The New Canaan Society for the Arts is authorized to rent the Carriage Barn’s expansive 1,600 square foot gallery to organizations or persons for private functions, when the Carriage Barn is not in use by the NCSA, in order to financially support the community mission of NCSA.
Conveniently located in Waveny Park, the Carriage Barn offers an artistic, sophisticated, and unpretentious atmosphere. Since 2011, we have hosted a wide array of events, including:
Our gallery is versatile and may be configured in a variety of fashions.
*Supporters at the Gold Benefactor Level ($3,000+ per year) and above are eligible for one rental fee waived, per year. Become a member at this level here.
Private rate: $800 (6-hour maximum)
Nonprofit rate: $650 (6-hour maximum)
It is our strict policy that these rates are clocked from the moment the barn is entered by the renter and related parties (for deliveries, set-up, organizing) to the complete exit of all involved (that the Barn is left as found, all cleanup concluded, and doors locked). For any hour after the maximum agreed upon 6-hours, $12 per every 10 minutes will accrue, amounting in up to $120 for the first hour of overage time. If you anticipate needing more than 6 hours for your rental, please contact the Carriage Barn to discuss your needs at (203)594-3638.
Rentals include use of the gallery and up to 160 people.
SCHEDULING YOUR RENTAL
The Carriage Barn is available for rental year-round. However, we prefer to host rentals when there is art on our walls, to renter’s who appreciate our atmosphere and the talented works we choose to share in our space. The Carriage Barn is typically closed and empty during the months of July and August (and is not air-conditioned).
Rentals usually do not occur during regular gallery hours, but occasional exceptions can be made- please call to inquire. September through June, during exhibitions, our gallery hours (not suitable for rental times) are: Wednesday through Saturday, 10am-3pm and Sundays, 1-5pm.
Please fill out a Facility Request Form to get started. We will respond regarding the approval of your request within two weeks.
You can also call (203) 594-3638 to discuss your event needs or to schedule a tour.