FAQs

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What does the rental fee include?

Rental of the Pabst Mansion includes the Mansion interior (see options in rental information section), Mansion exterior (front terrace and grounds), Pabst Mansion parking lot(s), staffing of the gift shop and museum to provide information to guests, as well as limited tables and chairs that are available on site.
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What is the $300 security deposit for?

The security deposit secures the museum from damage caused to the building or the collections as a result of the renter and/or caterer. The deposit will also cover time over-runs. The deposit is refunded within 10 business days following the event if there has been no damage or time over-runs and all the conditions of the contract were met.
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Are children allowed in the Mansion?

Yes. However, children should be accompanied by an adult at ALL times to prevent personal injury and damage to the museum.
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Do I have to use an approved caterer?

Yes. Our approved caterers are familiar with our client/caterer guidelines and have experience hosting different types of events at the Pabst Mansion. It is only for rare special circumstances reviewed on a case-by-case basis a licensed caterer not on the approved list can be utilized, but additional meetings and instruction are required.
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Is the Pabst Mansion available for renting year round?

Yes, rentals are possible in all four seasons at the Pabst Mansion, with the only regular blackout dates occurring during the setup and takedown for the nationally recognized holiday display A Grand Avenue Christmas in early/mid-November and early January.
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Does the Pabst Mansion have a large hall or ballroom space available?

No, there is not a ballroom or large hall in the Mansion able to accommodate more than 40 people at any one given time.
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Is the Pabst Mansion able to accommodate guests at a rental with mobility issues?

Yes, there is a modern passenger elevator that can transport guests from the ground level to all of the floors available for rent.
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Is a membership required to rent the Pabst Mansion?

No, it is not required, but opening a membership at the Grand Circle or Comet level will result in a discount of the rental fee, and allow you to enjoy the many benefits a membership provides for a full year!