Frequently Asked Questions
what space is included in the rental and how many people does it hold?
The Cumberland House is only rented to one client at a time, and includes these four areas:
The historic 1870 Italianate house
The Garden Pavilion is a 40'x50' pavilion with high quality textile soft walls that may be closed or opened.
The Woodland Room is a glade in a stand of trees.
The Cumberland House is a combination of indoor and outdoor event space, but mainly outdoor. While the Garden Pavilion is designed to accommodate up to 150 for a formal seated dinner or approximately 280 for a cocktail reception, those numbers can be adjusted depending on the seating layout and use of the house, veranda, Woodland Room and expansive lawn.
The house provides a catering kitchen, two bathrooms (with a third restroom in The Carriage House), bride's and attendants' dressing rooms, groom's and attendants' gathering space, a striking entry area, spacious downstairs and upstairs verandas, a dining room for buffets or smaller seated dinners, and a unique and romantic historical ambiance with its Italianate architecture, high ceilings, magnificent woodwork, ornate iron railings, antique lighting fixtures and bricked walkways.
What furnishings are included with the rental?
150 white chairs
30 fruitwood chairs
fifteen 60" tables
five 48" tables
five wooden 42" tables
two 6' rectangular tables.
The Hamilton Room has a sofa, chairs, small tables and a flat screen television to serve as a gathering place to prepare for the wedding, or as a comfortable room for other types of events.
The Dinetia Room can accommodate 25-30 for dinner, or can be set up buffet style using the tables and chairs provided.
The Stardust Room and Vanities Parlor furnishings include full length mirrors, mirrored vanities, a variety of seating arrangements, clothes racks, and two tables.
The hallways have limited stationary furniture.
Is wireless Internet available?
Is there a preferred caterer that must be used?
It is the client's option in choosing a licensed caterer.
Is there a Catering Kitchen?
Yes. The Catering Kitchen may be used to prep food. Codes prevent any cooking on the premises.
Are there restrooms available?
Yes, three - one downstairs, one upstairs, and one in The Carriage House.
Is parking available?
The Cumberland House has a parking area located across the street from the terraced lawns. Convenient additional parking is available on the street.
May I use the facility for planning purposes?
In addition to your original viewing, two thirty minute viewings are given at no charge. (Extra viewings are available for $25 per half hour.)
What is the rental deposit to secure the date?
Fifty percent of the rental fee, along with the refundable $300 security deposit and signed contract, are required to reserve your date. The remaining 50% is due one month before the event. (Exception is given for photo sessions and elopement ceremonies.)