To Reserve the Village

The rental party must meet with a Troy Historic Village (THV) representative, sign a Facility Rental Use Agreement and provide a security deposit. The security deposit is refunded after the event if no additional charges or event cancellation have incurred. Any custodial service or staff time, beyond what is specified in the agreement, will be charged against the deposit on an hourly basis. The rental party also assumes financial responsibility for any damages to the grounds, buildings, furnishings, or artifacts, and these charges will be deducted from the deposit.

  • A signed rental agreement and security deposit payment will reserve the date for the event. If the event is cancelled, the security deposit is forfeited.
  • All rental fees are due 90 days before the event and are non-refundable. Postponements are allowed. 
  • If a Facility Rental Use Agreement is signed within 90 days of the event, both the security deposit and rental fees are due at signing.
  • The rental party forfeits the security deposit and fee if the event is cancelled within 90 days of the event.
  • There are no discounts for those living or working in the City of Troy.

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General Rental Questions

Do you allow musicians?
Musicians are welcomed at the arrangement and expense of the renting party. The Chapel has a vintage upright piano available for use and a sound system that accommodates CDs and/or iPods/MP3 digital music.

Do you allow tents, tables, and chairs for outdoor events?
Yes, rental parties may rent tents, tables and chairs at their own expense. The Village has an exclusive vendor.  Troy Historic Village management and the rental party will determine the schedule to set up and remove these items. There are 12 picnic tables in the Village available for use for your event.

How long does it take to get the security deposit returned?
The security deposit, less any charges for staff overtime, custodial service, damages, or cancellation will be refunded within 4 weeks.

Can we decorate the Chapel Village grounds? Or Niles-Barnard House?
Decorations are permitted but must follow the guidelines provided in the rental agreement. Other decorations must be approved by the Events Rental Manager.  All decorations must be removed on the date of the event. Custodial costs will be deducted from the deposit if Troy Historic Village staff disposes of decorations and other materials.

Note: Staples, pins, nails and adhesives are not permitted on or in any of the Village structures, including on chapel pews.

How do I arrange to tour the Village and reserve the Village or buildings for an event?
Call us at 248-524-3303 and ask for the Events Rental Manager in charge of facilities rentals to schedule a tour and/or an appointment to reserve a date for your event.  Rental parties must meet with a Troy Historic Village representative, sign an agreement, and pay a deposit to reserve their date. Deposits or rental fees can be completed online through the Troy Historical Village website under Rentals/Make a Payment. 

Is there a cost for how many parking spaces are at the Village?
Parking is free.  Two on-site parking lots accommodate 48 vehicles.  Overflow parking with access to the Village is available along Lange Street (north side of the Village).

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