Catering and third-party rentals, including linens, stages, podiums, lounge/specialty furniture, lighting, audio-visual equipment, signage, carts, dollies, etc. must be contracted separately. Our event staff can provide a list of preferred vendors who are familiar with our venues and experienced at working in museum environments. You are welcome to work with a vendor who is not on our list; however, they must meet our insurance requirements and be available for a walk-through. If you opt to use an outside caterer, a buy-out fee will apply.