Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering the AACA Museum as your wedding and reception venue. The Museum offers a unique and entertaining venue from start to finish. Please note that because the Museum is open to the public from 9-5PM daily, all events must have a start time of at least 5:30pm.
As soon as your guests turn in our drive way, they will immediately know that this will not be the “typical wedding”. The AACA Museum is a stunning 70,000 square foot building that has hosted some of the most beautiful and elegant weddings & events in Central Pennsylvania. We are a Smithsonian affiliated Museum that houses a world class car collection valued in the millions. You and your guests will be treated to a true night at the Museum experience because during your wedding we close the doors to everyone except your party.
Wedding ceremonies typically take place in our beautiful 2nd floor Rotunda. This circular shaped room is adorned with two elegantly arched floor to ceiling windows and will serve as the perfect backdrop to your ceremony. After your vows, your guests will be escorted in to our Main Gallery, located just off the lobby, for a cocktail reception. Guests will enjoy mixing and mingling as they take a trip through time and across the country in our gorgeous "Sea to Shining Sea" exhibit.
For the final elements of your weddings, we will then invite your guests to a third location of the Museum, our Lower Level Gallery. It is in this lower level that we will set your tables and dance floor so that you can celebrate into the night with dinner and dancing.
Your rental fee includes all of the following:
On-site event coordinator.
Museum Staff and security approximated to the amount of guests.
Full Museum access.
Tables, chairs and dance floor .
Event set-up and tear down. .
Onsite parking. .
Use of our 1950's drive-in movie theatre. .
Electronic road sign welcoming your guests
Not included in our rental costs are items typically provided by contracted caterers. For example, food, beverages, bartender, linens and stem wear. The Museum's list of preferred caterers is available on our web page. The Museum does allow caterers not found on this list to cater an event however they must first be approved by a member of the Sales Department prior to the event and be able to show proof of insurance.
The Museum does not currently hold a liquor license. If you choose the Museum as your venue, you may purchase your own alcohol for consumption during your event. This step could literally save you thousands of dollars on alcohol. Please keep this in mind when calculating your costs. As per regulation by the LCB, all alcohol service must be provided by a TIPS trained bartender contracted by your caterer. Bar service must be concluded 1 hour prior the conclusion of your event, no later than 10 pm. Any alcohol entering the building must remain in the building until the NEXT business day when it may be retrieved. Absolutely no alcohol is permitted to leave the Museum after an event!
Again, thank you for your interest in our Museum! Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions or you wish to schedule your own no obligation site tour of the building.