Receptions

  • The Scott House and its gardens are available for receptions, except for weddings and wedding receptions.
  • Sparklers are not permitted outside of the house.
  • If the event occurs within four hours, the standard rental fee is charged.
  • Events occurring after operating hours must have a VCU police officer present.
  • Under normal circumstances, three staff members from VCU will be present during a reception:
    1. The Scott House ambassador will arrive two hours prior to the event and will stay one-half hour after the event concludes. He/she will be the contact person during the event for any concerns regarding the Scott House and its surrounding areas.
    2. The Scott House housekeeper will arrive when the event begins and will stay one hour after the event concludes. He/she will service the restrooms on the first floor and attend to the first floor and terrace, paying close attention to the furnishings and area rugs in the Scott House.
    3. The VCU police/security officer will arrive 15 minutes prior to the event and will stay one-half hour after the event concludes. He/she will guard the building, ensuring that only guests who are invited to your event are attending. He/she also will be in close contact with the Scott House ambassador.