Rental Options

Rent Our Facilities

Looking for someplace memorable to have your wedding? Book the oldest Cobblestone Church in North America, no matter what your religious beliefs!

Located 2 miles north of Albion, this National Historic Landmark is set in the beautiful Orleans County countryside and will be sure to make your wedding a memorable experience. Within a short walk is The Historic Tillman's Village Inn, providing fine dining for receptions in this pioneer stage coach stop. Guest accommodations may also be provided at the adjoining and charming Fair Haven Inn complex.

Due to the limitations of winter weather, we CANNOT accommodate weddings from November 1st through April 30th.

How to get started

There are several options for reserving your date. You can complete the Wedding Interest Form located at the bottom of the page, send an e-mail to volunteers@cobblestonemuseum.org, or call 585.589.9013. We will respond to you within 2-3 business days and schedule a time to see the interior of the church if you would like. In order to secure the date, a non-refundable deposit is required.

Please contact us regarding rates.

Requirements to book a space

  • Complete an online inquiry form
  • Meet with our Volunteer Coordinator or Director to discuss timing and space options
  • Sign a wedding contract, highlighting all policies set forth by the Museum regarding weddings
  • Provide the non-refundable deposit required to secure the date - full payment is acceptable

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Our Spaces

 

Church Sanctuary

Childs Universalist Church

The interior of the Cobblestone Church, which seats 150 people, has been restored with Victorian country character. The church has many charming features including original painted woodwork giving the illusion of natural chestnut. Music may be provided on an 1880s square grand piano, or a 1904 Estey Reed Organ. The sanctuary is illuminated under the ambiance of period lighting which reflects its appearance of the 1880s. Many couples find little need for elaborate decorations as the church's quaint, rustic feel speaks for itself.

George W. Zeis Upper Gallery

Brick House

The Upper Gallery of the Brick House provides brides with access to an open space for wedding day preparation. The rental of this space is included in the price of the church and includes a bathroom and several large mirrors in addition to the upper gallery space for bridal parties not hosting their receptions at a nearby facility.

Photography Space

Rt. 98 Complex

The museum has several locations for photography including the Rt. 98 Complex featuring the beautiful Proctor Brook, garden space, and historic buildings. Locations at the Cobblestone Schoolhouse, Ward House, and Brick House both outdoors and indoors provide excellent opportunities for memorable photographs. Please check with museum staff regarding available photography locations.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much time will we have for the wedding?

Couples are allotted four (4) hours for their wedding, which typically includes a one (1) hour rehearsal and three (3) hours the day of the ceremony. If you decide you need extra time or would like to have more time for a rehearsal, we have the ability to adjust the schedule.

How many people can the church seat?

The maximum capacity for the church sanctuary is 150 persons however, 125 person is a comfortable maximum.

Is there a center aisle?

Unfortunately, the church does not have a center aisle.

Can wedding photographs and videos be taken during the ceremony?

Yes. We can meet with your photographer/videographer before your wedding to show the church and assist in preparing for lighting and positioning.

Can we bring in decorations?

Yes. Decorations will need to be cleared with the staff prior to placement. Many couples find that the church sanctuary does not need additional decorating, but we will work with you to make the space your own.

Is the church handicap accessible?

Unfortunately the church is not handicap accessible and has approximately six (6) stairs to enter the sanctuary.

What if we do not have a minister to perform the ceremony?

We can provide you with a list of local ministers who have performed ceremonies for us in the past.

What are our options for music?

The museum has a functioning reed organ and piano for live music. We can provide you with a list of local musicians who have performed music at wedding ceremonies in the past and other musical instruments for musical accompaniment (guitars, violins, keyboards, etc) are permitted.  Couples have also brought in sound systems to play recorded music. Please check with the staff before bringing any sound equipment into the church.

Do you have options for wedding receptions?

The museum does not have facilities for rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions. However, the Historic Tillman's Village Inn is located across the street from the museum. Many couples enjoy the rustic country charm of the Village Inn, which pairs quite nicely with the atmosphere you will experience at the museum. Tillman's offers options for rehearsal dinners, receptions, and lodging. We also have a list of other local options for party rentals.

Are there other places to take photographs?

The Rt. 98 complex at the museum offers couples an opportunity to take photographs alongside Proctor Brook, providing a beautiful, scenic atmosphere. We can discuss other possible locations to take photographs within the museum if you choose. There are also a number of beautiful local landmarks that serve as outstanding backdrops for wedding photographs!

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