In accordance with university policy, all rental events are currently suspended and any future bookings will not be considered until May 2021.
Hosting an important conference or a once-in-a-lifetime event? One of the most distinctive buildings in Morgantown is ready for you. The Museum Education Center, with its 40-foot Appalachian Pine ceiling and working fireplace, is the only building in West Virginia designed by the internationally acclaimed architect Michael Graves (1934–2015). The architecture critic Charles Rosenblum describes the experience of the building: “The architect understood how you would arrive at the top, walk over an elegant little interior bridge, descend a well-proportioned staircase, and arrive in a monumental gathering hall with both a sense of ceremony and a breezily transparent relationship to the other side of the site.”
Elegant, well proportioned, monumental, and with a sense of ceremony: exactly the characteristics of a premier event space suitable for lectures, conferences, recitals, receptions, luncheons and dinners, weddings, and parties. The Grand Hall, capped by the overheight ceiling, can accommodate 150 people for a sit-down dinner or 300 people for a stand-up reception.
Questions about reservations, policies, or rental fees? Please see our rental details webpage for further information and rental request forms. If you have further questions, please send an e-mail to WVUMuseumEdCenter@mail.wvu.edu and our staff will get back to you shortly.