What kind of event(s) can I host at Wadsworth Estate?

Weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, vow renewals ceremonies

Business meetings, retreats, seminars, business launches; Social gatherings, parties,  family reunions, political events


What comes with the rental of the space?

Wadsworth available inventory of tables and chairs, event set-up and break down, use of caterer prep kitchen and access to Wadsworth’s preferred vendors.  


What do I need to do to secure my date at Wadsworth Estate?

A 50%   deposit of the facility rental cost is required to secure the venue for your event.


How much does it cost to have wedding and/or reception at Wadsworth Estate?

It varies, depending on the area used , number of guests and length of time of event (Call  704 332-3050 for a consultation)


Are there any additional costs?

Yes, it is the Wadsworth Estate’s policy to have a minimum of (1) security officer, (1) janitorial staff and (1) event attendant at all events.  The number of staff may increase depending on the number of expected guests and event area.  All of these services are booked one hour before the  event start time, and one hour after the event ends.


Do you offer wedding packages?

Yes, see wedding specials on this site.


Can I use my own caterer?

Yes, however, your caterer must be licensed and have a minimum of $l million liability insurance;  Also, there is a fee of $250 for use of caterers who are not on our preferred list


Can my friend prepare my food?

No, (unless otherwise licensed and insured), for health and safety reasons, we only permit licensed insured caterers to provide food for our guests.


Can I bring my own alcohol?

No, The Wadsworth House Foundation is licensed by the NC Alcohol Beverage Commission to sell beer, wine and spirituous alcohol.  No other alcohol is permitted on the premises.


How much does it cost to have an open bar?

It depends on the number of people and the kind of alcohol requested.  In addition, there is $125 fee for bar set-up plus $20 an hour for a bartender


Can I use my own bartender?

No, we only use bartender who are trained by us.


Can I have extra time to set up/decorate?

You automatically get 1 hour before your event  and 1 hour after to set up and break down.  Any additional time beyond this is $150 per hour


When can I tour the estate for an event?

Our normal business hours are Monday – Friday 9 AM to 5 PM.  Weekends and other times by appointment only.  Please call ahead.


How can I become a preferred vendor?

See vendor application


Where can my guests park?

There are a limited number of parking spaces on site (13).  Additional parking is available on both sides of  the streets bordering the house (W. 2nd Street and S. Summit Avenue)