Event Rental

Unforgettable events! 

Set on 135 forested acres, the Museum's wood, stone and glass emanate warmth and elegance. Your group will be surrounded by fine art, priceless artifacts and engaging wildlife. We offer plenty of flexible space for your event from scenic patios to sophisticated exhibit halls. Our experienced staff works directly with top catering companies and other local vendors to help create a seamless experience.

Weddings & Receptions

Begin your "happily ever after" with a wedding and reception in the serene setting of the High Desert Museum. There is simply no other place like it.

"A big 'thank you' to the High Desert Museum for providing the perfect venue for our fun wedding! Always willing to answer questions and provide everything we needed to pull off this wild ride. Thank you so much!" --Michael and Laura Lee Callan

Wedding package includes:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Linens
  • Ceremony rehearsal
  • Wedding attendant
  • Set up and take down

Additional services:

  • Beer and wine bar

Optional special enhancements:

  • Birds of prey
  • Living history costumed greeter

Private Events

Let us help you create a private event you and your guests will never forget. 

"The international guests attending our event truly enjoyed their time at the Museum and were very impressed." --Kristine McConnell, Central Oregon Visitors Association

Event package includes:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Linens
  • Basic A/V equipment
  • Set up and take down

Additional services:

  • Meeting and conference space for up to 40 people
  • Beer and wine bar

Optional special enhancement:

  • Birds of prey
  • Living history costumed greeter

Rental Spaces for Weddings & Receptions and Private Events

  • Schnitzer Entrance Hall
  • Hall of Plateau Indians
  • Earle A. Chiles Hall
  • Two beautiful outdoor patios
  • Secure/private changing rooms
  • Additional indoor and outdoor spaces (including exhibit halls) can be reserved to create a unique experience for your wedding or event.

Please contact our Facility Rental and Events Manager Tyson Baird for more information and prices at 541-382-4754 ext. 284.

Rental hours:

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (May through October)
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm (November through April)

*Some spaces may be available for private events during business hours.

Due to seasonality of facility rentals, the Facility Rental and Events Manager will respond to your inquiry within 48 hours. Tours are scheduled by appointment only. Thank you!