When you rent the house for your special event, you get use of the entire house excluding the basement. You have access to the kitchen and upstairs if needed. One of our volunteers will stay on hand during your event to answer questions, and help you find anything needed, The house will seat around 40 and hold about 60 for a mainly standing and mingling event. About 30 will comfortably fit in the dinning room and parlor. The lawn is perfect for outdoor receptions or weddings!
The charge for renting The Thompson House for a wedding and/or reception is 300.00.
A representative of The Thompson House is required to be present at all times during the event. If access is needed prior to the day of the event the fee is $50.00 for up to four hours of usage. In additional to the rental fee a cleaning/damage deposit of $150.00 is required. This cleaning/damage deposit is refundable if the house and premises are returned to the pre-event cleanliness and there is no damage to the site. If other arrangements for cleaning are requested, these arrangements may be discussed with The Thompson House representative at the time this agreement is signed. Cancelation notification must be given two weeks prior to the event in order to receive a refund on the deposit.
Renters may provide their own dishes, flatware and linens or the House dishes and flatware maybe used for a fee of $25.00. If the house’s dishes, and flatware are used the renter is responsible for washing them. Smoking or the use of tobacco products is not allowed anywhere on the property. Nails, staples, tape or glue may NOT be applied to the interior or exterior of the House or furniture. No candles may be used except by arrangement with the House representative. Renters may serve wine with food or champagne for toasting. If additional alcoholic beverages are to be served there is a fee of $100.00. (Note: This fee is also payable at the time the rental agreement is signed). The furniture may not be rearranged unless approved by the House representative.
When scheduling a wedding/reception please discuss with the House representative the number of guests you expect. If music electronic equipment is to be used, please discuss this need with the House representative.