newfane historical society

Private Rentals

Both our properties are available for private events: weddings, dances, showers, parties, corporate meetings, tours and more. Both are wonderful and unique backdrops that provide the freedom to execute your vision.

Please contact our Event Coordinator: Jill Heck, (716) 390-9679 | jill@newfanehistoricalsociety.com
 
Select a location:

Van Horn Mansion | Country Village


Van Horn Mansion

The picturesque Van Horn Mansion has played host to countless showers, parties and weddings for nearly two decades. Larger events can be held outdoors in the summer, while small, intimate groups take use of both the indoors and wrap-around porch. The mansion is also available for private tours and haunted activities, along with photography sessions.

Speak to our Event Coordinator (listed above) to arrange a visit of the estate. A trustee can help answer all your questions and assist you with planning.

Event Rentals
  • Events include 6 hours of time; additional hours are $50 each. Your time must include set-up, rehearsal, decorating, preparation, clean up and all other activities.
  • A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required upon signing the contract.
  • Alcohol may be permitted at events; approval required ahead of time.
  • Please check our Calendar for the dates you are interested in to see if they are available.
  • The lower level of the Van Horn Mansion is available for event rentals.
  • The kitchen contains one refrigerator, one stove/oven, and plenty of counter space.

 Outdoor  Event $725 (300 person capacity, rental includes indoor use)

Indoor Event $325 (80 person capacity)

Non Profit Groups: Special Rates! Indoor $150 | Outdoor $350

 

Photography Rentals

Your time must include set-up, preparation, clean up , etc.

Photography Session $50.00/ hour


Country Village

The Country Village has two large lawns to hold parties or gatherings. Our various structures are a fabulous backdrop for country themed gatherings and fun photos! Some of the barns and museum buildings may be a part of the event as well. The Village is newly available to rent, making it a unique locale for those who want something different.

The property is available for outdoor events from May through October.

Event Rentals
  • Events include 6 hours of time; additional hours are $50 each. Your time must include set-up, rehearsal, decorating, preparation, clean up and all other activities.
  • A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required upon signing the contract.
  • Alcohol may be permitted at events; approval required ahead of time.
  • Please check our Event Calendar for the dates you are interested in to see if they are available.
  • Lawns are available; buildings on the property need approval before use. The property has limited bathroom facilities so you will need to supply portable facilities for large events.

 Large  Event $725 (max. 500 people)

Small Event $325 (max. 80 people)

Non Profit Groups: Special Rates! Small $150 | Large $350

 

Photography Rentals

Your time must include set-up, preparation, clean up , etc.

Photography Session $50.00/ hour

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