Rental

The Ramsey carriage house provides a unique location to hold meetings and gatherings, and as prep space during wedding ceremonies in Irvine Park.

The Carriage House is a charming reproduction that features an all-wood interior, large windows and a sliding carriage door that can be opened for a view of the yard and historic neighborhood.

Fees

The use fee for an event is $150/hour with a $450 minimum. A nonrefundable deposit of half the use fee is due 2 weeks prior to the event date. Full payment is due by the event date.

Availability

Due to the popularity of our holiday season program, rentals are not available from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31.

Logistics

Group size

  • Seated event: 24 people maximum
  • Theater seating: 40 people maximum

Food and Drink

Catered events are welcome; however, the Carriage 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. Alcohol is allowed if there is a licensed and insured bartender to serve. Smoking is not allowed.

Decorations and Signs

Decorations and signs must be approved in advance. Lit candles are not allowed.

Please note that the carriage house is also our gift shop, and we do not drape/cover the shelves/merchandise.

Tour Guides

Rental includes one staff member to answer questions and provide security and lock-up services. Additional staff can be requested for a charge.

Accessibility

The carriage house is wheelchair accessible with main floor bathroom facilities. Two additional bathrooms are located in the basement.

Parking

Free on-site parking is available. Bus parking is also available.

Equipment

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

  • Folding chairs (padded seats and backs)
  • Folding tables (seat 6)
  • Round café tables (seat 2)
  • PowerPoint projector for use with your laptop
  • CD player

Photo Shoots

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

Reservations

To schedule an event at the Alexander Ramsey House, please contact 651-296-8760 or ramseyhouse@mnhs.org.