The Watermill Center is ideal for photography sessions, product launches, corporate or educational retreats and conferences, birthday parties, intimate weddings and engagement parties. The Center is in use year-round for our wide range of artistic and educational programming. As such, only a limited selection of dates is available each June and September. All funds raised support The Watermill Center’s year-round Artist Residency and Education Programs.

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For more information, please contact Elka Rifkin at elka.rifkin@watermillcenter.org

photo © Lovis Ostenrik

THE SUMMER OFFICE
Our large gallery space spills out onto our South Lawn, offering a unique indoor-outdoor experience that is ideal for cocktails, exhibitions, auctions, and staff retreats.

  • 2970 sqaure ft. (110’ x 27’)
  • capacity 150 people
  • handicap friendly
  • easy access to bathrooms
  • easy access to kitchen

THE MAIN STUDIO
This expansive indoor space offers views of our terraced entrance and our south lawn, and is ideal for parties, receptions, and conferences.

  • 2373 square ft. (108’ x 21’)
  • capacity 150 people
  • features double height ceilings
  • not handicap friendly

THE DINING ROOM
Our formal dining room overlooks a stone courtyard and offers a grand experience ideal for dinner parties, presentations, conferences, and staff retreats.

  • 2869 square ft. (32’ x 28’)
  • seating for 16-40
  • easy access to kitchen
  • handicap friendly
all photos © Chloe Bellemere

THE PICNIC TABLES
Hand-built from reclaimed wood, our outdoor dining tables offer seating for large crowds, and is the perfect t for dinners, tastings, and large retreats.

  • open-air seating for 100
  • tenting available
  • easy access to kitchen
  • not handicap friendly

THE SOUTH LAWN
This expansive grass terrace spills out from our Summer Office, offering the ideal location for weddings, field days, and tented events.

  • tenting available
  • handicap friendly

THE WEST TERRACE
Our large graveled terrace is best suited for larger events, outdoor tents, and additional parking.

  • tenting available
  • not handicap friendly
  • drive-up access

THE OUTDOOR STAGES
Both of these custom-made wooden platforms are tucked between the trees, offering a unique environment for ceremonies, conferences, and cocktails.

  • tenting unavailable
  • large platform seats 50+ (70’ x 26’6”)
  • long platform seats 20 (10’9” x 57’5”)
  • not handicap friendly

THE AFRICA HOUSE
Built in honor of late American painter, Clementine Hunter, the space features a grassy terrace lined with apple trees that is ideal for receptions and ceremonies.

  • tenting unavailable
  • features wild flower garden
  • surrounded by lush forest
  • not handicap friendly
photos © Lindsay Morris, Julian Mommert, Lovis Ostenrik, Chloe Bellemere, Martyna Szczesna

If more than 150 people attend your event, a Special Use Permit from the town of Southampton is required, along with a NY State Liquor Permit and additional insurance for Liquor Liability. If less than 150 people attend your event, an Alcohol Beverage Permit is required.

DEPOSIT TO SECURE DATE
A 50% deposit of full rental fee is required to secure your event date. Full rental balance is due 15 days prior to scheduled event.

SECURITY DEPOSIT
There is a $1,000 refundable security deposit to be returned within 30 days of the scheduled event, if you are in compliance with the contract, there is no damage, and cleanup of trash and decorations is completed within the specified timeframe.

CANCELLATION POLICY
If you cancel more than 60 days prior to your scheduled event, you will receive your rental fee deposit back minus a $1,000 nonrefundable-booking fee. Within 30 days of the event, you forfeit your rental fee deposit. If you decide to move the date of the event, you may do so, pending availability. A $500 re-booking fee will apply.

CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE
Your vendor must provide a Certificate of Insurance in the amount of $1,000,000.

ART HANDLING FEES
A negotiable $50 – $200 fee is assessed if items within the art collection need to be moved for your event within the interior of the building (objects outdoors cannot be moved). A Watermill Staff Member must handle and move the art for you, at risk of losing security deposit.

LAWN REPAIR FEE
If any part of your event takes place on the south lawn by the Summer Office, a $1500 fee will be assessed for lawn repair.

photo © Maria Baranova-Suzuki

Pricing is subject to change based on the needs, scope, and duration of your event.

INDOOR RENTALS

  • $2,500-$5,000 | up to 50 people
  • $5,000-$10,000 | 50-100 people
  • $10,000-$15,0000 | 100-150 people

INDOOR PHOTOSHOOTS

  • $5,000 per day
  • $500 per setup day

OUTDOOR RENTALS

  • $15,000 | up to 150 people
  • $25,000 | 150-250 people
  • $35,000 | 250+ people

OUTDOOR PHOTOSHOOTS

  • $3,000 per day
  • $250 per setup day

For more information, please contact Elka Rifkin at elka.rifkin@watermillcenter.org

photo © Laura Brichta