Celebrate at the Cade

From weddings to birthday parties, board meetings, and corporate team building, the Cade is the place to make your event truly memorable!

*We are accepting rentals requests for events through December 2024.

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​The Rotunda is a modern twist on an ancient classic design, showcasing 55-foot ceilings with a spectacular oculus skylight. Glass walls and a grand staircase provide a stunning backdrop for all types of evening events. The space also features screens and speakers for presentations.

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​Petty Family Gallery

Located on the Museum’s second floor, the Petty Family Gallery offers panoramic views of Depot Park through floor-to-ceiling windows. This picturesque backdrop, along with eclectic furniture, create a perfect spot for a cocktail hour or company retreat.

*Please note that the Petty Family Gallery is not available for rent January 15 – March 6, 2024.

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Sweat Solution

​​The Sweat Solution is an interactive exhibit that showcases the invention of Gatorade, the lives saved because of the science behind it, and the industries that emerged from its invention. Everyone in Gainesville has a connection to Gatorade, and this event add-on allows guests to explore that connection in a fun and hands-on way. Guests can test their reaction times, build a human circuit, crash test football helmets, and more!


Creativity Lab

​​Let our staff entertain your guests the Cade Way! The Creativity Lab event add-on provides an opportunity for guests to experience our labs firsthand and participate in hands-on experiments that can be tailored to your event. This add-on has three package options with price points that can fit any budget.

This space can also be added as an extra room for catering or other event needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of events can be held at the Cade Museum?

The Museum is a perfect venue for a wide variety of special events, including, but not limited to: dinners, receptions, meetings and corporate retreats, lectures, galas, award ceremonies, and fundraisers.

When can I have my event?

  • Events may utilize the whole museum in the evening, beginning no earlier than 6 p.m.
  • Daytime meetings may only be held on Monday or Tuesday in the museum and must fall between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How much does it cost to rent the Cade Museum?

Once you have filled out a request form and visited us to look at the space, we will provide you with a specially tailored proposal that includes all estimated fees. Please contact our Events Manager, Kaley Ponce, at (352) 371-8001 ext. 1103 or rentals@cademuseum.org for pricing.

Discounts for 501 (c)(3) organizations are available.

All events are required to purchase Event Insurance and provide us with a copy 30 days prior to their event date.

What spaces are included in the rental rate?

Whole museum rentals include access to the Rotunda, Petty Family Gallery, and the Traveling Exhibit.
The Sweat Solution, Creativity Lab, and Patio may be added to facility rentals for an additional fee.

Is there equipment included with my rental?

You will have access to:
AV Equipment- large presentation screen, cordless microphone, podium, surround-sound speakers.
Tables and Chairs- (200) garden chairs, (20) 6ft tables, (10) pubs/high tops, (15) 60 inch rounds

Do you have exclusive vendors, or can I hire my own?

You are welcome to bring in your own vendors as long as (a) each vendor understands and follows all guidelines for facility rental and (b) you give us a list of all vendors, including contact information, 30 days in advance of your event.

Please find a list of preferred vendors, here.

Where can my guests park?

Event guests and vendors are welcome to park in the parking lot adjacent to the museum. Additional parking is available at our facility across the street, located at 904 South Main Street. There are also back-in, diagonal street parking spots available for use.

We are also happy to accommodate valet services. Valet service must be arranged independently with an outside vendor.

Can we serve alcohol at our event?

Yes, bartenders must be licensed and insured to serve alcohol at your event.

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