The museum has a wonderful event coordinator, Corie, that is very nice and easy to work with. The museum is absolutely picturesque, and has the choice of 4 spaces (2 inside, 2 outside) that can be used for both wedding ceremonies and receptions...
. We planned our entire day to be outside, but were comforted that in case of rain, we would have two equally beautiful spaces inside to use. The venue has tables and chairs to be used for free during these events, expect for on the front steps, and is very flexible with setup times, even on a Friday.
I thought the cost for my Friday event was a very good deal, and beat most venues that charged a flat rate per hour, especially with the free use of tables and chairs, and they always do only one event per day.
The fees for security were higher than I expected with how short my event was, and considering I never saw them during the event, but the original donation is tax deductible, and may end up covering those costs completely.
Overall, I have no complaints