Weddings & Events Venue Rentals

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.

batey gardens
batey gardens

Batey Garden

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

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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 lighting.

Log Cabin Green

Surrounded by historic buildings, the Log Cabin Green is perfect for a large ceremony, reception, or party. This space is easily accessible from the main entrance.

Neon Courtyard

This unique location features 6 restored neon signs, a tiled courtyard, old fashioned lamp posts and a 1940s gas station.

Neon Courtyard Kern County Museum


Have your wedding in the most adorable Chapel.  Originally the Saint Johns Episcopal Mission opened in 1892. This darling chapel is waiting to hear your vows.

Standard School, Standard School Green

Perfect for a meeting, luncheon or intimate reception, the Standard School building features a kitchen, two bathrooms, presentation screen and air conditioning/heating. The adjacent lawn is perfectly shaded and tucked away off of the main path.

Trolley Room with Noriega Bar

Enjoy our newest INSIDE (temperature controlled) Venue. The Trolley Room seats up to 100 people and can overflow onto our stunning neon courtyard! Sit back and entertain your guests in a way only The Kern County Museum can…surrounded by the delightful memories of days gone by.
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