Rental

Hold your next event at the Comstock House and make it one for the history books!

Availability

The Comstock House is available to rent for private events any day of the year, except days where a public event is held at the house. Renters meet with the site manager at least one week in advance to discuss the event and any set-up needs.   

To reserve the Comstock House for your event, please contact 218-291-4211 or comstockhouse@mnhs.org.

Capacity

  • Seated event: 20 people maximum
  • Theater seating: 28 people maximum

Fees

  • HCSCC and MNHS members: $50/hr
  • Non-members: $75/hr
  • A nonrefundable deposit of 1/3 of the fee is due 2 weeks prior to the event date. Full payment is due at the event date.

Equipment

The Comstock House will provide tables, chairs, and some A/V and meeting equipment:

  • Folding chairs (padded seats and backs)
  • Folding tables (seat 6)
  • Card Tables (seat 4)
  • Large screen TV for use with your laptop
  • CD player for music

Food and drink

Catered events are welcome; however, the Comstock House does not contain a kitchen, and cooking is not allowed on the premises. Catering staff are responsible for removing all trash and leaving the site in a clean, orderly state. Catering equipment may not be delivered the day before or left overnight after an event. The event user selects and pays for all catering costs. A list of suggested caterers can be provided upon request.

Red sauces, red wines, and any other foods with a high potential for staining are prohibited. All food must remain on the main floor of the Comstock House. The staff member on-site must be informed of any spills as soon as possible so they can be dealt with immediately.

The Comstock House does not hold a liquor license. Liquor that is brought in for events must be supplied by a caterer with a valid Minnesota liquor license.

While there is always a staff member on duty, it is still the responsibility of the renter to clean up after themselves. There is a sink in the kitchen for dirty dishes, and all trash must be taken to the large receptacle outside after the event is over.

Decorations and signs

Decorations and signs must be approved in advance and must be in free-standing holders. Tape cannot be used to affix signs to walls. Lighted candles are not allowed.

Tour guides

Rental includes one staff member to answer questions and provide security and lock-up services. A guided tour can be added for the cost of $4 per person.

Accessibility

Unfortunately, the Comstock House is not wheelchair accessible. There is one bathroom on the main floor.

Parking

Street parking is available on 5th Avenue.

Photo shoots

The Comstock House is available for personal and commercial photo shoots. The cost is $50/hour for exterior and $100/hour for interior.

The historic furniture cannot be sat on or used as supports for other items.