Yakima Valley Museum

Meetings and Special Events
Completely renovated in 2002, the Yakima Valley Museum offers unique spaces for business meetings, seminars, wedding receptions, and almost any other special event.

The Ballroom overlooks the lawns and trees of Franklin Park and beyond to the distinctive ridges of the Yakima Valley. The room is well appointed and decorated in a unique Art Deco style. Windows Tables Waiter Serving
The Jewett Entrance Gallery, with its soaring wall of glass, basalt columns, and dramatic lighting is available every evening after the museum closes for those special occasions when you need more than just a room with four walls! Lobby
A small Conference Room is the perfect place for a meeting away from the interruptions at the office.
Conference Room

Rental fee includes:

  • Twenty-two 60" round tables, twelve 8' rectangular tables, and padded chairs set up however you need them
  • Use of a full kitchen
  • Dance floor
  • Dinner and dessert plates, flatware, and wine glasses for up to 160 guests
  • Punch bowls and ladles
  • Commercial coffee maker
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Projection screen
  • TV & VCR or DVD
  • Internet CAT-5 access


  • Bookings may be made well in advance or on short notice.
  • You are invited to look at the facilities any time the museum is open to the public and other times by appointment.
  • You may bring your own food or retain the caterer of your choice.
  • The Museum Soda Fountain is available to cater your event. Please ask!
  • Alcohol is allowed; a banquet permit obtained from any liquor store is all that is required.
  • Restrooms are available both on the same level, and directly below.
The Museum Soda Fountain
is a ca. 1930 Art Deco ice cream and sandwich shopan authentic piece of Yakima history and a perfect place for a small birthday party or other fun event. Call (509) 457-9810 for more information on the the Soda Fountain.
Soda Fountain


  Size (ft2) Ceiling Hgt. Theatre Classroom Conference Reception Dinner Buffet
Ballroom 2,100 12' 180 64 100 225 160 120
Conference Room 410 11' 25 16 20 25 16 16
Jewett Gallery 1,600 15-32' NA NA NA 150 64 64
Soda Fountain 360 8-9' NA NA NA 45 33 24

Note: Capacities are approximate, based on the most desirable set-up.
Other arrangements may be possible.


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