Victorian Parlor
  ~ A Rental Facility for Gatherings/Meetings

Rental Guidelines for the



  • Smoking is not permitted in any area of the museum. Persons wishing to do so must exit the building and proceed to a designated area. Sand urns will be provided for smoking material disposal.
  • Decorations must be free standing. No decorations, signs, etc. may be hung from or on walls, woodwork, stairways, pictures, windows, light fixtures or ceilings in the museum.
  • Live plants are allowed for decorations. The plants must be in a pot or vase with a drip pan underneath. The live plants are not to be placed in the windowsills.
  • Candles are allowed as decorations but may not be lit. Only sterno will be allowed for heating food in chafing dishes.
  • Rental parties are responsible for providing their own electrical extension cords.
  • Food is only allowed in the basement area.
  • Coasters or napkins are required under any beverage container if placed on woodwork or furniture.
  • If rental parties wish to tour the museum, there will be an additional fee.
  • No pets are allowed inside the museum. Pets are allowed on the grounds, but must be on a leash, supervised, and cleaned up after.
  • Alcohol beverages are allowed for private functions, but a special permit must be obtained from the Alcohol Beverage Control Board. Park personnel will have the necessary information on how to obtain an ABC License. A copy of the permit must be submitted to the park staff before the event is held.
  • The renter will be provided with a clean facility. It is the renter's responsibility to return the facility in a like manner. The renter must supply all supplies and equipment necessary to clean the facility. The renter is also responsible for the removal of all decorations and garbage from the facility.
  • Music and entertainment must be kept at an acceptable noise level.
  • There is parking available for unloading. Vehicles should be moved prior to event. The parking is limited to street parking. We suggest that groups may wish to car pool to the event.
  • The park phone is available for emergencies only. Please contact a park employee in the event of an emergency.
  • The renter is liable for damages to the museum and Victorian Parlor. The renter is also responsible for damages incurred by his or her guest or contract labor such as caterers, florist and/or decorators. Cost of repairs or replacement will be charged to the renter.
  • All Virginia State Park Regulations apply to all events. For a copy of the regulations, please call or stop by the museum.

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