Rental Fees Include:
Exclusive use of the first floor of the Sanborn House and grounds
Access to catering kitchen, refrigerator and freezer space
Two historic bathrooms and one handicap accessible bathroom
Use of 6 banquet tables, 4 card tables and 50 wooden chairs
One hour of on-site planning time
Coordination of rental deliveries
House manager for duration of event

*Please note that video equipment, projectors, screens, etc. are not available for rental use

Rental Charges and Fees (Effective August 1, 2018):

Event Rates:

September – June:

Weekday, Monday – Thursday: $1,200
Weekend, Friday – Sunday:        $1,800

Event Rates:

July – August:
Weekday and Weekend: $900

Meeting Rates:

Weekday Only: $600

A $250 non-refundable deposit is required for all rentals.

Town and Nonprofit organizations may qualify for a discount.

Sanborn House Capacity: Please contact the Sanborn House for more information.  Email manager@winchesterhistoricalsociety.org , Phone 781-721-0135

Sanborn-House-Rental-Agreement

Rules and Regulations:

  1. Please do not use tape, nails and pins, glue, paint, confetti, feathers for decorating.
  2. This is a “no smoking” facility.  Smoking is not allowed on the premises.  
  3. Only the furniture available for rental use may be moved. No furniture,  artwork, fixtures,  or equipment is to  be removed from the walls  or the building.
  4. The fireplaces and candles (including flames of any kind) may not be used.  LED candles are welcome.
  5. Children under 18 must be supervised at all times.  
  6. Events are limited to the first floor;  please do not allow any of your guests on the upper floors.    
  7. WHS volunteers and house sitters on site for the event are not responsible for the placement of any rented furniture or equipment.
  8. Events at the Sanborn House must end by 11:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays  and by 10:00 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Adherence to these rules are mandated by the Town of Winchester and cannot be negotiated with Sanborn House staff.
  9. Plans to serve alcoholic beverages must be approved by the Site Manager and  are subject to town laws and regulations. Approved insurance, appropriate liquor, and food serving permits must be presented to the Site Manager at minimum two weeks prior to your event.
  10. Professional caterers and  bar servers are required  to obtain permits from the  Town of Winchester.

Set up and Clean Up:      

  1. Access to the Sanborn House for the  purpose of event set up will only  be granted during the rental period stated on the contract.
  2. Rental spaces are to be left as found.    Floors must be broom clean, and kitchen  surfaces and sinks wiped down. All trash, food and recyclables are to be removed from premises upon the end of your event that day/night.  Caterers must remove food, trash, recyclables from the Sanborn House premises. If a caterer is not used, the renter must assume all trash removal.
  3. Rented furniture and  equipment is to be returned  to the kitchen area for pickup during House  “open” hours, which are currently Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 2pm.
  4. No tape, nails, glue, pins or paint of any type may be used for decorating or any other purpose in the facility.
  5. This is a “no smoking” facility. No smoking is allowed on the premises.
  6. Only the furniture available for rental use may be moved. No furniture, artwork, fixtures, or equipment is to be removed from the walls or the building.
  7. The fireplaces and candles of any kind may not be used.
  8. Children under 18 must be supervised at all times.
  9. Events are limited to the first floor; no guests are allowed on the upper floors.
  10. As a town-owned building, events at Sanborn House must end by 11:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays and by 10:00 PM Sundays through Thursdays.
  11. Plans to serve alcoholic beverages must be approved by the Site Manager and are subject to local laws and regulations.
  12. Professional caterers and bar servers are required to obtain permits from the Town.

 

The  Sanborn  House reserves  the right to change  any regulation at any  time and without notice  in order to preserve the health  and safety of its occupants.

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