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Information Commons

The Information Commons is an elegant space best-suited for receptions, including wedding receptions, cocktail parties, evening celebrations, and luncheons. Our historic 19th century card catalogs stand against the backdrop of colonial arched windows and on the opposite end of the room is an original mantelpiece from the Patterson Mansion. Animate and illuminate your event with the modern flair of our digital wall, display cases, and spot lighting, and transform the room with seating, live music, dancing, food, and drink.

Space Capacity: 2500 Square Feet

Maximum: 150 guests

For-Profit Hourly Rate
Open Hours Closed Hours
n/a $525

 

Not-For-Profit Hourly Rate
Open Hours Closed Hours
n/a $435

 


 

Patterson Room

The Patterson Room is our most versatile space, hosting lectures, workshops, organizational fairs, meetings, public programs, and receptions throughout the year. Equipped with a full audio/video system, tables, chairs, stage, and podium as needed, the Patterson Room can be arranged to suit the needs of your next event.

Space Capacity: 2500 Square Feet

Lecture Style: 200 Guests 

Banquet Style: 150 Guests

For-Profit Hourly Rate
Open Hours Closed Hours
$400 $475

 

Not-For-Profit Hourly Rate
Open Hours Closed Hours
$300 $375

 


 

Reading Room

The Reading Room is a timeless space, hosting researchers from across the globe as they explore our historic collections. Constructed in 1889, the Reading Room was originally designed as an assembly hall to host meetings, public lectures, and celebrations. The Reading Room currently serves as our library. Ideal for large receptions, add the warm atmosphere of a grand banquet hall to your event as guests’ eyes are pulled to vaulted ceilings, arch windows, balconies, and bookcases.

Space Capacity: 2500 Square Feet

Wedding Reception: 150 Guests

For-Profit Hourly Rate
Open Hours Closed Hours
n/a $525

 

Not-For-Profit Hourly Rate
Open Hours Closed Hours
n/a $425