Morris-Jumel Mansion provides an exciting and unique location for your special event. Your wedding, business meeting, birthday party or anniversary, will be all the more memorable when you hold it at Manhattan’s oldest house.
Because Morris-Jumel Mansion is a significant historic site, and an operating museum, certain restrictions apply to the use of the site:
Tented affairs are held on the north lawn.
Capacities vary according to the type of event. Some examples are:
|Sit-down Dinners||30 people|
|Receptions and Cocktail Buffets||100 people|
|Tented Events||250 People|
The museum may remove some furniture and collection objects from the areas to be used prior to the event. All remaining museum property may not be moved, used, or touched, except by museum personnel or by special arrangement. The renter is liable for any damage associated with the event.
A refundable damage deposit of $150 will be due 15 days prior to the event.
Payment for the full estimated duration of the event, by certified check, or money order, is due by 9:00 a.m. on the day of the event.
Overtime expenses will be calculated in 15 minute intervals. Overtime payment is due before the renter departs the site. Additional fees may apply depending upon specific use of the site.
A certificate of insurance, showing personal liability coverage with a single limit of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence for bodily and property damage resulting from or during the event, must be on file with the museum 15 days before the event. This certificate must list Morris-Jumel Mansion (65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY 10032) and the City of New York (830 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10021) as co-insured.
An amplification permit must be obtained from the local police precinct for all outdoor events featuring music. Amplification is permitted until 8:00 PM only.
The renter will provide two door attendants.
The renter will be responsible for arranging caterers, a clean-up crew, and any other contractors (such as servers and florists), and for renting tents, linen, tables, and chairs.
Caterers must be approved by the staff of the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Museum staff can provide a list of suggested caterers.
No barbecuing or other open fires are permitted.
Supplies and portable furniture for special events may only be delivered the afternoon of the event, and must be retrieved immediately following the event by the following morning (including Sunday). The Museum is not liable for the delivered or stored property.
All deliveries (except portable furniture) should be made via the east stairs to the basement receiving entrance. Portable furniture may be delivered through the west entrance only. Hand trucks and other wheeled vehicles are not permitted on the stone stairs of the south entrance. Delivery vehicles may not block the entrance gate.
Flowers may be brought into the museum but are not allowed on any museum furnishings or collections. Free-standing floral arrangements are allowed, but placement may not conflict with any fire code regulations.
Fires in the fireplace, burning candles, and any other open fires are not permitted.
Museum furniture and collections may not be used and should be moved only by museum personnel.
The renter will arrange to clean up the facilities after the event. All facilities must be left clean and orderly.
All refuse will be placed in heavy-gauge plastic bags and deposited in the green refuse cans at the gate.
Alcohol may not be served to anyone under the age of 21.
Liquor may not be sold at a cash bar.
All applications for special use are subject to availability and must be approved by the Board of Trustees or Executive Committee of the Morris-Jumel Mansion. The museum does not guarantee that its facilities are appropriate for the purposes for which they are permitted to be rented, and potential renters are advised to inspect the facilities for suitability before submitting an application.
Renting a museum differs from renting a banquet hall. Morris-Jumel Mansion is a fragile structure and museum collection of historical and cultural significance. Renting this Museum requires special considerations, which are outlined in this agreement. It is the responsibility of museum representatives to protect the public interest of the museum; they have the authority to stop a rental at any time in order to protect the museum.
To download the application form, click here.
We recommend that you also contact the museum directly to discuss your event.
To get an exclusive price quote please contact the Morris-Jumel Mansion executive director’s office at 212-923-8008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org