Where history makes memories

The Gaylord-Pickens Museum is the perfect venue to host your wedding. Make your day unforgettable amidst historic charm, modern elegance, and an impeccable setting. From intimate ceremonies to receptions for 250 guests, we offer a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for events. Contact our Events Team for more information or to book your venue tour.

Historic charm & modern elegance

Our venue combines the grandeur of a historical landmark with modern amenities you'll desire. Four unique spaces are available for transformation on your special day. The close proximity to both Midtown and downtown Oklahoma City allows you and your guests easy access to popular hotels and restaurants.

Our venue

The Mid-Continent Life Insurance building, now home to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, was completed in 1927 and built in the Neo-Classical style by famed architect Solomon Layton. Today, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features original craftmanship including stunning exterior and interior columns, period staircases and banisters, white Vermont marble, and Honduran mahogany— a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your special day.

The Grand Staircase

The stately Grand Staircase captures the grandeur of this historic building. Your outdoor ceremony will be framed by manicured grounds and stunning columns of Neo-Classical architecture. The Grand Staircase also is a magnificent backdrop for your picture-perfect exit at the end of your event.

  • Accommodates up to 150 people.
  • Perfect for ceremonies, grand exits, and first looks.

The Garden

The Edith Kinney Gaylord Garden is a gorgeous setting for an outdoor ceremony or reception with multiple layout options available. The intimate space, ambient lighting, and historic building as the backdrop create an idyllic setting for your daytime or evening event.

  • Accommodates up to 250 people.
  • Perfect for ceremonies, cocktail hours, or receptions.

The Great Hall

The Bennett-McClendon Great Hall, located on the fourth floor, is the building's largest indoor event space. The Great Hall has been updated with modern conveniences for a beautiful and functional reception, including space for a dance floor and live entertainment. The wraparound windows provide natural light and beautiful views of downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Accommodates up to 250 people.
  • Perfect for receptions or ceremonies.
  • Three dance floor options available.

The Foyer

Marble floors, 20-foot ceilings, and an elegant banister and staircase provide a classic setting for your ceremony or cocktail reception. Located on the second floor, the Foyer is the original main entrance of this historic landmark and features stunning original architectural details.

  • Accommodates up to 150 people for ceremonies.
  • Accommodates up to 200 people for cocktail receptions.


Explore some of the most frequently asked questions about holding your wedding at
the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

What is included in the price?

Rates are partially tax deductible as payment is considered a donation to a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The price includes use of our venue, tables and chairs for up to 250 people for all indoor spaces plus the garden, as well as related set-up and strike of tables and chairs. For weddings, we also provide onsite wedding party suites and a 1-hour photo shoot to be used for engagement or bridal portraits.

How does the contract process work?

Once you’ve decided to host your event with us, our events team will gather details needed to create your contract. You will be emailed a contract for review. Contracts must be signed electronically and the deposit paid within 30 days. After 30 days, your desired date may be released to another potential client.

Do you allow outside catering?

All catering (besides wedding cakes) must be provided by one of our catering partners. For menu inquiries and pricing, please reach out to the following catering contacts:

Is alcohol allowed at your venue?

Yes. All alcohol and bar services must be arranged through one of our catering partners. This includes the purchasing and serving of all alcoholic beverages. There is a four-hour time limit on serving alcohol.

Are table linens provided?

We do not provide table linens, but please reach out to one of our catering partners or any other third party rentals vendor for rental information.

Is parking provided?

We offer 125 free on-site parking spots for your guests. Valet services are available for additional fees and may be required for groups over a certain size.

What additional information may I want to know?

To ensure your event is perfect in every way, we book event staff and security for you at a flat fee. Items such as a stage rental, dance floor rental, up lighting, or additional A/V may incur extra fees. Glitter and open flames are not allowed anywhere on the premises.

Still have questions?

Contact our Events Team for more information.

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