Watkins Reception House
This building is available as a rental facility for wedding receptions, parties, and other special events.
$375 per day (full day rental only, no hourly) - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
$50 per hour (3 hour minimum) - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
The Watkins Reception House was build in 1895 by Lera Thomas' maternal grandfather and reflects the practice of modifying a vernacular house with Victorian architectural features.
The original floor plan was a standard rectangular farmhouse with a dog-trot, or breezeway through the center. This house also features a back porch well that is still displayed at the village. The home was made more stylish by adding a bay window parlor and front porch with "gingerbread" detailing.
This home is now available as a rental facility for wedding receptions, parties, and other special events! This house seats 50, accommodates up to 100 in buffet style, larger parties may rent tents for additional outdoor seating, the porch is lit with mini-lights, heated and cooled, men and woman's restrooms, and two fireplaces. You decorate, candles and alcohol permitted.