General Guidelines

  1. All rentals are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees of the Sylvania Historical Village.
  2. Smoking is prohibited in all of our buildings.
  3. Renters are responsible for renting tables and chairs and arranging with rental company and Sylvania Historical Village Staff to schedule delivery and pick up.
  4. All spaces must be vacated by 11:00 PM.
  5. Alcohol service is prohibited in the buildings or on the grounds unless the rental party obtains appropriate licenses and/or permits as required by state and local law.
  6. Renters are responsible for cleanup and proper disposal of trash following the event. Return of rental tables, chairs and other decorations is the responsibility of the renters.


  1. Reservations may be arranged through the Sylvania Historical Village office. Appointments are requested for planning and scheduling of all events. Office phone is (419) 517-5533 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  1. An initial deposit of 50% of the rental fee is required to hold the reservation.
  2. In addition, a security deposit of $50 is due with the down payment. If the facility is left in good condition following the event, the security deposit will be deducted from the final bill.
  3. Final payment is due two weeks prior to the event.
  4. Sylvania Historical Village reserves the right to require additional payment in case of damage to buildings or property caused by leasing individual, group or organization.
  5. Cancellations received less than 14 days from a contracted scheduled event date will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the full payment plus the $50 security fee.


Decoration Policy

  1. No open flames (candles or lanterns) permitted.
  2. No decorations can be attached to the walls of the buildings unless approved by the Sylvania Historical Village.
  3. No confetti, rice, bird seed or glitter allowed.
  4. All electrical needs must be cleared by the Sylvania Historical Village staff and/or Board ahead of the event.
  5. The Sylvania Historical Village will provide access for decorating/rehearsals as early as possible. If the facility is available the day prior to the event guests may have access to decorate for a 4 hour time period for an additional fee of $100.00.