Private & Corporate Events

Historic Charm for Your Special Event

Toast the season at the DCA. Book your next party or event (full house only) to take place between December 2018 and March 2019 and receive a 20% discount on your rental.

“The DCA’s formal garden and historic rooms served as the perfect backdrop for an intimate summer evening cocktail reception. Many of our guests remarked what a lovely and unexpected surprise the beautifully maintained garden and house were for our gathering. The staff was courteous and willing to work with us to make sure the evening was elegant and enjoyable.”
—Michele

Whether it’s a small gathering or a large formal celebration, the DCA Meadowlands estate is the perfect setting for weddings, parties and corporate meetings, or events. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our 15,000 square foot, Regency-style mansion is situated on eight acres of property. Photo opportunities abound, including a spectacular formal garden with fountain and colorful flowerbeds. Ranging from a spacious Garden Wing with attached commercial kitchen, to our boardroom or intimate library, all rooms look out to our formal garden, designed by the “Dean of American Women Landscape Architects,” Ellen Biddle Shipman. The property also includes a revitalized, four acre bird sanctuary.

Amenities

Property features include:


360 Tour

Catering

Clients have the ability to choose a caterer who best fits their style. We also have a list of preferred caterers available. Catered events include the use of DCA-owned tables, chairs, china, flatware, and coffee urns (inventory details are available). Only one event is held each day when the entire house is rented.

“KEYS held its fall fundraiser at the DCA. It was our first experience working with the DCA and hopefully it won't be our last. The space was great and we lucked out with a beautiful fall evening to be outside for cocktails. I would definitely recommend using them for a special event!”
—Kids Empowered by Your Support (KEYS) Music

Contact us

For further information or a tour of the estate, please contact Laura Boulton, our Catered Events Coordinator, at events@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050 extension 12.

View the DCA Meadowlands Catered Events Brochure through this link.
View the DCA Meadowlands Rental Contract for Catered Events including rental fees through this link.
View catered events testimonials.

Plan Your Event

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PREFERRED CATERERS
David’s Soundview Catering
A culinary powerhouse and event producer crafting menus for how people are eating today, David’s team is committed to creating memorable events, starting with your ideas.
davidscatering.com | 203-658-8889 | events@davidscatering.com

Diane Browne Catering
From intimate dinners to corporate lunches to large fundraisers, Diane Browne and her professional staff have provided elegant catering in Fairfield County for over 25 years.
dianebrowne.com | 203-656-1920 | dlbrowne1@mac.com

Festivities
Known for the finest in catered foods, creative presentations, and detailed event planning, what sets Festivities apart is the individual attention Roe and Bill give to each client.
festivitiesevents.com | 203-847-7774 | info@festivitiesevents.com

Michael Joseph’s Catering
Michael Joseph’s Catering, a full-service caterer that has served the Darien community for 30 years, prides itself on making the host feel like a guest at his/her own party.
michael-josephs.com | 203-656-9616 | joseph@michael-josephs.com

Palmer’s Catering & Events
Exceptional food, spectacular wedding cakes and dessert bars, custom floral designs, professional staffing, and full-service design and event planning are all under one roof.
palmerscatering.com | 203-655-2077 | palmers.catering@gmail.com

Tim LaBant Catering & Events
Tim LaBant Catering and Events is dedicated to providing fresh, local, interesting and inventive food and beverage menus to suit your special event. Your party is our pleasure.
timlabantevents.com | 203-571-8990 | rthorpe@schoolhouseatcannondale.com

Watson’s Catering
Established in 1992, Watson’s is a full-service catering and event planning firm serving Fairfield and Westchester Counties and New York City. Watson’s is known for exquisite food and professional, courteous service.
watsonscatering.com | 203-532-0132 | info@watsonscatering.com