Originally constructed in 1907, only to burn down in 1915, the Scottish Rite reopened its doors in 1916. This 80,000 square foot structure serve as the building where the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasons would hold their confidential meetings and social functions.
When entering the Rite, you are ensconced in marble: the marble stairs lead the way to a spectacular marble rotunda, which perfectly sets the tone for the rest of the building. French doors welcome guests from the rotunda into a historically restored bar and dining area. Bookish visitors can admire a stunning library, which now hosts small receptions and other intimate events.
Ascending the marble staircase, visitors enter the spacious ballroom: a perfect space for larger gatherings. Finally, the cherry on top of this magnificent pie, is a grand theater, where the carpet is blood red, the ceilings are soaring, and the style is an homage to ancient Egypt. The building is a marvel of construction and true slice of Americana.
After more than a century of secrecy, the Scottish Rite has been available to the public for celebrations of life and achievement; of art and music and film; for fundraising, meditation, and yoga. For those who are bold, or romantic, or a little quirky welcome! Your space is here.
For inquiries on renting the spaces, our special events department is available to answer any questions you may have by filling out the form below:
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