About the Mansion

mansion panorama including tent


Organizing your event depends on the numbers

A tour is a great way to give yourself ideas of where to place activities.  We hope you can take time to view the venue, until then, here are some of the details. Gallaher Mansion 2016-2017 Rental Sheet

 Inside and intimate

If you’re planning on using only the inside of the Mansion, the maximum number of guests is 100.
The Fire Marshall set the number so it isn’t negotiable and you wouldn’t want to anyway.  You’ll need an appointment to view the interior as the Mansion is kept locked.  Call 203-854-7806 to arrange.

When you add the terrace, the formula changes

Tables set up for receptionYou can easily accommodate up to 150 seated quests on the open part of the terrace.  It’s a great place to have a smaller ceremony or use as a transitional cocktail area.  Some people rent a small tent for shade during the cocktail hour.

A bride and her bridesmaids in the libraryBridal party making final plans in the library before a ceremony at the Tea House.

tented terrace

What if my guest list is 200?

Your rental includes our tented terrace.  The space is large enough for a sit down affair for 200.  We also include tables and chairs for that number of guests.  If you wish to have a ceremony in the lawn you must rent your own chairs for that part of the event.  Ours are only allowed on the terrace or inside.

Tea House

The Tea House porch provides an intimate backdrop for ceremonies, as does the Sculpture Garden.  Both are also excellent for photos.  We’ve even seen a few brides perched in trees.  We’re pretty sure your photographer will be happy here.

Hawaiian ceremony

Hawaiian ceremony


You may not use Mansion chairs in the grass or garden.

Size of the main interior event rooms:

Library, 30 X 16, 690 sq. ft.
Entry hall 418 sq. ft.
Dining Room 455 sq. ft.
Enclosed Porch 264 sq. ft.

Patio is 110 Feet X 20 Feet

Included as part of the rental fee is the following inventory of items guaranteed to Mansion users.

(2) 72” diameter round tables
(18) 60” diameter round tables
(8) 8 foot long tables
(4) 18” x 72” tables
(210) padded upholstered chairs

For the complete rates and rules, view the PDF
Gallaher Mansion 2016-2017 Rental Sheet

Contact the Norwalk Department of Recreation and Parks for availability.