Michener Art Museum

Celebrate your special event in sophisticated style where the décor is incomparable and the experience is extraordinary.

The James A. Michener Art Museum, named for Doylestown’s Pulitzer-Prize winning author and philanthropist, is ideally located in the heart of scenic Bucks County. The museum is housed in a beautifully restored historic site that began as the Bucks County prison in 1884. Today, the Michener has been transformed into a welcoming center of culture and beauty providing a dramatic and elegant setting to entertain guests, clients and employees.

The Michener offers a truly unique experience for all kinds of events:

  • Weddings
  • Gala Dinners
  • Cocktail Receptions
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
  • Corporate Meetings and Seminars
  • Luncheon Receptions
  • Bridal Showers
  • Concerts

The Michener is completely accessible, air-conditioned and offers ample free parking. Audio-visual equipment is available upon request. Specified discounts are available to non-profit organizations, individual members and business partners.

During your celebration you and your guests may stroll through our galleries. Formal tours of the galleries can be arranged for your event with one of our experienced docents.

The Michener Art Museum’s exclusive caterer is Catering By Design. With custom menus inspired by dishes and flavors from around the world, Catering By Design skillfully infuses tastes and flavors of the cuisine with overall conceptual design.

Client Testimonials

We had such an amazing experience with the College! They helped everything fall into place perfectly! They were helpful, considerate and flexible and I would highly recommend them. The food provided by Catering By Design (their caterer) was inventive and delicious. Diana, our liaison, was a joy to work with and helped organize everything. Highly recommend.

Meghan & Stephen

We spent a good portion of our honeymoon talking about how great our wedding was. It was so beautiful, the food was delicious, and your staff was so professional and helpful to everyone. Rich said you are one of the best he’s ever seen. I appreciate how you made everything look so pretty, and all of your attention to detail throughout the whole evening, and during all the planning.

Angela & Rich

Cannot thank you enough for the amazing job you did with my event… rave reviews.

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

I can’t say enough! It was beautiful, delicious, elegant, and I didn’t have a care in the world. Your team took excellent, excellent care of all of us. Everyone loved the food and drinks. Gary and his team were consummate professionals. I very much look forward to working with you in the near future.


Everything was so great! Couldn’t have asked for a better evening. It went off without a hitch!
We received MANY compliments about the food! A lot of people said it was the best food they ever had at a wedding!! Also we had lots of compliments about the wait staff— attentive and friendly!

Rovera Knapp Wedding