Facility Rental

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 60 guests for formal dinners or 75 guests for cocktail parties. With the mansion comes access to the grounds. The beautifully landscaped grounds can accommodate tents for up to 150 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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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. The house grounds accommodate up to 300 guests and includes a non-working kitchen area available for set up.

Modern restrooms and street parking are available.  Events larger than 150 will need to provide additional restroom facilities. 

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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.

"We held our wedding at Watson-Curtze in September 2020 and it was even more perfect than we had hoped for. Just a beautiful venue, gorgeous inside and out and with plenty of space outdoors if there happens to be a pandemic going on while you're getting married. Shelby was completely amazing every step of the way, and made sure everything ran smoothly. Can't recommend it highly enough!" - Benjamin K