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Host your event at the historic Watson-Curtze Mansion on Millionaires Row in Erie

The Watson-Curtze Mansion, built in 1892 is both an operating museum and a public event center. The beautifully restored mansion contains historic art and furnishings as well as exquisite examples of mosaic tile, stained glass, and exotic wood carving throughout its three floors of public space.

The mansion can accommodate 70 guests for formal dinners or 175 guests for cocktail parties. With the mansion comes access to the grounds. The beautifully landscaped grounds can accommodate tents for up to 350 guests for dinner and includes carriage house amenities.

Comfortable and fully accessible, the Watson-Curtze Mansion makes a spectacular backdrop for both private and corporate events such as:

  • Business meetings
  • Staff retreats
  • Educational opportunities
  • Weddings, receptions, and showers
  • Parties

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Looking for an outdoor event?

Host your outdoor event on the beautiful award-winning grounds of the Hagen History Center in Erie. The grounds feature a patio, paved lots and large grassy area on the East side of the mansion.

The grounds accommodate up to 350 guests and restrooms are available in the mansion and at the carriage house. Two parking lots and street parking are available. 

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Host your outdoor event on the grounds of the Battles Estate White House

Built in 1861, this outside venue features beautifully landscaped gardens and accommodates 100 guests.

Street parking is available but restrooms are not available. 


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Host your outdoor event on the grounds of the Battles Estate Yellow House

Built in 1858, this home features a rustic country setting is complete with adjacent wooded area and walking trails. This house accommodates up to 300 guests and includes a non-working kitchen area available for set up.

Modern restrooms and street parking are available.


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"The Watson-Curtze Mansion is a fantastic wedding venue full of history and beauty. We loved working with Shelby and appreciated her flexibility and willingness to help coordinate wedding details leading up to and on our big day. She did a great job coordinating with our other vendors and providing suggestions on how to best use the different features of the space available at the mansion. The front entrance made a wonderful backdrop for our ceremony and the exterior and interior both provide great options for photos. After our ceremony, our guests explored the museum while we took some additional photos. All in all- a great experience. We would highly recommend!" - Emily E.

"Watson-Curtze was such a beautiful setting for my daughter’s wedding! We were going for “elegant” and that’s exactly what we got! Shelby was absolutely wonderful through the whole process! She was helpful, professional, and oh, so patient with the ever changing wedding plans due to coronavirus. She was there before, during, and after the event to help in any way possible! "- Cathy E.

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