The Federal style sandstone mansion, circa 1905, features the modern conveniences of Wi-Fi and easy to use catering kitchen. Hand crafted wood paneling detail the West and East wings and the formal dining room. Handicapped accessible with spacious front and rear patios.
Multi tent set Backyard
Oak Room meeting set
Buffet set DR
The Field House
The Field House at Bryn Du built in the mid 1990's has 7,200 square feet on its main level, a beautiful balcony area and expansive wooden cathedral ceiling. The Bryn Du Field House also has two spacious outdoor patio areas. The Field House is an ideal facility for tradeshows, sports functions, weddings and other community events.
FH Interior pole lighting
FH Long table set
FH patio set
FH Business Conference
FH Theatre set
Quilt Show set
FH Floor plan
The Carriage House
Renovated in 2014 this 1,200 square foot Arts & Craft style space offers two rooms of distinct charm best suited for rehearsal dinners, meetings, small parties, and other community events. Complete with kitchen, wi-fi and projection screen.
CH Rehearsal Dinner set
Rehearsal Dinner set2
The Art Center
Originally the power house housing the generators for the farm, today the Art Center offers art Classes for all ages.
Check out everything the Bryn Du Art Center has to offer.
Art Center interior
The Laundry House-Artist-In-Residence
This quaint building known as the Laundry House has been converted into a unique apartment and studio for our Artist-In-Residence program. The building provided a solid base for repurposing, and many original architectural details were maintained. It now boasts it's own cottage like living spaces as well as a studio area for the artist to work.
Front of AIR cottage
AIR front door with staircase to 2nd Fl.
AIR work space on 1st Fl.
AIR Kitchen on 1st Fl.
AIR Living Space on 2nd Fl.
AIR walk-in closet
AIR bathroom on 2nd Fl.
The Spring House
Formerly the Spring House, now a working "green room" support facility for performers. This space is complete with a community amphitheater and stage for community concerts and other outdoor performances.
Spring House Stage
Stage Ribbon Cutting
The Historic Barn
The great white barn that has graced the Bryn Du Estate for the last century used to house prize winning horses belonging Sallie Jones Sexton of the Jones family, former owners of the estate.
Today it is home to the new Bryn Du Quilt Barn Square. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Bryn Du Art Show in 2019, visitors to the show helped paint the square together as a community. Various quilt barn square patterns were merged to create one very special square representing the past, present and future of Bryn Du and the local community. The Ohio star anchors the pattern with its red, white and blue colors. A variation of the wedding ring pattern graces the corners of the square to represent the couples who have chosen to begin their married lives at Bryn Du. The green and charcoal railroad pattern represents the John Sutphin Jones family, long-time owners of the Mansion, who made their fortune from railroads and coal. The green color itself highlights the past farmland of Bryn Du and the current Great Lawn. In the center of the square visitors will find the school house quilt pattern representing Granville's core roots in education. Finally, the school house is surrounded by a paint palette to represent Bryn Du's dedication to arts and culture in our community. The palette paint colors themselves highlight each of the local schools (blue: Granville Exempted School District, purple: Granville Christian Academy, green: Welsh Hills School, red: Denison University). The square can be found on the East side of our large historic white barn towards the back of the Bryn Du property.
Thank you to the Granville Community Foundation for their grant toward replacement of 15 of the barn's 34 windows in 2021!
This space is not available for rental at this time. Merely enjoyment.
July 2019 Mounting Square
The Great Lawn
The Great Lawn at Bryn Du is 32 acres of open, level field spreading southward from the mansion. This space is currently home to many area athletic teams and sporting events including Sunday afternoon polo.
Play Polo LLC
CC Great Lawn
The Formal Garden
Bryn Du's Formal Garden redesign began in 2009 as part of the Bryn Du Commission's Master Plan. It is comprised of Green Mountain Boxwood on it's north and western perimeters, Oak Leaf Hydrangea at the north and southern entrances, and pink Spirea on the eastern perimeter wall. Inside in the late spring the entire garden bursts to life with pink Peonies. The fountain garden area is home to the lion head spigot spewing water into a large stone bowl surrounded by a variety of Daffodils in the spring and Autumn Joy Sedums in the fall. The southern end hides a secret garden through the arch covered in Clematis and Trumpet Vine. Hardy Crane's bill, Pachychandra, and yellow Epimedium round out most of the plantings in this lovely almost secluded space.
The Formal Garden is available for ceremonies when the Mansion is booked in conjunction.
