The Canvas For Your Event
Create your own affair to remember. The Bakersfield Museum of Art provides a unique setting for any occasion. Your special event can be surrounded by local, national, and world-renowned art; inside our Banquet Room (capacity 175), or outside in the Museum’s lush gardens (capacity 300). You can choose a four or five hour event package.
All packages include two additional hours for set-up, an hour for clean up, and an additional hour for rehearsal, if needed. Rental of the facility and grounds include the use of tables (25′ x 60′ rounds, 12 banquet, and 5 cocktail), chairs (200 white folding and 130 banquet), P.A. system, piano (inside only), security, and a Museum family membership.
Tejon Ranch Sculpture Garden
The Museum’s gardens have gone through a series of transformations during its 50 plus years of existence as all goods gardens do. Over the years the garden has been their home to numerous camellias, roses, and towering clumps of banana trees which can still be seen today. The garden is presently home to hundreds of plant species that serve as a wonderful example of plants that can be grown in our valley’s climate.
With something always in bloom, the garden is the perfect place for outdoor events. The Museum has been the venue for numerous fundraising events, receptions, and weddings in the gazebo. Even when the valley reaches a hundred degrees, there is always a patch of shade under the garden’s sycamores, pines, and ash trees. Looking for that out of the way, special place to have lunch with a friend, then bring your lunch to the Museum gardens and enjoy the peace and quiet of the place. Sit on a bench and watch the birds play in the Rudnick Fountain, and afterwards view sculpture as you stroll the paths.