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Celebrate your special occasion at the Kenan Center!

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.

Let’s chat about your event!

For more information or to schedule a walk-through of one of our beautiful venues, contact our Rental Coordinator Hannah Edwards by emailing rentals@kenancenter.org.

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



Small ceremony inside Kenan Mansion. Photo by Elaine Stickney.

Inside Kenan Mansion. Photography courtesy of Denko Imaging.

Outdoor wedding at Kenan Mansion.

Wedding Client Testimonials:

“My wedding went perfectly! Everyone at the Kenan House helped me and my family from the second we arrived. ”– Jordan Snare

“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

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Kenan Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.