Site Rental

The Entler and its lovely garden are a favorite spot for weddings, parties and other events. Historic Shepherdstown & Museum is a Colonial landmark, built in 1786. The house just to the west of the building burned down in 1912, but the foundation remains and has been transformed into the lovely stone wall of the Evie Van Ryzin Memorial Garden, a favorite spot for weddings, parties and other events. The building was for many years known as the Entler Hotel, and the Globe Tavern also served up many a drink on this spot. In the 20th century, the building was a men’s dormitory for Shepherd College, quarters for Navy and Air Force Cadets, and apartments for Shepherd faculty.

Today the building houses our town’s Museum and hosts events such as weddings, parties, art exhibits, and other social gatherings. We would be pleased to assist you in hosting your next event! For more information, please contact Teresa McLaughlin at (304) 876-0910.

Pricing

Hourly Rentals:

  • $35.00 per hour
  • ($25.00 for nonprofits – must provide IRS determination letter)
  • You must include enough time for setup and cleanup after the event
  • A $50 cleaning fee will be added to your rental
  • This price includes use of the reception room. Payment of the $200 security deposit with a signed rental agreement will secure your date

If you would like to include the porches, garden and/or kitchen:

  • $125 – porches and garden
  • $50 – catering kitchen use fee

For more information, please see our rental agreement and policies documents, below.

All-Day Rentals (weddings and receptions):

  • 9:00 a.m. to midnight
  • $500 per day
  • This price includes use of the reception room. Payment of the $200 security deposit with a signed rental agreement will secure your date
  • (Cleaning & catering kitchen fee is included in the price)

If you would like to include the porches and garden (this is recommended for parties of 50 or more):

  • $125 – porches and garden

For more information, please see our rental agreement and policies documents, below.

Art Shows & Exhibits:

Please contact the office at (304) 876-0910 for more information. Rates are based on the number of days of your exhibit and the number of participants.

Room Dimensions, Chairs, Tables, etc.

  • The main reception room is 30′ x 23′.
  • The front foyer is 30′ x 12′.
  • Seven (7) round 48″ tables
  • Six (6) 6′ banquet tables
  • Sixty (60) folding chairs
  • One large buffet serving table.
  • Reception Room Maximum Occupancy (does not apply if porch and gardens are also used):
    • With tables and chairs – 48
    • With chairs only – 102
  • a wheelchair ramp for access through the front door is available upon request. An additional security deposit is required.

When the Historic Shepherdstown office receives your deposit and signed rental agreement, your date is officially secured on the calendar. Final rental fee is due, payable to Historic Shepherdstown, at least 30 days before the function. If payment is not received 30 days prior to your event, the date will no longer be guaranteed and the room will become available for another reservation; your security deposit will not be returned.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • If a cancellation occurs less than 30 days in advance of the function, the security deposit will not be returned.
  • If a cancellation occurs 30 days or more in advance of the function, your security deposit will be refunded.
  • If the premises is not left in good condition, or if damages occur, some or all of your security deposit will be held to pay for damages, necessary breaking down and storing of tables and chairs or cleaning trash out of garden and porch areas.

Agreements and Forms

The following are rental applications and agreements for your reference. You can view them online or download a PDF version of the documents.

Entler Hotel Rental Agreement and Application Download PDF
Entler Hotel Rental Policies Download PDF
Entler Hotel Rental Rules and Regulations Download PDF
Alcoholic Beverage Agreement Download PDF
Art Show Rules and Regulations Download PDF