Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Holland Historical Venues

If you are looking for intimate unique venues for wedding ceremonies, receptions, cocktail parties, showers or all of the above take a look at the Holland Museums. There are multiple venues available, the Holland Museum, the Armory and the Cappon House and Visitors Center. All are rich in history and would turn your party into an event. In addition to your rental fee you are given the opportunity for you and your guests to tour the building and exhibits during the time of your event. Renters are allowed to bring in their own caterer or to choose from a list provided by the rental coordinator. Bar service is also allowed on site.

The Museum lobby can hold up to 150 for a stand up cocktail/appetizer reception or around 40-50 for a sit down reception. The Museum is directly across the street from Centennial Park which has a gazebo perfect for ceremonies and then your guests could walk right over to the reception.

The Cappon House and Visitors Center is lovely for an outdoor ceremony and a tented reception. There is a nice porch/front entrance that is a nice backdrop for the ceremony and there is plenty of lawn space for smaller tents. Inside there are a few rooms available for public use. The dining room can handle a sit down dinner or luncheon for 24 or a stand-up reception for 40.

The Armory building has recently undergone some renovations so the pictures on their site are outdated. They have opened up the ceiling and have redone the floor to get away from the gymnasium look. The Armory can hold up to 500 people for a sit down reception but would also be a good site for a trade show, fundraiser or some other event where you would need a lot of room to spread out.