The fee is $100.00 per hour for the first two (2) hours and $50.00 for every hour over two for up to 46 guests. For parties larger than 46, there will be an added charge of $5.00 per extra person. There is no charge for the hour of prep time and the hour of cleanup time.
Fees include tour guides (appropriate for the number of guests), cost of all utilities and attendance of the site staff (to handle special problems or emergencies.)
Fees DO NOT include the following:
- Catering (food, beverages, serving costs)
- Liability insurance
- Applicable Permits
- Additional furniture that is not on the premise (chairs, tables, coat racks)
A security deposit of $ 100.00, the fee for the first two hours ($200), and the signed contract are required to reserve a date. The deposit, fee, a signed waiver, and a signed contract should be sent to the Macon County Conservation District, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, Il 62521. Checks should be made payable to the Governor Oglesby Mansion.
The Mansion prefers a minimum of four weeks between the reservation being made and the scheduled event. Immediately after use of the Mansion and the Owner’s inspection of the premises, you will be billed for any additional hours less the security deposit or an amount owed for cleaning, damage, etc. Payment is expected within seven (7) days. If there was no damage to the house, the security deposit will be returned to you. If an event must be canceled for any reason, the Mansion must be notified immediately. A processing fee of $25 will be retained, and the remaining $75 of the security deposit will be returned.