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Gaston County Museum Rentals

                 The Gaston County Museum of Art & History offers a variety of historical venues, both indoor and outdoor, to suit your special event.  Only 22 miles northwest of Charlotte and just outside Gastonia, the museum is the perfect setting for weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions, reunions, business meetings, birthday parties, showers and more.

                The museum, originally the Hoffman Hotel, was built in 1852 in Greek Revival architectural style.  Located on the Historic Dallas Town Square and across the street from the original Gaston County Courthouse, it was the largest and best known of several hotels where pioneer politicians, lawyers, judges, businessmen and farmers stayed while attending court.

             

                If you are looking for a venue that’s historical, vintage, private, and charming, plan your special event at the Gaston County Museum of Art & History.  Our staff is prepared to work with you individually to ensure your event is extraordinary.

 

                Rental rates include interior tables, chairs and setup.  Tents, exterior chairs and tables, tablecloths, china, silverware and glassware are not included with rentals.  The Gaston County Museum of Art & History is a tobacco-free facility.  Alcohol is allowed with appropriate permit.

 

                Rentals are limited to eight hours (four hours for event and four hours for set-up and break-down).  The Town of Dallas Noise Ordinance prohibits events lasting later than 11 p.m.

                To schedule an appointment to view the property and meet with our staff regarding rentals, please contact Gina Anderson, Administrative Assistant at 704.922.7681 x100.

 

                   

Venues and Rates

Gathering Room and Sun Porch                                                                            $375

The gathering room is on the museum’s first floor and was used as a dining room for guests at the Hoffman Hotel.  The sun porch adds a full view of the beautiful back lawn.

• 795 square feet (40 people for dining or 80  for seated or standing receptions)

• Available only after museum operating hours

 

Bull Pen                                                                                                                  $120

The bull pen is on the museum’s third floor and is a multi-purpose room formerly used to house jurors coming to Dallas to try cases at the Courthouse. 

• 680 square feet (35 people for dining or 60 for seated or standing receptions)

• Available during and after museum operating hours

 

The Anne Biggers Furr Learning Station                                                               $350

Formerly the Carolina and Northwestern Railway Depot, the Anne Biggers Furr Learning Center is a renovated train depot that once served the Southern Railroad line and is currently used as an art gallery.  It has a refrigerator, sink and counter space for catered events.

• 700 square feet (50 people for dining or 80 for seated or standing receptions)

• Available during and after museum operating hours

 

Museum Grounds                                                                                                   $500
The museum grounds with shade trees, gardens, sculpture garden, brick patio and walkway offers a quaint, natural setting for outdoor events. It is a beautiful setting for weddings, receptions, or birthday parties.

• Accommodates up to 250 people for a sit down event

• Available only after operating hours

 

Entire Museum and Grounds                                                                                $2,000
For that extra special family reunion, wedding or gathering, consider renting the entire museum as your venue. Tours of the museum can be arranged in advance and staff will be available to make this a fun and educational experience. Renting the museum will give access to the gathering room, sun porch, second floor exhibit galleries, bull pen, textile exhibit, and museum grounds.

• Available on Sundays or after operating hours

 

Packages

      The museum staff can tailor a package for your special event to include use of the foyer for welcoming your guests, private bride and groom spaces, portrait sittings, and more.

 

Other Essential Information

A small kitchen is located in the museum basement and has a stove, refrigerator and sink. Use of the kitchen space is $50.00. It is the responsibility of the renter(s) to make certain the kitchen and basement area is left free of debris and the area is cleaned appropriately before leaving the museum. 

 

A $100 deposit (cash, credit card or check) is required when the Facilities Rental Agreement is signed. This establishes the event date. If notification of cancellation is received by the museum 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT, one-half ($50) of the deposit will be refunded. The total rental amount is due no later than 30 days prior to the event.

 

Dallas Historic Courthouse Rentals

 

       Dallas, North Carolina, served as the original county seat for Gaston County from 1846 until 1911 during which time it was a thriving hub of government and business activity.  The original Gaston County Courthouse was built in 1848 in Greek Revival style and marks the center of the Dallas Historic District.  The courthouse caught fire in 1874. 

       After the county seat was moved to Gastonia in 1911, the courthouse served many purposes including a theatre, a school, fire station, library, space for community meetings and events, municipal offices, and the Dallas Police Department.  In 2013, the Dallas Historic Courthouse Foundation was formed and raised enough funds to restore and renovate the courthouse. 

       The Gaston County Museum of Art & History in partnership with the Town of Dallas offers a variety of venues at the Dallas Historical Courthouse to suit your special event.  It is the perfect setting for weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions, reunions, business meetings, birthday parties, showers and more.  Our staff is prepared to work with you individually to ensure your event is perfect in every way.

      Rental rates include interior tables, chairs and setup.  Tents, exterior chairs and tables, tablecloths, china, silverware and glassware are not included with rentals. 

Please note:

  • The Dallas Historic Courthouse is a tobacco-free facility. 

  • The Town of Dallas Noise Ordinance prohibits events lasting later than 11 p.m.

      A $100 deposit (cash, credit card or check) is required with a completed Courthouse Rental Agreement to reserve your event date.  The remaining balance is due no later than 30 days prior to the event.  If notification of cancellation is received by the museum 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT, one-half ($50) of the deposit will be refunded.

Venues and Rates

The Grounds                                           

$700 (6 hours)                         

$1,000 (12 hours)

Hold your event on the historic courthouse grounds with beautiful landscaping and mature shade trees.  Rental rates include use of the gazebo and downstairs restrooms in the courthouse.   Wedding rentals include one hour of rehearsal time the day before the wedding and dressing facilities for the bridal party.

The Courtroom                                                    

$900 (6 hours)                         

$1,200 (12 hours)

Original hardwood floors, abundant natural light, and nearly 3,100 square feet make the courtroom perfect for almost any event.  Rental rates include use of the kitchen, tables and chairs, and access to restrooms upstairs and downstairs.  Wedding rentals include one hour of rehearsal time the day before the wedding and dressing facilities for the bridal party.  The Courtroom accommodates 215 seated or standing (chairs only) and 100 with tables and chairs.

The Courtroom and Grounds          

$1,500 (6 hours)                      

$1,800 (12 hours)

For larger events, enjoy the combination of the scenic grounds and beautifully renovated courtroom all in an authentic historical setting.  Rental rates include use of the kitchen, tables and chairs inside, access to restrooms upstairs and downstairs, and use of the gazebo.  Wedding rentals include one hour of rehearsal time the day before the wedding and dressing facilities for the bridal party.

Conference Room                                  

$75 (2 hours) $25 each additional hour

Tables and chairs provided including setup and breakdown; access to downstairs restrooms.  The conference room accommodates approximately 20 with conference style seating.


Gaston County Museum of Art & History & Dallas Historic Courthouse

Event Photograph Samples

 

 

                               
Gathering Room
                                                                                   Gathering Room

 

                                

Sun Porch                                                                                               Back Lawn

 

                                

Back Lawn                                                                                             The Anne Biggers Furr Learning Center                                                                                                                                          (Depot)

                                

Courthouse Grounds                                                                             The Courtroom

                               

The Courtroom                                                                                      Conference Room

                               

Courthouse First Floor                                                                         The Courtroom

 

 




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