The Zalud House

Central Valley



The Zalud House is a nostalgic glimpse into the past. Built in 1891, it is one of the few houses of that era that has not undergone remodeling. It has the mansard roof construction, which makes the house unique in its style of architecture. From the time the house was built, only the Zalud family lived in the home. In fact, it is one of the few museums in the nation that is furnished entirely with the original owner's possessions. The house was given to the City of Porterville by the Zalud family’s youngest daughter, Pearle, when she passed away in 1970. The Zalud House is listed in the National Historical Registry of Old Houses and in the National Register of Historic Places. The historic Zalud House Museum is surrounded by a 1930's style rose garden that is perfect for a delightful outdoor wedding. Given its timeless elegance. the Zalud Rose Garden is indeed a wonderful setting for to exchange vows. For the most special of life’s occasions, bring your family and friends to the Zalud House to celebrate this momentous day.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Museum/Gallery, Park/Garden, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 10:00AM. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $150 to $180 for a ceremony and reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony only wedding is $100. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $60/hr. A refundable security deposit of $75 is required. There is a museum admission fee of $2 per person if guests want to see the museum. Daytime wedding hours are from 10-4PM.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Zalud House is estimated at between $5,113 and $13,734 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

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

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Beer and wine only
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:00PM
Beer and wine permit is required
Champagne toast allowed
Officiant provided for a fee