RENT THE MANSION:
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Spanning across two centuries the Martin Mansion has represented the best in gracious entertaining. Escape the ordinary and entertain your guests in the most unique venue in the heart of Ghent's historic Hague district. Create a page of your history while preserving the past, proceeds are used to maintain the property.
Extraordinary small event offer: Up to 5 hours, up to 50 guests for $595! Mansion only (no reception hall)
includes 4 large parlors, center hall, kitchen, tables and chairs, dinner plates, dessert/hors-d'oeuvre plates and flatware! Up to 50 guests, perfect for office party, showers, celebrations, promotions, dinner!
No hourly minimum: rent for ceremony only or portraits!
Full day rental: $1475 ($300 down payment required to reserve date remainder due 30 days prior to event )
Hourly rental rate: $185 (up 5 hours) if hourly event exceeds 5 hours event will be charged day rental rate
$150 parlors only (up to 5 hours) parlors only
Service fee:(includes initial setup & after event breakdown of all tables and chairs) $100 up to 50 guests, $200/75, $300 up to 120,
Day before your event: $250 reservation of day prior, if available, for setup hours as an option for FULL DAY clients
Holiday: additional $250
Entire first floor of Main house, Reception Hall, Kitchen (for food plating/reheating), courtesy use of Bridal dressing room, on site staff during event . Rental rates include up to twelve 60 inch round tables which seat 8-9 and six 6 foot banquet tables plus two 4x4 tables ideal for coffee and beverage service, china plates (dinner and dessert), coffee cups, table nmbrs, initial setup and breakdown of chairs and tables, 100 new fruitwood chiavari chairs and pearl cushions, 30 white wood folding chairs, white wood columns ideal for floral or framing, black wood lectern, and American flag with stand available.
Most full Day rentals allow 3 hours for your decorations, up to 4 hours for event and final hour is always reserved for breakdown and cleanup, all events must conclude no later than 10 pm with all breakdown concluded by 11 pm. Full day rental hours may be split for example 2 hours morning of for decoration and remaining time later in day. How your hours are used and for what are determined by you!
CAPACITY and SEATING:
Capacity is 120 including host and service staff.
If hosting a full sit down dinner, reception hall will fit up to 12 tables, however for maximum comfort 9-10 tables are suggested. Site and rental rates include up to 12 tables and all banquet six foot tables on site. Reception hall measures 30x48 for planning purpose plus stage.
Many floor plan choices available since rental is entire Main House first floor as well.
CHILDREN: children 12 and under must be supervised at ALL times by designated adult due to the historical setting and period furnishings we do not permit playing on grounds due to driveway proximity.
CATERING AND VENDOR CHOICE:
We want you to have complete freedom of choice of your vendors, you may retain the services of any caterer you desire or self cater, choice of band, deejay, florist all are entirely up to you. During our fine detail appointment we will review all details with you to ensure a beautiful event.
If serving alcohol we require a copy of your ABC license 30 days prior to your event, if your caterer does not have a permit the Fee is $55.00 online, please acquire 30 days prior to your event, the maximum serve time is 4 hours.
Events require a City of Norfolk special parking permit to enable your guests to park a block away on the WATER SIDE of MOWBRAY ARCH, we will provide you with the pass and you will need to make copies for your guests. Events require host liability certificate of insurance for event, see eventhelper.com
Please submit the contact form to receive reply within 48 HOURS , we appreciate you considering this beautiful venue for your special occasion!