Facility Rentals

Facility Rentals

Let Us Host Your Event

We are pleased to host your event at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Our unique facilities enhance any group experience, plus our full catering services will delight you with delicious menus (click to view). We also supply rectangular and round tables, chairs, standard black or white tablecloths, Buffalo Bill-themed china, napkins, and utensils. Our bartenders are on hand to serve you from the fully stocked bars available in each of our event spaces. We also do outside catering!

Click here to peruse our full menu

“The catering staff was most helpful in suggesting a menu and providing the food that was cooked to perfection – the location was wonderful, the staff helpful, and the food spectacular! We had a fantastic buffet. Our members said it was one of the best meals they have ever had: the marinated beef tenderloin was cooked to perfection and the blue cheese butter was to die for!  We would definitely recommend using the Center and its catering services for an event as the location, food, staff, and services equate to perfection.” — Winchester Arms Collectors Association

For more information or to book your event, e-mail Josie Hedderman or call 307-578-4000.

Event Spaces

Click here to explore our event spaces through descriptions and photos. If you would like a personal tour of any or all of our event spaces, e-mail Josie.

Weddings and Receptions

Bride and groom sharing a dance. Photo by Mary Giordano Brackett.

Bride and groom sharing a dance. Photo by Mary Giordano Brackett.

Yes, you can have your wedding and reception at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West! Make your wedding even more memorable and extraordinary by holding it in one of many areas of the museum. A premier location: the south-facing window in the Whitney Western Art Museum. The raised platform at the end of the gallery faces a breathtaking view of the bronze sculpture Buffalo Bill—The Scout and the surrounding mountains. It’s one of many “one-of-a-kind” areas at the Center.

A bride and groom view their reception from the overlook in the Draper Natural History Museum.

A bride and groom in the Draper Museum.

Other choice locations for a wedding or reception include two sculpture gardens, the Cashman-Greever and the Braun. These are summertime favorites for both nuptials and receptions. The grouped aspen and spruce trees make a beautiful backdrop to your most important photographs. And the sunken amphitheater is a perfect setting for group photos. Tables and chairs interspersed on the lawn among the trees makes for an intimate setting.

Our wedding specialist is here to assist you during this important event. View our Wedding Reception Itinerary.

Meetings and Conferences

A classroom-style set up.

A classroom-style set up.

The area of choice for a meeting or conference depends on the size and type of gathering. From our Webster Boardroom to our Coe Auditorium, we have space for small to large groups in a professional and quiet atmosphere. All spaces can be fully equipped by our audio-visual team. In addition, our catering department is here to serve you. It is our goal to welcome you and to make sure your meeting or conference is a successful and efficiently-run event.

“A big Thank You for all  your efforts in making our retreat a huge success. Our staff and members were greatly impressed with your facility, your staff, and you. Needless to say, we will be back!” — Wyoming Education Association

Parties

For all ages, parties are a memorable time to gather friends and family. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, reunion, or holiday, let us help you plan and implement your party.

A classroom-style set up.

A classroom-style set up.

“The [Center] hosted a fantastic 5th birthday party for our daughter. We would highly recommend this venue for families looking for a unique way to celebrate a child’s birthday!” — Katherine & Tommy

Planning a child’s birthday party? Enjoy a kid-friendly menu! Mix and match your child’s favorites with mini pizzas, chicken fingers, tacos, or fun shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Sides can include potato chips, pretzels, fruit, or veggie kabobs. And of course, a birthday cake or cupcakes and ice cream are a must!

Choosing a live raptor program for your child’s party enhances the museum experience. Whether you choose Suli the turkey vulture, Hayabusa the red-tailed hawk, Teasdale the great horned owl, Isham the peregrine falcon, Kateri the golden eagle, or Salem the American kestrel, a private showing with a fun-fact talk and corresponding activities is something your child and their friends won’t soon forget. Call 307-578-4000 or e-mail Josie to book your party.

“Thank you, [Center of the West], for providing the terrific facility, tasty food, and warm and friendly atmosphere for our annual Christmas party. It was a thrill to think our small group could have a party of world-class caliber at a famous museum. I would urge anyone who wants to have a fun-filled evening with good food, wonderful surroundings, and friendly staff to book a ‘Night at the Museum’ to make your party complete!” — Cody Styling Company

Keep the Center open after hours for your event!

To enhance the experience of your guests at an after-hours event, we can arrange to reserve one—or even all five—museums to remain open while they are here. This is a popular option for groups whose interests are related to one of our collections and subject areas. E-mail Josie or call 307-578-4000 for details and rates.

Activities to enhance your event!

Enjoy a program with our raptors.

Enjoy a raptor program.

Add on a program or tour to enhance your event. Schedule an activity during a break in your conference, or include a children’s activity hour during your family reunion while the adults take a curator-led tour. Let us help make your visit memorable! Here are some ideas:

  • Horseback and pony rides
  • Live raptor programs
  • Docent and curator talks
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Children’s activity hour

Click for a “Cody in a Day” itinerary of activities and sites in the area.

E-mail Josie or call 307-578-4000 for more information.