Bring your event to life
The Mint Museum has been the unique backdrop for many high end corporate events over the years. Nike Jordan Brands chose Mint Museum Uptown to fulfill its needs for a unique, indoor space to build a half court basketball court, a sneaker museum, and an apparel store during the 2019 NBA Basketball Weekend in Charlotte. Over the course of 3 days, the museum hosted over 10,000 of their guests making it the largest single event in the city, outside the game itself.
The Mint Museum has also hosted several large corporate events over the last few years:
• Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper selected the museum for an international press conference to announce being awarded the 30th MLS franchise.
• Google/Lowes hosted their first national Cloud Developer’s Day in Charlotte.
• Lexus Financial hosted their top southeast clients, and showcased their newest models inside the museum.
• Jim Beam Distillery hosted their wholesalers educational series.
Corporate Clients Enjoy:
• Complimentary use of our audiovisual equipment and wireless network*
• Convenient underground parking in the Duke Energy Center uptown and complimentary parking at Randolph Road
• Reduced gallery admission and docent tours
• Complimentary use of the Mint’s tables
• Opportunities for multiple event discounts
• Gift recommendations and corporate member discounts in the Museum Shop
• Corporate Leadership Circle benefits
• D2 Production Services is the Mint’s audio-visual in-house contractor available for additional needs.
We offer our clients many of the same support elements that would be found in a convention center or premium hotel. Mint Museum Uptown is in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, while Mint Museum Randolph boast a large front lawn in the historic Eastover neighborhood. At either location, Hotels, restaurants, public transportation, and parking all within walking distance of the museum. We have a team of premier audio visual experts that can fully execute your event from start to finish, or work in collaboration with your existing vendors. Our caterers, security staff, housekeeping personnel, and guest service support can be contracted to provide personalized and professional services. Our sales specialists are well versed at working with you, your production companies, and vendors to create the most unique events.
Mint Museum Uptown
Mint Museum Uptown houses an internationally-renowned Craft + Design Collection, as well as outstanding collections of American, Modern & Contemporary, and European art. Designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston, the ve-story, 145,000-square-foot facility combines inspiring architecture with groundbreaking exhibitions to provide visitors with memorable educational and cultural experiences. Located in the heart of Charlotte’s center city, Mint Museum Uptown is an integral part of Levine Center for the Arts, a cultural campus that includes the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, the Knight Theater, and the Duke Energy Center. The museum features a range of visitor amenities, including a 240-seat auditorium, a hands-on family gallery, studios, restaurant, and Museum Shop.
ROBERT HAYWOOD MORRISON ATRIUM
The five-story atrium is available to host private events. This grand space features a 60- by 60-foot glass wall overlooking Levine Avenue for the Arts and the Knight Theater. The dramatic interior includes richly stained hardwood doors and a wood slat ceiling. The atrium showcases the fascinating four-story textile work by artist Sheila Hicks, Mega Footprint Near the Hutch (May I Have This Dance?), and a monumental canvas by Sam Francis, Untitled (Sea rst).
Foragers by Summer Wheat has transformed the Robert Haywood Morrison Atrium with colorful “stained-glass” panels that cover all 96 windows. The installation will be on view though September 6, 2022.
SALLY AND BILL VAN ALLEN TERRACE AND CARROLL ENTRYWAY
This sheltered terrace offers open-air views of Charlotte’s cityscape, the Mint’s interactive grand staircase, and the beautiful architecture of Levine Center for the Arts. Guests start in the Carroll Entryway, home to the Mint’s signature Royal Blue Mint Chandelier by glass artist Dale Chihuly and other works from the Mint’s permanent collection. These spaces are not available as standalone rentals.
JAMES B. DUKE AUDITORIUM
The auditorium is located just off the atrium. The theater is fully equipped with included modern audio and video features,* a mezzanine, and multiple entrances, this space is perfect to host lectures, symposia, music performances, and films. Glass artist Tom Patti’s commission Spectral Boundary spans two doors as part of the auditorium‘s inner wall, and the wood, rubber, and steel sculpture vinge.segla adorns the other side.
The Expansion Space located on the level five is a unique hybrid industrial style event space that hosts both Mint special exhibits, and a variety of events. In addition to being used as an exhibition space, the 7,500 square foot room has been used for galas, fashion shows, weddings, and holiday parties. The space also works well in a tandem form with the Silverman Grand Room and Trustees Terrace. The combination of the entire level five space can host a reception style event for several hundred guests.
This multipurpose space on the mezzanine level features natural light, streetscape views, state-of-the-art technology,* and a dynamic view of the Chihuly chandelier along with other works of art.
An executive meeting room or lunch space with state-of-the-art technology, overlooking the streetscape and Halcyon restaurant.
The museum’s permanent collection and special exhibition galleries can also be opened after hours to allow guests to tour the facility privately.
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Mint Museum Randolph
Located in what was the original branch of the United States Mint, Mint Museum Randolph opened in 1936 in Charlotte’s Eastover neighborhood as the state’s first art museum. Today, in a beautiful park setting, intimate galleries invite visitors to engage with the art of the ancient Americas, ceramics and decorative arts, fashion, European and African art, among other collections. Resources include a reference library with over 18,000 volumes, a theater featuring lectures and performances, and a museum shop offering merchandise that complements both the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some capacity measurements and procedures have been altered.
NANCY A. AND J. MASON WALLACE ATRIUM
The atrium, featuring natural vegetation and floor-to-ceiling views of the terrace, gardens, park, and sunlit or starry skies, hosts private events after 6 PM. Rental includes the front terrace, which can be tented. Additional space is available for tenting in front of the building.
This gallery on the museum’s Upper Level is a unique setting for art lovers featuring glass-enclosed showcases of work from the Mint’s extensive and renowned Decorative Arts Collection. Events in the Delhom Gallery must take place outside of the museum’s operating hours.
VAN EVERY AUDITORIUM
The auditorium, located just behind the atrium, is a circular theater with multiple entrances in the round with audio and video features and multiple entrances ideal for lectures, music performances, and film screenings. The space is equipped with a removable podium with attached microphone, a projector, and a screen.
This versatile space, on the Lower Level, features Star Gallery works of art by local students (during the school year) and kitchen access. It can accommodate 80 people theater style, 72 for a seated meal, 36 in classroom style or 30 people board style. It is an ideal venue for smaller seated dinners, corporate meetings, retreats, and seminars.
The entire Lower Level, including the atrium, auditorium, Ivey forum, and Heritage Gallery, which details the museum’s history and features beautiful glass-enclosed works of art.
Our historic terrace with views of the Mint’s original 1836 façade capped off by the museum’s signature golden eagle. The Eagle Terrace is not available as a stand-alone rental.
The museum’s permanent collection and special exhibition galleries can also be opened after hours to allow guests to conduct a private, self-guided tour the museum.
Our stunning and spacious front lawn is available to rent for outdoor functions. The grounds are surrounded by foliage and gardens that are maintained by the Charlotte Garden Club. Renters are able to tent the lawn in order to provide privacy and protection from the elements. This is not a stand-alone rental, so renters must also choose an indoor space to rent for access to the catering kitchen and indoor restrooms.
This educational gallery that surrounds the Van Every Auditorium tells the illustrious history of the Mint Museum from inception to present day. This space is not a stand alone rental, and must be rented along with another space.
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