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Curtis Hall & Arboretum

Elegant Curtis Hall was once the music room in the lavish Curtis Estate. Situated on a picturesque 47-acre arboretum with rolling hills, two ponds, and more than 50 tree varieties, Curtis Hall offers a uniquely beautiful setting for weddings, anniversaries & other special events.

Curtis Hall and Arboretum’s was recently completed its renovation project. Jeffrey A. Miller Catering has partnered with the Township to serve as the exclusive caterer for weekend events at Curtis Hall. Jeffrey A. Miller’s has professional expertise in managing historic properties, and has helped oversee the considerable capital improvements including a new floor, new brides and groom rooms, new bathrooms, wall mural, painting, improved parking lot, and enhancements to the grounds and landscaping.

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Elegant Curtis Hall was once the music room and ballroom in the lavish Curtis estate.  The arboretum was founded by Mary Louise Curtis Bok, founder of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in honor of her father, Cyrus Curtis. Cyrus Curtis was an American publisher of magazines and newspapers, including the Ladies' Home Journal and The Saturday Evening Post. The landscaping was originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, landscape architect for New York City’s Central Park. The arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Curtis Hall offers a uniquely beautiful setting on a historical site for weddings, anniversaries or other special events. The lavish hall seats 100 and accommodates 150 for cocktail affairs, and features ornate ceiling and crown work, new hardwood floors, and a mural depicting the rolling wooded landscape offering a romantic setting for dining and dancing. Kitchen facilities, a stage, ample parking and handicapped access to the main floor are available. The flagstone terrace offers a climate controlled tent that can seat 175 to 200 guests. The space also offers surface parking for  100 vehicles and handicapped access to the main floor of the Hall.

For information on renting Curtis Hall for events, please visit Jeffrey A. Miller Catering Company or contact Laura Shoup at (215) 460-3300 or [email protected].

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No photography sessions, gatherings, organized exercise programs, dog walking, loitering or other public use of these facilities are permitted while an event is in session. Events are generally booked Fridays through Sundays, but weekday and evening events may also occur. 

If you would like to utilize these spaces for organized activities, particularly during days when an event may be booked, please contact Jeffrey A. Miller Catering at (215) 460-3300 or [email protected] to see if your activity can be accommodated. Thank you for your consideration.

Cheltenham Township and Jeffrey A. Miller Catering

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Cheltenham Township   ~   8230 Old York Road   ~   Elkins Park, PA 19027
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM
Phone: 215-887-1000   ~   Fax: 215-887-1561
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