Featured Event Spaces
The Burke's dazzling event spaces feature soaring skeletons, Tiffany windows, and iconic artwork. Three floors of galleries engage guests with visible collections and workrooms and one-of-a-kind objects. Learn more about our spaces and catering options, then contact us to get the planning started!
Special Exhibits Gallery
Virtual Venue Tour
Give your guests the full Burke experience! Add on your favorite gallery for guests to visit during cocktail hour, or reserve the entire museum for three floors of fun and an unforgettable evening.
Eat & Drink
We're proud to partner with these prestigious caterers.
Visit their websites to learn more and please feel free to reach out to them directly for menus and offerings.
Ready to plan your event?
Our Private Events team is excited to help you create an unforgettable event at the Burke.
FAQs | Private Events During COVID and Beyond
What is your refund policy for coronavirus related rescheduling or cancellations?
All events canceled due to Coronavirus-related closure can be rescheduled with your original deposit carried forward to the new date, or we can issue you a refund with no cancellation fee if you need to cancel.
Can I still book a private event?
Yes! We are booking events at this time and would love to hear from you. Please fill out this form to tell us more about what you’re planning.
Are you hosting private events right now?
Yes! We are hosting private events at this time. We will be following both the state and the University of Washington's policies regarding gathering restrictions, which continue to evolve. Please reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
How is COVID-19 impacting private events at the Burke?
We are committed to creating a fun and safe experience for guests and staff during private events. We continue to follow Washington state guidelines for indoor gatherings and food service, and are working closely with our catering partners to reimagine the event experience.
Our team will work with you to customize your event, and we have several safety measures readily available to implement, including capacity limitations, touch-free food and beverage stations, ample hand sanitizer dispensers, socially distanced seating, and more.
I still have a question about private events. Who can I contact?
Please send a note to email@example.com, our team would be happy to assist with booking inquiries or any questions you may have.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Your event supports the Burke
Revenue from private events supports ongoing programming and exhibits, and helps the Burke protect the collections and information we hold for future generations—thank you!