Headlands Center for the Arts

Meetings, Retreats, & Other Rentals

Unplug and recharge in Headlands’ artist-renovated meeting and dining spaces.

Headlands Center for the Arts is an exceptional location to brainstorm, get inspired, and enjoy some fresh air away from the buzz of your workplace. The campus’ natural setting and the character of our historic structures are also well-situated for a variety of film and photo shoots.

Headlands’ multi-room facility and proximity to a wide range of trails for outdoor excursions makes for an ideal setting for meetings, retreats, and everything in between. Our spaces provide enough room to spread out for large, all-team meetings, and can also accommodate small break-out sessions and intimate gatherings. The Eastwing, Rodeo Room, and Officer’s Club can comfortably accommodate between 10 and 140 guests.

We offer groups:

  • Opportunities to learn more about Headlands unique artist-commissioned spaces and history.
  • Opportunities to connect with artists from Headlands’ world-renowned programs through studio or exhibition visits are available.
  • The option to include a delicious housemade breakfast or lunch from Katie Powers Catering is available. Groups with food and beverage needs may also bring in, or have delivered, food from outside vendors or caterers.
  • Close proximity to a wide variety of hiking trails in the Marin Headlands.

For information on pricing and available spaces, please fill out our rental request form to receive a customized quote. For additional questions, contact info@headlands.org.

Discounts are available for non-profit groups.

For more information on planning your retreat, and ways to include an artist component in your day, contact Headlands’ Special Events Manager.

The Basics

  • Your rental will include a 10 minute welcome and introduction to Headlands from a staff member.
  • Access to Wi-Fi is available upon request.
  • Cell phones do not work in the Park or in Headlands’ buildings. House phones are available for limited use.
  • There is no public transportation available into the Headlands on weekdays.
  • A/V equipment (projector, screen, sound) may be provided for an additional use fee.
  • Bathroom facilities are unisex.
  • Due to the historic nature of our building, an elevator is not available.

Rodeo Room

Renovated in 1987 by conceptual sculptors David Ireland and Mark Thompson, the Rodeo Room often functions as Headlands’ conference room. The walls are shellacked with rich colors of ochre and green, reflecting the hues in the hills visible just beyond the windows.

Max occupancy 22

Room Measurements:
Square footage: 612
36′ L x 17′ W x 12′ H


The Eastwing is the main public event space in Building 944. Like the Rodeo Room, the space was remade by David Ireland, who led its renovation in 1987 with an eye towards creating an aesthetically pleasing and functional space.

Occupancy varies by event

Room Measurements:
Square footage: 1,850
50′ L x 37′ W x 12′ H

Mess Hall

The Mess Hall, Headlands’ dining space, is much more than a utilitarian renovation. Artist Ann Hamilton created a comfortable and welcoming environment that encourages interaction among all who come to Headlands. From the mismatched chairs, to the hearth-flanked open space for preparing and eating food, the Mess Hall embodies the sense of community that is so integral to Headlands’ mission.


The Westwing, also known as the Officer’s Club, is a large space that is home to an eclectic mix of items, including an array of tables, chairs, and couches. This room is a popular choice for groups looking to spread out and move around, or those who desire a less traditional meeting space.

Occupancy varies by event

Room Measurements:
Square footage: 1,850
50′ L x 37′ W x 12′ H

The Commons

Use of Headlands’ new outdoor gathering space, The Commons, is included in weekday rentals. Gather outside to relax and enjoy the area’s renowned natural beauty.

Photo & Film Shoots

Contact info@headlands.org for more information about booking Headlands’ spaces for photo or film shoots.