Rental of our venue gives you full-day use (whereas some house museums and other facilities rent for four-hour or for other partial-day use) and your rental includes one free night in our Inn suite. We may be able to provide access on days before and after your event if the venue is not in use, and agreement must be reached as to times and manner of the additional access.
There is a floor plan on our website under the tab, "The House & Venue," where you can see the size and configuration of the rooms and sample seating plans. Your rental includes the entire parlor floor, which is 4,000 square feet. The venue has a ballroom, a formal drawing room, a large dining room, a library, and three sitting rooms, plus a large front porch which can accommodate bars, cocktail tables, and some seating, and there is a small residential elevator.
Capacity depends on how you want to use the space, the manner of your food service, the number of people you want seated at one time, and the size of the dance floor in the ballroom you want. We have had many buffet-service receptions for 200 guests (who were not all seated at once), and we have had a seated, 5-course dinner for 130 guests (without a dance floor). The ballroom can seat approximately 99 guests for a ceremony, depending on your seating plan.
All rooms other than the dining room may be used for tables, chairs, and cocktail tables, and for items such as photo booths, candy bars, and dessert tables.
We do not limit your choice of vendors. Your caterer can stage for service in our kitchen and in a first-floor additional space, and can grill items in our small courtyard as needed. We do not provide tables and chairs; the furniture is as shown on the floor plan. You may serve -- but not sell -- alcoholic beverages at your event. You purchase your own beverages elsewhere and remove what you do not use.
Our rates depend upon the day of the event, the planned use, and the number of guests. Our maximum rate for a Saturday event to be held prior to June 30, 2014, is $2,000, and the maximum rate for other days varies. We are told that our rates compare quite favorably to other rates in Savannah.
Rental of the venue includes one-free night in our Inn Suite, which can be seen on VRBO.com, property # 393844. You may rent other night in our Inn Suite and nights in our Cottage Suite, VRBO property # 403378. Our suites provide sleeping space for two, full kitchen, and wireless internet, as well as other features described on the VRBO.com listing.
Visits to the venue are by appointment which can be made for almost any day and hour. We are not available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings after 6:00 pm, and during events.
We do our best to make our venue “user friendly” and to ensure that you have a lovely event in this beautiful historic home.
Please send us an email or call us with other or more specific questions and to see our venue.
Lee Mundell, Manager