First Floor – Mansion Rooms
The Foyer is the entry way of the mansion and adjoins the South Room, Dining Room and Gold Room. The original stained-glass skylight adorns the ceiling over the marble/terrazzo staircase & second floor landing.
The black & white checkerboard marble floor and high ceilings with chandeliers create the perfect entry into the Mansion. When used in conjunction with the Dining Room and South Room the area is suitable for small standing receptions or cocktail parties prior to a seated dinner.
THE SOUTH ROOM
The South Room retains much of the ambiance of the original mansion. Ornate ceilings, original wood floors, chandeliers, fireplaces, the many Palladian style windows and rounded Alcove area will take you back to a more elegant time.
This room can accommodate up to 80 people seated for a dinner, or 100-120 for a standing cocktail reception. Inside wedding ceremonies are popular in the room as well. Approximately 100-110 people can be seated for a ceremony.
THE GOLD ROOM
The Gold Room is the original library of the mansion. The richly paneled walls, original wood floors, book shelves and marble fireplace front are beautifully maintained and create a perfect atmosphere to highlight the gold-leaf and carved plaster ceiling. This is a small room that is most often used as the bar area for events, but can be set up for 12-16 people seated at small tables.
THE DINING ROOM
The Dining Room of the mansion is perfect for buffet and beverage set up, bar area, or small seated tables for 12-16 people. It is a lovely backdrop to showcase a wedding cake or an elegant buffet. It is a light open room with a period fireplace mantle, beautiful mirrors, chandelier and original wood floors.
THE WEST VERANDA
The West Veranda runs the outside length of the mansion area on the west side of the mansion and gives a spectacular view of the west lawn, flower planters and fountain. Outside ceremonies are held in this location for 150-200 people. Tables can also be placed on the Veranda for up 80 people. The mansion area inside must be rented for any use of the Veranda.
First Floor – The Auditorium
The Auditorium is a large 2,800 square foot room that can be used for a variety of functions. It is perfect for seminars, banquets, wedding receptions, dances, plant sales, etc. It is not original to the 1921 mansion area, but is very open and flexible for any type of event set up.
The room can accommodate up to 200 people at tables for a reception with space remaining for a band or DJ and dancing. It can also be set up for 250-300 theater-style seats for seminars, classes or speakers. A large motorized screen can be brought down from the ceiling if video is anticipated for an event. The room also has Wi-Fi and a built-in basic microphone system.
THE BALLROOM / CLASSROOM
The Ballroom / Classroom is an original part of the mansion area. It is a medium size room that can be used for classes and seminars of up to 45 people. It is routinely set up with classroom-style tables & chairs. The room is accessible via elevator or stairs. It is a perfect “break-out” room if a larger seminar or class is conducted on the first floor.
The Library is also an original party of the mansion area. It is directly adjacent to the Ballroom / Classroom, and both rooms are typically rented together.
The Library houses the Garden Center’s collection of horticulture books and magazines that are used frequently for research by our members and the community. It is set up for small meetings of 8-10 people, and also has a small kitchenette area with a refrigerator, sinks, and one restroom. This room can also be used as a dressing area when wedding ceremonies/receptions are scheduled in the building.
2nd Floor – BRIDAL DRESSING PARLOR
The former master bedroom of the mansion is now used primarily for a small conference room or bridal dressing area when ceremonies are scheduled in the building. The light & airy room has a period fireplace mantle and vintage tables, chairs and comfortable loveseat seating. A restroom is available just down the hall in the Elevator Lobby.