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Rent the Mansion/Garden Pavilion

 

Make your event historic at the Lake Mansion and Garden Pavilion

Make your meeting affordable and convenient

Host your party at the Lake Mansion, under the charming Italiante architecture of one of Reno’s first homes. Steps from the scenic Truckee River and in the heart of downtown Reno, the Lake Mansion offers a uniquely historic, yet affordable, locale for your next event or meeting.  Give your event a touch of art and history while supporting VSA Nevada.  To inquire about available dates or to schedule a tour or for a mansion rental kit, complete the inquiry form below or call 775-826-6100, ext. 3#, info@vsanevada.org.

Weddings

Chairs are set up in semi circles around the fireplace in the parlor, ready for any wedding ceremony.
Have your wedding ceremony, or other events, under the elegantly ornate architecture of the Lake Mansion.

The main floor of the Lake Mansion offers a wedding venue for a small, intimate ceremony for up to 50 people and a reception for up to 120 in the Lake Mansion and/or Garden Pavilion and Courtyard.  The Mansion’s main floor includes five (5) event rooms for your ceremony, the bride’s ready room and a mingling area.  This historic setting is perfect for photos and only steps from the beautiful Truckee River and blocks from area churches and hotels.

Personalize your wedding with an outside caterer or your own food and opt to rent our service kitchen with refrigerator, preparation counters, heating trays and dishwasher. We include a number of chairs, tables and easels in any of your wedding rentals to make your day more affordable and convenient.  We are flexible as far as the use of the Lake Mansion and Garden Pavilion for your special day. Here’s s sample of availability and pricing:

Historic Main Floor: $900*5 hours total, including set-up/clean-up time
Use of the Lake Mansion Main Level and Garden Pavilion (includes the wraparound veranda and outside Courtyard) for Ceremony, photographs and/or welcome reception.Includes use of  60 white padded chairs, 40 padded patterned chairs and a selection of rectangle and round tables.Use of the service kitchen included.

Garden Pavilion: $900*5 hours total, including set-up/clean-up time
Use of the enclosed temperature controlled Garden Pavilion and Patio area for 5 hours.Includes use of  60 white padded chairs, 40 padded patterned chairs and a selection of rectangle and round tables.

Historic Main Floor and Garden Pavilion: $1500* 5 hours total, including set-up/clean-up time

Use of the Lake Mansion Main Level and Garden Pavilion (includes the wraparound veranda and outside Courtyard) for Ceremony, photographs and/or welcome reception.Includes use of  60 white padded chairs, 40 padded patterned chairs and a selection of rectangle and round tables.Use of the service kitchen included.*Plus $300 cleaning/security hold, and an additional $200 if alcohol is to be served.

View side 1 and side 2 of our Wedding Brochure.

Use the form below to inquire for a tour and for available dates.

Events

Tenting the Courtyard area of the Garden Pavilion creates an indoor/outdoor feeling.

The Lake Mansion offers various options for your next event – bridal or baby showers, rehearsal dinners, fundraisers, anniversary parties and more. Choose an outside caterer or have a potluck,  music, dancing and a great time. All rentals include a number of tables, chairs and the use of our 15 space parking lot. Please note, nonprofits get a 20% discount.

Historic Main Floor: $700* 4 hours total, including set-up/clean-up time
The historic main level of the mansion features five rooms suitable for event use plus a service kitchen, Steinway piano, public announcement system, CD player and restroom. Picturesque Victorian porches wrap this floor of the mansion, perfect for photographs.

Garden Pavilion: $700* 4 hours total, including set-up/clean-up time
The Garden Pavilion detached from the main building, just steps south of the mansion with approximately 800 square feet of space with its own well-equipped restroom, refrigerator/freezer and wet bar. This space overlooks Arlington Avenue with six sets of white French doors, three ceiling fans and a courtyard.  Service kitchen can be added to rental, pending availability.

The Full Property: $1,200* 4 hours total, including set-up/clean-up time
The Full Property rental includes the Garden Pavilion and patio, Lake Mansion Main Floor and lower level art studio. Full Property rental also receives a discount on additional hourly use fees. Maximum occupancy 150 people.

All prices are based on four hours minimum use, including set-up/clean-up time. The entire Lake Mansion site is fully accessible for wheelchair/walker use. For special rentals including monthly events and multi-day rentals, please fill out our inquiry form below and we will contact you or call 775-826-6100, ext. 3#, info@vsanevada.org. *Plus $300 cleaning/security hold, and an additional $200 if alcohol is to be served.

Meetings

Affordable rates for corporate meetings in the Garden Pavilion or Lower Level. The Lake Mansion is located in a Great Basin Internet Service Hot Spot for Internet connection for your laptop. In addition to the wetbar and restroom, meetings in the Garden Pavilion include the use of a projector, screen and some audio equipment.  The maximum capacity for this room is 60, but can be expanded with use of the patio included in the price.

Corporate/Public rates $50 per hour.
If renting after 5 pm, a two-hour rental minimum applies.

Non-profit rates for Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm: $25 per hour.

Saturday – Sunday or after 5 pm: $40 per hour.

Please complete the inquiry form below to schedule a tour.

Art Birthday Parties for Kids or Teens

Want to throw a party for your child that they’ll never forget?  Have a fun, hands-on birthday party with either a visual art or creative movement/music activity for everyone. One of our experienced teaching artists will guide the birthday child and all guests through an age appropriate creative project or activities for 45 to 60 minutes, with time for cake and festivities! For more information click here.

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If you’re interested in a having an event at the Lake Mansion, please fill out the form below.

  • Type of Event *
  • Space(s) requested (please check all applicable spaces) *
  • Will alcohol will be served at the function? *

Printer-friendly versions of Wedding Rental Agreement or Event Rental Application for the Meeting Rental Agreement. You can fill out and mail the forms to 250 Court St, Reno, Nevada 89501,  fax to (775) 337-6107 or attach to an email to info@vsanevada.org.