The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Rent the Museum


Located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, the Museum of Art & History is available for any special occasion or meeting. Whether you’re planning an intimate reception, corporate event or fundraising gala, the MAH is the ideal setting to make your occasion a memorable experience.

We provide rentals for:

  • Meetings, Workshops, Seminars – Specializing in groups from 10-60 in our Community Board Room and Auditorium
  • Lectures, Films, Presentations – Accommodating up to 80 guests in our Auditorium
  • Special Occasions – Cocktail Parties, Receptions, and Celebrations for up to 250 in our Atrium, Rooftop Sculpture Garden, and Patio

Amenities include:

  • A/V capabilities for presentations and film screenings
  • Casual and formal workshop and meeting spaces
  • A full kitchen with 2 stoves
  • Wi-fi throughout the building
  • A stunning rooftop sculpture garden
  • Opportunities to tour museum exhibitions

For more information about rental spaces, rates, and policies, call us at 831-429-1964 x7024 or send an email to to discuss your next event!

For the Rental Request form, click here

  • Eleanor Lopez

    aww no weddings .That was the firsst thing I thought was how wonderful it would be to get married there ,I hope soon this policy will change.i met my fiance accross the street from there on the bridge and would have been so romantic to be married steps away from where we met.-E.lopez

    • Anonymous

      Weddings may soon be possible – stay tuned!

  • fred

    How much are the rentals?

    • Claudia Oblea

      Hey Fred, the Room and Rates tab on the top right will answer that question and give you information about each room.

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