Museum of Ventura


Welcome to the Museum of Ventura County centrally located in beautiful downtown Ventura. Whether you’re looking for a wedding ceremony and reception venue or having a company holiday party, the Museum of Ventura is a versatile event venue that can be transformed into the party space of your dreams.
This highly sought after venue offers both indoor and outdoor amenities and is equipped with everything you need from an all inclusive venue.Worried about your guests getting bored during a cocktail hour? Or have a break between company presentations? Your guests are welcome to tour the Museum Exhibits free of charge!
Only a 1/2 mile from Ventura Beaches the Museum offers guests the opportunity to hold their event within walking distance of beaches, parks, shopping and experiencing historic downtown SanBuenaventura. Contact us now to learn more about this venue, rates and event packages!

You can also Click Here to View Catering Packages for the Museum of Ventura County!




Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Pavilion

      • Capacity: 200 Guests Seated
      • Includes Guest Round Tables & Chairs for 100
      • Built in Catering Kitchen
      • A/V Capabilities include 18′ Projector Screen, CD, DVD, Blue Ray, iPod and 2 Wireless Microphones
      • 6 Sets of French Doors opening up to the Museum Plaza with Automatic Curtains
      • Full Service Catering Kitchen
      • Beautiful River Rock Wall
      • Lighting Packages available for uplighting, bistro lights, chandeliers or spot lighting
      • Large exposed warehouse style ceilings perfect for draping
      • Public Parking Lot also available for private reservation

Museum Plaza

          • Capacity: 140 Guests Seated
          • Event Tent Capabilities
          • Wireless Microphones: Separate or Joined Sound System from Pavilion
          • Soothing Water Feature
          • Beautiful River Rock Wall
          • Landscape includes Beautiful Palm Trees
          • Colorful Mosaics depicting the History of Ventura County
          • Large Indoor Restroom Facility

Corporate Events

The Museum of Ventura is the perfect venue for Corporate Events. Special corporate rates and discounts are offered!

  • Company holiday parties
  • Client Appreciation Events
  • Expos, Trade Shows or Job Fairs
  • Board Meetings
  • Annual Meetings
  • Seminars & Conferences
  • Networking Group Meetings
  • Team Building Space

To reserve your event date and discuss rates and packages, contact Main Course California: 805-658-8900 or e-mail: 

Main Course California Catering is the Exclusive Caterer for the Museum of Ventura County. Check out our Museum of Ventura Menu Packages which is an all inclusive menu with rentals, catering staff, welcome beverages, reception appetizers and buffet dinner. We offer many different catering options including Plated Dinner Service, Family Style Service, Food Stations, Appetizers Only and many others.

Call 805-658-8900 or email for more details!