The Old Franklin Schoolhouse is available to rent for fine events of up to 65 seated guests, and up to 80 for cocktails or presentations. All proceeds from these rentals are used for the upkeep and maintenance of this beautiful historic building.

It is an ideal space for fine events such as…

    • Bridal and Baby Showers
    • Christenings, Baptisms, Communion, and Confirmation Parties
    • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
    • Holiday Parties
    • Engagement Parties, Weddings, and Anniversary Celebrations
    • Family Dinners & Reunions
    • Corporate, Club, and Non-Profit Meetings
    • Community and Special Events
    • Seminars and Presentations

The fully air-conditioned building features a spacious main room with hardwood floors, an inviting vestibule, charming inglenook, raised stage or buffet area, piano, and coat closet. Eight round folding tables and 65 padded chairs are available for renter's use, as is the large, fully-equipped kitchen with stove, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher.  The width of the main room is just over 20 feet, and the length of the entire interior (including kitchen) is approximately 60 feet, providing nearly 1200 square feet of total space.

Its excellent location in the center of Metuchen and walking distance from the train station and local bus stops - as well as easy driving access to all major highways - makes it an ideal spot for parties and gatherings.

As of July 1, 2016, rentals for private parties and events are $400 per day, plus an additional $100 security deposit which is refundable upon inspection of the building. Discounts are available to non-profit groups and active B.I.L. members (for their personal use). Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of payment and security deposit.

For further information regarding reservations and availability, please fill out this short online FORM.  

Or, you may contact the Volunteer Rental Chair, Janena Benjamin, at 848-250-1258 (between 10am and 8pm) or at Please note that all rentals are subject to availability and terms of the CONTRACT, and a security deposit required for all rentals.  

Also, note that we are an all volunteer group and may not be able to return calls/texts/emails immediately.

Some Recent Compliments

"Thank you so much for maintaining the schoolhouse in such a lovely and meticulous way. It made such a great first impression on all the guests who came for my functions. Thank you!"

"Your little schoolhouse was the perfect setting for our event and charmed each of our guests."