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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Rental Policy, Fees & Guidelines under COVID-19

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

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

Two Hours
Up to 15 people — $1,800, including the bridal couple, guests, and all vendors (photographer, officiant, musicians, etc.)
Up to 20 people — $2,200
Up to 25 people — $2,600

champagne in the garden

Add a Post-Ceremony Toast

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

Within 2-hour Ceremony:
$25 per person (min. $375)
Add 1 hour to Ceremony (3 hours total):
$35 per person (min. $525)

NOTE: 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. Museum Staff will set up one caterer’s table (30″ x 72″) for serving.

If It Rains. The Garden cannot be tented. In case of rain, your Ceremony will be held in our elegant Greek Revival Double Parlor (at right) and the Toast in the 1850s kitchen. Seating
will be limited to adhere to social distancing restrictions.

Docent House Tours. Guided Tours of the house are available at an additional charge.

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

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, 2 hours? Or with a 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? Music? Special requests? Please note that the museum is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 5pm. Events that begin before the museum closes will incur an additional fee. Events may not begin before 4pm.

COVID Safety Protocols. The Museum is carefully following federal, state and city COVID-19 Guidelines to ensure the safety of our clients, their guests, and Museum staff.

Please see our Rental Guidelines for more information on amenities, approvals, fees, deposits & cancellations, and a full description of safety protocols and restrictions.