Arts for All Nevada at the Lake Mansion




Steps from the beautiful flowing Truckee River in Reno's Arts & Culture District, the historic Lake Mansion main floor with antique furnishings, daylight basement (perfect for a sitter to watch attending kids), adjacent enclosed modern Garden Pavilion, and Courtyard offers a unique and affordable ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, and/or bridal shower space. You choose what space(s) works for your special day AND you are able to self-cater and/or choose your own caterer. Constructed with a distinctive Victorian style architecture, the Lake Mansion - "Reno's First Address" - rises from the popular River Walk and Arts Districts as an unforgettable venue for you and your guests. Built in 1877 and listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, the mansion features a wraparound porch making this indoor/outdoor venue the perfect place for comfortably entertaining and socializing with family and friends. The adjacent Garden Pavilion features an open 700 square foot space surrounded by glass doors that open to the Courtyard. Couples have tented the Courtyard for additional "indoor" space. Imagine saying ‘I do’ in front of a Steinway piano or antique fireplace surrounded by vintage furnishings and the ones you love or in our open space enclosed Garden Pavilion and Courtyard. The Lake Mansion is owned and operated by the non-profit Arts for All Nevada - your rental helps maintain the mansion AND provide arts opportunities for ALL ages and ALL abilities.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Mansion, Park/Garden, Vintage/Rustic


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 50 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 60 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 80 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

Depending on the timing of your event, amount of guests, your space needs, amount of decorating, set-up/clean-up time, etc. the Lake Mansion staff will work with you to determine a budget. Fees include use of available round and rectangle tables and 60 white padded "wedding" chairs. Just need a venue for a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or quick ceremony and small reception, please call us for availability and pricing! For an intimate wedding (under 60 guests) utilizing only the main historic floor of the Lake Mansion or only the Garden Pavilion with limited set-up and decorations, the fee is $750 for 5 hours event/set-up time. For a larger Saturday wedding, many couples set-up/decorate on Fridays making for a much more relaxing wedding day. For a Friday-Saturday rental of the Garden Pavilion and Courtyard or the historic main floor the fee is $1250 including 5 hours of Saturday "event time" and 8 hours on Friday/Saturday for decorating/set-up. For Friday-Saturday use of the Lake Mansion (main floor, daylight basement, wraparound porch), Garden Pavilion and Courtyard (the entire available facility) the fee is $1750.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Arts for All Nevada at the Lake Mansion is estimated at between $4,067 and $13,087 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
60 chairs are provided

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Music must end by midnight