Have Your Next Event at the Catalina Island Museum
The Jewel of Avalon
The new Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building of the Catalina Island Museum has been designed to provide a stunning backdrop for weddings, corporate events, outdoor dinners, birthday and anniversary parties, and receptions of all types. The museum is a breathtaking ensemble of old and new highlighting the immense history that the island offers as well as special traveling art exhibitions.
The newly constructed 18,000 square-foot Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building offers five event spaces that can be booked singularly or in combination to accommodate up to 300 people. From intimate garden areas to spacious open-air plazas and a 100-seat amphitheater, the Catalina Island Museum is unlike any other venue on the island. The modern architecture is coupled with the rich history of the island, creating the perfect space for guests. With it’s distinctive views of Catalina’s canyons and clear waters, the museum is an ideal setting for any event. Unique among all other venues in Avalon, the museum’s galleries can be made available to guests attending the events.
Have your next event at the Catalina Island Museum! We look forward to discussing all of your event needs.
"In late June, the Catalina Island Medical Center hosted a Celebration at the Catalina Island Museum. The event was held on the Schreiner Family Plaza and it was the perfect venue for our 125 guests. The planning was easy thanks to Kellie Costello and her team. She attended to every detail and helped coordinate everything with the caterers. We had a vision of what we wanted the Celebration to be like and it was exactly as we envisioned it. I can without hesitation recommend any location in the museum for an event large or small." - Carol Reynolds, Catalina Island Medical Center Foundation, July 2019
"I was lucky enough to have the rehearsal dinner for my wedding at the museum a few weeks ago. The building is wonderfully cared for, the staff was great to work with and the Chihuly exhibition made for an incredible backdrop. I wanted to say thank you so much for an unforgettable evening!" - Amber, October 2017
"We held a private dinner party on the rooftop patio of the Catalina Island Museum in early September, 2017. It was the perfect event for our group of 50 people voyaging from San Diego Yacht Club. We visited the new Museum last year and it started us thinking of holding our special event among the Chihuly Sculptures that were being shown in 2017. The glass art is really dramatic on their open deck, and the private dinner that evening made it even more beautiful.
I really want to thank Kellie Costello and her team at the Museum, they made the planning and execution of this remote-event a real joy. The communication was always prompt and they helped a great deal in finding and working with a great caterer: Seaport Bistro. All our friends that attended were very pleased and continue to reflect on how nice the evening was.
The Museum is a great addition to Avalon and we look forward to returning again when we visit Avalon."
Cruising Fleet Captain
San Diego Yacht Club
"This is such a gorgeous building and a great location. I visited just a few weeks after it opened and my fiance and I decided that the upper deck would be fantastic for our wedding. We just got married there this past weekend and it was wonderful.The event planner was so accommodating and helpful and the staff were great. Additionally, our guests loved the museum and we got a membership while we were there. I look forward to visiting again in the future! The gift shop also has a wonderful selection of gift and souvenir items. A trip to Avalon would not be complete without a visit to the museum!" - Kari, February 2017
Please note: Site visits are available by appointment only. Some areas are not available for rent during regular museum hours.
All proceeds generated from the rental of the facility supports the museum's day-to-day operations.