Find event space downtown
Court House Grounds - Community members who are interested in hosting an event on the Rockingham County Court House grounds, email Linda Zirkle for information. Requests for the Court House grounds does not include street closures around Court Square. For full Court Square closure requests, visit the special event request page.
Turner Pavilion - Home to the Harrisonburg Farmers Market, the Turner Pavilion is a great location to host an event. Interested in reserving the Pavilion? Please contact Katie Yount for information. Requests for the Turner Pavilion does not include the parking spaces around the Pavilion. For full parking lot closures, visit the special event request page.
Denton Pocket Park & Liberty Park - The Denton Pocket Park is located on Main Street in between Ten Thousand Villages and the Wine Brothers Building. Liberty Park is in the north end of downtown at the corner of West Wolfe Street and North Liberty Street directly behind the Public Safety Building.
The Artful Dodger - If you're looking for a unique space, the Artful Dodger is exactly that. Known for their colorful, eclectic atmosphere where anyone and everyone is welcome, they are willing to work with you to provide a space for your needs. They specialize in private party rentals, stage rentals & art shows. If you're interested, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: 'Attention: Music Booking,' 'Attention: Art Show', or whatever your desire is. Their number is 540.432.1179 if more questions arise.
Asbury Methodist Church - Originally erected in 1913, this historic church offers a variety of spaces for rent to the community. Anyone interested in using the space will have to file a Room Request form to be approved by the Trustees. Email Hannah Rowan for more information.
Bella Luna - Harrisonburg's first farm-to-table pizza restaurant, Bella Luna offers a comfortable, private space that fits up to 120 people with a flat screen TV with AV compatibility. Bella Luna will tailor a menu to your event. Contact Elizabeth Shinaberry directly. For more details on this space, check out this article on HarrisonBlog.
Beyond- This restaurant and lounge is available to be rented out for your event. The atmosphere is cool yet cozy, and it is known for their excellent Asian cuisine. For more information, call Beyond at (540) 432-0105.
Blessed Sacrament Church - An active presence in the downtown community, Blessed Sacrament welcomes events in a variety of spaces, particularly for groups that have charitable or educational purposes. Those groups can rent a space for free (donations accepted for utilities). Space is always limited, so try to reserve the space in advance. For information, email Martha Moyers.
Blue Ridge Architects Conference Room - This bright, modern, professional conference space can fit up to 25 people. It features a kitchen area, two large TVs that can stream from a laptop, and a Polycom speaker for teleconferencing. There is no charge for day-time use; community members who wish to reserve the room after 5pm will be charged a nominal fee. Email Melanie Eby for information.
Brothers Craft Brewing - Previously a soda bottling plant, Brothers Craft Brewing has a unique feel that would be perfect for your event if you're looking to taste some great beer. You can rent out their Taproom for private meeting or events most any time outside of regular operating hours. or a more private room for an intimate gathering during their normal operating hours. For more information, contact them here.
Capital Ale House - Have a special celebration coming up? The Capital Ale House has two spaces available that have capacity of 40 and 175 people. AV equipment is provided. A $500 deposit is required along with a $1250 food and beverage minimum on the weekends and $750 minimum on the weekdays. For information, contact Dana Carson.
Church of the Incarnation - Committed to downtown Harrisonburg, Church of the Incarnation allows community groups to reserve the sanctuary and foyer for $120 a day. This charge covers for wear and tear, utilities, and janitorial services. Contact the parish administrator, Kelly Ostergren.
Court Square Theater - Arts Council of the Valley’s Court Square Theater is a prime location, right in the heart of downtown. Anything from birthday parties to corporate meetings can be held at the theater. It is a welcoming space for all ages and all occasions. There are three rental packages: single, non-profit, and corporate rental. For information about rates and contact, visit their rental page here or email the Theater Manager, Mark Finks.
Explore More - A children's museum full of imagination and creativity, Explore More offers a multipurpose room that can comfortably fit 20 people. Events are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis scheduled a month in advance. This family-friendly space also offers a variety of themed birthday parties. A $25 non-refundable deposit must be made 48 hours in advance. For inquiries, contact Explore More or visit staff at the museum.
