Nesmith House Guidelines to Usage and Capacity



EVENT STYLE   /   MAXIMUM CAPACITY

FORMAL SEATED, PLATED LUNCH OR DINNER  /  48
Downstairs only

BUFFET DINNERS  /  48
Served from Dining Room

BUFFET BRUNCH OR LUNCH  /  48
Served from Dining Room

AFTERNOON TEA  /  48
Served from Dining Room with use of six tables in Oval Room

COCKTAIL RECEPTION OPTIONS  /  75

  1. Hors d'oeuvres served by wait staff
  2. Food stations with chef
  3. Food stations placed at various locations downstairs
  4. Hors d'oeuvres stations placed on tables downstairs
  5. Coffee and dessert stations placed in the Dining Room
  6. Bar setup in the John Nesmith Room

GARDEN WEDDINGS   /  100
(with use of a tent)
Consultations with the house director or her assistant are included.  Small tent rentals required.*

*Please Note: rentals of tables, chairs and additional linens will be arranged through the house director at an additional cost. All meals, including buffets, must be seated at tables. Stand-up receptions are allowed using passed hors d'oeuvres and food stations, with salad plates and forks only.

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Last Modified: 8/5/12