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About the Venue

Our elegant wedding ceremony and reception spaces can accommodate a range of settings and budgets—for example, a charming outdoor wedding ceremony held in the garden—and can host up to 175 guests.

With over 8,200 square feet of beautiful brick-lined event space, this historic facility provides a unique setting for weddings or events.


Your wedding day is one of the most important memories you'll ever make. On this very special day, you are our sole priority.

On the day of your wedding, we make sure our venue is exclusively yours by hosting only one event per day. This allows you to create the perfect wedding timeline that best fits your plans, resting assured that there will be ample rehearsal, set-up and perfection time.

Professional Partners

Our team at the Rankin always strives to do as much as we can to lower the stress and demands that come with planning a wedding. As your wedding venue, we have explored all of your vendor options and created a list of the finest in the city.

Our suggested vendors have been selected based on their high level of professionalism and consistently exceptional service. From wedding planners, florists, photographers and more, our team is happy to work with you to choose the perfect partners to help make your wedding magnificent.

Indoor and Outdoor Options

The Rankin Garden, Atrium, and Livery can accommodate both indoor and outdoor weddings.

Couples interested in an outdoor wedding can also arrange a natural contingency plan in case of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances—a tremendous stress reliever for most brides and grooms. Should the weather turn at the last minute, we can arrange for an indoor ceremony and reception; however, we require two hours' notice to make the necessary preparations.

a groom holding a bride

You'll Love Our Facility

The Rankin Garden (PDF) is a private, interior courtyard measuring approximately 5000 sq.ft. The Tea Room seats 30 people Banquet –style.

The Rankin Atrium (PDF) is a covered, open-air facility located in an interior courtyard with over 3300 sq.ft.

The Rankin Livery is a beautiful covered space that is both rustic and elegant. This is the perfect option for brides who prefer not to worry about rain on the day of their event.

Guests may be directed to the elegant Rankin Lobby at 1004 Broadway – an ideal place for your guest registration and gift drop-off.

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