A dynamic new Event Manager at the beautiful, historic Scottish Rite wants you to think about the spaces when planning your next event!

A wedding at the Scottish Rite, 725 Cotton St.

Prior to Covid, the building at 725 Cotton Street hosted dozens of events per year. That number fell precipitously with Covid, and has not returned. Lani Bailey hopes to change all that by making it easier to see the space, both on line and in person, and using her unique skills & background as a wedding planner to make every event shine.

Lani Bailey, Scottish Rite Event Planner

Her first order of business was to update the website to better show the fabulous space, which is really multiple spaces. There is the sumptuous lobby filled the marble and wood and a sweeping stairway, the first floor woodsy and traditional banquet hall that can host 400, smaller and more intimate rooms, and a large auditorium that seats 500.

One of the many spaces available at Scottish Rite.

There are multiple dressing areas and smaller green room areas, too. In fact, there are looks, sizes, and moods to meet almost any occasion. Take the virtual tour here. 

Edward Neild-designed Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Bailey says the spaces can operate in ways you might not have considered, as space for:

  • General Sessions
  • Business Luncheons
  • Team Building Workshops
  • Training Seminars
  • Product Launch Parties
  • Fundraisers
  • Weekly Meetings
  • Filming & Wrap Parties
  • Holiday Parties
  • And Everything In Between

Bailey says that you do not have to be a Mason to rent the space and she is happy to meet you on site for a personal showing. She is in the office at the Scottish Rite Thursday and Friday from 8 am- noon, but can meet you there at other times, too. Contact her here. 

We are huge fans of the Scottish Rite, of not only their mission, Human progress is our cause, liberty of thought our supreme wish, freedom of conscience our mission, and the guarantee of equal rights to all people everywhere our ultimate goal but of the amazing 106-year-old Edward F. Neild- designed building, one of downtown’s real treasures. The money Scottish Rite makes on events plays a huge role in keeping this important building maintained, usable and open to the public!

We encourage you to take a look at the space when planning your next event, and sharing information about it with friends.