250 Court St
Reno, NV 89501
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About Us

The Lake Mansion is located in Reno’s popular Riverwalk and Arts Districts and is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places as “Reno’s First Address”.  Steps from the scenic Truckee River, popular restaurants, galleries and more, the Lake Mansion offers a year-round unique and affordable venue with a private parking lot for your use and accessible street parking.  You may self-cater by providing your own food/beverage, or you may hire a caterer. 

Tea Party Event at Lake Mansion

Your rental includes the use of our 15 space parking lot, a selection of rectangular and round tables, 60 white and 40 patterned padded chairs, and a projector screen.  The Lake Mansion site is fully accessible for wheelchair/walker use.

There are three unique areas available to rent for your meeting or event (bridal or baby showers, anniversary and birthday parties, memorial service, wedding dinner – ceremony – reception, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and more).

Garden Pavilion

Lake Mansion: This historic main floor includes formal front and back parlors, a dining room, an art gallery (originally a master bedroom and library), and a kitchen (with a restroom attached).  The kitchen features a large refrigerator, preparation counters, heating trays, convection oven and a dishwasher. The Mansion features beautiful architectural designs and antique furnishings.  Depending on the time of year and event, the mansion and porches can accommodate up to 100 people. Picturesque Victorian porches wrap this floor of the mansion.  Take a virtual tour!


Rented Tent outside of Garden Pavilion

Garden Pavilion:Use of the enclosed and modern temperature controlled Garden Pavilion and Courtyard area can accommodate up to 60 people. Utilizing the adjacent courtyard by large tent (not included) can allow for more space of guests.  The pavilion features three ceiling fans and surrounding glass doors with a refrigerator/freezer, wet bar and restroom.

Arts Happens Here Studio: this is a classroom studio in the lower level of the mansion and is used for meetings, art birthday parties, and family reunions.

For weekly/monthly events or meetings and multi-day rentals, please inquire at 775-826-6100, ext. 3#, rentals@artsforallnevada.org.

Your Special Wedding at a Special Place

Back Parlor of the Lake Mansion

WINNER!  In 2016, the Lake Mansion was selected as the 2016 Wedding Spot Award winner!  Each year, Wedding Spot recognizes the top venues on their site across the US.  The Lake Mansion won in the “Mansion” category.




The main floor of the Lake Mansion offers an ideal wedding venue for an intimate sit-down ceremony, for up to 50 people. As a reception area, there is room for up to 120 in the Lake Mansion and adjacent Garden Pavilion and Courtyard.  The Mansion’s main floor includes 5 event rooms for your ceremony. This includes a bride’s ready room and several mingling areas. This historic setting is perfect for photos, and is a short walk away from the beautiful Truckee River. We are located several blocks from local churches, hotels and Reno’s famous “Biggest Little City” arch.  Number of hours and rates are flexible, please inquire.


Languages Spoken
Guest Capacity
Up to 150
Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 50
Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 150
Reception Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 50
Reception Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 150
Onsite Venue Services
Ceremony SiteNumber of Events at a TimeOnsite ParkingOutside Alcohol AllowedOutside Catering Allowed
Venue Style
AntiqueHistoricTraditionalUnusual / AlternativeUrbanVictorianVintage / Retro
Venue Type
Banquet HallMansion / Manor