Lee S. Cochran Pavilion


The Lee S. Cochran Pavilion overlooks the Museum’s Old World exhibits and boasts sweeping views of the surrounding valley and mountains. 

This open-air structure blends nicely into the lush landscape that sits adjacent to the Pavilion making it perfect for larger events.  In addition to a full kitchen, ice machine, and private restrooms, the Cochran Pavilion has a newly installed sound system with microphones and headphone input, as well as weather blocking sides that may be lowered to provide a fully enclosed space.


  • The Pavilion features an enclosed area that can seat up to 300 guests for dinner or 400 guests in theater style seating.
  • Other Amenities including with this venue are:
    • Tables: 18 – 8 ft. Rectangles, 11 – 6 ft. Rectangles, 35 – 5 ft. Rounds, & 6 Tall Bistro Pedestals;
    • Chairs: 400 Folding Chairs;
    • Full Catering Kitchen with Ice Machine, Food Warmer, & Beverage Cooler;
    • 2 Handicap Accessible Restrooms;
    • Adjustable Side Walls;
    • Sound system with Headphone Jack Input; and
    • Ample Parking.

Venue Rental Rates

  • Peak Days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays):  $2,500
  • Off-Peak Days (Monday to Thursday and Off Season):  $1,500
    • 50% discount available on rental rate for IRS approved tax exempt organizations and government entities.  (Virginia State Government entities, please contact the Private Events Staff for the COV rate.)

Rental Periods are between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., with additional hours being available in advance for $125 per hour.

Add-On Options

  • Rental Period Extensions by the Hour – $125/hour (up to 3 hours)
  • Tent Rentals (we set up and take down all tents).
    • 10′ x 10′ – $100
    • 20′ x 30′ – $300
    • 30′ x 40′ – $600
  • Additional Tables & Chairs as available.  Please contact us for pricing.
  • Discounted Museum Admission Tickets (for use during regular museum hours of operation only).
  • Side wall curtains can be deployed if desired

For more information, current availability, or to schedule a tour, please contact our Private Events Staff at 540-332-7850, or via e-mail at rentals@frontiermuseum.org.