COVID-19 Rental Guidelines

“This immaculately preserved 19th-century brick-and-marble row house is a stunner.”
New York Magazine, Wedding, The Essential Guide

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The Merchant’s House Museum’s exquisite 19th century “secret” garden (or elegant Greek Revival double parlor, in case of rain) will be available for Wedding Ceremonies and Champagne Toasts (optional) in Phase 4 of New York’s reopening plan (estimated July 20).

We are carefully following COVID-19 Guidelines in accordance with recommendations from NYS, NYC, and the CDC to ensure the safety of our clients, their guests, and Museum staff, while not sparing any detail to create a dream ceremony.

Rental Guidelines under COVID-19

(in effect until November 1, 2020)

Wedding Ceremony in the Garden

Up to 25 people — Including the bridal couple, guests, and all vendors (photographer, officiant, musicians, etc.)
Two hours (no early entry)
Rental fee $1,200 — Includes a tax-deductible membership in the Merchant’s House Museum
Chairs — On-site Wedding Concierge and Museum Staff will set up/break down folding chairs.

champagne in the garden

Pre- or Post-Wedding Ceremony Toast

Bring light hors d’oeuvres and … Champagne, anyone?
Toast within Ceremony (2 hours total): $15 per person (min. $150)
Add one hour (3 hours total): $25 per person (min. $250)
Museum Staff will set up one table.

Client is responsible for providing all other supplies (tablecloth, cups, napkins, food/beverage), as well as set up, arranging, and serving. Catered events are not permitted.

Note: Client, guests, and vendors are required to wear face masks unless distanced at least 6 feet from others (for example, taking photographs in the garden after guests have departed). Museum Staff will wear face masks.

Please Email for More Information

nyc1832@merchantshouse.org and include as many details as possible about your plans.

Restrictions apply. See our Rental Guidelines for details.