Mahalo for considering Bishop Museum for your event!  Bishop Museum is an exceptional fourteen acre site and an ideal setting for private or corporate events, from sit-down dinners and wedding receptions to corporate functions and cocktail parties.

Presenting world renowned collections of Hawaiian and Pacific artifacts, art, film, manuscripts, photographs and documents, Bishop Museum adds a new dimension to your events and offers your guests the opportunity to explore these treasures.  The Museum is also home to the Jhamandas Watumull Planetarium and The Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center.

Please read this document for complete facility use information.

Atherton Hālau & Bowman Hālau Wa'a


Atherton Hālau & Bowman Hālau Wa’a

Our most popular rental facility, the open air Atherton Hālau can be utilized for meetings, dinners, and receptions. An adjacent private landscaped area, terraced lānai and Bowman Hālau Wa’a is included for additional seating and planned activities. Events can be held from 7am-2pm or 3pm-10pm (client set up and breakdown time included). This dual facility is equipped with the following complimentary features:

  • Twenty-five (25) 8’ banquet tables
  • Two hundred (200) chairs
  • 18’X9’ stage with 10 X 10 motorized projection screen
  • Projector can be rented at additional cost
  • Simple sound system (Microphone, iPod adapter, and CD player included)
  • Kitchen facility with a Household refrigerator/freezer and stove/oven for warming foods only
  • BBQ and open flame equipment is NOT allowed
  • Private Kāne and Wahine restrooms

Members at the Benefactor level and above enjoy a 10% discount on facility rentals

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The sky is the limit in planning a banquet for 400 or up to 4,000! This three-acre great lawn features a sweeping view of Downtown Honolulu as well as our majestic Hawaiian Hall. Nearby restrooms (only) in the Science Adventure Center is available for use during the event.

Includes:

  • Scullery sink
  • Trash receptacles
  • Recycle receptacles

Members at the Benefactor level and above enjoy a 10% discount on facility rentals

Gallery Lawns

Gallery Lawns

Prepare your guests for an exciting evening at the Bishop Museum by providing a delightful setting overlooking the city lights of downtown Honolulu. The majestic Hawaiian Hall and the lush tropical foliage bordering the Gallery Lawn, highlighted by a towering Pandanus tree, lend a distinctive Hawaiian-style to this very special lawn setting. It’s a perfect site for cocktail events hosting 30 to 300 persons.

Includes:

  • Scullery sink
  • Trash receptacles
  • Recycle receptacles

Members at the Benefactor level and above enjoy a 10% discount on facility rentals

Muriel Flanders Lawn (Ceremony Only)

Muriel Flanders Lawn
(Ceremony Only)

This beautiful lawn area fronts our Castle Memorial Building and historic Bishop Hall. It is an exceptional place to host a wedding surrounded by some of the beauties of Hawaii . . . our tropical flowers and gardens.

Includes 50 White Chairs

Members at the Benefactor level and above enjoy a 10% discount on facility rentals

Hawaiian Courtyard & Hawaiian Hall Complex

Hawaiian Courtyard & Hawaiian Hall Complex

Our newest rental location offers a beautiful and intimate site for entertaining guests. From elegant sit-down dinners, to a stylish and chic cocktail reception, this location is sure to impress. This breathtaking location offers your guest access to the newly restored Hawaiian Hall, Polynesian Hall, the Long Gallery, the Kahili Gallery, and the Picture Gallery.

For more information and availability contact us at events@bishopmuseum.org.

Members at the Benefactor level and above enjoy a 10% discount on facility rentals

Hale Ikehu

Hale Ikehu

Originally built as an “open” energy house by HECO, Hale Ikehu is set aside in a quiet, secluded garden setting. This is a great place to celebrate your more personal occasions, such as baby showers and birthdays. This great outdoor lanai is available from 7am-2pm or 3pm-10pm, daily (set up and breakdown time included) 5 tables and 50 chairs included.

For more information and availability contact us at events@bishopmuseum.org.

Members at the Benefactor level and above enjoy a 10% discount on facility rentals

Pākī Conference Rooms I & II

Pākī Conference Rooms I & II

These private, air-conditioned conference rooms with limited tables and chairs will allow for a theatre style set up to accommodate up to 45 guests, a hollow square setup for 30 guests, and a classroom set up for 20 participants.

The Pākī Rooms will easily lend itself for slide and overhead presentations for an additional fee for your next meeting.

Both rooms are conveniently located just steps away from the parking lot.

Members at the Benefactor level and above enjoy a 10% discount on facility rentals

Pākī Conference Rooms I & II

Pākī Conference Rooms I & II

This private, air-conditioned conference room easily lends itself for slide and overhead presentations for an additional fee for your next meeting. All three rooms are for meetings only

The Pākī Rooms will easily lend itself for slide and overhead presentations for an additional fee for your next meeting.

Both rooms are conveniently located just steps away from the parking lot.

Members at the Benefactor level and above enjoy a 10% discount on facility rentals

Campus-Wide Event

Campus-Wide Event

You can celebrate your special event with all the trimmings under the magical moonlight here at the Bishop Museum. Our signature Great Lawn will showcase your entertainment and our ever popular Atherton Halau may serve as your headquarter and programming facilities.

Everyone will be able to discover the hidden treasures of Hawaii’s yesteryears, present and future through out the galleries; our interactive Richard Mamiya Science Adventure Center, Castle Memorial Building exhibit halls, our showcase Hawaiian Hall, Polynesian Hall, The Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kahili Room, the Charles M. Long Gallery, and the mystery of our universe in the limited presentations at the Planetarium. Plan to be amazed at how unique your experience will become as part of our Hawaiian legacy.

For more information and availability contact us at events@bishopmuseum.org.

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