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Weddings & Special Events

"Where Art, History & Community Come Together Since 1964"

& Private Events

A Romantic Venue with Stunning Views

Our historic landmark building is situated in the perfect location for an outdoor wedding with the gorgeous town of Virginia City as a backdrop.  Throw the bouquet from our balcony, enjoy your reception on the front grounds and spend the night in a building reserved just for you and your wedding party.  Our venue offers one of a kind views and a beautiful, artsy experience in a historic masterpiece.

We offer a wholly unique experience and venue that allows wedding parties and their guests to stay within our 4 floor building with beautiful spaces filled with fine art, and history.


Historic Venue

An Intimate, Private, Dynamic Property

We offer a variety of unique indoor and outdoor spaces unlike any other, perfect for an intimate wedding or celebration.

13,000 Square Feet

Four Floors

50 Person Event Maximum


Front Porch

Front Grounds

Art Studio

Art Galleries


Library Lounge

Museum Exhibitions


Photo by Joe Curtis

Serene Grounds

Enjoy Historic Virginia City

Tucked away from the main street with stunning background of Virginia City and Mount Davidson, it is a view unlike any other in town.

This beautiful property enjoys ample acreage while still close enough to enjoy the thriving historic landmark district.

PLEASE NOTE:  Our front grounds are currently undergoing improvements, including transition from grass to decomposed granite with flagstone path, and the significant addition of historically appropriate, and hearty, plants such as lilacs, lavender, Russian sage, salvia, thyme, and more. 


The design conserves water, encloses the front area, provides a defined walkway and ceremony area, and adds layers of height, color, and beauty. 

Contact us for more details regarding the upcoming changes.  The project is expected to be complete by May 15, 2024.

Photo by Pura Vida Sierras Art

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The shaded front porch offers a beautiful covered location for a ceremony, grand walk to a wedding on the front grounds, or as a relaxation space.

The porch is located on the west side of the second floor with views of the grounds and upper streets of town and Mount Davidson.

Rachel Rose Photography


This lovely elevated balcony offers and intimate focal point from above or below with the 1876 building and town as gorgeous backdrops.

Walk down the staircase for a regal entrance.  The balcony is located on the west side and overlooks the beautiful grounds and town.

Photo by Nancy Good

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Guest Rooms

Experience a one-of-a-kind and rare private, historical venue to enjoy your wedding day, reception, and overnight accommodations.

7 Queen Single Rooms

3 Full Single Rooms

3 Full Double Rooms

2 Twin Double Rooms

Photo by Pura Vida Sierras Art

Art Studio

This is the largest indoor space and has beautiful easter, southern, and western lighting.

The art studio is warm and welcoming with original floors, customizable party lighting, and eclectic, artsy decor and patina.

Occupancy ranges based on use, with a maximum capacity of 53.

Photo by Pura Vida Sierras Art


Art Galleries

St. Mary's Art Center is filled with fine art, including contemporary seasonal art exhibitions and our diverse permanent collection.

Our collections and exhibitions provide unique photo opportunities and adding color and inspiring conversation and reflection.

Artwork and Photo by Nancy Good

Mimi Patrick     Library & Lounge

A warm, inviting space with a vintage 1876 quilt, collection of fine and folk art by Mimi Patrick, and an eclectic collection of arts-related books located on our top floor, the library lounge offers space to relax, read a book, or perhaps listen to a beautiful acoustical performance.

Photo by Pura Vida Sierras Art


Louise Curran Theatre

Seating 23 people, this charming theatre includes vintage loveseats and stunning 1938 theatre seats from the former Virginia City Theatre (now Grandma's Fudge).

Sing karaoke, watch personal streaming services, movies, or personal photo slideshows and videos to commemorate the occasion.

Photo by Pura Vida Sierras Art


A Romantic Venue with Stunning Views

Two Kitchen Options Available for Catering or Self-Prepared Meals:

South Kitchen:  Ideal for catering and food storage with large cooler, residential microwave, oven, and small appliances.

North Kitchen:  Ideal for serving and dining, including residential refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, oven, and range.

Photo by Pura Vida Sierras Art

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Furnishings, Linens, Serving, & Tableware

We offer folding tables, cafe tables, and folding chairs for convenience, included within the rental rate. 


As a nod to our heritage in Nevada as the "Silver State", we also offer light gray cafe tablecloths, seat covers, and napkins.  Dark gray tablecloths provide interest and contrast for larger rectangular tables.  The neutral, yet complimentary, color pallete is a great backdrop for your personal decor.

Tableware and large-capacity beverage and serving options are available.

Inquire about included and add-on options


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Wedding & Special Events Brochure, Rates, and Resources

Learn more about our offerings:

Conveniently Pay the Deposit:


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Rental Deposits DO NOT guarantee dates for hold or rentals without written confirmation by SMAC staff.  Reservations are not confirmed until contract execution.

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