Yellow Daffodil Close Up
FG Peonies in bloom
Wedding set toward arch
Summer FG set
Set toward Mansion
The Prairie Garden
In 2018 in partnership with the Granville Garden Club, the former estate tennis courts developed by Dave Longaberger in the 1990s started their evolution into what will become a unique prairie garden. Complete with a wide variety of native plants the Garden Club has also contributed funds for the installation of stone walkways that radiate out from the center where the original two-story gazebo dominates the garden. The space is a work in progress currently but will be another quiet respite from the rest of the world for gardeners and nature lovers upon it's completion.
This space is not available for rental at this time. Merely enjoyment.
Prairie Garden pathway
The Gardener's Cottage
The Gardener's Cottage was the original Carriage House on the estate before the days of motorcars. When Mr. Jones bought the property in 1905 he ushered in a new era of transportation, being known as one of the first in Granville to have one of the new motorcars available to the wealthy. With his new acquisition, he built a new Carriage House or Garage to house it in the late teens. So the older carriage house is now home to implements to care for the gardens here on the estate.
This space is not available for rental at this time. Merely useful.
We hope the information here is helpful in making your facility choice and in planning your event at Bryn Du. It is encouraged that you contact us soon regarding space availability, pricing, and to schedule a tour of our facilities.
Event Flexibility & Control
At Bryn Du you have great flexibility and control in determining the details of your function. Unlike other facilities, you are not limited to a list of approved caterers and service providers. You select the caterer and service providers of your choice to meet your needs. We can give you great suggestions.
The facilities at Bryn Du are available year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. Submit an Availability Inquiry by clicking here.
Facilities & Site Inspection
Tours of Bryn Du are available by appointment only. Call (740) 587-7053 to schedule your tour.
A reservation, with deposit, is required to hold your event location and date. Your date and facility is not guaranteed until a fully executed use agreement is completed.
There are three venues at Bryn Du. The Carriage House has tables and chairs. The Mansion offers use of banquet tables and chairs on a first-come, first-served basis for the Mansion only. The Fieldhouse is a beautiful empty building. We can help you select a provider for additional table, seating, linen and décor choices. (See our Vendor Resource Guide)
Food & Beverage
You may select the caterer of your choice or coordinate your own food and beverage needs. We love to give you suggestions for caterers that have provided great service to our guests. Limited catering facilities are on-site. Please have your caterer contact Bryn Du prior to your scheduled function. (See our Vendor Resource Guide)
Service providers accessing the property in addition to caterers, such as, event rentals, florists, photographers, musicians/DJs/entertainment, etc. will need to contact Bryn Du prior to your scheduled event. (See our Vendor Resource Guide)
Alcohol is permitted at Bryn Du with appropriate liability insurance provided by the Applicant.
Applicant is to provide general liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million dollars. The Village of Granville and Bryn Du Commission shall be the named additional insured on the policy and applicant shall provide a written endorsement of additional insured status from the insurance company. Most times your insurance person can give us what is necessary but another way is to contact www.eventhelper.com and it is an affordable way to take care of this request.
Below is a list of requirements necessary for serving alcohol at your function.
A fully executed use agreement for facilities at Bryn Du.
An alcohol use permit which is a part of your Bryn Du contract (download form below and submit to Byrn Du or fill out on site with your contract signing)
Limited liability coverage of $1 million naming Bryn Du Commission and the Village of Granville as additional insured, see above.
The permit holder shall be responsible for ensuring that alcoholic beverages are not served to minors
Compliance with Bryn Du Rules of Conduct (below)
General Rules of Conduct
The contract holder shall be responsible for maintaining order at the reserved facility both inside any building and on the grounds. The contract holder shall remain on the premises at all times.
Persons using the facility are responsible for complying with State and Village regulations, including Bryn Du Facility Rules and Regulations.
No smoking is permitted in any building on the Bryn Du property
There will be no disruptive noise, or inappropriate conduct, that will infringe on the reasonable privacy of other individuals.
No disruptive noise after 10:00pm and no outdoor amplified sound is permitted after 10:00pm in accordance with Village of Granville ordinances.
The contract holder shall be responsible for ensuring that the activities conducted are contained within the area that is reserved.
Glass containers for alcoholic or other beverages are prohibited on Bryn Du playing fields.
The reserved facility shall be left in a state of cleanliness and good repair.
The sales or dispensing of alcoholic beverages at reserved facilities are prohibited unless proper permits, licenses and written permission from Bryn Du management is obtained.
The host is responsible for the conduct of their guests.