Event Rentals


anniversary party
tea setup 2
anniversary party 2
wedding display


 Brown House Event Center and grounds are available for purposes of group events. Two large parlor rooms, a dining room, a greeting room, the outside porches and the grounds are available for rent. Kitchen facilities include a microwave, an electric range, sink, refrigerator, dishwasher and counter space with many wall outlets. Small washroom facilities are available on the first floor. The upstairs is unavailable at this time. There are no handicap accommodations.

Capacity: Up to 60, depending on the set-up with just chairs or chairs and tables. A limited number of chairs and tables are available.

Rates and Reservations:

Reservations should be requested a minimum of one month in advance of your event. Contact us for current rates for different events.


To reserve the House and/or grounds, contact us at 503.769.8860 or cmbrownhouse@gmail.com and make an appointment to tour the facility and sign the rental contract. This first visit is free.

Payment of a $300 refundable security deposit and at least 1/2 of the total rental fee are due at reservation with payment of the balance due 2 weeks prior to your event. If you cancel more than 4 weeks prior to your event both your security deposit and rental fee will be returned, less a $150 processing fee.

If you cancel less than 2 weeks prior to your event there is no refund of payments made.

Charges may be deducted from your refundable security deposit to cover additional time beyond your contracted rental time, property damage or excessive clean up by SHF representatives.


  • The renter will provide all supplies, utensils, plates, cups and paper products.

  • To protect our historic wooden buildings against fire, smoking is not allowed in or outside the house or the storage building or anywhere on the grounds.

  • No pets of any kind are allowed in the buildings with the exception of service animals. All service animals inside the buildings must be wearing their official service vest at all times. Dogs are permitted on leash only on the lawn and any waste must be bagged and disposed of in the trash can.

  • Brown House is located in a residential area of Stayton with close neighbors who are supportive of the house and grounds. It is our responsibility to make sure they are not disturbed by any activity taking place at the house. By City ordinance no loud music or noise is permitted after 10 PM.
  • Special arrangements must be made for alcohol service .
  • Everything you bring to the Brown House property must be removed at the end of your rental period. We appreciate your leaving the Brown House and grounds as you found them.

  • All cleaning is your responsibility. Supplies are available for sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and wiping surfaces. Cleaning services can be arranged for an additional fee.


Prior to your event, documented proof of Personal Liability Insurance coverage in the amount of $500,000 showing the specific date of your event must be provided to the Santiam Heritage Foundation. Coverage must name the Santiam Heritage Foundation and their respective officers, directors, agents, and volunteers as “additional insured’s.” Coverage must be in the form of a “Certificate of Insurance” coverage. This can be obtained from your Homeowner’s Insurance agent for a minimal fee.

Feel free to contact us at 503.769.8860 or cmbrownhouse@gmail.com for more specific conditions of rental or questions about your event.