Weddings & Special Events

Photo Credit: Shannon Parsons

Whether you are looking to have a stunning outdoor wedding with Virginia City as the backdrop, a reception on a lawn, an intimate ceremony with art galleries and history, or a place for family and friends to stay…St. Mary’s Art Center is an amazing choice. Walk out of the grand 1875 building, down the stairs of the porch for a dramatic entrance to an outdoor ceremony and throw the bouquet from our newly restored balcony.

Photo Credit: Shannon Parsons
Photo Credit: Shannon Parsons

Our front lawn, porch and balcony are the perfect setting for outdoor weddings and receptions. There is simply nowhere else on the Comstock with our quiet setting, privacy and view of the town.

Inside, 16 guest rooms, 7 art/history galleries, and studio offer space to relax, get ready for the big day, enjoy a historical and artistic atmosphere and spend the night in a building exclusively for your family and friends.

Amenities & Pricing:

  • Option A: Exclusive Building & Front Grounds Rental: $2500/night (plus 10% Storey County Room Tax)
    • 16 Guest Rooms (see Property Rentals Page for Guest Room Details)
    • 2 Kitchens for Caterers or Own Preparations and Storage
    • 5 1/2 Bathrooms
    • 7 Art Galleries (for viewing only)
    • Art Studio
    • Sonos Interior Sound System
    • Front Lawn Usage
    • Porch and Balcony Usage
    • Private Parking On-Site (and available across the street as school event calendars allow)
    • Complimentary Wifi
  • Option B: Building & Front Grounds Day Use Rental: $1000/8 Hour Day
    • Front Grounds, Porch & Balcony
    • Viewing Access to 6 Art Galleries, excluding Artisan Gallery
    • 5 Bathrooms
    • 2 Kitchens
    • Art Studio
    • Private Parking On-Site (and available across the street as school event calendars allow)
    • Complimentary Wifi
  • Option C: Front Grounds Rental: $500/8 Hour Day
    • Front Grounds & Porch (excludes Balcony)
    • Access to Main Floor (2nd floor/Porch level) Restroom & Historical Exhibition Viewing
    • Excludes Access to 1st, 3rd & 4th Floors, Balcony & Guest Rooms
    • Private Parking On-Site (and available across the street as school event calendars allow)
    • Complimentary Wifi
  • Additional Options:
    • Kitchen Rental (included in building rentals): $100/day/each
    • Studio Rental (included in building rentals): $100/day
    • Folding Tables Rental (20): $10/ea
    • Folding Chairs Rental (40): $10/ea
    • Table Linens Rental (16): $5/ea
    • Clear Glass Plates & Side Plates Rental (40): $40/day
Photo Credit: Shannon Parsons
Virginia City has many options for wedding and reception needs, including venues, catering, restaurants, transportation, photography, music and more.
Photo Credit: Pura Vida Sierras Art

Virginia City is the perfect place to get married and celebrate. Contact us for more details: aperry@stmarysartcenter.org

Photo Credit: Pura Vida Sierras Art


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