Book a Party

Groundbreaking for the Woman’s Club took place on August 10, 1889. The building was a wedding gift from the couple’s parents to the newlyweds. Today, the house is used as an elegant location for private parties, be it a bridal shower, baby shower, or even a small wedding. Each party may designate their own caterer.

The Buffalo architectural firm of Green and Wicks did the original plans for the house. The local building firm of Constable Brothers was awarded the contract to build the house. The total costs to build the house was $60,000; a monumental sum in those days.

No detail was spared in the meticulous construction and preservation of the mansion:

  • The turret is of Queen Anne Victorian design.
  • The foyer is laid with imported tile.
  • A central hall leads to a billiard room that can be separated with sumptuous drapery.
  • Original built-in cue holders can still be seen in the billiard room.
  • Each room boasts a unique, magnificently carved fireplace.
  • The dining room adjoins a butler’s pantry which in turn leads to the downstairs main kitchen via a back stairway.
  • A dumbwaiter reminds us of times gone-by.
  • The mantel in the dining room was hand-carved onsite in the workshops of Constable Brothers.
  • Other rooms on the first floor include the library with built in bookcases, and the parlor.
  • The library is finished in hazelwood with built in bookcases and the turret sits in one corner.
  • The parlor is finished in white maple and the ceiling is finished in gold trimmings.
  • Ascend the grand staircase and look out the carved Juliet balcony with a stunning leaded glass window as a backdrop.

The Woman’s Club of Erie is available for private parties, such as bridal showers, baby showers, and even small weddings. Call 814-397-2485 or 452-3844 to book your party.

You have the freedom to choose your own caterer.

Rental Rates (not including sales tax) are listed below (includes setup and take down).

MAIN FLOOR (Meeting and Billiard Room Capacity – 60 seated at tables; 75-100 seated without tables; 135 standing)
$400.00 for 1-75 people for four (4) hours

$450.00 for 76+ people for four (4) hours

$80.00 for each additional hour or part of

$75.00/hr. entrance other than the day of the event (minimum of $150.00)
TEA ROOM (Room Capacity – 40 seated at tables only)
$350.00 for 1-40 people for four (4) hours
$80.00 for each additional hour or part of
$75.00/hr. entrance other than the day of the event (minimum of $150.00)
WEDDING CEREMONY AND/OR RECEPTION PACKAGE
$1000.00 for all weddings; this includes eight (8) hours that may be used the day of or any combination of before or after.
$80.00 for each additional hour (minimum of two (2) hours and $150.00)
Includes the use of the third floor, which contains four (4) bedrooms for dressing and preparations.
All wedding arrangements should be discussed with the Woman’s Club representative ahead of the event.

Policies:
Any furniture that is moved must be put back in its original location.
All trash must be removed from the premises.
Alcohol policy: Only wine, champagne, or sparkling wine permitted. This policy is intended to preserve the carpeting.
The Woman’s Club is a non-smoking facility.

Being an older home, there is no air conditioning, therefore it can be warm in the summer. Please consider this when booking a party.