Gardens

Exterior spaces around our buildings are rooms in and of themselves. A natural landscape strategy for the east and west gardens respects historic plans and poetic inspiration. These spaces are generally associated with use of adjacent rooms reserved for parties, weddings and meetings (at an additional cost for exclusive access), but may also be reserved separately. Our gardens make a great space for engagement and anniversary photography.

Our Meeting Room, Decatur Place Room, and Terrace Room open onto the east gardens and terrace. These gardens are perfect for smaller receptions, photo shoots and filming, as well as outdoor activities connected to events in these indoor spaces.

The Assembly Room opens directly onto the lower west terrace and gardens. This will be a beautiful setting for larger receptions or additional seating for dinners occurring in the Assembly Room. These gardens may be tented to avoid inclement weather.

The Quaker House Living Room and the Bridge Room open onto the upper west terrace and gardens via the adjacent corridor where stairs lead down to the lower west gardens.

Amenities

  • Direct access to associated indoor spaces

Capacities

West terrace and gardens

  • Upper:
    • Up to 120 banquet style (40 on the terrace and 80 on the grass)
    • Approximately 125 theater style
    • Approximately 200 for a standing reception (140 if tented)
  • Lower:
    • Up to 120 banquet style (40 on the terrace and 80 on the grass)
    • Approximately 150 theater style
    • Approximately 200 for a standing reception (150 if tented)

East terrace and gardens

  • Up to 32 banquet style (terrace)
  • Approximately 100 for a standing reception

Square Footage

West terrace and gardens

Upper terrace: 655 sq feet
Upper gardens: 1,825 sq feet

Total, upper: 2,480 sq feet

Lower terrace: 644 sq feet
Lower gardens: 1,833 sq feet

Total, lower: 2,477 sq feet

East terrace and gardens

Terrace: 1,575 sq feet
Gardens: 1,306 sq feet

Total, east terrace and gardens: 2,881 sq feet

West Gardens and Terraces 

    East Gardens and Terraces

      “My husband and I were married, in a small traditional Quaker ceremony, in the front garden of the Meeting House. It was a perfect ceremony, in a perfect venue—simple, elegant, and intimate. Afterward, we served light refreshments outdoors, and our guests were able to enjoy the gardens of the Meeting House.” ~ Basil K.