Private Event

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the capacity for each location?

Adrian P. Moore Garden Terrace: 150
1st floor of Marshfield House: 50 (seated), 75-100 (cocktails)
Rafal Landscape Center: 40 (seated) 60-70 (cocktails)

What is the availability for each location?

Adrian P. Moore Garden Terrace: April-September
Marshfield House: year-round
Hartman Education Center: year—round
Rafal Landscape Center: April-September

How far in advance to do need to reserve?

Two-three months in advance for private parties and corporate events. One year in advance for weddings.

How long can my event be?

Weddings, Private/Corporate parties, 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Corporate meetings, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Dance Floor: No — must be rented separately

Do you have an In-House Caterer?

No, but see the list of preferred vendors.

Are the areas wheelchair accessible?


Are tables, chairs, tent, china, silver, linen etc. available?

For weddings and large events, the tent rental is included in your rental fee. However, the other items must be rented separately. View preferred vendor list.

Do I need event insurance?

Yes, please contact your insurance agent.

Is there a smoking area anywhere on the grounds?