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Event Services

Meeting & Event Services

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is the perfect site for any special event. You and your guests can enjoy a day or evening in one of the Nation’s premier museums.

Whether in the Sam Noble Special Events Center, the S.B. “Burk” Burnett Board Room, or on the Western States Plaza, a beautiful outdoor setting, the Museum provides an atmosphere that is second to none.

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Oklahoma City’s Premier Event Venue

Make Your Event Special

We are thrilled to help you host and help your event vision come to life! From corporate meetings, to weddings, to large-scale galas, one of our seven event spaces will be the perfect location for your next event.

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Sam Noble

Special Event Center

This magnificent 16,500 square foot facility offers the most unique and breathtaking decor in the West. Five monumental 18′ x 46′ triptychs depicting Western landscapes by renowned artist Wilson Hurley, adorn the walls of this one-of-a-kind banquet area.

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Western States Plaza & Gardens

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S.B. “BURK” BURNETT

Board Room

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FAQ

What is included in my facility rental?

Setup & strike, 60-inch round tables, 8 feet rectangle tables, 6 feet rectangle tables, and chairs up to a certain amount. Upgradeable banquet furnishings such as bistro tables & 72-inch round tables may be available for an additional cost.

How do I place a hold on a specific date & space?

Indicate date & space preference through the online inquiry form. Once a staff member receives this inquiry, they will reach out regarding availability. If your date & space are available, the staff member can create a soft hold free of charge.

What is a soft hold on a space?

A soft hold is a preliminary hold on the facility that gives a perspective client priority, but the in case of a conflict, the client must contract or release the hold within two business days.

How does the contract process work?

Once contracted, user has 30 days to pay the deposit, which is 50% of the facility rental.

Do you allow outside catering?

User must contract with our in-house caterer, The Petroleum Club OKC. For menu inquiries, please reach out to Jennifer Dao at jennifer@petroleumclubokc.com.

Is there a limit to the time frame on the rental?

The Museum is generally available for rental Monday – Sunday between 7:00 a.m.— Midnight, except for certain spaces. However, arrival time will still need to be arranged with a staff member. Please note, public spaces can only be set after 4:00 p.m.

Does the Museum provide event decor?

The Museum does not provide any decor. User may bring their own decor, or they can rent from a third-party vendor. The Museum charges a 5% commission fee on all external rental items, and all vendors must enter a service agreement with the Museum. The Museum has a list of preferred vendors that can be provided by request.

Does the Museum provide linens for tables?

The Museum is able to provide linens for users who do not contact through the Petroleum Club OKC, for a fee. Please note, all tables are required to be covered.

Will the museum be open during my event?

The Museum’s hours are Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. If you would like your guests to experience the Museum’s galleries, 20% of the base rental fee will be charged additionally. If not, your guests will only have access to the event space booked.

Will there be another event taking place in the building during mine?

The Museum has over 300,000 square feet of campus with seven event spaces making up more than 25,000 square feet. So, there is lots of room to roam. The Museum reserves the right to host several events in the same day and/or time.

Where can my guests park?

Our main parking lot is comprised of 422 spots. If your event is in the daytime, and has over 300 guests, The Museum requires that a shuttle(s) is reserved for your guests. If your event is in the evening, and has over 800 guests, The Museum requires that a shuttle(s) is reserved for your guests.

Do you provide valet services?

The Museum partners with Jay’s Valet for this service. Please note, valet services can be used for evening events only. Please contact Ken Wartell at ken@jaysvalet.com for all questions/inquires.

How do I reserve a shuttle for my event?

Shuttles can be reserved by The Museum staff member at the time of your final walk-through/meeting. Shuttles are $100 per hour with a minimum of 3 hours per shuttle.

Does the Museum have any rules or policies regarding to my event?

The Museum has several rules and policies outlined in the contract. Although The Museum acts as an event space, it is important to protect the integrity of The Museum and its artifacts. Specific rules and policies are outlined in the contract.

Does the Museum provide audio and visual services?

The Museum’s Director of Audio Visual can assist you with all your audio-visual needs. Each space has different AV requirements, and capabilities. If electing to bring an outside audio-visual service provider, user must follow NCWHM External Production Company Guidelines. Please reach out to Nathan Keever at nkeever@nationalcowboymusuem.org for any AV questions/inquiries.

Is alcohol allowed on campus during an event?

All beverage and bar services must be arranged through Petroleum Club OKC and are limited to evening events only. No alcohol shall be served during Museum working hours.

Do you have a cancellation/reschedule policy?

The Museum can reschedule an event and move the deposit to a different date within a year of the original contracted date. However, please note, this can only be done once, user will lose deposit if it is not rescheduled in one year.

Is smoking allowed at your venue?

Smoking is prohibited on the Museum’s campus. Vape pens or similar are not allowed and may be confiscated.

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