Historic Rosedale Plantation is delighted to announce that groundbreaking for its new Events Pavilion began this week. Made possible through a generous gift from Ed and Agnes Weisiger, long time Rosedale supporters, the 3,000 square foot structure will be a welcome addition to the historic site which is located on North Tryon Street in Charlotte. The roofed, open-air pavilion is designed to accommodate groups up to 185 (seated) and will boast a custom fireplace and lush garden screenings. “This is a welcome addition to our beautiful meeting and wedding venue,” explained Historic Rosedale Plantation Board President Tom Spada. “We’re a historic site first, but expanding our event space makes good business sense and allows for the expansion of our role in the Charlotte community.” The 1815 Federal style home and verdant gardens have been the backdrop for many local functions. Executive Director Deborah Hunter added, “The Pavilion will enhance our programming capabilities here at Rosedale. Additionally, its open-air design allows for the house and gardens to shine, and not be overpowered by a disconnected, stand-alone space.” Historic Rosedale hosts house tours Thursday through Sunday, is a popular destination for out of town visitors, and has long been a go-to educational site for local schools and youth organizations, such as the girl scouts. Construction is scheduled to be completed in early October and will be celebrated with an old fashioned ribbon cutting ceremony.
During construction, we hope to continue our regular 1:30 and 3:00 tours on a Thursday – Sunday schedule. However, due to the changing nature of construction, please check our facebook, instagram, and this website to assure there has not been a change in tour schedules.