Weddings

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

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The “immaculately preserved” Merchant’s House is now available for intimate Wedding Ceremonies and, if desired, Pre- or Post-Ceremony Toasts. Choose our charming 19th century “secret” Garden or elegant Greek Revival double parlor, ideal settings for a memorable event.

The Museum is carefully following NYS’s Phase 4 Reopening Guidelines to ensure the safety of our clients, their guests, and Museum staff.

Rental Policy, Fees & Guidelines under COVID-19

Wedding Ceremony in our Exquisite 19th Century Garden or Greek Revival Double Parlor

Two Hours
Up to 15 people
— $1,600, including the bridal couple, guests, and all vendors (photographer, officiant, musicians, etc.)
Up to 25 people — $2,200
Rental fee includes a tax-deductible, one-year 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-Ceremony Toast

Bring light hors d’oeuvres and … Champagne, anyone?

Within Ceremony (2 hours total):
$15 per person (min. $150)
Add 1 hour to Ceremony (3 hours total):
$25 per person (min. $250)

Client is responsible for bringing food/beverage and all supplies (tablecloth, cups, napkins, cutlery), as well as setting up, arranging, and serving. Catered events are not permitted. The Museum cannot take deliveries prior to the event. Museum Staff will set up one caterer’s table (30″ x 72″) for serving.

In Case of Rain. The Garden cannot be tented. In case of rain, your Ceremony will be held in our elegant Greek Revival Double Parlor and the Toast in the 1850 kitchen. Seating will be limited to adhere to social distancing restrictions.

Zoom Your Wedding. You may wish to invite those who cannot attend in person to attend virtually via Zoom.

Docent Tours. Guided Tours of the house (up to five people) are available at an additional charge.

COVID Safety Protocols. For the safety of all, we ask clients to self-screen themselves, their guests
and vendors, 24 hours before the event and submit, in writing, that everyone is symptom-free and
has not been to a state on NYS’s Travel Advisory List within 14 days. Client, guests, and vendors are required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing. Museum Staff will wear face coverings and maintain social distancing. The Museum has hand-sanitizing stations throughout the house and has implemented enhanced measures for cleaning and disinfecting.

For Date Availability and More Information. Please email nyc1832@merchantshouse.org and include as many details as possible about your event: Ceremony Date? Time? Just Ceremony or with Pre- or Post-Ceremony Toast? Toast within the two hours or add an extra hour? Total number of people (bridal couple, guests, photographer, officiant, musician(s)? Decorations/flowers?

The Merchant’s House is a museum, so some restrictions apply. See our Rental Guidelines for details.