Plan an Event




The Hilliard Art Museum is excited to once again begin accepting booking for weddings taking place after September 1, 2021.


The Town building and plaza of the Hilliard Art Museum offer a stunning venue for the modern bride and can be easily decorated to suit any wedding aesthetic.

At this time, the Hilliard is only opening up our venue to Saturday events with no more than 250 individuals on the property at a time (including event staff). Further information regarding the safety protocols put in place by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette can be found here. Please note that guidelines are subject to change at any time before the event.

At this time mask are required while moving around your event. If guest are sitting at their table during the event they are allow to take their mask off. The majority of the event must take place outside, and the Town building will be monitored - no more than 30 people will be allowed inside at one time.


Rental Information

Holding an event at the Hilliard Art Museum entails the renter access to the Hilliard Art Museum property for the entire day of their event, beginning at 10AM. However, events themselves may only occur for a 4-hour period of time beginning after 5PM.

  • Rental Fee: $3500 ($1000 deposit required to guarantee booking. Renter will receive 50% of this deposit as a refund if the property is undamaged and all items of the contract are fulfilled)
  • Additional Hours outside of the 4-hour event window: $250 per hour 
  • Early Set Up Fee: $500 
  • Crowd Monitor: $25 per monitor per hour (1 monitor required for every 50 people - subject to change pending phase updates.)
  • Required ULPD fee $50/hr with a 4 hour minimum


Rental pricing available for other events upon request. To enquire about renting the Hilliard Art Museum for your wedding or event, please contact Greta Gerstner at 337.482.1368 or by using the contact form below.




The plaza and grounds outside of the museum facilities are available at no cost for photographers.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable allow photo shoots to take place in the A. Hays Town building at this time. 

Photo shoots may only be scheduled during hours in which museum personnel is on the property. Masks must be worn at all times by photographers and assistants during the entirety of the photoshoot on the museum grounds. 

  • Mondays, 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Tuesdays, 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Wednesdays, 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Thursdays, 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Fridays, 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Saturdays, 10 AM – 5 PM

*No photo shoots may occur inside of the main museum building.

The use of glitter and confetti in photoshoots is strictly prohibited on the museum grounds, as it damages the fountain and is difficult to clean up.

If you would like to schedule a photo shoot inside of the A. Hays Town Building, please contact Greta Gerstner at 337.482.1368 or by using the contact form below.


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We reserve the right to deny the use of our facilities to any person or organization at any time and to deny the continued use of said facilities to any user who does not comply with the museum’s policies and procedures.


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