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
— $1,300, including the bridal couple, guests, and all vendors (photographer, officiant, musicians, etc.)
Up to 25 people — $1,800
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 60″) for serving.

In Case of Rain. If you prefer not to move your Garden ceremony indoors to our elegant Greek Revival double parlor for safety reasons due to COVID-19, we are happy to reschedule your event, 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. The Garden cannot be tented.

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

COVID Safety Protocols. Client, guests, and vendors are required to wear face coverings unless distanced at least 6 feet from others (for example, taking photographs in the Garden after guests have departed). Museum Staff will wear face coverings. The Museum has hand-sanitizing stations posted throughout the museum and has implemented enhanced measures for cleaning and disinfecting.

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.

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

Restrictions apply. See our Rental Guidelines for details.