The Kenan Center is a popular and affordable venue for holding your wedding, reception, holiday party, family reunion or meeting. The Kenan House, Gardens, Taylor Theater and Meeting Room, Arena, and Arena Annex are available for rental. A tour of the spaces can be provided. Not all groups can be accommodated and availability of dates is dependent on Kenan Center programs and activities. Some spaces have size limitations. Just looking for a beautiful spot to take your special occasion photos? For an affordable fee, you can schedule a photography-only session. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Alyssa Mays at 433-2617.
Kenan House & Gardens
Built in the mid-19th century, the Kenan House offers an upstate New York interpretation of Victorian architecture: graciousness combined with solidity; stateliness mixed with hospitality. The Kenan House provides an elegant, climate-controlled space for receptions, parties, weddings and business functions. The first floor is handicapped accessible. During good weather, clients are welcome to use the Formal Gardens.
Randleigh Package: Kenan House & Small Garden
1 to 4 hours l Maximum 50 people
Daisy Package: Kenan House & Large Garden
1 to 4 hours l Maximum 150 people
Wisteria Package: Kenan House & Large Garden
1 to 8 hours l Maximum 150 people
Grande Victorian Package: Kenan House & Garden with Tent
1 to 8 hours l Maximum 225 people
Taylor Theater & Meeting Room
The Taylor Theater building, adjacent to the historic Kenan House, mirrors the Victorian elegance of the
mansion. Originally used as a carriage house, the building now serves as an intimate theater with 153 seats and a thrust stage.
The Meeting Room, a modern addition on the east side of the theater, offers handicapped access, restrooms, a small catering kitchen and a
31 x 33′ open space that can be set up for presentations, workshops, parties and other functions.
Taylor Theater Meeting Room
Maximum 75 people standing or in seated rows
Taylor Theater for Performance
Audience present/153 seats available
Wedding Client Testimonials:
“My wedding went perfectly! Everyone at the Kenan House helped me and my family from the second we arrived. The Event Coordinator made our day; we did not have to think or worry about a thing!”– Jordan Snare
“The Event Coordinator executed everything beyond expectations. The day was perfect and we would have another event here again!”– Angela Szafran
“Our wedding was beautiful. Everything we had pictured it to be. Our guests kept telling us that we had picked an amazing location. I’m going to recommend this location to all of my friends!”– Melanie Jaekle
“95% of success was due to the Event Coordinator. She did a great job and was very helpful. We had a wonderful experience and would recommend (Kenan Center) to friends and family.”– Tanya Smith
“The Event Coordinator was fantastic to work with; very informative, professional and friendly. What an asset to the Kenan Center.”– Bonnie Shantz