Pavilion & Fountain Circle
The Park’s social center is the Pavilion, a graceful bandstand where ceremonies take place. While the bride and groom exchange vows on stage, their guests, seated on the lawn, can appreciate the lovely landscaping and vintage architecture that surrounds them. Outdoor receptions are held in the adjacent Fountain Circle, a circular plaza with a large two-tiered Parisian fountain topped by the moon goddess Diana at its center. There’s plenty of room for a band, buffet, beverage service, dance floor and much more.
Nile Hall & Ginn House Parlor Rooms
If you are planning an indoor reception/event, two houses just off the Fountain Circle are available. The Ginn House, circa 1890, features two delightfully light and airy parlors reminiscent of an English country home. Both rooms are gracefully decorated with Victorian period art, drapes, and historic light fixtures. A grand staircase cascades into the foyer and each room is detailed with original wood paneling. Nile Hall, circa 1911, is a craftsman-style building with a sensational space for a grand and elegant party. It has a 30-foot-high ceiling, rich velvet ceiling-to-floor drapes, skylights, multiple windows, a stage, and a theatrical lighting and sound system. This room is well designed with soft colors, nice detailing and attractive appointments – and enough space to accommodate an extensive guest list. You can reserve one or both houses, as they’re connected by a spacious interior hallway.
Ceremony Capacity: Pavilion/Fountain Circle 150-300 seated or 300-500 guests standing, Nile Hall 200 seated, Ginn House 80 seated.
Reception Capacity: Pavilion/Fountain Circle 300 seated or 500 standing, Nile Hall/Ginn House 160 seated, 200 standing.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: A $500 deposit is required to secure your date. Receptions are booked for a 6-hr period. (Extra hour additional fee.) The rental fee is for one time period and is payable 120 days prior to the event.
AVAILABILITY: Weekdays, rooms are booked twice a day, 8am to 5pm and 6pm to 11pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, the Ginn and Nile are booked from 8am to 3pm and 5pm to 11pm.
Catering: Preferred List; if BYO caterer, extra charge – $500 (nonprofit events – $250)
Bride’s Dressing Area: Can be arranged
Parking: Can be arranged with City garage across the street
Accommodations: No guest rooms
Dance Floor: Can be arranged
View: Gardens and Fountain
Kitchen Facilities: Nile Hall & Ginn Parlors – setup only
Outdoor Cooking Facility: Grilling outdoors o.k.
Cleanup Staff: Caterer’s responsibility for food and drink only
Tables & Chairs: Provided, extra charge outdoors
Linens, Silver, Etc.: Provided by caterer
Outdoor Night Lighting: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Alcohol: Provided by caterer; no BYO
Smoking: Outside only
Insurance: May be required
Music: Amplified OK