RENTALS

The museum offers three unique rental spaces on ten acres of gardens and grounds.


Ellwood-Nehring House

A site of unmatched elegance, the Ellwood-Nehring House is the perfect venue for a small reception, rehearsal dinner, or wedding ceremony and is a beautiful backdrop for photographs.

Rental Information

  • 1899 Tudor Revival style mansion with beautiful architectural detail and woodwork throughout
  • Maximum capacity: Up to 80 for reception-style seating, up to 54 banquet-style, up to 50 theater-style
  • Accessible via stairs or ramp
  • Two restrooms, one of which is ADA compliant
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Rental includes first floor only (second floor unavailable)

Rental dates & times

March 1 - June 30 & September 1 - November 30

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Interior photography

Photography sessions can be scheduled Tuesday-Sunday by appointment.

FEES

Space Rental: $350.00/hour
Interior Photography Sessions: $150.00/hour (one hour minimum)

Rental fees are charged for the time needed for set up and take down of food service and decorations by renter/caterer. Discounts available for use of multiple facilities on the same date.

PROVISIONS

  • On-site staff person
  • Set up of tables & chairs (linens & decorations are not provided)
  • Trash removal

FOOD & BEVERAGE

If no alcohol is served, any caterer can be used for rentals of the Ellwood-Nehring House. Alcohol service requires approved caterers. The Ellwood-Nehring House can be fan cooled but is not air conditioned.

availability

For availability and more information please contact Donna Gable, Director of Visitor Services by e-mailing dgable@ellwoodhouse.org.

Garden Weddings

Since 1967, the Ellwood House gardens have been a memorable setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies.

Rental Information  

  • Space available for parties of up to 80
  • Weather alternative space available
  • Views of the mansion and 4 distinct gardens on 10 acres

rental dates

May 15 - October 15

rental times

Garden weddings may be scheduled for before 12:00 PM or after 5:00 PM. The gardens are not available for weddings between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM.

Fees

The garden wedding fee is $500.00. Discounts are available for use of multiple facilities on the same date.

PROVISIONS

  • Use of garden for ceremony and for rehearsal the day before
  • Use of the Hearthside Room in the Visitor Center as back up in case of inclement weather (chairs provided in Hearthside Room)
  • Use of Visitor Center restrooms
  • Use of grounds and building exteriors for photography
  • Staff person in the Visitor Center
  • Renters must make their own provisions for a wedding officiant. Chairs are not provided for garden weddings.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

No alcohol is allowed on the grounds. Outdoor rentals are limited to ceremonies only. Outdoor receptions are not allowed.

availability

For availability and more information please contact Donna Gable, Director of Visitor Services by e-mailing dgable@ellwoodhouse.org.

Hearthside Room

Located in the Visitor Center, the Hearthside Room is a charming spot for an intimate reception, rehearsal dinner, shower,
or wedding ceremony.

Rental Information

  • Building modeled after the original 1911 multi-car garage, with a fireplace mantle originally located in the Ellwood House
  • Two pairs of French doors open to a small patio with a view of the woods, mansion, and the Little House
  • Bad weather back up site for garden weddings
  • Capacity: 80 (reception, banquet, or theater style)
  • Building and restrooms meet ADA standards
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Located on first floor of two-story Visitor Center

Rental dates & times

March 1 - November 15

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Alcohol cannot be served. Any caterer can be used.

FEES

Tuesday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM: $50.00/hour
Tuesday - Friday, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM: $75.00/hour
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: $75.00/hour
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: $50.00/hour
Saturday & Sunday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM: $75.00/hour

Rental fees are charged for the time needed for set up and take down of food service and decorations by renter/caterer. Discounts available for use of multiple facilities on the same date.

PROVISIONS

  • On-site staff person
  • Setup of tables & chairs (linens & decorations not provided)
  • Trash removal

availability

For availability and more information please contact Donna Gable, Director of Visitor Services by e-mailing dgable@ellwoodhouse.org.