Rent The Museum


Picture your event as a masterpiece at Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA). Whether you rent a single gallery space or the entire facility, our dedicated staff will help ensure a spectacular event for you and your guests.

The Perfect Venue

Located a few short blocks from the beautiful Pacific Ocean in the heart of downtown Oceanside, OMA is a gorgeous venue for weddings and receptions, as well as corporate, community, family, and philanthropic events. The Orchid Award-winning Central Pavillion designed by Modernist architect Frederick Fisher offers a sleek, contemporary setting to welcome any event décor. Its stunning façade with retractable glass doors opening onto the terrace allows for flexible use of space that can accommodate up to 250 guests. The historic Irving Gill-designed wing is a National Historic Landmark Building created in the Mission Revival style, adding an elegant photographic backdrop. Galleries inside are full of inspiring art exhibitions that will add to your guests’ enjoyment. 

Plan With The Utmost Convenience And Flexibility

Your special event can be designed entirely by you without the expensive catering and bar requirements imposed by many other venues. While we are happy to offer a preferred vendor list for recommendations, you are free to hire your own caterer, stock the bar yourself, and choose your own décor, DJ, photographer, and florist. A professional kitchen is available for use, and ample free parking is available on the street as well as in the adjacent Civic Center parking garage. Tables, chairs, and linens are available for a reasonable rate, or you can bring your own. 

Get The Party Started

Most events start after the museum closes, however, special accommodations may be considered and some spaces are available during the day for certain kinds of events. Nonprofits and OMA members may receive a discount on facility rental. For availability and rates, tell us about your event below. We will connect with you soon to help make it both successful and memorable


To request more information about holding your next event at OMA, email or fill out the form below.


704 Pier View Way
Oceanside CA 92054

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