Josephine Sculpture Park is an inspiring place to hold your next event! The grounds and sculptures will provide a unique setting for corporate events, receptions, birthday parties, reunions and weddings. JSP is open everyday from dawn until dusk. Events at Josephine Sculpture Park are limited to 250 people.
Small get-togethers, such as children’s birthday parties, are mostly excluded from the fee schedule below, unless you want to reserve the date so that no other events will be reserved for that specific day, or unless you wish to reserve the amphitheatre, or barn, etc. In other words, if you just want to bring your family and friends out for a small birthday party, you are welcome to do so at no charge. We do request a donation be made to JSP for any amount you are able to donate. Please check with the JSP events calendar to be sure there are no other event conflicts for that day.
Basic rates, available facilities and deposit information are provided below, please contact us for specific date inquiries and additional questions, or to make your reservation. JSP staff will be on site during private events and will also provide parking direction, facilities monitoring and golf cart assistance as needed.
Grounds only: includes 30 acre sculpture park, use of picnic tables, amphitheatre and 2 restrooms at the visitor’s center.
less than 50 people: $225 51-125 people: $400 126-250 people: $750
Full Tobacco Barn Wedding/Reception: includes the grounds amenities listed above plus use of the Historic tobacco barn (38.5’ W x 69.5’ L).
any size group: $1200 plus fee listed above
Half “Art Barn” Wedding/Reception: includes the grounds amenities listed above plus use of half of the barn which includes a small kitchenette, refrigerator, commercial sink and electricity inside the barn. A partition will block the studio side of the barn. (not available during COVID)
any size group: $600 plus fee listed above
Half “Art Barn” Birthday: includes the grounds amenities listed above plus use of half of the barn which includes a commercial sink and electricity inside the barn. Remaining portion of barn will be in use by JSP artists and will be roped off. (not available during COVID)
50 people or less: $250
Half “Art Barn” for Catering only: includes the grounds amenities listed above plus use of half of the barn which includes a commercial sink and electricity inside the barn. Remaining portion of barn will be in use by JSP artists and will be roped off.
Catering staff only inside barn: $250
Guided art or nature workshops and tours may be added to any event for an additional fee. Contact JSP staff for additional information specific to your event.
If you are interested in hosting a corporate event, retreat or meeting at JSP or if you represent a non-profit organization and are interested in hosting a fundraiser at JSP, please contact us for special rates and specific rental agreement regulations.
Additional Items Available for Rent from JSP:
Pop-up tents: includes JSP staff assistance placing 10×10 pop-up tents anywhere in the park.
Add $25.00 for each tent rental.
Chairs: A variety of chairs are available for rent from JSP and include some folding chairs and some stackable chairs. This is definitely an “eclectic” blend of chairs and may not be suitable for every occasion, please ask for photos if you are considering this option.
Add $3 per chair rental.
Tables: A variety of tables are also available and rental rates include set up and take down by JSP staff.
Add $8 per 6’x3′ folding table.
Add $30 per bar table or banquet table (sizes vary).
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due to hold a date. This will be applied to the final fee. A refundable damage/cleaning deposit of $100 is also due with the final payment. Final payment is due no later than forty-five (45) days before the event.
JSP is a 30 acre public sculpture park exhibiting nearly 70 large sculptures and graffiti murals. Walking paths are mowed throughout the year for exploring the park’s exhibition and the natural wildlife as well. The park is equipped with an intimate amphitheatre (electricity accessible), picnic areas with tables, public restroom facilities and a small visitors center.
Reservations are subject to the activities of Josephine Sculpture Park and no other events will be scheduled during park events or programming.
Music / Catering / Chairs & Tents:
It is your responsibility to make reservations for music, catering, chair and tent rental, etc. This should all be communicated and confirmed with JSP staff. You may book any service provider you like.
Access to the grounds for photos during your event or in conjunction with your event is included in the rental fee. Contact us to register your photographer and schedule a session in advance if necessary.
JSP is primarily an outdoor venue. Reservations are rain or shine. Fees will not be refunded due to inclement weather. It is the responsibility of the renter to provide a plan for contingency with tenting or an alternative location in case of inclement weather. Please also note that there is very little sheltered space, unless you are renting the barn so bring umbrellas if it is wet and sunscreen or hats when it is sunny.
The renter is responsible for cleaning the grounds after the event, which must be completed by noon the following day or the damage/cleaning deposit will be forfeited. JSP will handle garbage and recycling disposal as part of the rental agreement.
Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas, and is not permitted inside any of the park buildings. Do not deposit cigarette butts on the ground. Cigarette butts found on the ground will result in forfeiture of cleaning deposit.
Josephine Sculpture Park bans guns, and the use of fireworks is strictly prohibited on its premises.
Josephine Sculpture Park Staff has the right to control the levels of amplified music, and all music must be concluded by 10:00 PM Sunday – Thursday and by 11:30 PM Friday and Saturday. The renter is responsible for securing and paying all musicians, sound crews, and equipment vendors, and must make arrangements with JSP staff for delivery and set-up of all equipment.
As the renter, you will need to provide JSP with a copy of liability insurance purchased by you, naming JSP as additional insured for the duration of your rental.
If you plan to serve alcohol at your event, your insurance policy must include coverage for alcohol and you must not serve alcohol to anyone under 21.
Contact us to make your reservation or ask any other questions that we may not have addressed here. And thank you for considering JSP!
If you are interested in hosting a corporate event, retreat or meeting at JSP or if you represent a non-profit organization and are interested in hosting a fundraiser at JSP, please contact us for special rates.
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