We invite you to consider Stan Hywet’s unique and beautiful historic setting for a private event.

The crest above the Manor House entryway with the motto, Non Nobis Solum, (Not for us alone) welcomes guests as warmly today as it did a century ago.

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Every birthday is deserving of a celebration. Keep it simple, share your theme with us -- or ask us to help you develop one. We’ll recommend the appropriate vendors, or use our experience and creativity to produce the perfect party. 


Our imagination, experience and familiarity with the gardens and grounds allows us to help you create a magical start to an exciting new life together. Ask a Stan Hywet wedding professional for ideas and recommended locations. They will help create the surprise, making the moment worth all of the careful planning you invest.

Private Parties

We’ll help you create a very special daytime or evening celebration that will become a favorite lifetime memory. Consider our Carriage House Reception Hall and (May to October) our tented patio to host your guests for a simple or elaborate Rehearsal Dinner, Engagement Dinner, Bridal or Wedding Shower.  These are always happy occasions, and we look forward to assisting you in laying the foundation for the next chapter in your or the honored guest’s life.


Stan  Hywet offers a choice of five preferred caterers from which to select for your catering contract.  They offer a variety of price points and menu options, a high standard of quality, service and creativity, and are intimately familiar with the Estate. 

Photography at Stan Hywet

The historic gardens at Stan Hywet are the perfect place to capture the moments of an important event and life celebration.

Please carefully read our Photography Guidelines and please note that the Stan Hywet estate is private property

Curated photography events are photography sessions for weddings, engagements, senior pictures, graduations, family photos and other special events, and must be arranged in advance through Stan Hywet’s Rentals Department. There are NO exceptions.

To arrange a photography session, please contact the rentals team at magic@stanhywet.org or at 330.315.3210, Tuesday-Friday for more information and to schedule your session. All guests for scheduled photo sessions will check in with admissions upon arrival.