Host an Event


Host your next event at the Museum of Northern Arizona From corporate meetings and retreats to exquisite parties and weddings, the Museum provides an unparalleled experience for you and your guests. Beautiful architecture fuses with sweeping views of the San Francisco Peaks providing an unforgettable setting for your special event.

The Museum of Northern Arizona offers several key locations for indoor and outdoor events. Each facility has its own unique charm and personality. Listed below are our most popular options.

Historic Colton House: Located in a quiet forest setting, this venue was the home of Museum co-founders Dr. Harold S. Colton and his wife Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton. The Colton House provides a wonderful architectural experience and awe-inspiring views of the San Francisco Peaks. Perfect for business meetings, retreats, weddings, dinner parties, and more. Outdoor and indoor options available depending on the season. Accommodates up to 75 people.

Branigar-Chase Discovery Center (Branigar Hall, Katherin L. Chase Gallery, Sara Lee Branigar Reception Room, and The Patio included): Located inside the exhibit building, this multipurpose facility is great for small to large events such as meetings, lectures, conferences, banquets, weddings, and more. The Patio offers an informal outdoor setting option for any event depending on weather conditions. Set up options include:

  • Up to 60 people for school room seating
  • Up to 150 people for a seated reception dinner
  • Up to 175 people for a seated lecture/conference
  • Up to 250 people for a standing cocktail reception
  • Stadium/Theatre seating available for 160 people

Rio de Flag Tent: Located on the Museum grounds, fronting the beautiful Rio de Flag, this venue is available from June to mid-August. Accommodating up to 270 people, this venue is perfect for weddings, parties, and more.

Pearson Hall: Located on the Museum's Harold S. Colton Research Center. Pearson Hall is a great location for small meetings and gatherings of the formal or informal variety. Seating for up to 40 people.

For pricing, tours, or other information, please contact the Museum's Facility Use Coordinator at, 928-774-5213 ext. 221, or by clicking the link below to fill out a Facility Rental Request online.