Private Event Rental

Located in downtown St. Louis at 6th and Washington, the National Blues Museum is a unique event space for private and corporate events.

We have two event rental spaces:
The Lumière Place Legends Room
The Scott and Diane McCuaig and Family Gallery.
Please see below for more information (room rental prices, additions and more)


The National Blues Museum offers our Lumiere Place Legends Room for rental. This space is subject to availability due our concert calendar and will need to be booked further in advance. Please inquire below about renting the Lumière Place Legends Room.
** Additional costs may be associated with the use of this room due to the stage and full sound system.
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The Scott and Diane McCuaig and Family Gallery:

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Click Here for more photos of the spaces

Rental Fee

Please call our Events Manager at 314-925-0016 ext. 439 or email to ask about non-profit pricing.

**We also offer Day Rentals with special pricing Monday- Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm and Sunday from 12:00-3:00pm for $750 for a 3 hour rental.


A security deposit/down payment of $1,000 made payable to National Blues Museum is required and due thirty (30) days prior to the event with your contract for your event. This down payment will reserve the event space and date. The remaining balance will be due fourteen (14) days prior to the event.


Additional Rental Fees

The museum has 8ft tables, 66” round tables, 36” round tables and 30” round tall tables that can be rented for $5 a table along with chairs ($1 a chair). Linens can be rented for $10 a piece.

Please contact Casey Jolley, Sales and Events Manager with any questions (
Additional rentals (chairs, tables and linens) will need to be brought into the museum by the renter.


The National Blues Museum recommends SugarFire Catering, Snarf’s Sandwiches, Taze Mediterranean Street Food, Orlando’s Catering and Robust Wine Bar.

  • To contact these caterers, please contact
    – Heather at SugarFire at
    – Louis Quigle at Snarf’s at
    – Lisa Cain at Taze Mediterranean Street Food at
    – Orlando’s Catering at 314-638-6660 ext. 1004


The National Blues Museum has a full service bar with different options for your private event including an open bar, consumption bar and cash bar.

**We do require a security guard be present for all event rentals that include a bar ($100)
Click here to see the full list of bar options

Live Music:

If you are looking for a performing artist to complete your event, click here to see a list of local artists we recommend.


If you are looking for gorgeous floral centerpieces or accent pieces for your event at the National Blues Museum, we recommend Flowers to the People.
Contact Bridget at or 314-762-0422 for more information.

Private Events FAQs

Is admission to the museum included with my facility rental?

No, entry into the Museum is not included in the cost of the facility rental.

Admission to the Museum can be added to your facility rental for an additional cost of $12 a person. No food or drinks will be allowed into the museum.

Can we bring in our own food and/or use our own catering company?

Click here for more details on catering options.
The National Blues Museum recommends SugarFire Smoke House, Snarf’s Sandwiches, Orlando’s Catering and Taze Mediterranean Street Food for catering. Your group can bring in a different catering company for a charge of $150 but they will be required to bring all the necessary equipment for the event and they must be here to set up, work the event and clean up after the event.

We have our own bar and bar options for your special event. Click here to see our bar options.
Please contact us for more information.

Can we decorate?

Of course you can, we want all of our guests to have a great experience at the National Blues Museum. We ask that only the staff of The National Blues Museum rearrange and move any furnishings, including artwork, antiques or seating. No nails, screws, staples or penetrating items should be used on our walls or fine wood. Any tape or gummed backing materials must be properly removed and any wall damage will be charged to the renter. No glitter, foil or confetti or candles are allowed on site.

If you are looking for gorgeous floral centerpieces or accent pieces for your event at the National Blues Museum, we recommend Flowers to the People.
Contact Bridget at or 314-762-0422 for more information.

How long do we have use of the space?

You will have up to 4 hours for the rental space. Events need to end by midnight and must be cleaned up that night. Please coordinate with museum staff about dropping off items for event set-up before your event. Items can be dropped off one (1) hour prior to your event start time. Please let us know if you need more time and we will try to accommodate you accordingly.

Do you offer a discounted day rate to rent the Lumiere Place Legends Room?

We do offer an “Off Peak Hour” rate from 10:00-3:00 Monday – Friday and 12:00-3:00 on Sunday’s while the museum is open for $750 for a 3 hour rental of the Lumiere Place Legends Room. Events must be finished by 3:00pm on those days.

Do you offer a non-profit rate?

There is a $500 discount for non-profit businesses and groups that rent either space at night. Our day rates cannot be discounted.

Do you offer a corporate rental rate?

Businesses may buy a corporate membership (a $500 membership) to the museum to receive a discount on museum rentals. Please email Casey Jolley, Sales & Events Manager, at for more information.

Contact us for more information or to book your next event at