Rent Space at DCMM

Host your event, wedding or next meeting overlooking Sturgeon Bay’s waterfront at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. DCMM also offers the option to host your small wedding on Cana Island in Baileys Harbor. [Review our Event Rentals brochure.]

Contact DCMM to rent space or host your event

To rent space at either the Museum in Sturgeon Bay or Cana Island, please fill out your event information and submit a reservation request:

For more information on renting the Captain’s Quarters, Reddin Bridge Room, or Maritime Lighthouse Tower for your next event, please contact Paige Funkhouser at (920) 743-5958 or Be Our Guest!

Spaces available for rent at the Museum in Sturgeon Bay offer use of a galley/catering kitchen and outdoor deck. Both large rooms connect to a central lobby offering additional seating capacity. Each space offers views of all the activity on Sturgeon Bay, from the waters of Green Bay to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal.

Rent the 10th floor of the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower to host an indoor party with 360 degree views of Sturgeon Bay from 110 feet above the water, and use the rooftop Baumgartner Observation Deck when Door County weather accommodates.

The newest room is the Captain’s Quarters, on the second floor of the Museum.

  • Capacity for 60+ people;
  • Attached galley/catering kitchen;
  • Outdoor deck above Sturgeon Bay’s new west waterfront promenade;
  • Large group rental of Captain’s Quarters includes access to the top two floors of the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower;
  • Restrooms on first and second floors of Museum;
  • Elevators to second floor, and 10th floor of Tower.

The Reddin Bridge Room, on the second floor of the Museum, is great for smaller gatherings.

  • Capacity for 55+ people
  • Access to galley kitchen; larger catering kitchen available with additional fee;
  • Access to Lighthouse Tower
  • Restrooms on first and second floors of Museum
  • Elevators to second floor, and 10th floor of Tower.

Indoor Observation – Floor 10 & Rooftop Observation Deck: WOW your guests with jaw dropping views of Sturgeon Bay:

  • Capacity for 30 people
  • Host a small party or life celebration
  • Breathtaking views of Sturgeon Bay
  • Elevator to 10th floor of Tower.

A laptop with HDMI ports, large flat-screen TVs in each room, high speed WIFI, microphone and speakers are available for use with rental.
Docent-led tours for your group are available with coordination with the rental coordinator prior to your event.

We Welcome All Types of Events!

Parties and Showers:  Less mess at home, and your guests can explore the museum as part of the fun! 

Surprise Parties: Meet the guest of honor at the museum, and have your party and guests waiting in the Bridge Room. This is a unique surprise for a birthday, anniversary, holiday or special event!

Rehearsal dinner: Cater your rehearsal dinner in the Door County Maritime Museum’s beautiful new Captain’s Quarters, with its romantic view of the bay. Explore the interesting galleries and appreciate 11 Door County lighthouses and artifacts, shipbuilding through the years, model ships, engines and marine innovations.

Wedding reception: Use either room for your party and catered event. The outdoor deck overlooking Sturgeon Bay and our red tugboat John Purves, provides fantastic picture backdrops.

Classes, lectures, conferences, planning/visioning meetings, board meetings, product launches, cocktail parties, exclusive dinners, association meetings and retreats are even more ways to utilize these rental spaces.

Personal Photography Requests

(Wedding, Engagement, Senior portraits, Family, etc.)
For interior photo shoots, rates are $125 for a thirty-minute session or $200 for 2-hours or less. To schedule your personal photo shoot, contact the rental manager at For exterior photo shoots, no forms or fees are necessary. However, the Museum asks that you please not interfere with any outdoor events hosted on the Museum grounds or block any building entrances. Exterior photo sessions are not permitted while a DCMM wedding or event is underway.

Non-Profit Rental Discount

Your non-profit group can rent the Bridge Room for a 50% discount, or the Captain’s Quarters for a discount, for events, board meetings, member receptions and other special events.

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