Have Your Next Event at the Museum

The Museum of Ventura County has unique indoor and outdoor event space located in the heart of the historic beach town of Ventura, across from the San Buenaventura Mission. Enjoy beaches, shopping, galleries, fine restaurants and hotels all within leisurely blocks, making the Pavilion and Plaza the perfect setting to create a truly memorable experience.

Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Pavilion

Sit down dining event venue

Ideal for corporate seminars, academic lectures, receptions, weddings, and other special events. It’s equipped with a 146” x 260” projector screen with power point capability, wireless microphones, and zone adjustable sound system. It can accommodate 200 guests for a seated dinner, 250 for cocktail and 200 theater style.

Museum Plaza

Outdoor band and dance event venue

Adjacent to the Pavilion is the Plaza enhanced by palm trees, a beautiful water feature and gorgeous mosaics depicting the history of Ventura County. The Plaza can hold an event tent and accommodate 300 guests for seated dinner, 400 for cocktail and 300 theater style.

Download the Special Events & Venue Rental Brochure

The Pavilion and the Plaza may be rented together or separately.
Adjacent guest parking is available.

Contact the Museum to book your event today!

Send your event information below and a museum representative will reach out soon!

Rates will increase in 2024.

Photos: Elyana Photography