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    Washoe Zephyr Gardens
    A Historic Venue for your Historic Events
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    Washoe Zephyr Gardens
    A Historic Venue For Your Historic Events
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At Your Service

We offer a truly magnificent setting for your special event. Available for daily and hourly rates for weddings, classes, parties, meetings and more!

Call Us At 775-745-7228

Gardens with Walkway and Wall

Your Vision

Use of the entire property for one calendar day, 10am - 10pm (including set-up, event, clean-up) Banquet Tables, Chairs, Grill, Bridal Parlor, Green Room, Bar, Food Prep. We will help you bring your vision to life!

Station Interior with Gallery Hangings

Your Event

Get out of the office! The open area of the building is great for business meetings and luncheons. Use of the building is available for hourly rates. Projector & Screen, Gallery Lighting, Tables & Chairs.

Garden View

Your Way

Dependable service is at the foundation of every great Washoe Zephyr Gardens event. Washoe Zephyr Gardens elevates any event with a variety of options to perfectly complement your celebration.

A Walk Through The Gardens

Browse through this gallery of photos to get an idea of what Washoe Zephyr Gardens offers with its incredible views and surroundings. Contact us to schedule a free tour and meet some of our team to make sure your celebration turns out just the way you envision it.

About Washoe Zephyr Gardens

Whether you need a venue for a small gathering, or want to host a larger celebration, the property has room to accommodate. There is plenty of space for a large tent, and there's dedicated areas for live music and dancing.

Located in Old Washoe City on old Hwy 395 at the base of Slide Mountain, Washoe Zephyr Gardens serves as a unique, historic space convenient for people from Reno, Lake Tahoe, Virginia City, and Carson City to come together, no matter the occasion. It is truly an historic venue for your historic event!

The Station Before Restoration

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The Station Before Restoration

The "Old Jail house" and Station in Old Washoe City has been restored to what one might imagine as it would look 150 years ago, and is available to host your very own historic events.

A Single Building Remains

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A single historic building is the sole survivor of the three buildings that stood next to the V&T tracks just south of where they crossed Hwy 395 at Washoe City (photo circa 1940)

"A Once Thriving Town..."

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A plaque commemorating Old Washoe City

During the early days of Nevada statehood, Washoe City was considered to be "a bright star in the new firmament..." On this very spot was once a bustling community of four thousand people, supplying Virginia City with timber for the mines during the Comstock Lode.



Your Vision. Your Event. Your Way.


Our beautiful garden space and extraordinary stone and stained glass station offer a perfect setting for ceremony and reception, music and dancing, food and drink.

Birthday Celebrations

Whether you want a a daytime or nighttime birthday party, large or small, Washoe Zephyr Gardens offers many entertainment options for pure, fantastic fun.

Banquets & Dinner Parties

Whether your plans are for an intimate gathering, a corporate conclave, or a grand gathering, there is ample space for presenting an effusive gala.

Special Events

There's room for music concerts and recitals, fashion shows, road shows, art openings, quilting exhibits, trade shows, seminars, forums, summits, and more.


Whether one year, fifteen or fifty, our gardens are ideal for close friends gathering together to celebrate a friendship, a marriage, or a memorable experience.

Cocktail Parties

Your cocktail party can be as simple or as sophisticated as the occasion dictates. We boast a beautifully restored antique hardwood bar in the main building.

Business Meetings

Our main building offers ample space for small business meetings and retreats. Inside there is a prep room for organizing food and beverages for breaks.


Our tranquil gardens allow for the celebration of life for friends and loved ones who desire a sacred tribute that will add good memories to a lasting legacy.

Art Openings

For paintings and wall hangings, our main building has neutral walls with subtle track lighting that will spotlight the artwork to ensure the opening a success.

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Washoe Zephyr Gardens

Get in touch with us when you’re ready to plan your special event. We’ll be happy to work with you.

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  • 775-745-7228

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