Rentals & Private Parties

Most people know ESSE as a beautiful museum that tells a compelling story – with a store that offers a range of purse collections, jewelry, accessories, and exceptional gift items. But we’re more than that – we are also a niche small special event venue. Bridal and baby showers, meetings, and luncheons are just some of the special events we’ve hosted at ESSE. We’d love to host your event, too.


ESSE’s conference room, a bright and sunny space with an adjoining kitchenette and direct access to our parking lot. Access to the museum & store as well.


Conference Room: up to 15 seated, up to 25 mixed seating & standing

Conference Room, Museum, & Store: up to 80 mixed seating & standing


Events may be scheduled during the following times: 

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. or 4 p.m. - 9p.m. Tuesday – Sunday

9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday


Minimum rental time is two hours at $200 per hour and includes admission to the museum for up to 25 people. Rental time must include set-up and breakdown. Extra time is $100 per 30 minutes (1/2 an hour).  


ESSE is happy to recommend local caterers familiar with our facilities, but you’re welcome to use any of your choosing.

For questions please feel free to give us a call at 501-916-9022, or email us at We’d love to host your special occasion!