meals and additional seating, this flexible space can accommodate any set-up. (Capacity: 80)

Executive Boardroom

$550 (3-hr min.)
$450 (Non-profit)

Dressed with comfortable plush seating, large conference table, and outfitted with AV systems, our Executive Boardroom offers a large space with a luxurious view of the downtown cityscape. (Seats 20-35) 

Joint Center

$350 (3-hr min.)
$250 (Non-profit)

A smaller boardroom, the Joint Center provides a large space flooded with natural light from its wall of large windows. Versatility makes this space perfect for small meetings or gatherings. 

Main Lobby

$1,000 (3-hr min.)
$800 (Non-profit)

Located on our street-level entrance, the Main Lobby is a prime location offering a spacious, brightly-lit venue with a panoramic view of downtown Elm Street. (Standing Capacity: 225)


$275 (3-hr min.)
$200 (Non-profit)

Lecture hall style seating affords comfort and unobstructed view. Our two Classrooms are equipped with AV systems and are perfect for meetings, lectures, and workshops. (Seats 35/ea.)

Make every moment historic.

We're here to make your event a memorable and momentous occasion at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum! Whether a company event, business retreat, conference, birthday or family celebration, or even a wedding, we invite you to join us in this historic space to mark the moments in your life that count the most. 

Please contact [email protected] or 336-274-9199, Ext. 100 for more information, or click below.

*Please note that your request requires approval by the Rental Coordinator before moving forward with planning.

Submit Your Request Form

Catering Options

Preferred caterer information is available. Please note that the Museum does not have an eatery on-site.

NOTE: Only professional catering services may supply food and refreshments for any rental program in the Museum.

Event Services

Event planning and décor services are also available, including itinerary advice, table centerpieces, and more.

NOTE: Outside linens, live plants, or other items otherwise provided by the Museum are not permitted. 

Related Services & Fees

-a la carte-

Long Tables

$10 ea.

Round Tables 60' / 72'

$10 ea. / $15 ea.

Bistro Tables

$15 ea.

Chairs Folding / Padded

$3 ea. / $5 ea.

Linens (Black/White)

$12 ea.

Podium, Mic, & Speaker


A/V Projector/Screen


Additional Hour

(Price may vary based on space(s) selected.)

Set-Up & Clean-Up

(Price may vary based on space(s) selected.)


*Administrative after-hours charge will automatically apply for any program taking place before or after Museum regular operating hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.





IT Staff