Workshops, Retreats, and Formal Affairs

Workshops, Corporate Retreats, and Private Eventsrentals

The Carriage House  is a popular, spacious location suitable for workshops, corporate retreats, lectures, meetings, and networking events. The historic barn, converted into a contemporary presentation room, retains its authentic character through the sliding farm doors, exposed stone walls and open wood beam ceiling. The presentation room can hold 80 seated guests maximum; additional seating can be arranged on the grounds under a tent during the warm weather seasons. The presentation room also has three projection screens and dim lighting. 

Formal Affairs in the Cliveden Main House

In addition to a Carriage House rental, the Cliveden Main House is available for hosting formal affairs. Cliveden remains one the most well preserved house museums in the country, maintaining for centuries many of the Chew family’s decorative arts and furniture.  Although the House will not accommodate a seated dinner event, hors d’oeuvres and clear beverages (champagne, white wine and other clear spirits) may be served to mingling guests.
Preservation of the collections housed in the Cliveden Main House is paramount to our mission, and therefore Cliveden’s staff reserves the right to evaluate the suitability of all event proposals. The recommended capacity for the Main House is 20 guests at a time. Guided tours are available upon request.

Rental of Price
Cliveden Carriage House for 4 – 6 hours, up to 80 guests $600
For use of the Cliveden Grounds or Main House, please email us at Available upon request
Cliveden welcomes music, dancing, games, and other creative entertainment.  Decorations are permitted, but must conform to the guidelines outlined in our Rental Guidelines and Procedure (more information pending).
Guests have enjoyed a variety of special events at Cliveden, including anniversaries, bridal and baby showers, graduation parties, birthday parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, book signings, and more!  Please contact us at for more information.

Please note: Cliveden cannot accommodate wedding rentals at this time.

Caterers: Please contact any of our recommended and approved caterers for detailed information on creative menu choices, and equipment rental options. Our caterers are also available to show clients the property, and provide accurate total price quotes.

Recommended Caterers:
Little Jimmie’s Bakery Café
Contact Jimmie Reed, Owner
(267) 336-7139
Weavers Way Co-op
(215) 866-9150 ext. 209
Birchtree Catering
(215) 744-9489
Please note: Cliveden is open for public tours Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 PM – 4 PM. Rental clients must be aware that their reservation does not purchase exclusive use of the entire facility, rather the designated areas during the designated times only. Museum visitors will have access to the public restrooms in the Carriage House, and the grounds’ entrances and walkways must not be obstructed. Events are strongly recommended to be scheduled to start after 4 PM. Calendar requests are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. A reservation is confirmed with a 50% nonrefundable deposit, and otherwise considered tentative. When a calendar request is made for a date that has been tentatively reserved, all parties will be notified. The tentative reservation will be given a Right of First Refusal, or a deposit must be made at this time if they wish to confirm the reservation.  Rental clients are directed to request parking for their guests at the Second Baptist Church, located at 6459 Germantown Ave., (215) 849-0257. Fees cannot be quoted, as the donation request is at the discretion of the church, and subject to change.  

Email any questions or request date availability: