The Carriage House
The Carriage House in New London, PEI, is an authentic early 20th-century carriage house. For many years, the barn-wood building with a tin roof and big sliding doors once stood next to a nearby church. There, it provided shelter for horses and carriages while the parishioners attended services. The building was moved to its present site several decades ago. Now, it has found a new use as a rustic meeting and reception space.
The Carriage House sits on the crest of a wooded hill overlooking the Southwest River. There is an impressive view of New London Bay and the Cavendish dunes on the island’s north shore.
The Carriage House offers 2,000 square feet of covered meeting area. In addition, there is a 500 square foot outdoor patio. The Carriage House can accommodate tables for about 80 guests attending a sit-down function. For a stand-up reception, The Carriage House would be comfortable for about 120 guests. There is ample parking on site.
In addition, the Carriage House is located next door to Gallery 18, which is the largest antiques and fine art shop in Prince Edward Island.
The Carriage House in New London is a seasonal venue. It is ideal for events from June through September. The basic rental fee for the Carriage House for 2017 remains $1500, including 15% HST. The rate covers use of the Carriage House for one continuous 36-hour period. Each additional hour is $25. Included in the rental is access to the Carriage House and adjacent grounds, parking, security officer, parking attendant, electricity, access to water, and provision of portable toilets.
The Carriage House and grounds are also available as a venue for wedding photographs and family portraits. A 2-hour rental is $100, plus applicable taxes. Bookings are required.
The Carriage House sits on 12 acres overlooking scenic New London Harbour. By arrangement, the grounds also can be prepared for outdoor ceremonies and events. There is ample space to erect special occasion tents, and to locate a portable kitchen for food preparation. Additional fees may apply.