Catering Offices & Facility Rentals


The Bowers Museum offers a spectacular venue for your event or meeting, featuring renowned architecture and stunning works of art from around the world. Located in the heart of Orange County, the elegant Bowers Museum offers convenience and an attentive staff  to create the perfect setting for a wide array of special occasions. Include a private viewing of the permanent collection or special exhibitions to create a truly extraordinary event experience. There are numerous event spaces available to fit your needs, whether you are planning a company holiday party, a wedding ceremony and elegant reception, a formal dinner or casual banquet, or a business meeting, Bowers Museum is the place for you!

Facility Rental - Special Events (pdf)

To receive more information about our catering and private event options, please contact our special events representative:

Bowers Museum & Tangata Restaurant

Phone: 714-567-3623 |  Fax: 714-567-3603

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Virtual Tours

Thompson Foyer - Virtual Tour

Tangata Restaurant - Virtual Tour

TANGATA – part  of Joachim Splichal’s Patina Restaurant Group – will offer three-course wine  dinners to celebrate the new exhibitions this Fall. Each one-night-only menu  reflects our chef ’s inspiration by the Bowers’ special exhibits and programs hailing from Mexico, Italy, and France. Take advantage of these evening hours and bring a  friend! Make your reservation today!


John M. Lee Court

Floor to ceiling windows frame a gorgeous garden with elegant sculptures and fountains. Versatile space works well for presentations, receptions, dinners and more.

John M. Lee Court - Virtual tours

Margaret & Cleo Key Courtyard

This historic early-California garden area is perfect for corporate functions, weddings, galas, fundraisers, or any event that wants to utilize a dramatic outdoor setting.

Margaret & Cleo Key Courtyard - Virtual Tour

Huang Sculpture Garden

This intimate sculpture garden with gorgeous lighting and beautiful fountains is the perfect location for a small reception and a nice companion to the John M. Lee Court.

Huang Sculpture Garden - Virtual Tour

Fluor Family Gallery and Historic Balcony

Surround your guests in this historic gallery with the Bowers Plein Air collection, in this intimate setting ideal for luncheons, group presentations, and even small dinners. Great combined event space with the adjacent Historic Balcony, a covered outdoor space overlooking the beautiful Key Courtyard. Great location for cocktail area to greet guests before entering the Fluor Family Gallery or prior to dinner in the lower Key Courtyard.

Norma Kershaw Auditorium

This state-of-the-art auditorium with stadium seating has everything you need to make a great presentation, lecture or film screening.

Tangata/Patina Restaurant Group Catering

Tangata is perfect for social or business luncheons and gatherings. Our sophisticated Californian cuisine and impeccable service will impress your guests. Located just off the 5 freeway, we also offer convenient parking. The Bowers Museum adds a twinkle to romantic weddings, banquets and receptions under the stars with its lush Mission-style courtyard, replete with romantic fountains, year-round flowers, an attractive tiered patio and Spanish-style balcony.


Facility Rental Information

Preferred Vendors

Want to host your next event at the Bowers? Fill out the Special Wedding & Event Inquiry Form below.

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