Gallery Rental

Rent the Historic Galleries at the Lyme Art Association for Your Next Special Event

The Lyme Art Association’s historic building and galleries offer a superb setting for small to mid-size wedding receptions, birthday parties, showers, fundraisers, business meetings, conferences, and other special events. 

Four beautiful galleries and conveniently located off I-95, Exit 70 in historic Old Lyme, Connecticut, the Lyme Art Association offers year-round availability for your next special event.

“Our Board of Directors were extremely complimentary of everything and loved the artwork.  It was a beautiful location and your recommendations for caterer, gifts, and pianist were excellent.  I would not hesitate to recommend them or the Lyme Art Association to anyone who asked.”

Gallery Dimensions:

  • Foyer Gallery: 20 x 20
  • South & North Gallery (Foster Caddell & Cooper-Ferry Galleries): 33½ x 24
  • Center Gallery (Cole Gallery): 34 x 24
  • Back, Sunken Gallery (Goodman Gallery): 34 x 24

Evening rental fees (after 5pm) are $1,500. Exclusive use of the gallery for daytime rental may be available and quotes are given by request (usually $2,500). We require a ten percent deposit for booking.

In normal conditions, we can accommodate approximately 130 guests.

We do not do any catering. We encourage you to use one of our preferred caterers (Coffees Country Market, Gourmet Galley, and A Thyme to Cook), but you are welcome to use the caterer and rental company of your choice. 

Click to view/download a PDF of the Gallery Floor Plan

For more information, contact Elsbeth Dowd, Development Manager

“We had the perfect, fairy tale wedding at the Lyme Art Association. The gallery is spacious and airy … If you are having a small wedding this facility is a wonderful and unique choice!” (see more at

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