Presidential Dining Room
Perfect for dinners, lectures and meetings, the Dining Room was the site of First Lady Edith Wilson's last formal event, a luncheon for Jacqueline Kennedy. French doors lead to a tiled terrace and the garden.
Capacity: Standing 40, Dinner seating at rounds 32, at a single table 18-20.
The Drawing Room
Our most formal space, the drawing room features Presidential State Gifts from around the world, including a Gobelin Tapestry presented to Wilson in 1917 by the People of France and a mosaic of St Peter, a gift of Pope Benedict XV. Museum staff will be stationed in each major room to provide information on the house and collection to those who are interested, or to generally assist your guests.
Capacity: standing 40, Dinner seating 25, theatre seating 45
Surrounded by his books, President Wilson met here with special guests to watch silent films on his Graphoscope. A Steinway concert grand piano belonging to his daughter Margaret is available for use during your event.
Capacity: standing 25
Garden and Terrace
In addition to the authentically furnished museum rooms, Wilson House offers the use of the fully restored garden on two levels and a tiled terrace. The main museum (Library, Drawing room and Presidential Dining Room) and the gardens are available to your guests throughout your event and can accommodate receptions up to 125 people. Designed in 1915, the historic garden offers three different levels graduating in size: the terrace, the Upper Garden and the Lower Garden. The terrace is a lovely space for cocktails with a roof top feel; the Upper and Lower Gardens allow for dinner seating or reception space for larger groups.
Terrace: Standing 50
Upper Garden: Standing 100, Dinner seating 50, Theatre seating 70
Lower Garden: Standing 175, Dinner seating 125, Theatre seating 140