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metal pipes. Accommodating 175 guests, this space also has a fireplace hearth and balcony, which is a perfect location for the band or D.J. The auditorium was once used as the Seiberlings’ gymnasium.
“This historic venue is a blank canvas where a bride can create the wedding of her dreams,” Ulm says. “By adding bright colors, beautiful linens, flowers, and sus- pending lights and globes from the ceil- ing, the space transforms from your basic plain vanilla to cherries jubilee.”
During warm weather months, cocktail hour is often held in the historic outdoor Service Well and Drying Yard. This expan- sive brick area is an ideal location for set- ting up a bar and appetizer station with the Manor House serving as a backdrop.
For smaller receptions, the Carriage House Auditorium offers a charming space
with French doors leading to a tented patio. The climate-controlled tent features chan- deliers and an array of windows. This venue holds 85 guests (125 guests with the tent).
Lastly, Stan Hywet offers several loca- tions on the property for tented outdoor receptions, including the Great Meadow in front of the Manor House. “Tented recep- tions are popular and provide spectacu- lar views of the Manor House,” Ulm says. “We can accommodate as many guests as a bride desires for large weddings.”
Spectacular Service
Stan Hywet’s staff of experienced, cre- ative wedding specialists works with the bride every step of the way to bring her vision to life. From extravagant to more modest affairs, the rentals team has the talent and expertise to create any wedding
imaginable. In addition to ceremonies and receptions, they will assist in planning bridal showers and rehearsal dinners.
“We pride ourselves in our exceptional attention to detail,” Ulm says. “On the wedding day, a team of three wedding spe- cialists is dedicated to the bride and groom, the bridal party and family to ensure everything runs smoothly.”
For cultural weddings, the events team will work with a couple to ensure impor- tant traditions are incorporated through- out their special day. “We hosted an Indian wedding that was absolutely spectacular,” Ulm says. “We were honored to be part of this three-day event, and it gave us an opportunity to learn more about the unique culture.”
The team has relationships with many local vendors who are familiar with the historic nature of the property. “We’ve vet- ted these vendors and know they are the truest professionals in their industry, from caterers to florists,” Ulm says. “A Stan Hywet bride will have the highest quality vendors at the most reasonable prices.”
Create a Page in Your History
For many couples who get married at Stan Hywet, the museum has been a part of their lives since childhood. Even after their wedding day, couples often return to the museum with their own family – whether to tour the Manor House, attend special events or spend an afternoon meandering through the gardens.
“Over the years, both brides and grooms have told me they first came to Stan Hywet on their fourth grade field trip and wanted to get married here ever since,” Ulm says. “Now they are creating a special page in their own history at this historic venue.” §

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