Museum Event Space


Garden Court

The Garden Court is the May Center’s indoor floral retreat. This garden area features a soaring atrium, lush plants, Victorian-style lamp posts, large windows providing plenty of natural light, serene waterfalls, and two ponds inhabited by Japanese koi and goldfish. Carefully tended planting beds offer an array of special and exotic plants. The Garden Court is green year-round and makes for a lavish botanical backdrop for your special day.


Approximately 3,100 square feet


200 seated, 400 standing


$200 per hour (2 hour minimum)
$550.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit
Facility After Hours Fee (after 4pm): $30/hr


Double Diamond Room

This room offers a lovely view overlooking the Wilbur D. May Arboretum. Doors can be opened to an intimate outside landing with patio tables and chairs. The perfect place to take a seat, take a breather, and take it all in. Also featuring easy access to the kitchen, The Double Diamond Room is exclusively available as an add-on to the Garden Court.


Approximately 1,350 square feet 


80 seated, 200 standing


$85 per hour (2 hour minimum)
$550.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit
Facility After Hours Fee (after 4pm): $30/hr



With access from either the Garden Court or the Double Diamond Room, the commercial kitchen features a large refrigerator, three stainless steel sinks, a hand sink, three stainless steel work tables, plus a six burner stove, two ovens, and a broiler. Caterers have easy, drive-up access to the kitchen. (Please note: The kitchen is only available with additional room rental.)


$120 flat fee



*All rentals require a $550 refundable cleaning deposit. 

*All rentals require an after hour fee of $30 per hour after 4pm.

*Museum Interior features seasonally rotating decor that may NOT be removed.

*Guests are responsible for both setting up and taking down any amenities used during events.


Amenities provided at no additional cost:

  • (200x) white padded chairs 
  • (x16) 60" round tables (seat 8 people)
  • (x1) 45" round cake table
  • (x15) 6'x30" rectangular tables (seat 8 people)
  • (x4) 4' round wrought iron tables, each with four matching chairs
  • (x1) Portable bar with skirting

Outside furniture rentals are allowed, however, you must make arrangements for the vendor to pick up those items at the end of your event.

Interested? Contact Us

Pick up a rental packet and ask for a tour. No appointment is needed. Just come by the museum during normal business hours: Wednesday - Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from noon - 4 p.m.

* Reservations can be made one year in advance from the current date
* Reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance 

Feel free to call us at 775-785-5961 with any questions about the venue.

To make a reservation or for reservation questions, please call 775-823-6501 or email