100-104 W Main St Middletown MD 21769

Areas

For work, relaxation, events & more.

Take the work out of getting to work.

Find a desk or table to get your work done without the commute so you can be relaxed and free of the stress of traffic. Our large meeting rooms have modern projection equipment for presentations and seminars. Professional lighting and video equipment is on site to be reserved for documenting or broadcasting meetings and classes, live-streaming or recording your own video blogs.

The Living Room

The Living Room

Wrens's Nest's "Living" Room

Need a place to relax and gather yourself? Whether or not you have reserved one of our dedicated work spaces, we welcome everyone to relax in The Living Room for complementary coffee, tea, water and special treats – free of fees, with no subscription or reservation needed. Located in the original historic Stonebraker and Harbaugh Mercantile established ca. 1830, the Living Room space has welcomed generations to Middletown for almost 190 years. Even Jubal Early and his troops took advantage of free goodies in this very room before ransoming Middletown in September of 1864!

Rudy’s Hall

Rudy’s Hall

For work, relaxation, events & more.

Our largest meeting space is one of the most historic spaces in Middletown. Along with most sizable spaces in Middletown, it was used to treat the soldiers wounded in the Battle of South Mountain, which took place in September of 1864. The space was turned into an entertainment hall known as Rudy’s Hall after the war, hosting plays, musicals, dramatic readings, as well as serving as a de facto City Hall until the turn of the 20th Century.

The Hall is now again available to be reserved for meetings, seminars, lectures, receptions and is also equipped with flexible lighting to accommodate art showings.

The Reception Gallery

The Reception Gallery

When Samuel Harbaugh built his “substantial brick edifice” containing his home at the intersection of the National Road and the road to Trapp (now Jefferson), he made sure that the entrance of his home would exemplify Middletown hospitality in a grand manner. The original stair hall rising just steps from Main Street all the way to the third floor can now again greet visitors for receptions, seminars, meetings, or other gatherings. The Entrance Gallery can be reserved alone, or in conjunction with several of the main meeting areas, including direct access to the Veranda outdoors, and the Garden.

The Board Room

The Board Room

Meet in comfort in a formal area

Just off The Entrance Gallery, the Board Room overlooking the intersection of West Main and South Jefferson Streets is one of our more formal spaces. Suitable for meetings, seminars and receptions, it can be reserved alone, with the immediately adjacent Ante Room, or as a suite of three rooms including the Ante Room and Elva’s Parlor just beyond.

The Ante Room

The Ante Room

A large desk for private consultations

Suitable as a private meeting space, or a reception area for the adjacent Board Room and Elva’s Parlor, The Ante Room also contains a Powder Room en suite.

Miss Elva’s Parlor

Miss Elva’s Parlor

A more formal space

Miss Elva Shafer was born in this house and lived here until her death. One of several sisters, she lived to be over 100 years old, owned (and drove) one of the first automobiles in Middletown, and was renowned as a gracious Middletown hostess, entertaining the whole town in her raised garden overlooking South Jefferson and Washington Streets. The bay window in her Parlor was added to the building ca. 1890 and afforded her an excellent view of Middletown’s Square Corner.

The Executive Office

The Executive Office

One of our largest and most versatile offerings is The Executive Office. This space overlooks Middletown’s Square Corner as well as the new Heritage Park. The space can be outfitted to accommodate several work areas, seminar seating, table seating, or nothing at all for Receptions. It is easily accessible from Rudy’s Hall just across The Landing

The Reading Room

The Reading Room

Interact as a group

The Library is just off The Landing and is adjacent to as well as accessible from The Executive Office. It is also one of our largest and most versatile offerings. Outfitted with comfortable seating as well as tables and bookcases, it is a perfect space for book clubs, small gatherings, and more intimate and informal meetings.

The Kitchen Lab

The Kitchen Lab

A hands-on learning lab

Art classes, cooking demonstrations, gardening and horticultural lectures – these are all possible in the Kitchen Lab being made available with a sink, appliances, and an adjacent Bath for easy clean-up. The Kitchen Lab is adjacent to The Library to be able to accommodate larger groups and has direct access to the Upper Porch.

The Nest

The Nest

Cozy and introspective

The Nest, located just off the Upper Porch and adjacent to The Studio Lab is an ideal reservation when a small quiet private space is needed.

The Veranda

The Veranda

Work al fresco

Overlooking the Courtyard, and the Lawn beyond to Washington Street, The Veranda offers a cool shaded respite, and is accessible from both Miss Elva’s Parlor, The Entrance Gallery, and The Work Center

Upper Porch

Upper Porch

Work al fresco

A covered breezy space, ideal for taking in the air between meetings, or simply enjoying the Raised Garden below.

Courtyard

Courtyard

Meet or work outdoors

Planted with Crepe Myrtles, Boxwood, perennial beds, and home to one of the most beautifully trained Dogwoods in Middletown, The Courtyard can be used as an extension of the Living Room when not reserved for private gatherings. It is directly accessible from The Veranda as well as The Pantry.

The Long Gallery

The Long Gallery

Great for photography

Middletown and its surrounds are renowned for its accomplished artists and craftspeople influenced and inspired by the place once described as “one of the most beautiful prospects in America” – Middletown Valley. Stop by the Long Gallery to experience a never-ending kaleidoscope of local talent.

The Pantry

The Pantry

Snacks and chat

“What’s cooking?” Come and see – free coffee and tea!

Business Center

Business Center

Professional grade printer production

Once signed in to our network you can meet all your printing and copying needs with our high production and photo quality, large format printers and copiers.