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Garden House
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In 1907, the Keeler Tavern property was purchased to be used as a summer residence by noted American architect Cass Gilbert (Woolworth Building, NYC, Supreme Court Building Washington, D.C.).
He designed and built the Garden House on the property behind the former Tavern about 1915.
  • White clapboard building with French doors on three sides
  • Classic white room (25' x 50' x 20') with extensive crown molding
  • Sheltered brick terrace accessible through French doors.
  • Brick-walled garden with seasonal plantings and flowers.
  • Reflecting pool with fountain for seasonal use
  • Fireplace for cold weather use
  • Adjoining rooftop flagstone terrace available for warm weather use. Tents are permitted on the terrace.
  • Disabled accessible through north entrance
  • Disabled accessible rest rooms.
  • On site parking and a parking attendant provided
  • Onsite event supervisor provided
  • Pantry appliances for warming of pre-prepared meals only
  • Large refrigerator with freezer compartment
  • Stovetop,two full size ovens and microwave oven for warming
  • Referrals for professional caterers familiar with the premises available upon request
Set-up and Tear-down:
  • Items and equipment must be removed within 1 hour of the end of the event or by 9:30 PM, unless arrangements have been approved for next morning pickup.
  • Overtime charges will be applied if items are not removed by deadline stipulated in contract.
Services and Equipment:
  • Acoustical Ceiling
  • Wi Fi available
  • Screen
  • Private • Inexpensive Rentals
  • Seats 90, 100chairs provided
  • 6 72" long rectangular tables
  • 10 36" square tables
  • Room can be configured to fit your needs
  • Fireplace
  • Heat and air-conditioning as needed.
  • Coat alcove with hangers.
  • Referrals for professional party suppliers, familiar with the premises, available upon request
  • The Garden House faces a formal garden with brick walls, arched pathways and a reflecting pool with fountain.
  • Maintained by a Museum Garden Committee, it contains seasonal plantings. Guests may explore the garden area while at the event, but no furniture or tents are permitted.
Rates & Hours:
  • String and woodwind instruments are recommended.
  • Muted brass or drums with brushes only.
  • No amplifiers permitted, except for keyboard.
  • DJs are permitted with limited amplification.
  • DJs/musicians may not set-up or perform outside the building.
  • Maximum of 90 guests for all types of events.
  • Maximum of 80 guests for a comfortable sit down dinner.
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