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Different areas of Old Economy Village are available to rent for various functions such as weddings, birthday parties, office functions, corporate meetings, and photography sessions. Enjoy the good feelings of the past by booking your function at Old Economy Village today. Contact the Friends of Old Economy Village to make your reservation.
Old Economy’s beautiful historic gardens fill more than two acres brimming with colorful 19th century flowers. Formal pathways, a stone pavilion, and seasonal flowering hedges are among the striking features that offer a lovely background for your intimate ceremony and memorable photos. Garden wedding events are scheduled from mid-April through mid-October.
Please call ahead for pricing on site rentals. Due to the popularity of Old Economy Village weddings and photography sessions, we recommend scheduling at least six months in advance. For more information, call (724) 266-4500 x 120, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feast Hall – The Harmonist Feast Hall, built in 1827, sits on the second floor of the Natural History Museum Building. The Harmonists gathered here on special feast days for communal meals and music performances. The space is 100 feet by 52 feet, seats 300 people, and is not handicap accessible. Dancing is not permitted in this historic building.
The Granary is a five-story barn that housed a year’s supply of grain for the Harmony Society. The first floor is available for rental and holds 135 people seated auditorium style or 75-80 seated banquet style. This building is handicap accessible with restrooms available in the adjacent Feast Hall building.
George Rapp Garden – Visitors to Economy described George Rapp’s garden as “neatly laid out in lawns, arbors, and flower beds.” The 1831 pavilion and fish pond serve as the focus of the garden, which holds up to 300 people.
Das Kinderhaus (the Children’s House) is located in a typical Harmonist residence. Today the building is used for educational programming and holds 20 people. This building is available for small birthday parties and tea parties.
Visitor Center Classroom – The Old Economy Village visitor center is a modern building that houses exhibits, the gift shop, and a classroom that can be divided in half. The whole classroom holds 75 people, and a half classroom holds 35 people.