Great Hall of the Hall of State

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Hall of State in Fair Park 3939 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210, USA

Nora Lenhart
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Listing updated 01/21/20 • Added 01/21/20

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Dimensions 67 x 94 ft.
Square Footage 6300 sq. ft.
Ceiling Height 45 ft.
Max Occupancy 400 persons
Accessibility ADA compliant
Accessible parking
Accessible entrance
Accessible restroom
Parking Onsite parking (free)
Lighting Natural lighting
Other lighting
Walls Other walls
Flooring Other flooring
Seating Other seating
Other Qualities Ventilation
Outdoor area

Performance, Rehearsal, Exhibition, Meetings / Meetups, Workshops / Classes, Events, Readings, Film Location


Dance, Theater, Music, Visual Arts, Film/Video

The Space

This 6,000 square foot space boasts 45 foot tall hand painted ceilings and two 90 foot murals depicting the history of Texas until the middle 1930s. The elegance of the room is enhanced with green and black marble, making this showplace the perfect venue for event.

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Daily Rental

$4750 – $5750 per day

Sunday-Friday's rental rate is $4,750.00

Saturday's rental rate is $5,750.00

The rental time period is from 1:00 in the afternoon until 1:00 in the morning.

Rental Requirements

A contract is required with half payment upon signing of the contract and the second half due 60 days after signing. A $500.00 refundable security deposit is required 14 days prior to the event. The Dallas Historical Society offers a 10% discount to non-profit organizations, with appropriate documentation.

Rules & Regulations

No fog machines or sparklers are allowed. Caterer must be from the Dallas Historical Society's approved catering list.

Rental/Proposal Process

The Great Hall generally books 6-12 months in advance of the event date.

Cancellation Policy

Security/damages deposit is refundable. Rental fee is non-refundable.

The Basics
Utilities included
Shared bathrooms
Air conditioned
Wireless Internet
Dining area
Tables and chairs
Alcohol allowed
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The Hall of State has an approved catering list, off list caterers are not allowed.

Uplights are included with the rental. As are tables, chairs, rectangle chairs, cocktail tables, easels, and coat racks.

Hall of State in Fair Park

3939 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210, USA
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The Building

Built by the State of Texas for the 1936 Centennial Exposition, the Hall of State has hosted events honoring presidents, royalty, heads of state, and other dignitaries for over sixty years. Located just minutes from downtown Dallas, the Hall of State can be rented for private functions ranging from corporate dinners or meetings to weddings or gala social events.

Rental fees support the operations of the Dallas Historical Society and represent our single largest revenue stream. Imagine cocktails in the impressive Hall of Heroes followed by a sumptuous dinner in the Great Hall, dancing under the stars in clear tents set up on the front lawn, a stockholders meeting in the Margaret and Al Hill Lecture Hall, or a product launch in the Texas Rooms. The possibilities are endless and the event support services offered by our responsive team of experts assure every event to be a fabulous success.

The Dallas Historical Society endeavors to be the preeminent resource for exploring, preserving and instilling appreciation for the diverse history of Dallas and Texas.

The stories of Dallas are shared each day at the Dallas Historical Society (DHS) through the three million items that comprise our archives and artifact collections. Established in 1922, the Dallas Historical Society is the preeminent organization of its kind in Dallas, collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the heritage of Dallas and Texas to educate and inspire future generations. Housed at the Hall of State in Fair Park since 1938, the Society presents these collections through education programs, exhibitions, tours, access to research materials and workshops. Each year, the Dallas Historical Society is visited by more than 160,000 people and serves more than 20,000 students through guided tours and educational programming at the Hall of State, as well as outreach programs at school locations.

The Dallas Historical Society is a 501C-3 organization.


The Hall of State is open to the general public Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.


Parking is free (except during the State Fair of Texas).

Public Transportation

The Green Line has a Fair Park station for ease of using the DART train.


The Hall of State is wheelchair accessible.


The Hall of State has security guards, alarm system, and security cameras.

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Listing updated 01/21/20 • Added 01/21/20

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