There are many beautiful places in Florida, but only one is closely identified with American corporate history. That is Whitehall, the winter home of Henry Flagler, the creative mind behind the most profitable corporation in history, Standard Oil. If you choose to exercise the special event privileges of a corporate membership, multiple rooms in Whitehall are available for your event. Whether it's a reception, meeting, or lavish dinner, the Museum's Membership department will assist you in creating a memorable event that is sure to please even the most discerning guests. When you choose the Flagler Museum for your private event you are also contributing to the preservation of this National Historic Landmark and continuing the legacy of corporate philanthropy created during America’s Gilded Age.

Why simply impress your guests when you can inspire them within "One of the most sumptuous houses ever built in America" (Mobil Motorist). In 1902, Flagler built his Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach overlooking Lake Worth. At the time a story in the New York Herald described Whitehall as, "More wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world..." Today, Whitehall is preserved as the Flagler Museum, a nonprofit corporation which provides unique educational experiences for more than 100,000 visitors each year. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact the Member Services Manager.

Grand Hall - Corporate Events

As an option for a cocktail reception, you can entertain your guests in true Gilded Age style by hosting cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres in the spacious Grand Hall. The Grand Hall features a splendid double staircase, dome ceiling paintings, gold leaf finishes, and marble throughout. Its size and beauty make it perfect for an elegant gathering. During the cocktail reception, your guests may view the Museum’s first floor historic side rooms taking in the Museum and its rich history.

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Capacity: 300 cocktail reception

Courtyard - Corporate Events

Full of lush landscaping, the Courtyard’s tranquility is broken only by the soft bubbling of the marble fountain, a 1902 replica of the famous Venus Fountain that graces the Boboli Gardens in Italy. This space is another perfect location for a more intimate cocktail reception with the Grand Hall offered in case of inclement weather.

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Capacity: 80 cocktail reception

West Room & Lake Room - Corporate Events

With its subdued tones and refined Mediterranean ambiance, the West Room & Lake Room are a perfect choice for your festivities that could include a wedding ceremony, formal dinner, or larger cocktail reception. Originally Whitehall Hotel’s dining room, the West Room is impressive in both scale and appearance, with striking architectural features including a grand chandelier and vaulted ceilings.

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The adjoining Lake Room continues with the same architectural features as the West Room, and is an additional space that can hold additional dining tables for a large dinner reception or an intimate wedding ceremony or dinner party.

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Capacity: 300 cocktail reception, 275 seated with dancing, 325 seated without dancing

The Lake Terrace, adjacent to the Lake Room, is situated along the Intracoastal Waterway with stunning views of the West Palm Beach skyline. This is a great outdoor space that can be used for a cocktail reception or during a dinner reception as an outdoor treat for guests.

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Cocoanut Grove - Corporate Events

This space offers a lush, tropical atmosphere for lovely outdoor events including wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties, or even a dinner under the stars. Next to the Cocoanut Grove is the Museum’s South Porch which can be utilized along with the Grove. The South Porch offers a covered space to include in this outdoor oasis.

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Capacity: 300 cocktail reception

Flagler Kenan Pavilion - Corporate Events

The Flagler Kenan Pavilion evokes the opulence and grandeur of a turn-of-the-century railway palace along with being the home to Henry Flagler’s private Railcar No. 91. With its stunning panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway coupled with its marvelous columns, the Flagler Kenan Pavilion is the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony, dinner reception, or even a large cocktail party. No matter how the space is used, the Pavilion will shine as the setting to your spectacular event.

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Capacity: 300 cocktail reception, 200 seated with dancing, 250 seated without dancing

The Flagler Kenan Pavilion has an outdoor terrace that is situated along the Intracoastal Waterway that is a perfect location for a wedding ceremony, or a lovely setting for a cocktail reception prior to dinner. A great use of this space is also during a dinner reception where a strolling dessert reception could take place or a grouping of lounge furniture that overlook the West Palm Beach skyline.

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The Boardroom Suite

The Flagler Museum restored three rooms on Whitehall's second floor, including rebuilding original walls and refurbishing original fixtures, to create a historic, yet state-of-the-art, Boardroom  Suite. In much the same way Whitehall originally combined modern technology with historic interiors, the Boardroom has state-of-the-art communications and audio-visual systems with elegant surroundings.

The intimate feel of the tastefully decorated Study is the perfect setting for small meetings. The Study can be easily closed off from the rest of the meeting areas for privacy making it a convenient and functional space.  As a reception area for small groups, the Yellow Room is a relaxing and tasteful setting, highlighted by beautifully restored painted panels. The Boardroom Suite also features a kitchen, bar, pantry, and private bathroom.