From birthday and retirement parties to graduation and engagement photography sessions, from baby showers to milestone anniversaries, the Paine has the right setting for your occasion of a lifetime. 

Special Occasions

The Paine is a distinctly unique venue for lifetime occasions such as anniversaries, showers, holiday gatherings, reunions, milestone birthdays, engagement celebrations, and retirement parties. Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner party or a “big bash,” the Paine offers a variety of indoor and outdoor locations. The opportunities are endless to incorporate the beauty of our grand estate into creating an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.


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Photography Sessions

Incorporate the beauty of the Paine into the milestones in your life. Capture senior pictures, family portraits, and engagement sessions with the Paine’s breathtaking gardens and charming historic mansion as the backdrop. Photography sessions are scheduled in advance and are available inside the mansion and in the gardens. The possibilities are truly endless, and we are committed to making your photographs especially unique and wonderful.



For more information about renting the Paine for a special occasion or photography session, contact Michelle Rector, Event Manager, at (920) 235-6903 ext. 27 or at info@thepaine.org.

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Tuesday - Sunday
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Closed Mondays and July 4th

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Paine Art Center and Gardens

1410 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 235-6903