Private Event Venues

Looking for a special place to host your private event?

The Frontier Culture Museum is pleased to be able to rent spaces to guests for use with their own privately hosted special events, and the success of each and every event held on site is important to the Museum.  Our Private Events staff boasts many years of experience in event planning and execution, and we are excited to be able to help make sure your event is truly an exceptional one.

We offer an attractive array of venues suitable for a wide range of functions such as weddings, cocktail receptions, luncheons, board meetings, staff retreats, and company picnics, just to name a few.   Our spaces range from rustic to contemporary and cozy to spacious, all of which are unique settings for unforgettable memories to be made.

Some options include a historic Octagonal Barn relocated from Bridgewater, Virginia, an expansive open-air Pavilion that overlooks the Museum’s Old World Exhibits, a converted Dairy Barn Lecture Hall and meeting space, and many more.  Each venue is handicap accessible and comes with multiple amenities, including tables and chairs for use with your event, basic site supervision and security, and trash removal services.  There is also ample parking on-site, discounted Museum Admission ticket rates, as well as a variety of other site specific conveniences.

Click on the links below for more information, and when you’re ready to schedule a visit of our venue,  e-mail, or call us at 540-332-7850, and ask for Private Events today!

Lee S. Cochran Pavilion

The Lee S. Cochran Pavilion is a very special setting with easy access and a beautiful panoramic view overlooking the Museum and Valley beyond. The open-air pavilion has space to expand and is equipped with drop-down tent sides, setting the stage for a truly memorable event. It is a space for any occasion. Rental fee (subject to change) is $2,500 on peak days (Fri-Sun) and $1,500 off-peak (Mon-Thurs). Read more…

Octagonal Barn

The Octagonal Barn is a unique, eight-sided, 1908 two-story barn with modern conveniences and an elegant, rustic feel. With direct access from the parking lot, the barn is located slightly farther away from the bustle within the Museum. It has been a popular site for smaller weddings, rehearsal dinners and reunions. Rental fee (subject to change) is $2,000 on peak days (Fri-Sun) and $1,200 off-peak (Mon-Thurs) for both levels. Read more…

Lecture Hall

Lecture Hall

The Lecture Hall is located in our converted Dairy Barn that also houses our Education and Research Center and is fully climate controlled. It is great for conferences, workshops, and business meetings. Rental fee (subject to change) is $800 on peak days (Fri-Sun) and $480 off-peak (Mon-Thurs). Read more…

What better way to leave your guests with wonderful memories of your event than a unique setting like the Frontier Culture Museum!  Rental fees include undressed tables and chairs. Rental fees are subject to change.

mailFor more information, pricing, availability or to reserve Museum venues, contact our Rentals Staff at 540-332-7850 or

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