The unique architecture of the Gaston County Museum of Art & History lends an extraordinary atmosphere for corporate events, client entertainment and social celebrations. With interesting spaces and stunning art, the museum can accomodate groups from 10 to 250.
Invite your guests to enjoy cocktails and dancing, an exclusive viewing of a special exhibition or the Museum's collection, or a wedding reception fit for a princess.
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
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
Rental rates include interior tables, chairs and setup. Tents, exterior chairs and tables, tablecloths, china, silverware and glassware are not included with rentals.
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.
$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.
$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.
$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.