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Host your next special 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, graduation party, corporate meeting, wedding anniversary, milestone birthday party, or any other event you can imagine.  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 150 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.

We offer special rates for our members, non-profits, and during our off-season (October-November, April-May).  Please inquire with us for these special rates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  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.  The rental also includes tables, chairs, cocktail tables, and select kitchen items.  A projector and portable speaker with wireless microphone are available upon request.

What are the fees associated with your facility rentals?

Non-Refundable Deposit: $250 (Due at signing to reserve your date, applied towards the facility rental fee) 

Post-Event Cleaning Fee:  $200

Full Day Rental (1pm-11pm):  $1,000*

Hourly Rental (min. 2 hours):  $150/hr*

*Please note that the rental begins at setup and ends when breakdown of your event is complete – your party is responsible for setting up and tearing down tables, chairs, decorations, etc.

*We offer discounts for our members, non-profit groups, and off-season dates.  Please inquire with us to learn more.

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.  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.

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