A: Private individuals or corporate groups $800, non-profit organizations $600, or UNL groups $350.
Q: Is a deposit required?
A: A deposit equal to 25% of the museum event rental fee is due upon reservation. Final amount minus deposit is invoiced one week prior to event and is due within 30 days. Deposits are non-refundable for cancelled events.
Q: Do I need to provide liability insurance?
A: Non-UNL groups are required to provide a certificate of liability insurance. Individuals may purchase special event coverage online at http://bmispecialevents.com/. Price varies.
Q: What areas of the museum can we use?
A: Your rental fee covers the use of Elephant Hall, and the adjacent galleries and halls. Elephant Hall capacity is 85 individuals for a seated dinner or 180 individuals for a standing event. If you are interested in a different part of the museum, we are happy to consider alternative requests.
Q: Is parking available for my guests?
A: Parking in front of the museum is arranged through our office with UNL Parking & Transit. You may request as few or as many stalls as you need; parking is subject to availability. Permits are $4.00 on Saturday/Sunday - $6.00 weekdays.
Q: Can I have my event at Morrill Hall catered?
A: Yes, you are free to hire any caterer you choose.
Q: How early may I start setting up for my event?
A: You may begin setting up as soon as the galleries are closed to public: 4:30pm. If you need to have your catering, tables, etc. delivered before this time, please let us know. We will need to direct your deliveries to a suitable holding location, until your scheduled set-up time. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping all galleries and exhibits fully accessible to the public, until we are closed.
Q: How do I arrange for tables, chairs, or other such items I may need?
A: Most caterers are willing to make these arrangements for you, however, if you are not having a catered event, or prefer to make the arrangements yourself, you can find suppliers via an internet search.
Please note: tables, chairs and other such equipment must be folded, stacked, and set aside in designated areas, ready for vendor pick up, immediately following your event. You will be charged a minimum $150 for failure to adhere to this guideline!
Q: Who will clean up at the end of my event?
A: As event sponsor, you are responsible for all clean up, and removal of food and drink, immediately following your event. Please be sure to communicate with your caterer and vendors, to ensure all clean-up is arranged to take place the same evening as your event. We do not have staff available to assist with clean up.
Q: How late can my event go into the evening?
A: You may request an end-time suitable to your event, however all events must end by 12:00 am, including clean-up.
Q: How do I make a reservation for my event?
A: Please submit a Facilities Reservation Request Form. Please keep a copy for your records. Once your request is reviewed by the Museum and UNL administration, you will receive a confirmation letter specifying the terms of your rental.
Q: When we rent Morrill Hall facilities for our event, does the Museum or the University become a co-sponsor of our event?
A: No. Rental of Morrill Hall facilities does not imply endorsement or co-sponsorship of the event by Museum or UNL.