Venue hire


The Musée Ariana makes some of its spaces available to be hired privately for prestigious events. Located in Geneva, city of culture, the Ariana welcomes you to enjoy its outstanding venue where ceramic art meets glassware and stained glass. Set within a magnificent park, this major European museum offers an ideal location for your meetings and working groups during the daytime as well as your evening receptions.  

Our dedicated private event coordination team is at your service and ready to assist you in preparing for all your special occasions. With many years of experience in this competitive field, we will work alongside you to take care of the administrative aspects of organising your event.

The Ariana can put you in touch with suitable technicians and reputable caterers with the capacity to fulfil your requirements while also safeguarding the museum’s historic setting and cultural vocation.  

Grand hall depuis la galerie
© Richard Powles Brown

Great hall

ATTENTION: Unfortunately, for technical and organizational reasons, the rental of the Grand Hall is temporarily suspended until further notice.

The Musée Ariana’s great hall makes an ideal backdrop for prestigious evening events. Featuring majestic vaulting, this venue will impress guests with its marble colonnades and its dome, both of which testify to the influence of Italian palazzo-style architecture. Its ostentatious splendour, insisted upon by collector and patron of the arts Gustave Revilliod, is particularly suitable for cocktail parties (for up to 350 people) and gala dinners (for up to 220 people).

For events with up to 50 people, the gallery overlooking the ground floor provides a more intimate atmosphere. Proud to be one of Europe’s leading museums devoted to ceramics and glass, the Ariana allows guests to enjoy free access to the rooms containing its permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, included in the hire of the great hall.

Guided tours are available upon request.

Only in french:

  Information pack and conditions of hire

Municipal regulations for hiring out venue space within the Musée Ariana to third parties

Price: CHF 25,000. This amount includes the sum of CHF 5,000 to be paid as a deposit and to cover the administrative costs.

Included in the price
- Access to rooms containing permanent and temporary exhibitions
- Provision of security staff responsible for the building and the museum’s collections
- Post-event cleaning

Not included in the price
Caterer, technical production, furniture, cloakroom and decorations: catering, technical production, furniture, the cloakroom service and any items of decoration are not covered by the Musée Ariana. However, the service providers suggested by the museum will do all they can to meet your most exacting requirements.
Guided tours (in French, German or English)are subject to an additional charge at a rate of CHF 150 per group of 20 people (length of tour: 20 to 30 minutes)

Capacity: 220 people for seated dinners, 350 people for cocktail parties, including service and security staff.
Available for setting up from 3 p.m. and clearing away until 1 a.m. the following day.
Access to the museum for guests: from 6.30 p.m. for cocktail parties and 7.30 p.m. for seated dinners.
Usable floor space: approx. 500 m2

Multi-purpose room

The multi-purpose room can accommodate a variety of events in the daytime during the Musée Ariana’s opening hours. It is fully equipped and can be adapted for meetings, workshops in small groups and presentations with video projection for up to 60 people.

 Information pack and conditions of hire

Only in french:

    Municipal regulations for hiring out venue space within the Musée Ariana to third parties

    Price: CHF 1,000 per day

    Meetings: 25 people (seated)
    Conferences: 50 people (seated)
    Gatherings: 60 people (standing)

    Maximum capacity (any configuration): 60 people
    Availability: from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Total floor space: 80 m2

    Included in the price:
    - Furniture for meetings and conferences
    - Post-event cleaning

    Not included in the price:
    Caterer: catering is not covered by the Musée Ariana. Our restaurant is temporarily closed.
    Groups of more than 20 people have the option to make a booking at Le Vieux Bois or CICR, both restaurants being just a stone’s throw from the museum.

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    The room is equipped with the following:

    • 1 retractable screen
    • 1 projector
    • 4 microphones and 1 standing microphone
    • 2 loudspeakers
    • 1 mixing desk
    • 1 flip chart
    • 1 speaker’s podium
    • 50 chairs and 8 tables
    • 2 movable coat racks
      The site has broadband Wi-Fi, with the option of a secure connection upon request.


    Great hall

    We encourage you to book the date for your event as far in advance as possible. In practice, most of our clients contact us between 4 and 12 months before the event takes place. For the booking to be approved, the organiser is kindly asked to provide full information including the practical and technical details of the event, and to pay a deposit of CHF 5,000 to cover the administrative costs. The venue hire agreement must be signed no later than 4 weeks before the date of the event.

     Download the venue hire request form

    Multi-purpose room

    We encourage you to book the date for your event as far in advance as possible. Most of our clients contact us between 3 and 6 months before the event takes place. The room booking is confirmed upon payment of CHF 1,000.

    Download the multi-purpose room booking request form

    Important information Show content

    Please note:

    • For the great hall, amplified or electrified music is not allowed inside the museum due to the fragility of its collections.
    • Sound levels in the multi-purpose room must not disturb the museum’s visitors and public activities in the area around the room.
    • >The Musée Ariana’s park is not included among the areas available for use during private events. No tents may be set up in the outdoor spaces adjacent to the museum.
    • Private events are subject to restrictions regarding layout, technical elements and decorations, for the safety of participants and the protection of the estate. Notably, all decorations must be free-standing.
    • No advertising or publicity images are allowed, either inside or outside the building.
    • The indoor areas of the Musée Ariana are non-smoking throughout.
    • The Musée Ariana is not available to be hired for personal events such as weddings.


    By car
    - Car park : Nations (payable)
    - Please note: no parking is allowed on the Avenue de la Paix
    The only vehicles authorised to park alongside the museum are those being used by people with reduced mobility and by service providers.

    By public transport (TPG)
    Bus 5 - 8 - 11 - 18 - 22 - F - V - Z, Tram 15 (“Nations” stop)


    For technical visits or any questions regarding private events, please send an email to the private events coordination team at: ariana-events(at)