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:

Site Layout (click to enlarge)

  1. The historic 1870 Italianate house

  2. The Garden Pavilion is a 40'x50' pavilion with high quality textile soft walls that may be closed or opened.

  3. Terraced lawns

  4. 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.)