The Golden Pony- One of Harrisonburg's most well-known music hubs. They are the perfect combination of food, beer, and live music. They were voted BEST MUSIC VENUE in the Shenandoah Valley by Virginia Living Magazine. The Golden Pony embraces all genres of music, but they specialize in hosting Rock, Folk, Punk, Psychedelic, Metal, and Alt Country acts. In order to complete booking, it must be done online through their form. There is no need to call the restaurant or stop by to book; they prefer for it to be done on their online form. It can be found on their booking page here.
Jack's Hideaway- As the name implies, Jack's Hideaway is the perfect place to host a private party. It is Harrisonburg's Speakeasy, and it is always a hit with your party guests. You may rent out Jack's Hideaway for your next birthday party, corporate meeting, graduation party, bridal shower or holiday party. We offer an extensive catering menu as well as you own personal bartenders. When you reserve the Hideaway, you can customize the space to cater to your guests. For more detailed information on pricing and packages, visit their booking site here.
Jimmy Madison’s Southern Kitchen & Bourbon Bar- Jimmy Madison's is known for it's Southern cuisine and whisky bar. It also allows reservations for large parties and smaller ones if you're looking for something more intimate. For larger parties, you must reserve the space 48 hours in advance on their contact sheet. Visit their reservation page or call 540-432-1000 for more information.
The Lounge at Clementine Cafe - This unique lounge is available for private and public events until 9pm every day with an 80 person capacity and 50 for seated buffet. Tech capabilities include 72" TV, DVD/VHS player, PowerPoint, surround-sound speakers, microphones, audio mixer for live music, and DJ. Clementine Cafe provides delectable catering for casual and formal events. A full bar is available with handcrafted cocktails, beers, and wine. To book an event, contact Kim Joyce.
Massanutten Regional Library - The meeting rooms at the regional library are open to the public for meetings and programs. On the library website under "How do I," click on the tab to reserve a meeting space. The guidelines and application are listed there. Contact library staff by calling 434-4475 x 137.
Pale Fire- Located in the Ice House, Pale Fire has a central location to downtown. It has a hip atmosphere that is great for casual gatherings. Their Tap Room is available for private events or large group reservations, whichever best suits your needs. The inside offers a large horseshoe bar that seats 23, bar height tables for 51 guests, plus a small living room area (couch, chair, and coffee table). The outdoor patio comfortably fits eight tables and seating for 32 guests. For more information on rates and packages, please visit their site.
Pure Eats - With the exposed brick of the original Ice House building, Pure Eats offers a unique space for all types of gatherings. Pure Eats can accommodate your needs - order in advance or when your party arrives or arrange to have donuts waiting for you. For information, call Pure Eats at 540-810-3010.
Ruby's Arcade- Rubys Arcade is a sprawling hangout with Duckpin bowling, pool tables, dart boards, foosball, shuffleboard and more. With wood-fired pizza, in-house smoked meats, a full service bar, and an experienced staff, Rubys arcade is perfect whether your hosting a small 15-person birthday party, a 50-person graduation party, or a 150-person corporate event. To reserve the space, contact events coordinator Kim Joyce at email@example.com or call 540-801-8881.
Taj of India - A fine Indian restaurant in the heart of downtown. It is a unique space that will be sure to make you and your party feel like royalty. Call (540) 615-5888 for more information on setting up your reservations.
Three Notch'd Brewing Harrisonburg- Known for their locally-infused beers, Three Notch'd is the great place for a gathering for meeting purposes, parties, or even just hanging out and enjoying a drink. Fill out their contact form on their website here, and specify you are from Harrisonburg!
Union Station - A loft-like eatery set in a former seed warehouse, Union Station has a private dining room that seats 24 and a banquet room that seats 68. The private room has no charge, but reserving the banquet room costs $250, which includes catering by personal chef and food items not on the regular menu. The space offers seasonal decor and private restrooms. Available 7 days a week. For pricing and menu details, contact John Albright at 540-383-7874.
Wolfe Street Brewing Company- Housed in a former auto service station where the garage doors are flung open on warm days, live music, cornhole and food trucks off the back patio make a casual and friendly spot to enjoy a beer. If you're looking to host an event at Wolfe Street, give them a call at (540) 217-0366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.