Andrew Dickson White House About the Rooms Martin Room: 23’ x 15’ The present dining room was installed in 1953. This recon- dining room table: 5’ x 5’ with seven 1’ leaves structed dining room was originally part of the New York small octagonal table: 3’6” x 3’6” City home of Peter Cooper, the 19th century industrialist. The elaborately hand-carved oak wall and door paneling is Flemish, inscribed with the date “1655.” The allegorical mu- ral incorporated into the woodwork is 17th or 18th century and came from the Venetian palace on the Grand Canal. The ceiling is Moorish and later in date than the paneling. The dining room is used for serving food for buffet dinners and receptions, as well as seated dinners for up to 20 guests. Andrew D. White Room (room 110): 28’6” x 18’ 6” The large parlor to the left of the front door, now called the eight tables: 5’ x 2’6” Andrew D. White Room (room 110), originally served as a small round table: 3’ x 3’ music room. The heavily carved pieces on the inside wall came from the estate of White’s daughter Karin. This room was the formal living room during the early years, and the weddings of White’s daughters, Clara and Ruth, took place here against the background of the bay window. A broad veranda extends along the north side of the room. It is now used as a classroom, and is available for conferences and seminars as well as seated dinners for up to 32 guests. Bullis Room (room 109): 18’ 6’’ X 18’ Directly across the hall from the Andrew D. White Room is four tables: 7’ x 2’6” a smaller parlor, originally called the morning room, which served the White family as an informal family room. It has been named the Bullis Room (room 109) in honor of Mr. Gardner Bullis. The doors between the morning room and the former library (Guerlac Room) may be closed for privacy or opened to form an archway between the two rooms. This room is now used as a classroom, and is available for confer- ences and seminars as well as seated dinners for up to 24 guests. Guerlac Room: 43’ x 18’ 6” The original library is now called the Guerlac Room, in hon- or of Henry Guerlac, Director of the Society for the Humani- ties (1970 – 1977). Guerlac was instrumental in saving the A.D. White House from destruction in the 1970s by applying for and receiving National Historical Registry status for the building. Under his direction, the restoration of the build- ing and the acquisition of the furniture were accomplished through many contributions. The Guerlac Room can accom- modate fifty people for seminars, conferences and lectures, and is used for standing receptions. Wedding ceremonies of fewer than 60 guests may be held in the Guerlac Room. Conservatory: 15’6” x 13’ serving table: 8’6” x 3’ Opening from an east door of the Guerlac Room is the con- servatory. Built in the angle between the old library and the dining room, it affords a fine view of the gardens. In 1989, the Class of 1952 donated funds to restore the conservatory and maintain it with plants and orchids. The conservatory is presently supplied and maintained by Greg Heist of A New Leaf. French doors from the conservatory open to the patio and gardens behind the house. The conservatory is used for serving beverages for dinners and receptions. Guidelines for use of the Andrew D. White House Catering: • Caterers are required for all functions. • The name of the caterer and his/her arrival time should be given at the time of reservation. • The caterer is responsible for set up and clean up of event. • The caterer or client is responsible for supplying linens and catering supplies as well as renting tables and chairs to be used outside. Furniture: • The caterer is responsible for arrangement of furniture. • No furniture or artwork can be removed from individual rooms. Caterers should plan around furniture in place. • Only rented tables and chairs can be used outdoors. No chairs or tables that belong to ADW can be brought outside. • All tables used for serving or dining must be covered with table cloths (supplied by caterer). The dining room table must be protected by pads and a cloth at all functions. • No tents, tables or chairs are allowed in the upper garden above the steps. Music & Entertainment: • Dancing is not allowed inside the A.D. White House. Dancing is only permitted outside on the round patio in the lower garden. Dance floors may not be set up on the grass of the lower or upper gardens. • The piano in the Guerlac Room may be used with prior permission. Clients must bear the cost for tuning the piano if they wish to have it tuned. • Bands may set up on the presidential porch of the A.D. White House. Solo musicians and smaller groups may set up inside the house. Serving & Dining: • Food and drinks may not be served in the Guerlac Room. • Hors d’oeuvres for standing receptions should be served in the dining room. • Buffet dinners should be served from the dining room with seating in rooms 109 and 110. • Beverages should be served from the conservatory. Available Equipment: • projector and laptop • Screens in Guerlac and rooms 109 and 110 • sound and video equipment (dvd/vcr/cd) • microphone, podium and sound equipment in Guerlac Room Available Chairs: 45 lecture chairs 64 Bentwood Chairs 44 classroom chairs Other house guidelines: • The fireplaces are not working fireplaces. Please do not use them. • Candles are not permitted inside the A.D. White House. • A security attendant is hired for all events and must be present. The security attendant’s primary responsibility is to maintain and protect the house. He or she is not responsible for setting up or cleaning up after your event. • Cornell University requires a UUP approval to be filled out for every event held at the A.D. White House. UUP ap- proval website: http://www.activities.cornell.edu/eventreg/ You will be held responsible for the charges incurred by the Society for the repair, replacement or cleaning of furniture, carpets, or other fixtures damaged or lost during your function.