Celebraions and Weddings

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Anniversaries, bar mitzvahs, birthdays, holiday parties—whatever the occasion, the Van Dusen Center offers the perfect setting for most any celebration. From small groups to large, the mansion and surrounding buildings offer modern comforts set in turn-of-the-century elegance.See our room capacities and floor plans to find the ideal space for your event.

Food and beverage service is provided by Van Dusen Center approved caterers. Contact the Center for more information.

The Mansion
The centerpiece of the Van Dusen Center is a fully restored 1892 mansion. The mansion offers several spaces that accommodate small to medium-size groups.

Its features include:

  • Dramatic central staircase lighted by a stained glass skylight
  • Music Room with fireplace and grand piano
  • Dining room paneled in oak and tapestry
  • Carved wood and tile fireplaces
  • Antique furnishings and appointments throughout

The lower-level Jewel Room has more than 1,200 square feet of carpeted

space surrounded by golden oak wainscoting and the original oak fireplace. Antique prints, stained glass and mirrors complete the historic character of the room. A century-old oak dining table and carved sideboard are available for use.

A built-in sound system and recessed projection screen facilitate social and business functions alike. The room’s sophisticated lighting system supports a wide range of events. Two sleek, modern restrooms serve this hospitality area.

The chandeliers in all three main floor formal parlors are original to the mansion. In the small, round library, the spindle-fronted window seats, bookcases and fireplace mantle are all curved to match the room’s shape. The crest and fleur de lis carved into the mansion’s stone exterior are echoed in the intricate carvings in the library and family parlor.