Unique indoor/outdoor venues 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

The newly constructed Pavilion is ideal for corporate seminars, academic lectures, receptions, weddings and other special events. This state of the art facility is equipped with an 18′ wide projector screen with PowerPoint capability, wireless microphones and zone-adjustable sound system. The Pavilion can accommodate 200 guests for a seated dinner, or 250 guests theater style.

Museum Plaza and Event Tent

Adjacent to the Pavilion is the Museum Plaza featuring mature palms, a beautiful water feature and gorgeous mosaics depicting the history of Ventura County. The Plaza is capable of holding an event tent and can seat an additional 140 guests.

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

Ventura Party Rentals has once again partnered with us to offer you the chance to host your event in this beautiful tent for a fraction of the usual cost.

Museum Events presented by Main Course California

The Museum is proud to partner with Main Course California to ensure you have a pleasurable, stress-free experience planning your event. Our mission is bringing your vision to life, from formal events to kick-up-your-heels, whatever the size, theme, or goal of your event, the Museum events team and Main Course California have the expertise and resources to make it a success. Together the Museum and Main Course California are passionate about culinary excellence and exemplary service for your special event. Our event team members excel at creating authentic events that feature traditional, ethnic, and specialty menu items and building an event around creative themes. We invite you to meet with our events team to create a menu and event that is uniquely yours. Your memories – in the making!


For more information, contact:
Meagan Scott | Event Coordinator
events@venturamuseum.org | 805.653.0323 x318