the old chism house

The Venue

“For the venue itself, the old Chism house was pretty neat, but the Elm Estate people turned it into something spectacular” – Ken D

The Venue

A lush green enclave in downtown Reno, The Elm Estate is a versatile event venue combining rich history, modern elegance, and all-inclusive hospitality.

the elm estate property map

Exclusive Spaces

The Elm House

The Elm House offers a perfect backdrop for capturing your special moments. This 1880’s farmhouse features whitewashed walls, clean lines, and ornate details to elevate your special day. This historic home is one of Reno’s iconic landmarks. Completely renovated in 2017, we retained several original features as we upgraded the entire guest house to a highly functional and beautiful space. Inside, guests gather in the state-of-the-art kitchen and relax in our lush bridal lounge. Wrapping around the home is a sweeping porch equipped to host a ceremony, outdoor concert, rehearsal dinner, intimate gathering, or outdoor bar.

The elm estate family gathered in front of the fireplace
The Elm Estate Women sitting at a table smiling
The Elm Estate Bride walking down the staris to show bridesmaids her dress
bridal suite with a white couch
cozy living room with white fluffy chairs and a sofa
the elm house beauty bar
The Elm Estate Men hugging the groom with beers in their hands
The Elm Estate Men getting ready in the billiard room
The Elm Estate Group of men in the billiard room
The Elm Estate Man with his feet on table relaxing in the billard room
man playing pool in the billard room
the billiards room

The Billiard Room

The Billiard Room is a luxury entertainment suite for you and your guests. With a sleek and modern atmosphere, including a pool table, TV, and wet bar, we invite you for friendly competition and cocktails. Custom whiskey and cigar lounge available upon request.

The Marquise Room

The Marquise Room accommodates large and small events, providing everything you need. The event space is perfect for casual, intimate, formal, or grand seating arrangements. Our full-service bar allows you to customize your own drink menu.

midday wedding tables scaled
bridesmaid gives speech
the marquise room
marquise room3
marquise room2
marquise room cocktails
marquise room bar
bar the elm estate
couple staying at the cottages

Our cottages

Stay where you celebrate

Our cottages are the “gems of Reno’s hidden gem”, with each one named and beautifully designed around a precious jewel. The units offer versatile options, including kitchenettes, family-friendly accommodations, and riverfront locations.

the elm house at dawn

Our Wedding Packages


For smaller, more intimate weddings. 40 guests or less, held in the Elm House.

May – October

Mon-Wed: $8,500
Thur: $9,500
Sun: $10,500

November – April

Mon-Wed: $6,500
Thur: $8,000
Sun: $9,000


May – October

Mon-Wed: $10,500
Thur: $12,500
Fri: $14,000
Sat: $19,500
Sun: $13,500

November – April

Mon-Wed: $8,500
Thur: $10,000
Fri: $11,000
Sat: $15,000
Sun: $10,000


May – October

Mon-Wed: $13,500
Thur: $15,500
Fri: $18,500
Sat: $23,500
Sun: $16,000

November – April

Mon-Wed: $11,000
Thur: $12,500
Fri: $13,500
Sat: $18,000
Sun: $12,500

Custom Cocktails

Your drinks, your way

You can customize your bar experience, including additional bar enhancements for you and your guests to indulge in, and can even host it (or a portion of it) yourself. All of our cocktails are homemade and skillfully mixed for your drinking preference.

The Elm Estate Mixed drink in a martini glass

The Elm Estate Bride holding a mixed drink


The entire staff of the venue is nothing short of amazing. They helped us from beginning to end making our vision come true

-Amanda Robles

The staff is extremely helpful, professional and makes the wedding planning process easy… I never once stressed that we missed any details or that our special day would not go as planned, and I was not let down.

-Kristen Bunch

The Elm Estate is worth every penny. Not only is the venue stunning and modern, but their staff is excellent. The Elm Estate team was so helpful in planning our wedding day and making sure the event was seamless.

-Katherine D

Their attention to detail and planning surrounding our day went beyond what I would have expected from a venue. Planning and set up were flawless, coordination was timely and professional, the bar staff was very talented, and the owner was personally there to make sure our day went off without a hitch. The Elm Estate and their amazing team are where you need to have your wedding!

-Ryan F

I’ve been in a lot of my families weddings over the years and have never experienced this level of service from a venue. Kari & her team are the best. Every detail of our wedding was implemented perfectly. We are more than grateful for the entire Elm team!

-Kaitlyn S

The team at the elm estate is so professional, detailed and willing to help with anything. I would relive this day over and over again.


The team at the elm estate was responsive super helpful and made our day everything we could have imagined. Thank you for making our special day unforgettable!

-Aimee K

he team is amazing to work with and were very flexible … offered helpful advice on schedule & set-up, plus they have great relationships with other top vendors in town. I would highly recommend booking a tour and meeting the team.

-Andrea S

Stephanie was a wedding angel. She is extremely professional and was always willing to help. She was even making cannolis when needed! I highly recommend the Elm as the grounds, housing and staff are amazing.

-Katie S