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Host your next private event at The Crested Butte Museum among unique artifacts, photographs and dioramas of Crested Butte’s past.  The 1883 historical building, affectionately known as Tony’s Conoco, offers the openness of a well planned Museum and provides the space for sit down dining.  The museum is a perfect venue conveniently located in the heart of downtown Crested Butte for your wedding ceremony, rehearsal dinner, cocktail hour, small wedding reception or private party.  Your guests will enjoy the reminiscent ambiance of our building, experience the exhibits and relax in the beautiful outdoor patio garden adjacent to the museum.  No need to decorate, our exhibits and artifacts that live here already have that covered for you!  

Our building can accommodate up to 80 guests for a seated dinner or up to 120 guests with a mingling style setting.  We offer an onsite kitchen available for your catering needs and flexibility in the choice of your caterer and other vendors.  We are fully wheelchair accessible and are conveniently located in between the town’s two main bus stops.  Custom rental times available upon request.  Please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire about renting the museum for your next event.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are You Currently Offering Facility Rentals at the Museum?

We are currently accepting facility rental applications and are closely following the local public health orders for capacity limits.

What is the Capacity of the Space?

When operating at full capacity, we can normally accommodate up to 80 seated guests for a formal style dinner, or up to 120 guests with a mingling style event.  The garden space adjacent to the museum can accommodate up to 30 guests for a cocktail hour or a mingling style setting. 

What is provided in the rental?

The museum provides an already impressive and immersive experience, as your guests will enjoy the exhibits and traditional style feel of the preserved Old Tony’s Conoco.  The cost of the rental includes the use of our space, a comprehensive post-event cleaning, including trash & recycling removal, use of the museum garden (summers only), a small kitchen for you or your caterer to use, restrooms for your guests, flexibility of your choice of caterer, wedding planners, florists, photographers, etc.

What are the fees associated with your facility rentals?

Non-Refundable Deposit: $250 (Due at signing, goes towards the facility rental fee) 

Non-Refundable Post-Event Cleaning Fee*:  $300  (Please also note that if you are renting during a time when public health orders deem a full disinfection necessary after your rental, you will incur an extra $300 charge.)

Half Day Rental (1pm-11pm):  $1,500

Full Day Rental (9am – 11pm):  $2,000

Refundable Cleaning & Damage Deposit: $250 (Due at signing)

Optional PA/Sound System Rental (Mic + 2 Speakers):  $100

What is required to reserve the museum?

The museum requires a signed rental agreement, plus a non-refundable deposit of $250 which will go towards your full rental fee, plus a refundable damage deposit of $250 ($500 Total).  Full payment for the facility + cleaning fee is due 2 weeks prior to the start of the event.

Do you offer catering/bar services?

We do not offer catering or bar services, but can recommend local caterers that have worked in our space before.  We can also recommend local photographers, florists, and wedding planners to make sure your event is the best it can be.