Burpee Special Event Rental Room

Rental Space

Events Rental Space at Burpee

Enjoy your Baby Shower, Wedding Shower, Family Reunion, or another elegant party at the Barnes Mansion or inside the Burpee Museum! Burpee presents a picturesque and practical setting for your event.  From beautiful riverfront views, to hip urban cocktail spaces, to spacious banquet halls. 

Rental Services

Event patrons may enjoy the museum on the day of your event, free of charge, during normal museum operating hours. Tables and chairs are included in your rental and will be set up to your specifications. Burpee staff will be on site throughout the event including guest services and facilities and custodial staff. Projectors and screens are available. 


Burpee Museum is excited to share our Preferred Vendors  for rentals. 

  • ABC Catering
  • Prairie Street Brewing
  • Event Floral
Barnes Mansion

The Barnes Mansion was build in the late 1800’s, and we have kept the original woodwork, and craftsmanship throughout the building. The mansion is known for high ceilings, open rooms, and its elegance. 

The Barnes Mansion holds elegant parties, and helps create an atmosphere that you will never forget! 

This space will holds a max of 50 people (seating depending on event), we will provide tables and chairs, and our event liaison to help with your event.  

Burpee Museum will not provide linens.  
Mahlburg Auditorium

The Mahlburg Auditorium is perfect for larger events like corporate lunches, company workshops, wedding ceremony’s (ect.) that need more space. The auditorium can hold a max of  150 people (seating depending on event)!

Riverview Room & Terrace

Burpee Museum still has room for bigger events! Located on the riverfront, the Riverview Room and auditorium can hold a max of  250 people (seating depending on event). This amazing space is perfect for wedding receptions, large birthday, school dances or graduation parties.