Wilbur D. May Center




Combining the natural beauty of wildlife and the Nevada landscape, the Wilbur D. May Center and its surrounding gardens provide many options for your beautiful garden wedding ceremony and reception. The Museum's indoor Garden Court is a lush location for year-round ceremonies and receptions. The indoor garden is filled with live trees and plants, and two ponds stocked with koi fish and turtles. Outside, Honey’s Garden is just a short walk for you and your guests. You enter through a charmingly rustic, vine-draped covered bridge into the garden, which features primarily yellow and white flowering shrubs and roses and a seasonal waterfall cascading over large boulders into a beautiful reflecting pond. Two large steps leading to the front of the waterfall and reflecting pond is the perfect location for your romantic “I Dos.” The Plaza Garden, another May Center option, adjoins the May Museum and offers a colorful display of lush, flowering perennials, roses, and trees creating the perfect, intimate environment for you to tie the knot. For smaller, more intimate ceremonies, Kristen’s Garden, Evans Creek Bridge, and the Columbus Gazebo offer gorgeous vine-covered gazebos, overhanging willows, magnolia, iris, and peony blooms to create the most romantic environment to celebrate your love with your closest family and friends.

Venue Style

Event Center, Museum/Gallery, Park/Garden


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 300 guests

Time Restrictions

Indoor rentals can start at 8:00AM. Events must end by midnight. Outdoor rentals offer set day and evening options. Call for details.

Rental Fees

The rental fee for the main Garden Court is $150/hr with a required minimum of 2 hours. Additional rooms are $75/hr as an add-on only. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required. Small outdoor gardens are $100 for a 2-hour block. Large gardens range from $525 to $825 for a three-hour block.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Wilbur D. May Center is estimated at between $2,770 and $5,998 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Dance area

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 only
Smoking outside only
Music must end by midnight
No open flames
Music on Sunday through Thursday must end by 10:00PM
Nothing can be put in the ponds or trees