Located just north of downtown Bakersfield, the Kern County Museum offers a remarkable setting for your next business meeting, company party, wedding, reception, or reunion. Over 50 historic structures and exhibits set amid 16 acres of beautiful grounds make the museum an ideal setting for numerous types of private and public functions for parties as small as 50 or as large as 5,000.

Wedding ceremonies and receptions are especially elegant in this historic setting. When your wedding takes place at the Kern County Museum, the setting is unique, memorable, and far from the distractions of modern life. From sweet and simple, to magical and magnificent, choose from a variety of venues at our 16-acre, shaded Pioneer Village. Whether arriving in horse-drawn carriage, exchanging vows in our historic chapel, or under our charming gazebo – we’ll create an event to be talked about for years to come. 

The Kern County Museum offers a variety of locations depending on the size and scope of your event. Popular locations include the Chapel, Bandstand + Green, and the Hotel Fellows. Batey Gardens and the Log Cabin Green perfect for large functions like company picnics, events, or larger weddings.

Batey Gardens

Batey Gardens has ample space for the largest of events or ceremonies. This picturesque location features a large gazebo, beautiful walking paths, and spectacular views of the Historic Howell House and the Beale Memorial Clock Tower.


Bandstand + Green

The perfect venue for the storybook ceremony of your dreams. A vintage gazebo is the focal point for this scenic spot, which features a dance floor and nighttime lighting.


Log Cabin Green

Surrounded by the nine historic buildings including the Lopez-Hill House, Barnes Log Cabin, Sheepherder's Cabin, Pinkney House, and Photographer's Studio, the Log Cabin Green is our most spacious green. Perfect for a large ceremony, reception, or party. This space is easily accessable from the museum's main entrance.


Neon Courtyard

This unique location features 6 restored neon signs, a tiled courtyard, old fashioned lamp posts, and a 1940s gas station. Fellows Hotel is conveniently close by.


Hotel Fellows

The Hotel Fellows has been restored to the glory days of the 1920s. The interior features fine detailing, replica oak furniture, a full catering kitchen, and two private restrooms. 


Chapel + Green

Built in 1892, this historic chapel and the adjacent green provide an elegant and romantic setting for both a ceremony and reception. 

Lori Brock Children's Discovery Center Party Room/Kitchen

Perfect for kids birthday parties! $150 package includes all-day museum access for up to 40 people; private party room and kitchen (refrigerator and freezer included); playtime in Lori Brock and outdoor playground.  

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