RENTING THE SCHOOLHOUSE
The Old Franklin School is available to rent for fine events of up to 65 seated guests, and up to 80 for cocktails or presentations. All proceeds from these rentals are used for the upkeep and maintenance of this beautiful historic building.
It is an ideal space for fine events such as…
- Bridal and Baby Showers
- Christenings, Baptisms, Communion, and Confirmation Parties
- Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
- Holiday Parties
- Engagement Parties, Weddings, and Anniversary Celebrations
- Family Dinners & Reunions
- Corporate, Club, and Non-Profit Meetings
- Community and Special Events
- Seminars and Presentations
The building features a spacious main room with hardwood floors, an inviting vestibule, charming inglenook, raised stage or buffet area, piano, and coat closet. Eight round folding tables and 65 padded chairs are available for renter's use, as is the large, fully-equipped kitchen with stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, and two 45-cup coffee urns. The width of the main room is just over 20 feet, and the length of the entire interior (including kitchen) is approximately 60 feet, providing nearly 1200 square feet of total space.
Its excellent location in the center of Metuchen and walking distance from the train station and local bus stops - as well as easy driving access to all major highways - makes it an ideal spot for parties and gatherings.
As of September 1, 2012, rentals for private parties and events are $350 per day, with a $100 security deposit returnable upon inspection of the building. Discounts are available to non-profit groups and B.I.L. members (for their personal use).
Some Recent Compliments
"Thank you so much for maintaining the schoolhouse in such a lovely and meticulous way. It made such a great first impression on all the guests who came for my functions. Thank you!"
"Your little schoolhouse was the perfect setting for our event and charmed each of our guests."