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A Historic Site and Beautiful Event Venue in Bucks County

The James A. Michener Art Museum, named for Doylestown’s Pulitzer-Prize winning author and philanthropist, is ideally located in the heart of scenic Bucks County.

Restored Historic Site

The museum is housed in a beautifully restored historic site that began in 1884 as the Bucks County prison. Today, the Michener has been transformed into a welcoming center of culture and beauty, providing a dramatic and elegant setting to entertain guests. The Michener offers a truly unique experience for all occasions:

  • Weddings
  • Gala Dinners
  • Cocktail Receptions
  • Corporate Meetings and Seminars
  • Luncheon Receptions
  • Bridal Showers

During your celebration you and your guests may stroll through the museum galleries. Formal tours of the galleries can be arranged for your event with an experienced docent.

The Michener is conveniently located in Doylestown near New Hope, PA, and is about an hour from the Philadelphia area and two hours from New York.

The venue is completely accessible, air-conditioned and offers ample free parking. Audio-visual equipment is available upon request. Specified discounts are available to nonprofit organizations, individual members and Corporate Business Partners.

Event Spaces

Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion

Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion

  • 2,500 square-foot light-filled, all-glass structure
  • 4,500 square-foot outdoor courtyard space for ceremonies and receptions
  • Accessible by indoor connection to the galleries and by a separate garden entrance
  • Banquet seating for 160 with dancing
  • Theater-style seating for 200
  • Flexible space to incorporate indoor, and outdoor concepts as well as to accommodate inclement weather

Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden Terrace

  • Adjacent to museum galleries and Edgar N. Putnam Event Pavilion
  • Choice location for outdoor wedding ceremonies and cocktail hour
  • 150+ for a cocktail reception (minimal seating)

Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden Terrace

Grand Entrance Hall

Grand Entrance Hall

  • 200 max. for a sit-down, served reception (no dancing)
  • 160 max. for a sit-down, served reception with dancing
  • 200+ for cocktail reception (minimal seating)

*Terrace can accommodate up to 40-by-60-foot tent to be provided by client through an approved vendor of the Michener Art Museum.

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