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Café, Private Dining Room, & Fraser Courtyard

The café and adjoining spaces on the main floor are available for organizations or to the public for special events. These spaces are available to book outside of the museum's public hours. Catering must be ordered from the Museum Café as part of the event. Please note, the museum does not book weddings.


The café can accommodate up to 52 guests and includes the
private dining room as part of the rental to accommodate a total
of 100 guests.

Private Dining Room

The private dining room can accommodate up to 48 guests.

Fraser Courtyard

The café’s outdoor courtyard can accommodate up to 60 guests.


Evenings 6PM–10PM
(only available outside of museum's public hours of operation)

Café, Private Dining Room, and Fraser Courtyard $1,000.00
Café & Private Dining Room $750.00
Fraser Courtyard $750.00
Private Dining Room $500.00
Add a portable sound system $250.00

Rates include manpower and standard room furniture. Time required for setup and teardown must be included in your time booked. Extra charges apply for additional tables and specialty items. Rates do not include GST.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Exhibition, Special Event, Class, Reading, Meeting
Disciplines Music, Theatre
Restrictions On Use Weddings The Royal Alberta Museum does not book wedding ceremonies, receptions or photography sessions. Weddings including receptions and ceremonies are not permitted on the museum grounds. Photography sessions on the grounds are permitted. No reservations. No charge. It is important to note that the grounds are open for the public to enjoy. All patrons are asked to be courteous. Outdoor Photography Sessions The outside museum grounds are operated by Alberta Infrastructure and are open to the public for their enjoyment. Wedding ceremonies and receptions are not permitted on the grounds. However, the grounds may be used for photography sessions at no cost provided that special setup or props are not required. The outside grounds operate on a first come, first serve basis. Please be aware that this is a government facility and should the need arise for official government use, parties may be asked to relocate. Indoor Photography Sessions The Royal Alberta Museum does not book photography sessions. Tripods are not permitted in the building. Pictures of photographs or paintings are not permitted. Flash photography is not permitted. Photography sessions are not permitted to interfere with visitors to the Royal Alberta Museum.


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book


Hours Of Operation Museum hours: DAILY 10am - 5pm THURS 10am - 8pm Bookings Available: After museum hours (6pm - 11pm)
Rental Policy Please contact our office to discuss your event requirements and available dates. We will provide you with a quote and you'll have the opportunity to place the date on hold for a maximum of two weeks. Additional charges may be added to the quote if additional equipment or time is required. The event will be considered confirmed once you have signed the rental agreement and have paid your deposit. If the event has not been confirmed after two weeks, the date will become available to other inquiries. Appropriate Events It is crucial to the operation of our building to ensure that facility rentals do not interfere with visitors to the Royal Alberta Museum. All events taking place at the museum, when the building is open to the public, must be family-appropriate. Any event content that could be considered controversial must be discussed with the museum prior to booking the event. The museum reserves the right to cancel your booking at any point without refund if the content is inappropriate for the museum's audience. Insurance You are required to obtain general liability insurance coverage in the amount of $2,000,000.00. If you are offering alcohol service to your guests, your liability insurance must include coverage of claims arising from the serving of alcohol and the related risks. You are required to provide proof of insurance two weeks prior to the event. Cancelling Your Event Our cancellation policy states that the deposit paid is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another date. If a booking is cancelled within 10 days prior to the event date, 50% of the rental fee is due and owing. If the event is cancelled within 5 days of the event date, 100% of the rental fee is due and owing. Arranging For Catering The Museum Café is the sole caterer for the Royal Alberta Museum. Contact us to arrange for catering as part of your room rental. Alcohol Services Cash bar and host bar services are available to book with us in conjunction with appropriate room rentals. Corkage bars are not permitted. We do not allow homemade wine or beer to be brought in to any events. For more information, or to book your next event, please contact
Cancellation Policy Our cancellation policy states that the deposit paid is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another date. If a booking is cancelled within 10 days prior to the event date, 50% of the rental fee is due and owing. If the event is cancelled within 5 days of the event date, 100% of the rental fee is due and owing.
Open to last minute space requests. true
Booking Requirements Deposit, Proof of liability insurance required, Lease agreement
Rental Personnel Security, Call for addtl rental personnel, Rates include some or all personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Sound technician, Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card
Options -
Other Allowed Activities Street shoes, Rosin use, Alcohol permitted

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions -
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Outdoor, Ice water dispenser, cafe set up, full catering and bar available
Technology Cell service, Internet access, WiFi
Flooring -
Stage Configuration N/A
Stage Dimensions -
Seating capacity 52
Seating Flexible seating, Cafe seats 52 / Private Dining Room seats 48 / Fraser Courtyard seats 60

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Natural lighting/windows
Furniture Chairs, Tables
Amenities -
Instruments and Accessories -
Audio Equipment Sound system, MP3/auxiliary input
Video/Film Equipment -
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking, Paid garage/lot parking, Loading dock
Accessibility Elevator, Patron restrooms
Audience Services Vending machines, Restrooms
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Exhibition $250 - - -
Special Event $250 - - -
Class $250 - - -
Reading $250 - - -
Meeting $250 - - -

This space was last updated on Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 9:35AM