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Tables set in the courtyard at the New Mexico History Museum. Photo by Tay Balenovic

Facility Rental

Are you seeking a venue for a meeting, presentation, or special occasion? The New Mexico History Museum may be just the right place for your gathering.

Located just north of the Santa Fe plaza and within easy walking distance of downtown hotels, the museum campus features two buildings that are well suited for both public and private use. The historic Palace of the Governors is the oldest continually occupied public building in the United States and a designated National Historic Landmark. The two-story Pete V. Domenici Building, with its soaring lobby, is a modern interpretation of Santa Fe design. Connecting the two is a glass-covered passage and a secluded outdoor space, the Palace courtyard.

Daytime use of the facility for non-museum groups is limited to meeting rooms and the auditorium. Meeting rooms accommodate 30 to 60 people. The theater-style auditorium seats 210 and is ideal for lectures, film presentations, and small musical events.

After-hours use expands to include the entire lobby of the Domenici Building with spaces on two levels. The lobby can accomodate 200 guests for standing receptions or up to 120 during sit-down dinners or with floor space for dancing. Access to adjoining gallery spaces is an optional feature on both floors.

The historic Palace courtyard is another after-hours space that can be used for outdoor events in the summer or tented and heated events in cooler months. The courtyard is perfect for both small informal gatherings and elaborate celebrations.

People from all over the world have used our unique setting for their special gatherings. To make reservations or for information about rates and availability please contact the museum at (505) 476–5200 or (505) 476–5156. All rentals require additional fees for museum-staffed security officers.

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