A Waiter Serves Champagne at MOCA Jacksonville
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What you should know about events at MOCA

Is MOCA Jacksonville membership required for renting the Museum for an event?

No. However, we do offer discounts of 10 to 20 percent based on membership level.

May I use my own caterer?

No. The Museum has an exclusive catering agreement withNOLA MOCA for both food and beverage. The only exception would be for kosher foods or a wedding/celebration cake.

Do you have preferred vendors for audio/video needs, floral designs, decorations, etc.?

Yes. We have a number of local companies that can provide excellent service for your party needs.

Does MOCA Jacksonville provide tables, chairs, or other rental items?

The Museum has a limited stock of items available at no cost. To make planning your event easier, we also can coordinate the rental of additional equipment.

Can you hold a date for me?

Dates fill up very quickly at MOCA Jacksonville, so unfortunately, a specific date cannot be held. To secure a date, a deposit and fully executed contract are required. Deposits are usually half of the contracted rental rate and are nonrefundable. The balance of the rental fee is due one week prior to the event date.

Is there parking close to MOCA Jacksonville?

There is ample parking at the Duval and Monroe street garages. Metered parking spaces around the Museum are also available, which are free after 6 p.m. on weekdays and all day during weekends.

Are any items restricted in MOCA Jacksonville?

To protect the objects displayed in the building and the building itself, the following are prohibited: glitter, confetti, birdseed, bubbles, balloons, open flames, candles, and live animals.

What types of events are not allowed?

As an educational and charitable institution, MOCA Jacksonville reserves the right to refuse to make its facilities available for any lawful reason that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate or to impose an unacceptable risk to artworks, the premises, or continued ability to maintain the support of the community-at-large. Commercial, political, and religious events are not permitted. Sales of merchandise are not permitted without the prior written consent of MOCA Jacksonville.

My event is not large enough to meet the required minimums. Do you make exceptions?

Allow us to come to you! Smaller events are perfect for NOLA MOCA's off-site catering services, where you can enjoy the same culinary experience in a more intimate setting with a lower required minimum.


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Staff Mico Fuentes

Mico Fuentes

NOLA MOCA Dining Room Manager and Event Coordinator

An MFA graduate of Jacksonville University, Mico Fuentes has lived across the South with roots in California. He has worked in various fields from screen printer to band manager.