Private & Corporate Events

The DCA Meadowlands was named the 2023 “Best Event Space & Wedding Reception Venue”!

Thank you to everyone who voted for us in this year’s Moffly Media Best of New Canaan, Darien + Rowayton Magazine!

Are you looking for an event venue – whether a wedding, birthday celebration, nonprofit fundraiser or corporate meeting? Come see for yourself why we were recognized!

For further information or a tour of the DCA Meadowlands estate, please contact Susan Graham, our Private Events Manager at [email protected] or 203-655-9050 extension 112.

Historic Charm for Your Special Event!


“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

Kids Empowered by Your Support (KEYS) Music

“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

The Monks of Norcia

“Our guests had wonderful things to say both about the enchanting venue and the lovely grounds.”

— The Monks of Norcia


“Absolutely loved the grounds and venue of the DCA. Found this on a whim after having to change venues unexpectedly, and ended up LOVING the DCA more than our original venue. We had a beautiful ceremony in the garden, and enjoyed all of the various areas of the house for cocktail hour, and our reception.”


Philippa Doyle and Marisol Gravelle-Bush (Derby Co-Chairs) and Marley Thackray (President of the Young Women’s League)

“The DCA was a beautiful location to host our Kentucky Derby fundraiser and it was a perfect night to truly enjoy both the outdoor and indoor venue.  Your contribution to the event was an integral part of our efforts.”


Ozden and Erdem

“Great people, great place! Thanks so much again to the DCA for making our special night what we totally hoped for.”

— Ozden and Erdem

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.

For further information or a tour of the estate, please contact Susan Graham, our Private Events Manager, at [email protected] or 203-655-9050 extension 112.

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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.

Contact us

For further information or a tour of the estate, please contact Susan Graham, our Private Events Manager, at [email protected] or 203-655-9050 extension 112.

View the DCA Meadowlands Private Events Brochure through this link.
View Private Event testimonials.

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Known for the finest in catered foods, creative presentations, and detailed event planning, what sets Alchemy apart is the individual attention Roe and Bill give to each client. / 203-847-7774

AMG Catering & Events

Alison is an award-winning, highly-trained chef with extensive experience in all facets of the food and service industry. This combination ensures AMG Catering and Events provides sumptuous cuisine with impeccable service for every single gathering, large or small. / 203-227-5535

Best in Gourmet
Known as one of the premier caterers in Fairfield County, Best in Gourmet brings passion and over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry to all of the events it presents. / 203-978-0360 / [email protected]

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. | 203-656-1920 | [email protected]

Four Forks

Dedicated to providing our clients with full service catered events from beautiful tablescspes to bespoke menus with a creatively sourced flair. Four forks is recognized in Darien, Fairfield County and New York for its personalized service and focus on making each event special and unique, building long standing relationships and an extremely loyal client base. I 203-202-7576 I [email protected]

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. | 203-656-9616 | [email protected]

Odeen’s Catering Company
Providing bespoke full service catering with passion; from delicious and characterful open fire menus, flexible bar packages, comprehensive staffing, and coordination and logistical support. Owner operated with integrity since 2012. | 203-438-1741 | [email protected]

A full-service catering company based in Stamford, CT serving the tristate area and beyond. OTM creates memorable, well-executed events using deliberate and mindful event planning, warm and caring service, and consistent menu delivery and execution. The events range from intimate, high-touch parties to large corporate and social functions. | 203-274-6808 | [email protected]

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. | 203-655-2077 | [email protected]