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The State Historical Building offers a variety of event spaces to accommodate group sizes from 10–500. The sky-lit atrium is perfect for a wedding reception; consider the auditorium for film screenings, presentations and lectures or book one of the multiple classrooms for your meeting or luncheon.

When renting the State Historical Building, we typically include our 60” rounds, standard white folding chairs, 8’ tables, high top cocktail tables and set-up/tear down of these items included in your rental fee.

Large Events

The atrium is perfect for weddings receptions, corporate holiday parties, business receptions, large presentations, gatherings and more. The Grand Terrace is a popular choice for large outdoor celebrations and offers stunning views of the state capitol.

Small Events

If you are looking for a space to accommodate small groups, the State Historical Building is a great venue for company meetings, retreats, team outings and luncheons. Consider the auditorium for film screenings, presentations and lectures or book one of the multiple classrooms and meeting spaces for your board meeting, planning session or luncheon.

Weddings and Receptions

The State Historical Building provides stunning views and an unique experience for your guests at weddings, receptions or rehearsal dinners.