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Museum of Art & History is a wedding venue in Lancaster, California. There are various ways you could experience this sleek, contemporary space. You could enjoy scenic views and admire the sunset, or you could have an elegant wedding in the main gallery, which hosts rotating art exhibitions. Founded in 1986, this museum exists to raise awareness, improve accessibility and increase the appreciation of art in the Antelope Valley. The atmosphere and style partially depends on the current exhibition, making this a great option for creatives, artists and art aficionados. The venue also offers an unforgettable view — an almost 360-degree vista of downtown Lancaster and mountain ranges. Your guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the stunning rooftop terrace and explore art exhibitions while also experiencing all of the other beauty and magic that comes from your special day.

Facilities and Capacity
There are three main event spaces to choose from at MOAH. The most common option is to rent out both the main gallery and the Lantern Room, which includes a rooftop terrace. The number of guests that can fit in the main gallery depends on the current exhibition. The Lantern Room and Roof accommodates 100 standing guests or 80 seated guests. Renting out both of these spaces is ideal for both your reception and ceremony, and capacity usually ranges from 80 to 200 guests.

Services Offered
Museum of Art & History staff will work with you to figure out the set-up for your event. They will also identify museum-recommended caterers. The following services are also offered:

  • Setup and cleanup
  • Event rentals
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless Internet
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

Museum of Art & History is largely about learning. Its mission includes integrating art and history into people’s lives. Exhibitions are diverse at this museum, and there are exhibits that will appeal to a variety of age groups. Past exhibits have included shows on aircraft and space travel, dinosaur artifacts and works by California artists. The museum is both a place for historical artifacts and preservation, and a place where people can experience fine art, making this an ideal venue for history buffs and art enthusiasts alike.

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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set Up

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Art Gallery

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What event items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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Reviews of Museum of Art & History (MOAH)

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4.6/5 450 reviews
R Oberdorf Sent on 09/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous Venue & Great Staff

I booked the rooftop terrace and Lantern Room for my dad's 90th birthday. The setting was stunning. It would be perfect for a wedding or any other special event. We only had 40 people but the room can accommodate many more depending on how its set up. We rented it from 330-9pm allowing 1 hour for setup and a half hour for cleanup. We wanted to be there at sunset and the sunset performed on cue! The timing worked perfectly. Four hours allowed enough time for appetizers & cocktails, dinner, cake serving, a short speech and a couple hours of wonderful music/dancing. The MOAH staff was professional, helpful, and communicative throughout the 9 months of planning and also during the party. When I asked about hiring a band, Colleen (at MOAH) mentioned she knew a group that might be perfect. I can't begin to express what a lucky mention that was. The band, "Just Us" (, made the party. They're extraordinary. They had everyone smiling ear to ear and dancing! Not only are they fabulous musicians, they're also the warmest, most caring people. When the cake didn’t arrive on time, the band members took it upon themselves to call around and to find a cake and offered to go pick it up! Luckily, they didn’t have to do that in the end but it shows how much they genuinely care. I can't recommend MOAH and Just Us highly enough. The Antelope Valley is so lucky to have them. Our party was a smash and will be talked about for many years to come!
Katherine Sent on 10/20/2014
4.7 out of 5 rating
I booked the "Lantern Room" atop the roof of the Lancaster Museum of Art & History. The space is very modern and clean; metal beams cross in front of floor-to-ceiling windows and the space is filled with natural light. The floors have new silver-grey wood and the ceiling is dotted with glass orbs (the lanterns of the "lantern room"). Its very chic and requires only minimal decorations to make it your own.
The booking fees help the Museum and its programs, which is a good feel-good bonus to booking the space. The staff were warm and welcoming as well.
And - of course! You get to have your guests experience all the art the museum - which is a total gem in the Antelope Valley.
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Museum of Art & History (MOAH) frequently asked questions

Museum of Art & History (MOAH) includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by Museum of Art & History (MOAH) for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Loft
  • Museum
Museum of Art & History (MOAH) offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Museum of Art & History (MOAH) offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Museum of Art & History (MOAH) offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Museum of Art & History (MOAH) offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Museum of Art & History (MOAH) is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in average response time, 5 in professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.5 in value.

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