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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.

THE VENUE: ESSE’s conference room, a bright and sunny space with an adjoining kitchenette and direct access to our parking lot.

REGULAR HOURS: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday. For evening rentals with larger numbers, special rates apply and events must be over by 9 p.m..

ACCOMMODATIONS: We can seat up to 15 for luncheons, or +/- 25 for mixed sitting and standing for meetings, showers, or informal gatherings.

RENTAL RATES:

  • Minimum rental time is two hours at $100 per hour and includes admission to the museum for up to 25 people. For larger groups, prices increase incrementally; call or email for details.
  • Rental time includes set-up and breakdown. Extra time for either is $25 per 15 minutes (1/4 an hour).
  • In addition to admission to the museum, rental rates cover expenses to open and reserve the space and coordinate and tend to your event.

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

If you’re interested in our special events space, please feel free to give us a call at 501-916-9022, or email us at devin@essepursemuseum.com. We’d love to host your special occasion!

CONTACT: Devin Hancock