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The Triton Museum of Art

The Triton Museum of Art is a classic, stylish venue perfect for receptions, galas, and celebrations. This "eclectic venue" permits you to create and transform your vision into a reality. Whether a corporate event, wedding or celebration of life, our expert staff and full service caterers will help you create a festive look of sophistication and elegance Whether you are hosting a seated dinner for 135 or a reception-style party for 500, the high ceilings, pyramidal skylights, and spacious, single floor art galleries provide the flexibility for you to create an unforgettable event.


  • Capacity: 135 seated 200 reception
  • Food Friendly Gallery ~ Polished Cement Floor ~ Coat Rack ~ 60 ft diameter
  • The stunning curved glass wall allows for the beauty of our sculpture garden and redwood grove to serve as a natural canvas for your guests to dine and dance among the art of acclaimed California artists.


  • 125 reception capacity 80 seated
  • Food & Dancing Friendly Gallery ~ Hardwood Floor ~ 1,911 sq ft ~ Electric Projector Screen 105” x 140”


  • Viewing only ~ event setup is not permitted ~ Hardwood Floor ~ 2,795 sq ft

    Permanent Collection

  • Viewing only ~ event setup is not permitted ~ Hardwood Floor ~ 1,936 sq ft

Full size refrigerator, ice maker, glass washer, 6 burner gas stove, 2 double sinks, floating island, outdoor sink

  • Tuesday – Sunday: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am/midnight
  • Monday: 8:00 am – 12:00 am/midnight (Some restrictions and exceptions apply)
  • Earliest set up is permitted to begin at 4:00 pm Tuesday - Sunday (included in rental time frame).
  • All events must end by midnight, caterer must exit by 12:00 am/midnight
  • Please ask about our exhibitions schedule

Rental fee is per hour or 8 hour time frame depending on number of guests

  • 90 days prior to event 100% of deposit
  •  31-89 days prior to event 50% of deposit
  • 30 days prior to event – No refund
  • Cancellation due to user misconduct or breach of contract – No Refund
  • NO animals, private outside exhibitions or displays PERMITTED. Immediate cancellation of event

We offer the opportunity to rent our furniture or bring your own. Your TMA rented furniture will be ready for you at the rented location upon your arrival. Scheduled 3rd party rental deliveries and pick-ups will be accepted. No linens, audio visual rentals or set up services are available.

With its effortless beauty, create a relaxing atmosphere and entertaining space by adding the tranquility of the entire garden area to your event. Whether the large, open lawn area or under the natural canopy of the redwood trees, this is the perfect area for dining and festivals. Evenings will unfold with landscape lighting illuminating the impressive collections of contemporary sculptures and walking paths for evening celebrations for you and your guests to enjoy.

  • Outdoor lawn and amplified events on Triton Museum/Jamison Brown House property require “City” permits. Contact City of Santa Clara representative Karin Hickey:Kahickey@SantaClaraCA.gov or call 408-615-3097
  • Outdoor music must be turned off at 9:00 pm
  • No jumpy houses, horses, elephants, Mylar balloons, confetti, rice permitted
  • Tents/canopies larger than 10’ x 10’ require a permit with the City of Santa Clara
  • Stages taller than 18” in height require a railing and City of Santa Clara Building Inspection
  • Garden Capacity: 305,000+ sq ft / Dining: up to 500 / Standing: 1,000+

Outdoor lawn and amplified events on Triton Museum/Jamison Brown House property require “City” permits. Contact our City of Santa Clara representative Karin Hickey:Kahickey@SantaClaraCA.gov or call 408-615-3097. She will answer and assist you with all your questions and concerns.

  • Outdoor Use Permit is required for garden set up with City of Santa Clara ($300) *Non-Profit ($30).
  • Outdoor Amplified Music Permit is required with the City of Santa Clara ($57)
  • (Outdoor music must be turned off at 9:00 pm)

Whether a Drop and Go or full service catering, we highly recommend you use one of our full service caterers but not required. Our caterers will provide you with all your rental needs, servers, food, from set up to clean up.

Permitted to park in parking lot. No permit is needed if no individual transaction is made. If there are financial transactions, a City of Santa Clara business license and permit is required.


I look forward to working with you here at one of Santa Clara’s premiere venues, integrating architecture and natural redwood landscape in the heart of Silicon Valley. Carmen Pascual, Facility Rental Manager / (669) 274 7928 / Email: rentals@tritonmuseum.org

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