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 Merchant’s House Museum’s exquisite 19th century garden is now available for Wedding Ceremonies and Champagne Toasts (optional). Under Phase 4 of New York’s reopening plan, indoor museum activities are prohibited until further notice.

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

(Guidelines subject to change)

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 and trash bins.
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. The Museum cannot take deliveries prior to the event.

In Case of Rain. Our 19th century Garden cannot be tented, but we are happy to reschedule your event in case of rain, depending on date availability. (Some bridal couples simply provide umbrellas!) The decision to reschedule must be made 24 hours prior to the date of the event. The rain date fee is $250.

Zoom Your Wedding. We are working to secure a stable WiFi signal in the Garden so those who cannot attend in person can attend virtually via Zoom.

COVID Safety Protocols. 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. The Museum has hand-sanitizing stations.

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 Travel Advisory List within 14 days.

Please email nyc1832@merchantshouse.org for more information and include as many details as possible about your event.

Restrictions apply. See our Rental Guidelines for details.