Historic Speedwell – Indoor Spaces

Historic Speedwell – Indoor Spaces

333 Speedwell Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

333 Speedwell Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

T: (973) 285 - 6550

Hours:
M-F: 9am-4pm
Sat-Sun: 9am-4pm

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Discover the “Birthplace of the Telegraph’’ and Morristown’s unique role in the Industrial Revolution. The buildings and landscape at this historic site capture the flavor of life in the mid-19th Century. The site preserves the remarkable industrial legacy of Stephen Vail, proprietor of Speedwell Iron Works. Within the Factory Building, now a National Historic Landmark, Stephen Vail’s son, Alfred, and Samuel F.B. Morse, perfected the electro-magnetic telegraph and sent the first telegraphed message in 1838.

1849 Carriage House

Located on the grounds of Historic Speedwell, the 1849 Carriage House offers an enclosed space with unique historic charm. Less than 2 miles from downtown Morristown, the facility is the perfect setup for small gatherings, private classes, and meetings.

Capacity

  • 50 people with tables and chairs
  • 75 people with chairs only

Rental Rates

Non-profit/Government

  • Weekdays and Weekends, 8 am to 4 pm – $26.25/hour resident; $37.50/hour non-resident.
  • After 4 pm and holidays – $45/hour resident; $67.50/hour non-resident

Corporate/Private:

  • Weekdays and Weekends, 8 am to 4 pm – $52.50/hour resident; $63.75/hour non-resident
  • After 4 pm and holidays – $63.75/hour resident; $75/hour non-resident

Maintenance Staff fee: $45/hour

Refundable Security Deposit for one-day event: $250;

for two or more days, $500.

Booking must be made at least 4-weeks prior to the event date.

The security deposit will be returned after the event if all conditions of the permit are met and there is no damage to the facility or property.

Rules

Responsibilities and Acknowledgments

  • Facility rental requires a 4-hour minimum.
  • Events must end by 10 pm.
  • Only the area listed on the permit may be utilized by the renter and only between the times listed.
  • Intended and expected number of guests/attendees are not to exceed the amount set by the Fire Marshal.
  • Vehicle parking along service roads is prohibited. Parking permitted in designated areas only.
  • The park is carry-in/carry-out with no trash service.
  • The area must be left in the condition it was found.
  • Drones and balloons are not allowed.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • No garden furniture, plant, rock, animal, or other part of Historic Speedwell may be moved or removed from the premises.
  • The use of open-flame decorative devices is not permitted without the approval of the Morris County Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • Permits are non-transferable from one event to another in whole or in part.
  • Permit expiration time is on the permit. A penalty of double the applicable reservation hourly rate will be assessed for failure to leave on time, as specified on the permit.

Vendor Information

Any vendor performing work on-site as a service to a renter must fill out and a vendor application and provide all the insurance requirements as listed on that application. Vendors include rental company, photographers, caterers, wedding planner, musicians, etc.

L’Hommedieu House Classroom

Located on the grounds of the NJ State and National Register, Historic Speedwell, the Meeting Room at the L’Hommedieu House offers a quaint space for your next party or meeting. Built in the 1820s and moved to Historic Speedwell in the late 1960s, the meeting room is located on the lower level of the historic structure. With heat and air conditioning the room can be reserved year-round.

Capacity

  • 30 people with tables and chairs
  • 40 people chairs only

Amenities

Included in your rental:

  • Six-foot banquet style folding tables
  • 30 padded folding chairs
  • Podium
  • Heat and air conditioning
  • Electricity
  • Restrooms in the building
  • Kitchen/refrigeration is not available

Rental Rates

Non-profit/Government

  • Weekdays and Weekends, 8 am to 4 pm – $26.25/hour resident; $37.50/hour non-resident.
  • After 4 pm and holidays – $45/hour resident; $67.50/hour non-resident

Corporate/Private:

  • Weekdays and Weekends, 8 am to 4 pm – $52.50/hour resident; $63.75/hour non-resident
  • After 4 pm and holidays – $63.75/hour resident; $75/hour non-resident

Maintenance Staff fee: $45/hour

Booking must be made at least 4-weeks prior to the event date.

Refundable Security Deposit

  • for one-day event, $250;
  • for two or more days, $500.

The security deposit will be returned after the event if all conditions of the permit are met and there is no damage to the facility or property.

Rules

Responsibilities and Acknowledgments

  • Facility rental requires a 4-hour minimum.
  • Events must end by 10 pm.
  • Only the area listed on the permit may be utilized by the renter and only between the times listed.
  • Intended and expected number of guests/attendees are not to exceed the amount set by the Fire Marshal.
  • Vehicle parking along service roads is prohibited. Parking permitted in designated areas only.
  • Vehicle parking along service roads is prohibited. Parking permitted in designated areas only.
  • The park is carry-in/carry-out with no trash service.
  • The area must be left in the condition it was found.
  • Drones and balloons are not allowed.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • No garden furniture, plant, rock, animal, or other part of Historic Speedwell may be moved or removed from the premises.
  • The use of open-flame decorative devices is not permitted without the approval of the Morris County Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • Where solid alcohol fuel food warmers are used on top of a serving table, paper or plastic table coverings are not permitted. A flame-resistant tablecloth that covers the entire tabletop shall be used. Table decorations must be flame resistant. Combustible material such as plates, napkins, plastic utensils, cups and similar products shall be separated by a minimum of three (3) feet from the food warmers.
  • Permits are non-transferable from one event to another in whole or in part.
  • Permit expiration time is on the permit. A penalty of double the applicable reservation hourly rate will be assessed for failure to leave on time, as specified on the permit.

Vendor Information

Any vendor performing work on-site as a service to a renter must fill out and a vendor application and provide all the insurance requirements as listed on that application. Vendors include rental company, photographers, caterers, wedding planner, musicians, etc.