Elevate Your Events in a Space Where History Meets Celebration

Celebrate amidst history at Fredericton Region Museum, a perfect blend of cultural charm and intimate spaces. Spark conversations and create lasting memories with our unique exhibits as your backdrop. For a bespoke event experience, schedule a consultation and explore the possibilities with our Executive Director.

Venue Rental Pricing (GST included)

Standard Rates

  • Balcony (May to October): $234 per hour
  • Orientation Room (all year round): $250 per day (8 hours)

Membership Rates

  • Balcony (May to October): $210per hour
  • Orientation Room (all year round): $225 per day (8 hours)
  1. Dining Package:
  • Up to 12 people for dinner on the balcony ($5 extra per additional person)
  • Maximum seating capacity: 16 (additional seating at the end sides)
  1. Presentation Package:
  • Up to 30 people for presentation events on the balcony
  • Maximum capacity: 30 people
  1. Standing Event Package:
  • Up to 30 people for standing events in the balcony and the Exhibit room ($3 extra per additional person)
  • Maximum capacity: 50 people

Rental Agreement Form

Anyone wishing to rent the Fredericton Region Museum Facility please complete this form and return it to the museum office (frederictonregionmuseum@gmail.com): Fredericton Region Museum Facility Rental Agreement (PDF)

Also, we welcome your questions and are happy to provide advice and consultation for using the galleries for your event.

Please call 455-6041 or e-mail us at frederictonregionmuseum@gmail.com for an appointment to tour the galleries.


Event Space Availability

  1. Outdoor Balcony Rental:

Monday to Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

  1. Indoor Rental:

Available Monday to Sunday evening.

May to October: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

November to April: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Protection of Property

We at the Museum are dedicated to preserving our exhibits and facilities.

Additional fees may apply for damages.

Transportation / Parking

The Museum is easily accessible via public transportation. There are a number of metered parking spaces conveniently located behind the Fredericton Public Library in addition to a number of lots in the vicinity. The meters are free after 5pm during the week and on weekends.


Hosts can select the caterer of their choice.


Music is permitted in the Museum’s galleries. However, we regret that dancing is not permitted.


Insurance is the responsibility of the group renting the facilities.

Museum Staff

At least one Museum staff member will be present when Museum facilities are rented to outside organizations. When requested in advance, the Museum staff will provide basic set-ups involving the Museum’s own tables and chairs and other approved equipment. Museum staff members are not available to load/unload equipment or to set up and install decorations and/or equipment brought into the Museum by the renting organization. This is the responsibility of the renting organization.


Decorations are limited to table or floor decorations only. The Museum will not be held liable for loss or damage to property not removed after the event.

Access for Persons with a Disability

The ground floor is wheelchair accessible.

Floor Plan

Summer Luncheon on the Balcony, 2012

NB and the Great War Opening Presentations, 2014

Balcony Size

Main Part – 9’ x 74’ 8”

Approximately 670 square feet

* the area around the stairs is approximately 100 square feet


  • Dining event (seating with dinning tables): 16 people
  • Presentation event: 30people
  • Standing Event:50 people

These calculations are an approximation of balcony capacity. Extra room square footage will need to be subtracted to accommodate staging and audio requirements. Also, allow for other obstructions.

We welcome your questions and are happy to provide advice and consultation for using the galleries for your next event. Please call or e-mail for an appointment to tour the museum.

Hosting a Successful Event

When hosting an event there are a few things to know about the Fredericton Region Museum as you start planning your event.

You may serve food and drink in the Museum. We work hard to take care of our treasured artefacts; please do not use them as a resting place for beverage cups and plates.

Please be aware of provincial regulations regarding alcohol. If you wish to serve alcohol at your event you are responsible for ensuring that all necessary permits are obtained prior to the event. If the event is open to the public, it is your responsibility to ensure no one who is under age is served.

The Fredericton Region Museum building is both a National and Provincial historical site and is not insulated. During the winter months, the building freezes with the exception of the office and bathrooms. The best months to rent the building are May to September. During May, June and September the Fredericton Region Museum operates on shoulder season hours (Tuesday to Saturday 1-4pm) making rental times more flexible.

Building rentals include the first floor and the second floor.  The third floor is not open to the public.

Please call for an appointment to tour the Museum.

When renting the building, guests may take self-guided tours and enjoy the Museum’s exhibit spaces.


What are your capacities for receptions?

Receptions usually use the first two floors of the Museum, which can accommodate up to 16 guests for dinner, 50 guests for sitting presentation and 120 guests for an standing event.

Can the Museum be rented in winter (Nov – Apr)?

Yes, winter rental is available for indoor spaces at the Fredericton Region Museum, despite its status as an uninsulated National and Provincial historical site. Rentals during the winter include the provision of heaters to ensure a comfortable environment.

Is any portion of the rental fee tax deductible?

No. The rental of the building is not considered a donation.

Does the Museum handle all of our catering, and rental equipment needs?

No, the rental of the space is just a right to use the space and limited number of tables and chairs; everything else is handled by outside vendors. Following is a list of potential vendors you might need to hire:

  • Caterer
  • Lighting Company
  • Audio/Visual
  • Florist
  • Décor Company
  • Musician

Do you have tables and chairs?

Yes, but limited supplies. The Museum cannot guarantee the use of chairs and tables unless they are requested in advance when scheduling the event.

How late can the reception last?

Guests must depart the building by 10pm.

Can I have candles?

Candles are not permitted. We recommend that you use artificial candles.

Can I bring in my own alcohol?

We do allow event hosts to provide their own alcohol through an approved supplier. Some caterers do not allow clients to provide their own alcohol, as they carry the license and liability for liquor.

Is smoking permitted in the building?

No smoking is permitted in the building.

Can I have a wedding at the Fredericton Region Museum?

The Museum has been used for weddings in the past. However, the building is divided into several rooms and does not provide sufficient space for banquet style meals or a large ceremony room. What people have done is host a small wedding ceremony on the balcony or in the old summer kitchen on the main floor. Or, host the ceremony in Officers’ Square (arranged through the City of Fredericton) and then move inside the Museum for the reception.

Additional questions?

Please contact the Museum office with any additional questions.