private events

private Events

and let us help you create a memorable literary affair!

hire our Victorian house

Scroll down to view all of our private event options, 

from afternoon tea parties, to jazz supper clubs, to whole-house murder mysteries.

 

Be sure to check out our unique Guided Immersive Experiences for kids!

private Events

private Events

host a tea party

 

Rent the entire first floor of our lovely1896 Victorian home

and treat your guests to the most charming afternoon tea they've ever enjoyed!

AVAILABLE

Saturdays & Sundays

1:00 - 2:30 pm

BASE RENTAL RATE: $150

Includes the use of our Dining Salon, Tea Room, Library and Kitchen

Plus use of table linens, china place settings, china tea cups, silverware, tiered and flat serving plates, stemmed glassware and cloth napkins

Bring your own food & drink (you may arrive at 12:30 to set up)

ADD OUR LITERARY ACTIVITY TEAM: $75

Let our clever staff entertain your guests!  Three of our lovely bookish young ladies will lead a literary trivia game featuring the theme of your choice, then demonstrate how to make a charming craft from old book pages. They'll even serve your tea & treats!

Craft supply kits available for $5 per guest

Let our clever staff entertain

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WELCOME YOUR GUESTS

IN OUR LIBRARY

Accommodates 14 guests

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ENJOY A TASTING

IN OUR KITCHEN

Start with an iced tea variety or even a Bellini Bar!

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SEAT YOUR GUESTS

IN OUR DINING ROOM

Accommodates 8 at the table

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AND IN OUR ADJACENT TEA ROOM

Accommodates 6 at the table

host a vintage evening affair

 

Rent our whole 1896 Victorian home

and let us help you create a sophisticated vintage evening!

AVAILABLE

Fridays & Saturdays

7:00 - 9:30 pm

BASE RENTAL RATE: $250

Includes the use of our Dining Salon, Tea Room, Library and Kitchen

Plus use of table linens, china place settings, china tea cups, silverware, tiered and flat serving plates, stemmed glassware and cloth napkins

Bring your own food & drink (you may arrive at 6:30 to set up)

We are happy to arrange a catered meal if you like

ADD LIVE MUSIC

Let the Green Jazz Band create a sultry

Jazz Supper Club atmosphere at your party!

 Email for rates

The husband and wife duo "Fiddle & Harp" will fill your party with upbeat Irish and Scottish tunes.  

 

Email for rates

ADD ENTERTAINMENT

Professional magician David Reed-Brown will amaze and awe your guests with his masterful illusions.

Add $200 for a 45-minute show

Let our creative staff lead themed games and activities based on your favorite fandom!

Add $150 for three party activities

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WELCOME YOUR GUESTS

IN OUR LIBRARY

Set out hors d'oeuvres

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SET UP YOUR BAR

IN OUR KITCHEN

Create an array of wines, cocktails or liquor tastings

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SEAT YOUR GUESTS

IN OUR DINING ROOM


Arrange a buffet, or the table can seat 8

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ENJOY GAMES IN OUR SECRET CASTLE ROOM

Your imagination is the limit!

literary weddings & showers

 

Rent our whole 1896 Victorian home

and create the elegant literary celebration of your dreams.

AVAILABLE

Fridays & Saturdays

7:00 - 10:00 pm

BASE RENTAL RATE: $300

Includes the use of our Dining Salon, Tea Room, Library and Kitchen

Plus use of table linens, china place settings, china tea cups, silverware, tiered and flat serving plates, stemmed glassware and cloth napkins

We are happy to arrange a catered meal if you like

ADD LIVE MUSIC

Let the Green Jazz Band create a sophisticated background to your event.

 Email for rates

The husband and wife duo "Fiddle & Harp" will create gorgeous romantic atmosphere. 

 

Email for rates

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private murder mysteries

 

Join us for a full evening of costumed fun!  Periodically, our house is filled with suspects in a riveting murder mystery, and we need your help to find the culprit!  Come dressed in your crime-solving finest and enjoy a night of elegant hors d'oeuvres, fancy drinks, vintage music, and the chance to interview a variety of shady characters to determine whose alibi is the weakest. 

AVAILABLE

Fridays & Saturdays

7:00 - 9:00 pm

BASE RATE: $50 per guest

Includes 30 minutes of cocktails & mingling

(optional: you bring the drinks & food)

1.5 hour murder mystery all over the whole house

Minimum 10 guests, maximum 35 guests

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kids birthday parties

 

PARTY INSIDE YOUR FAVORITE BOOK!

Party inside your favorite book! Whether you love Harry Potter, Tinkerbell or Artemis Fowl, your literary birthday party at The Storyteller's Cottage will be one of a kind!  Choose your theme and our team of Adventure Guides will lead you and your friends through a completely immersive afternoon, full of mysteries, crafts, stories and surprises. You bring the food, we'll bring the fun! Choose from our list of popular themes, or tell us about your favorite book and we'll design a special party just for you.

AVAILABLE

Saturdays & Sundays

1:00 - 2:30 pm

4:00 - 5:30 pm

BASE RATE: $35 per guest

This guided immersive experience begins with a mysterious story based on your child's chosen theme.  Guests are challenged to prepare for an adventure by creating a special craft project to be used on the journey. A themed mystery game follows, then everyone celebrates in our secret castle room with cake & presents.

Maximum 8 guests, suitable for ages 8+

CHOOSE YOUR THEME

SECRETS OF HOGWARTS

Wear your magical gear and help your favorite Hogwarts professors solve a series of mysterious disappearances!

ADVENTURE TO NARNIA

Help the Pevensie children outwit the White Witch's secret plans and conquer her once and for all! 

UNDERCOVER SPY MISSION

Learn codebreaking, disguise, surveillance and more as you complete this dangerous mission!

PERCY'S MONSTEROUS QUEST

Help Percy Jackson and his fellow half-bloods complete a series of mysterious quests to save the world!

FUN IN THE FAIRY FOREST

Wear your wings and help a family of magical fairies befriend the dragons in their forest.

SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE MYSTERIOUS MANSION

While Watson is away, help Sherlock Holmes solve 

a dastardly crime!

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750 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury CT | (860) 877-6099

Info@StorytellersCottage.com

© 2020 by Storyteller's Cottage LLC. All rights reserved.

 

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