Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

151 Charlotte St.
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: (585) 394-4922
Meeting Facilities

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, located at 151 Charlotte Street in Canandaigua, NY, is one of America's longest surviving estates from the Victorian Era. The elegant Queen Anne-style mansion was built in 1887 by New York City financier Frederick Ferris Thompson, and his wife, Mary Clark Thompson, as a summer home. Between 1901-1920, the widowed Mrs. Thompson and her staff created the nine formal gardens seen today. The grounds are open to the public from May 1 - October 31 each year. The Finger Lakes Wine Center at Sonnenberg, housed in the historic Bay House near the conservatory, features some of the best wines from more than 40 partner wineries. For a nominal fee, visitors can taste selections from 10-15 different wines daily from our rotating-inventory tasting bar in the Wine Center. Some of Sonnenberg's special events include the Father's Day Car Show (June), Moonlight Stroll Music Series (July & August), and Arts at the Gardens Fine Art & Fine Craft Show & Sale (August) featuring 100 top quality artists from across the country. Educational gardening and horticulture classes are available.

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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
Apr 29, 2017

Get out and enjoy spring with a beautiful race or walk, around Sonnenberg Gardens and the Canandaigua VA Hospital grounds. The spring flowers and flowering trees will be putting on a wonderful show... more

Jun 12, 2017

Celebrate Rose Month at Sonnenberg with this food and wine sampling event featuring dozens of the area's best wineries and restaurants. Sip wine and dine while strolling through the Rose Garden.... more

Jun 18, 2017

Celebrate Dad with classic cars! Food, flowers, & fun for the whole family. Sign up to show your wheels! more

Recurring weekly on Friday until August 25, 2017

Festively lit historic garden paths and live music on a midsummer’s eve make for a unique Finger Lakes experience as Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park kicks off its popular... more

Aug 19 - 20 2017

Shop for fine art and craft items handmade by skilled artisans. Food and music plus festival admission includes admission to Sonnenberg's gardens and mansion. All proceeds benefit Sonnenberg. more

Oct 20-21, 2017

Live whodunnit drama in the Sonnenberg Mansion. Prepaid reservations required. more

Oct 22, 2017

Live whodunnit drama in the Sonnenberg Mansion. Prepaid reservations required. more

Oct 27-28, 2017

Live whodunnit drama in the Sonnenberg Mansion. Prepaid reservations required. more

Oct 29, 2017

Join Sonnenberg -- if you dare! -- for a "haunted" stroll through the Sonnenberg grounds. Hear strange Sonnenberg tales that will leave you in goosebumps! Be ready for spooky characters during the... more

Dec 2, 2017

The Sonnenberg Christmas Gala will allow guests to take a step back in time to experience the spirit of the elegant parties that were once a mainstay of Sonnenberg’s past and a common sight to the... more