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Frequently Asked Questions

Special Events

Do You Allow Alcohol?

The Johnston House is a non-alcoholic venue.  Alcohol is not permitted anywhere on our premises, including event favors.  

How Do I Inquire About a Special Event?

Click here to inquire about a Special Event.  Once we receive your inquiry, you will receive our Special Event Package, along with availability.

What Types of Special Events Book at The Johnston House?

We book bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, corporate events, and other special gatherings. 

Do You Offer a Children's Menu for Special Events?

There is a Kids Menu available for Special Events.

What Dietary Restrictions Can You Accommodate?

We can accommodate vegetarian, nut free, and gluten sensitive. Gluten sensitive meals are an additional up charge. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dairy free or vegan dietary restrictions.  Please know that we use nuts and gluten containing foods in our facility and cannot guarantee that there will not be any cross contamination. Please view our dietary restricted menus here.

Is The Johnston House Wheelchair Accessible?

The Johnston House is wheelchair accessible. There is a ramp to enter our venue. All restrooms are on the main floor. There is one step to enter our gift shop, Dining Room and Library Room.

What is Not Allowed to be Brought Into a Special Event?

We do not allow glitter, confetti or open flame candles. Candles must be battery operated.  

What is the Maximum Capacity for an Event that You Can Accommodate?

Our largest room (The Drawing Room) accommodates up to 65 guests.

How Many Guests Can Each Room Hold?

The Dining Room - Accommodates 12-16 guests - Guaranteed minimum 12

The Library Room - Accommodates 25 guests - Guaranteed minimum 25

The Main Tea Room - Accommodates 28-38 guests - Guaranteed minimum 28

The Drawing Room - Accommodates 45-65 guests - Guaranteed minimum 45

Your guest count can fall below the minimum; however, you would be financially responsible for the guaranteed minimum for the room you are booking.

Is an Easel Provided?

We do not provide easels.  You are more than welcome to bring your own.

Where Can I View the Rooms?

You can view the rooms here.

Am I Able to Enter the Venue Before the Event to Set Up?

You are allowed to set up 1 hour before your event and 1/2 hour after your event to remove decorations and take out gifts. Please ask for assistance before hanging anything on our walls.

Do We Need an Appointment to Tour Your Venue?

We do require an appointment to tour our venue. Once you submit your special event request form, our event coordinator will be happy to schedule your tour.

Is Outside Catering Allowed?

We do not allow outside food to be brought into our venue with the exception of cookie trays, cupcakes, and cakes. Cupcakes must be individually wrapped or boxed for your guests to take home to avoid a cake cutting fee. If you choose to bring a cake, there will be a cake cutting fee per guest.

What is the Required Deposit to Secure My Event Date?

We require a 50% down deposit to secure your event date. The remaining fees are due the day of the event. Please note that the deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE or NON-TRANSFERABLE.

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