Building Rental

The Bower Center building has a rich and varied history, and together with the Wharton Garden would make a splendid backdrop for your next event.

Whether your needs call for a single room or the entire building, we look forward to working with you to make your event a success! Indoor and outdoor events may be scheduled. Kitchen facilities on the premises.

Click here for a copy of our Rental Agreement. Please complete the form and mail to us at the address indicated. Questions? Just give us a call at (540) 586-4235.

2016-2017 Rental Fee Schedule:

Full Day Rates:

Entire public space                                                                  $350
(Sara Braaten Gallery, Terrace Gallery & Kitchen facilities)

Sara Braaten Gallery & Kitchen facilities                                $220

Terrace Gallery and Kitchen facilities                                      $130

Sara Braaten Gallery                                                               $110

Terrace Gallery                                                                          $65

Our mission is “To enrich the community by fostering creative expression and offering diverse education and cultural opportunities, focusing on the visual and performing arts.”  To that end we offer a discounted rate to non-profit organizations that advance the mission of Bower Center.

The rates include the use of our inventory of tables and chairs. We have linens available if required. Renter is responsible for the set up before and tear-down after the event. Every effort will be made to accommodate time before and after the event to accomplish this.


  • The Sara Braaten Gallery can accommodate up to 100 people and is 1,408 sq. ft.
  • The Terrace Gallery can accommodate up to 54 and is 820 sq ft.


  • 15, 60” round tables
  • 16, 20” café tables
  • Several 6’ rectangular tables
  • Almost 300 folding chairs