Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

151 Charlotte Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: (585) 394-4922
Email: info@sonnenberg.org
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Amenities
Meeting Facilities
Events

Whether strolling through its flower-filled gardens, picnicking under its majestic trees or touring its magnificent mansion, Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park is a very special place. The 50-acre estate is one of just two public gardens in all of the New York State Parks System. A serene respite just blocks away from downtown Canandaigua, Sonnenberg is a gift to the community from Frederick Ferris and Mary Clark Thompson. This couple of the Gilded Age created Sonnenberg (Sunny Hill in German) as their Victorian summer home. It is now a beautiful summer escape visited by tens of thousands of people each year.Sonnenberg is one of the few Country Place Era Estates remaining in the United States. It is distinctive for its extraordinary collections of period architecture, garden statuary, themed gardens of the world including a Japanese Garden and Teahouse, and a Lord & Burnham Greenhouse Complex. Sonnenberg will be open for 2019 starting Friday, April 26!

General Amenities
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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Exhibits Space
  • Description The Carriage House also offers a conference room for up to 40 people, U-Shape room for up to 35 people, and Hollow Square room for up to 45 people. All rooms at the Carriage House are a unique shape. A tent is also available. Catering is offered.
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1750
  • Space Notes Outdoor receptions can accommodate groups with 70 – 250 or more guests. (Tent sizes and pricing varies depending upon your guest count and event needs.)
  • Theatre Capacity 100
  • Banquet Capacity 80
  • Number of Rooms 1
  • Classroom Capacity 50
Carriage House
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1750
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
Main Reception Tent
  • Banquet Capacity: 250
Reception Tent
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Apr 19-21, 2019

Celebrate the arrival of spring with Sonnenberg! Stroll through gardens ladened with early spring flowers as well as the orchid displays in the greenhouses. Guided tours, family activities,... more

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
May 11, 2019

Step back into Sonnenberg’s elegant past with our high tea events — complete with service in the mansion by Victorian maids and butlers. This event features a multi-course menu, including sandwiches,... more

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Jun 10, 2019

Join Sonnenberg for an evening of wine, food, and music in the historic mansion and gardens during the start of Sonnenberg’s Rose Month. Rose Month, held every June, is a month long celebration of the... more

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Jun 16, 2019

Show vehicles of all eras and makes will greet young and old at our annual Father’s Day car show. All visitors attending the show that day will be invited to vote for their favorites. “People’s Choice... more

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Recurring weekly on Friday until August 2, 2019

The Gardens are Lit Again — Featuring music from Jazz to Celtic to Rock. Come see your favorite gardens aglow with lights, and stroll the grounds on a balmy summer’s eve – the ONLY time all year... more

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Jul 28, 2019

People of all ages will enjoy Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park’s, Family Fun Day. This event, the newest added to Sonnenberg’s summer line-up of programs, will offer interactive... more

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Recurring weekly on Thursday until August 29, 2019

Step back into Sonnenberg’s elegant past with our high tea events — complete with service in the mansion by Victorian maids and butlers. This event features a multi-course menu, including sandwiches,... more

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Aug 17-18, 2019

It's a wonderful way to spend an early summer day when you can stroll the beautiful grounds of Sonnenberg Gardens and shop for fine art and craft items handmade by skilled artisans. Food and music... more

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Sep 21, 2019

Take a step back in time when you visit Sonnenberg Gardens for the fall Antique Car Show. Held on the beautiful grounds of gardens that are full out in their fall splendor, reminiscing as you admire... more

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Oct 18-19, 2019

Come take part in a “whodunit” at Sonnenberg! Guests will have a chance to take part in this live-theater event by uncovering the clues that will solve the mystery and bring the guilty party - or... more

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Oct 20, 2019

Come take part in a “whodunit” at Sonnenberg! Guests will have a chance to take part in this live-theater event by uncovering the clues that will solve the mystery and bring the guilty party - or... more

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Oct 25-26, 2019

Come take part in a “whodunit” at Sonnenberg! Guests will have a chance to take part in this live-theater event by uncovering the clues that will solve the mystery and bring the guilty party - or... more

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Oct 27, 2019

Join us — if you dare! — for a “haunted” stroll through the Sonnenberg grounds. Be ready for strange sights, sounds, and Sonnenberg tales that will leave you in goosebumps! Be ready for spooky... more

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Dec 7-8, 2019

Dickens Christmas, on December 2 from Noon – 4 pm, will feature old-fashioned holiday fun in the festively decorated Sonnenberg Mansion. Live entertainment includes Christmas carols sung by the... more