This large lawn on the East half of the museum’s historic grounds is available for private functions. It is a full quarter block of open lawn surrounded by Victorian flower gardens and large trees. The East Lawn setting is a beautiful choice for outdoor weddings, performances, parties and reunions, particularly in May, June, July, August and September. Laramie Garden Club’s creative efforts with the exquisite array of flowers around the property make this area special.
The buildings on the grounds are not accessible for your group unless you have made prior arrangements or are using the East Lawn as part of a rental package. The Alice Hardie Stevens Center offers three public bathrooms that include a bridal/family dressing space with easy access to weddings and receptions on the East Lawn.Tents may be set up on the Lawn, but care must be taken to avoid damage to the trees and sprinkler system. Depending upon the style and size of your tent, the city may require a permit.
Chairs and tables are available only with a package rental of the AHSC. There are businesses in the area from whom you can rent folding chairs. White chairs, arches and trellises are also rental items that offer elegant presentation. Check with the museum staff to gather suggestions for resources along these lines.
The East Lawn is a delightful setting for your event, and may be rented by itself or in a package with the Alice Hardie Stevens Center or the Ivinson Mansion. Croquet and badminton are welcome, but games involving balls or other thrown objects are better suited for the city parks where windows and historic buildings are not a worry.