Space Rentals

Consider the Albany Institute of History & Art for your next conference, business meeting, reception, bridal shower, anniversary party, and more.

The Albany Institute of History & Art offers a unique setting for entertaining in downtown Albany. Experience how our diverse spaces and customized rental packages can make your event unforgettable. We cater to groups of many sizes, from the most intimate of parties to corporate receptions.

For more information about rental opportunities, please review our information packet.

The Atrium

Linking the museum's historic buildings, this modern three-story spectacular glass enclosure captures the grand atmosphere of the Albany Institute and allows patrons to view the unique landscape of Albany from the comfort of the indoors. Equipped with room for a bar, café tables, food stations, and music ensembles, the atrium fits any event arrangement while maintaining an intimate atmosphere.

Size of venue: 2,250 square feet
Capacity: 200

The Rice House

On the National Register of Historic Places, this once-privately owned residence includes four rooms and a second-floor balcony that evoke the elegance of historic nineteenth-century Albany.

Size of venue: 1,575 square feet
Capacity: 80 
Tables: 7-8 60" round, 10 seats each

The Key Cultural Center

Designed with meetings in mind, the Key Cultural Center is furnished with technological amenities such as a drop-down projection screen, high-speed wireless internet, and a built-in public address system.

Size of venue: 1,600 square feet
Capacity: 120
Theater Style: 120
Tables: 10 60" round, 10 seats each

Need Something Special? Ask.

We offer space rentals seven days a week. Your group can request access to galleries and the museum shop (including visits after our regular hours), a docent tour, and a choice of several menu options from approved caterers. All spaces are handicap accessible, and use of our electronic equipment and furniture is included.

To learn more about our space rental options, call the Development Office at (518) 463-4478, ext. 402 or email Ellie Burhans at