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Classroom Studio Rentals

Garden Studio Interior
Garden Studio Interior
Classroom Studio Interior
Classroom Studio Interior

Make Your Own Memories

Homer Watson House & Gallery has 2 classroom studios for group meetings or activities. Our “Classroom Studio” under the Gallery and our “Garden Studio” around the side of the property come with tables and chairs. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the cost?

DAYTIME:

  • Classroom or Garden studio = $200 for 2 hour slot times, plus $100 for each additional hour.
  • Exhibition space = $450 for all three rooms for 2 hour slot times. No food or beverage. No access to Watson Studio.

EVENING:

  • Classroom or Garden studio = $350 for 2 hour slot times, plus $100 for each additional hour.
  • Exhibition space = $600 for all three rooms for 2 hour slot times. No food or beverage. No access to Watson Studio.

How many people can be accommodated?

  • The Classroom Studio can hold 60 standing or 40 sitting people
  • The Garden Studio can hold 90 standing or 60 sitting people
  • Exhibition spaces can hold 123 standing in all 3 rooms:
    • Cayley Room can hold 27 standing
    • Ferrie Room can hold 24 standing
    • Watson Gallery can hold 72 standing

Photography rental bookings:  

  • Indoor photography rentals are by individual request, please contact marketing@homerwatson.on.ca 
  • Outdoor photography is $70/hr. which includes use of our beautiful 3-acre grounds, including the Coach House stone patio, and the old fountain ruins and beside and behind the main house.
  • No staff committed to the photo shoot.  
  • Permit holders have priority during permitted hours.

All reservations are payable at time of booking
(10% discount for HWHG Members)

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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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