The event center in the historic 1908 Salisbury Railway Passenger Station is a spacious, elegant facility which includes the former Grand Waiting Room, two parlors, former ticket booth, catering kitchen, large adjacent covered concourse, and trellised garden. Rental of the facility to the public is Historic Salisbury Foundation's primary stewardship program for this landmark property.
Our rental includes up to 28 round tables, 246 chairs, 10 rectangular buffet tables, and podium with wired microphone. Rental clients are responsible for event planning, hiring a caterer, hiring off-duty officers for security, acquiring a one-time ABC permit from the state to serve liquor, all linens, dining and beverage supplies, and decorations.
The Grand Waiting Room can accommodate up to 224 guests seated at tables. Additional tables and chairs may be rented from a local vendor and used on the adjacent covered concourse. Seating for a wedding ceremony in the large trellised garden requires the rental of outdoor chairs from a local vendor. Ceremonies may also be held on the covered concourse.
Events at the Salisbury Station are limited to six hours and must be concluded by midnight. Clients may spend the entire day preparing for their event, and are allowed two hours following the event to clean debris and remove items that have been brought in to the facility.
To secure a date, 50% of the total charge is required as a down payment, along with a completed registration form. The balance of 50% is due by within one month prior to the event.
In the event of a cancellation, 75% of the amount paid will be refunded with at least a 9 month notice, 50% with a 6 month notice. No refunds are given with less than a 6 month notice.
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If you should have any questions regarding the rental and use of the facility, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for considering the Salisbury Station, one of Salisbury's finest examples of historic preservation and adaptive re-use.