Rent the “Garden Cottage” at Hershey Gardens!

Whether it’s a child’s birthday or a special event, celebrate it surrounded by beauty at Hershey Gardens! Bring your group to enjoy the picturesque Garden Cottage and its quaint patio, which sits on a hill overlooking the gardens.

The Garden Cottage sits on a hill overlooking the gardens, just north of the Conservatory.
  • Recommended maximum capacity is 30 people.
  • Rental fee is $400 ($350 for members). Admission is charged for each guest: $11.50 for juniors (ages 12 and under) and $14.50 for adults/seniors in the party.
  • The rental fee is required when making reservation. Deposit is refundable if reservation is canceled at least 48 hours in advance.
  • The rental fee includes use of the Cottage from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tables and chairs are provided: five 5-ft round tables, and one two 6-ft rectangular tables and one 4-ft table. Renter may bring table coverings.
  • Event guests are welcome to visit the Butterfly Atrium and explore the Gardens during and after the event, during normal operating hours.
  • Renters may bring their own desserts, snacks and beverages.
  • A variety of catering options are available through our exclusive caterer, Lisa’s Cafe on Chocolate. Please contact them directly at 717.508.1729. Please note that all food items must stay inside the Garden Cottage.
  • Optional Add-On: Invite a Zoology Zone animal or insect to your Garden Cottage event! Our animal handler may bring frogs, snakes, lizards or tarantulas for a 30-minute information session. Also includes optional guest handling of Madagascar hissing cockroaches. $75 fee.

The following items are not permitted:

  • Balloons and glitter
  • Sports equipment and toys
  • Alcoholic beverages

Email or call Vera Kolstrom for more information or to check availability: or 717.508.5970.

Featuring french doors and a stone terrace, the Garden Cottage was originally built in 1938 as the Hershey Estates Gardeners Sales Shop and Office.