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Whaley Historic House Museum is one of the most unique venues in Genesee County and ideal for your special event. If you are looking to host a memorable event or seeking a meeting spot that is a departure from the ordinary, this is the perfect choice.

Memorable Moments:

Imagine the light streaming through the stained glass window as you exchange vows. Impress your business clients with sophistication of a Gilded Age home. Immerse your fellow club members in the splendor of a museum with hundreds of beautiful antiques. If you want your event to be remembered, you will not go wrong with picking the WHHM.

Group Sizes:

Whaley Historic House Museum is the perfect place for a small event. Whether you are hosting a sit-down dinner for 25 or a standing reception for 40, the WHHM offers the space for up to 50 guests.

Rental Rates:

Whaley Historic House Museum is available for the reasonable rate of $50 an hour and refundable deposit to reserve your event date. Please note that the prices differ for weddings due to the planning and decorating involved. Please call the museum at (810) 471-4714 for more information.


Whaley House Museum does not provide a catering service. However, Upon request Whaley Historic House Museum can furnish a list of professional caterers to meet various budgets. You also have the option to provide your own refreshments.


During the agreed rental period, both floors of WHHM will be available to the lessee and their guests. 

WHHM staff or representative will be on the premises for the entirety of the event.

Lessee is responsible for cleaning all spaces used and for the removal of all refuse they generate. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of the deposit. Any damage sustained to the premises or artifacts of WHHM will also result in the loss of deposit.

Due to the historic nature of the WHHM, there are restrictions on certain types of food, beverages, and decorations. Food and Beverages are prohibited in the front parlor and the second floor.


Preparations of foods over an open flame is prohibited. However, wick chafer fuel may be used to warm dishes. Foods with staining properties are also prohibited.


All drinks with staining properties are prohibited. White wine and champagne are the only alcoholic beverages permitted. Lessee must include a copy of their personal certificate of insurance with full payment. Neither WHHM nor its staff or representatives are liable for alcoholic beverages served to the lessee's guest. Guests determined by the WHHM staff or representatives to be disorderly or endangering the house and its artifacts will be asked to leave the premises.


Tape, nails, tacks, and staples may not be used on any surfaces. Candles are not allowed except for a unity candle during a wedding ceremony. Confetti, rice, birdseed, bubbles, and balloons are not permitted.