Looking for an elegant location for your next event?

How about a rustic and historic space for a small wedding?

The 1890 House Museum is pleased to offer several options for your next event.



The backyard is our largest outdoor space. It includes a small fountain and small fish pond. The yard can accommodate up to 100 guests for a standing reception or 80 for a seated function.


Carriage House

The Carriage House is a rustic-style venue.  Because this is an unheated location space is only available between April and September (weather permitting). The Carriage House can accommodate up to 80 seated guests or 100 standing.



The interior of the 1890 House Museum is available for receptions of up to 80 standing guests or 50 seated and is available outside of regular museum hours.

Our spaces can be used for graduation parties, birthday parties, business functions, family reunions, baby/bridal showers, meetings, holiday celebrations, and weddings.

The museum is a beautiful setting in any season and we are happy to work with you to customize your perfect event.



The 1890 House Museum is also a perfect venue for weddings with a historic feel.  Our museum, carriage house, and grounds are available.  Our basic rates for ceremonies are:

Wedding: $700

Wedding Reception: $800

Wedding Ceremony and Reception: $1,500

For information on renting our venue, download our rental policy:

Interested in hosting your special event with us?

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Support Cortland's Landmark Building

The impressive collection found throughout the 1890 House Museum offer visitors the opportunity to step back in time to 19th century Cortland.  The unique history within our walls tells the stories of the Wickwire family, their servants, and the factory workers who toiled in Wickwire Wire Mills Factory.


We strive to educate and inspire every visitor through diverse programming and exhibitions.  With your help, we will preserve this Cortland County landmark for present and future generations.


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Thursdays - Saturdays

11 am – 4 pm


12 pm - 4  pm




37 Tompkins St. Cortland, NY 13045

Telephone: (607) 756 7551



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