Allandale Mansion – Rental Facilities
Allandale Mansion, the “White House of Kingsport”, is a magnificent location for any special day. Whether it’s a wedding, civic event, family gathering, group meeting, community gathering or party – Allandale is the place to be.
Allandale was originally a private residence built for Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Brooks and designed by Allen Dryden, Sr. The original estate encompassed several hundred acres, and
Mr. Brooks was well known for the prizewinning black angus cattle raised there. Upon his death in 1969, Mr. Brooks left his exquisite home, including many of its furnishings, and 25 acres to the City of Kingsport. Provisions of the donation stated that the house must be maintained in the same manner as when its former owners were alive, and it must be devoted to public use.
Today, Allandale holds true to the wishes of the Brooks family by providing an elegant gathering place and quality services to customers. In addition to the services provided through the City of Kingsport, Friends of Allandale support many endeavors to enrich Allandale. Together, they are committed to making sure Allandale’s rich history is preserved and that this community facility will always be a source of great pride for Kingsport. Enjoy a stroll on the verdant Grand Lawn. View the Georgian-style architecture of the master house, where 95 percent of the furnishings are original. Sit under the shade of a sturdy oak. Fish in one of the ponds. Read a book while listening to the gentle waters flowing at the Heron Dome. Experience the echoes of history in one of the rustic barns. Allandale is a bouquet of sensory experiences, filling visitors with warm impressions of luxury in a simpler time. Visit and rent Allandale to make your dream event a reality.
Rental Spaces Available Include:
Allandale Mansion – The heart of Allandale is a Georgian Style mansion with many different size rooms. The facility is equipped with a full-service catering kitchen, an elevator for access to the second floor, loading zones, elegant furnishings, a grand staircase, player grand piano and multiple restrooms. Mansion rentals include access to a beautiful outdoor courtyard with ornamental landscaping and a small fountain.
Heron Dome – An add-on to Mansion rentals, this facility, donated by Harry Coover, is located directly behind the courtyard. The Dome has an intricate design and features a beautiful heron sculpture fountain. Ornamental landscaping surrounds the dome. Estimated seating capacity is 200.
Harvey’s Barn – This restored rustic facility has space for activities on the lower level and in the upper loft. The barn is equipped with electricity, ceiling fans, decorative lighting, restrooms, dressing rooms, a basic catering space and a small stage in the loft. Adjacent to the barn is a picnic area and garden gazebo. Maximum capacity is 136 people.
Brooks’ Pavilion – Adjacent to the two estate ponds is a covered pavilion. This former barn space has been restored. It now features a beautiful lawn setting near a pond, ornamental landscaping, picnic tables, ceiling fans, decorative lighting, electrical hookups, water, separate restrooms and a drive up/drop off space. Maximum capacity is 175.
Amphitheater – This special venue was built by the Friends of Allandale and mirrors the architectural style of the mansion. It has an open flat stage with tiered front steps, a dressing room, grass lawn seating, access to electrical hook ups for stage lighting/sound and open lawn seating on a gentle slope. Estimated seating capacity is 1,500 – 2,000.
Other Information– Tables and chairs are available to rent on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rental hours for Allandale vary and the facility office is closed on City holidays. Event parking is located at the front curved driveway and in designated grass areas. The Grounds of Allandale are open to the public dawn to dark, except when scheduled for events. Please call ahead to check event schedule.
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