Wedding Ceremonies/Receptions

Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions

The Lenfestey Center offers a unique setting with space for up to 400 guests. On the other hand, if a smaller affair is what you have in mind, the Lenfestey Center is still the perfect venue. The hall was designed to showcase the size and grandeur of historic trains, yet within the hall are intimate spaces idealy suited for smaller parties.

The Lenfestey Center is only the beginning of the National Railroad Museum experience. Your guests are invited to stroll the Museum grounds and view the locomotives and railcars on display. The Bauer Drumhead Gallery, highlighting U.S. passenger travel, and Pullman Porters: From Service to Civil Rights, may also be opened for your party should you choose.

Spring through fall is the time of year for an outside ceremony. Use our train to create a grand entrance to your ceremony.

Inside ceremonies by the historic trains are a unique experience. Our Lenfestey Center has multiple small and large spaces for your unique ceremony.

The train isn't only for travel. Have your rehearsal dinner in our 1950's dining car, the Silver Spirit. Have a unique ride over the Fox River and Dutchman's Creek, while enjoying the company of friends and family. 

The Frederick J. Lenfestey Center rental rates are as follows:

Saturday Rates

  • 3 1/2 - Hour Rental (up to 200 guests): $700.00
  • 3 1/2 - Hour Rental (201 - 300 guests): $900.00
  • 3 1/2 - Hour Rental (301 - 400 guests): $1,300.00

  • 6 1/2 - Hour Rental (up to 200 guests): $1,100.00
  • 6 1/2 - Hour Rental (201 - 300 guests): $1,300.00
  • 6 1/2 - Hour Rental (301 - 400 guests): $1,700.00

Sunday - Friday Rates:

  • 2 - Hour Rental (up to 75 guests): $375.00 - (Great for rehearsal dinners, family gatherings, corporate functions and life celebrations!)
  • 3 1/2 - Hour Rental (up to 200 guests): $500.00
  • 3 1/2 - Hour Rental (201 - 300 guests): $700.00
  • 3 1/2 - Hour Rental (301 - 400 guests): $1,100.00
  • 6 1/2 - Hour Rental (up to 200 guests): $900.00
  • 6 1/2 - Hour Rental (201 - 300 guests): $1,100.00
  • 6 1/2 - Hour Rental (301 - 400 guests): $1,500.00

Ceremony rate is as follows:

  • 2 hour rental for either indoors or outdoors location: $450.00
  • Use of the train to take bride and groom and wedding party to the outside wedding location: $150.00 (May - October) (Pick up of your wedding party and guests after ceremony is included.)

The all inclusive train ride rate is as follows:

  • Up to and including three separate departure times during a one-hour period: $250.00 (May - October)
  • Rent our newly restored Silver Spirit Diner Car (2-hour rental) for your rehearsal dinner. Stationary: $250.00, Moving: (May - October) $400.00

Miscellaneous

  1. Use of the National Railroad Museum sound system (Basic PA: house sound system, microphone, microphone stand, equipment to play CDs or iPod hook up) will add an additional charge of $100.00.  Note: Our system will not read “burned” CDs.  They must be originals.
  2. Outside Ceremony - Use of the National Railroad Museum microphone, microphone stand, and portable speaker will add an additional charge of $100.00.
  3. Access to the Fuller, Drumhead, and pavilion will add an additional charge of $150.00.
  4. Use of the National Railroad Museum projector and screen will add an additional charge of $100.00.
  5. Use of the National Railroad Museum centerpieces will add an additional charge of $5 per small lantern and $8 per large lantern.
  6. Engagement Photo Session at the National Railroad Museum will add an additional charge of $75 with a signed a contract.
  7. Deposit - 50 percent of rental fees at time of booking. Deposit is non-refundable. Booking party must also place on file a credit card that will be billed for any additional fees or damages.
  8. Excessive clean up fee: bodily fluids, spills, etc. of $100.00.
  9. Additional storage fee of $100 per day.
  10. Request for additional time inside the hall (Lenfestey Center) other than what is stated in the original contract will be billed at $125 per hour.

When you are ready to reserve rental space, or to receive more information, contact Deanna Novak at (920) 437-7623 x 12, or dnovak@nationalrrmuseum.org

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