Wilbur D. May Museum
Garden Court, Includes Hall and Two Back Patios
Filled with exotic and beautiful plants, cascading waterfalls, and ponds, the Garden Court offers a magnificent setting for your special event.
Dimensions: approximately 1,700 square feet - will accommodate about 73 people at 9 tables in the three areas; standing capacity is about 220. For larger gatherings, additional rooms are available:
Double Diamond Room
The Double Diamond room offers a lovely view overlooking the Wilbur D. May Arboretum.
Dimensions: approximately 1,350 square feet and can accommodate approximately 85 people seated at 10 tables; standing capacity (with cocktail tables only) is about 200 people, or 150 people seated theatre style.
David's Discovery Room
David's Discovery Room offers complete privacy and more space than the Double Diamond Room.
Dimensions: approximately 1,400 square feet accommodating approximately 93 people at 11 tables; standing capacity (with cocktail tables only) is about 200 people, or 150 people seated theatre style.
Kitchen - includes the refrigerator, three stainless steel sinks, a hand sink, three rolling stainless steel carts, commercial dishwasher (sanitizes in 1.5 minutes), and three stainless steel work tables plus a six burner stove, two ovens, and a broiler. Propane ovens and stove burners will be turned on for you.
Facility Use Fees/ Deposits/ Cancellations
Cancellations must be made in writing. If a written cancellation request is received 90 calendar days or more in advance, the rental fee and cleaning/security deposit less a $30.00 administration fee will be refunded. If a written cancellation request is received 30-89 calendar days prior to the scheduled event, 50% of the rental fee or a $30.00 administration fee, whichever is greater, will be retained and the balance of the rental fee plus any cleaning/security deposit will be refunded. If a written cancellation request is received less than 30 calendar days prior to the scheduled event, 100% of the rental fee will be retained and any cleaning/security deposit will be refunded.
|Garden Court (minimum rental)|
|Double Diamond Room or David's Discovery Room
Rented in conjunction with Garden Court or independently Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
(includes a formal, pleated black linen skirting
(White padded chairs - approximately 200 are available)
(16) 60" round (seats 8 people)
(1) 48" round cake table
(15) 6' X 36" portable rectangular tables (seats 8 people)
(4) 4' round wrought iron tables, each with four matching chairs
In addition to the furniture available from us, you may also rent tables and chairs from an outside rental company. If you have rented chairs, tables, or other items from an outside rental company, you must make arrangements for them to pick up those items at the end of your event.
You are responsible for leaving the Museum in the same neat and clean condition in which you found it. There is a $500 refundable cleaning/security deposit.
Insurance may be required for your event. Please contact the Parks Administration Office at (775) 823-6501 for assistance. You may provide a certificate of liability insurance naming Washoe County as an additional insured party through your own insurance carrier or purchase the required insurance coverage through Washoe County. Persons hosting family social events, weddings, etc. can often obtain a 24-hour liability policy through their homeowner's insurance. If insurance is required for an event, the certificate or fee to purchase this coverage is due at least thirty days prior to your event.
Reservations: (775) 823-6501 Museum: (775) 785-5961