Plan An Event
Whether you’re planning a business meeting for 40 or a gala reception for 400, Grounds For Sculpture’s state of the art facilities and dazzling location make it New Jersey’s premiere event destination.
Savvy meeting planners choose Grounds For Sculpture for business meetings, team-building retreats, conferences, cocktail outings, and client appreciation dinners. They understand the bottom line: inspired staff means successful and productive outcomes.
Whether your team is coming for work or play, Grounds For Sculpture is sure to inspire. We offer a variety of meeting and event spaces in the Seward Johnson Center for the Arts, at Rat’s Restaurant, and outside in the beauty of the park.
The Main Event Space
Easily our largest indoor hall, studded with art, gorgeous park views and every amenity you need.
The East Gallery
Expansive state-of-the-art space brimming with art and overlooking the “secret hedge-rooms.”
Brimming with romance, fine furnishings, and exquisite service, a true dining destination.
The Chef’s Table at Rat’s
Maximum of 10 for 7-course menu paired with wines.
Toad Hall Gallery
Adjacent to Rat’s Restaurant, this intimate gallery space lends sophistication to every event.
The Nine Muses
Our most popular in-park location for wedding and civil union ceremonies.
The Acer Courtyard
A lovely shaded grove of Japanese maples trees strung with twinkling fairy lights.
Overlooking the Lotus Pond, with stone terrace and a two-story view, all in the heart of the park.
A lovely outdoor setting providing a unique viewing experience.
The Seward Johnson Center for the Arts is a versatile contemporary facility suitable for weddings, retreats, meetings, corporate and private events. The simplicity of the design is accentuated by a picturesque view of the sculpture park and the large-scale sculptures indoors that lend a sophisticated museum ambience.
The Main Event Space and two smaller meeting rooms open to outdoor terraces. The East Gallery, our newest rental space, is a huge room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking secret hedge rooms, situated within an art-filled gallery with state of the art sound and lighting systems.
View our list of preferred caterers, florists, photographers, and musicians here.
- Select amenities for rentals at the Seward Johnson Center for the Arts:
- Admission fee included the day of your event
- Complimentary parking
- Complimentary Wireless internet
- Spacious coatroom and ample, clean restrooms
- 5 minutes from Hamilton train station, 10 minutes from Trenton train station
- 500 sq. foot dance floor (configured as needed)
Team-building and educational programs designed for corporate and private groups include a sculpture hunt in the park, private art workshops, and guided tours. For a current listing of available programs, please click here. For more information, please contact Cassandra Demski, Curator of Education, at (609) 586-0616.
Grounds For Sculpture offers companies the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to New Jersey’s premier cultural institution serving nearly 155,000 visitors annually. Companies can sponsor exhibits and programs or choose corporate partnerships. GFS looks forward to tailoring packages to meet corporate philanthropic and marketing goals.
Select from a menu of options including:
- Discounts on facility rentals Tuesday – Friday
- Discounts on special program boosters such as Sculpture Scavenger Hunts
- Free tour guides for your company’s event
- Enrollment in our free admission program for your employees
- Name recognition for sponsorship of Family Fun Event Days and Exhibitions
- Tickets to Opening Receptions and special events
- VIP options
To inquire about corporate partnership opportunities please contact Rhonda DiMascio at email@example.com or 609-586-0616 ext. 233.
Private group workshops can be arranged for corporations, teachers seeking professional development credits, or other groups. Corporate workshops feature a team-building component as well as hands-on art making. Previous private group workshops have included topics such as found object sculpture and stone sculptures. Please contact the Education Department for more information about arranging a private art workshop at firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Group Tours
Private group tours can be arranged for adult group, senior groups, scout groups, corporate groups and more for a small fee. Each Volunteer Docent can take a maximum of 15 people per tour and multiple Volunteer Docents can be arranged based on the size of your group. For further questions, or to schedule a tour, please contact the Tour Coordinator at email@example.com