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What's Happening at Sonnenberg Gardens

Events Calendar

Whether it's attending one of Sonnenberg's special events, like the Annual Saturday Mothers' Tea or planning a private event of your own to host on the grounds, there's a multitude of things to do! Host a wine-and-cheese party after-hours in our Finger Lakes Wine Center Tasting Room or come to one of our wine-themed seasonal events, such as Roses & Rosés. Make reservations for May or August teas at our Mansion, book a training seminar or class in our Carriage House, or celebrate career achievements with members of your company at a business reception. In addition, we are now offering private rental options in the off-season at select site locations, and there are seasonal special events that enable you to enjoy Sonnenberg year-round. Take a closer look at everything Sonnenberg has to offer!

Admissions info / Driving Directions

Please note: Event schedule subject to change. All event reservations are non-refundable and payment must be made at time of registration. If questions, please email or call 585-394-4922.



2014 Events

2014 Season: Vanishing Acts Exhibit. Sonnenberg is pleased to be able to offer the exhibit, Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat. This exhibit, produced by the Morton Arboretum in association with the Global Trees Campaign, takes a look threatened and endangered trees around the world and the importance of saving them. This exhibit will feature guides and activity pages for tree and conservation fans of all ages. It is an excellent resource for parents, teachers, and home-schoolers wishing to teach or learn more about ecology, stewardship, and how we can take action to make a positive difference to the natural world around us. For more details on the exhibit or to schedule a field trip, please contact us at 585-394-4922 or


October 11:  Fall Gardening Symposium, Join us for a day-long seminar with Vincent Simeone on how to use trees and shrubs to create visual interest and appeal all year long in your gardens and landscaping. Vincent will be presenting three lectures: Popular Flowering Trees & Shrubs, Old-Fashioned Trees & Shrubs, & Four Season Gardening with Woody Plants. Lunch & book-signing included. $85/General Admission, $75/Sonnenberg Members. Prepaid reservations required. Register & read more...

October 17, 18, 19, 24 & 25: Mansion Mysteries, 7 – 9 pm except for special matinee performance (4 - 6 pm) on 10/19. Come take part in a "whodunit" at Sonnenberg! Guests will have a chance to take part in this live-theater event by uncovering the clues that will solve the mystery and bring the guilty party -or parties- to justice! Light refreshments along with a cash wine bar will be provided. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. Guests are welcome to further participate in the fun, if they so desire, by attending in costume. Prepaid reservations required. $24/General; $20/Sonnenberg Members and Youths (Ages 12 - 18). Read more & register...

October 26: Haunted Garden Stroll, 6-8:30 pm, Join us -- if you dare! -- for a "haunted" stroll through the Sonnenberg grounds. Hear strange Sonnenberg tales from the last 127 years that will leave you in goosebumps! Be ready for spooky characters during the walk - you never know who or what might be lurking or watching! Will it be an apparition of a Civil War general who died in the mansion? Or perhaps the Lady in Black who continues to walk the grounds? What other macabre visitations or weird sights will you experience?? $5/person, under 5 FREE. Read more...

October 31: Sonnenberg closes for the season

December 6:  Holiday Home Tour, 11 am - 4 pm, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park is conducting a beautiful tour of selected homes and historic sites in historic Canandaigua. Participants are able to enter the homes and sites. Sonnenberg Mansion will also be open to the public and festively decorated on the day of the tour.  There will be a 2 pm performance of carolers from the Canandaigua Middle School in the Mansion and refreshments will be served throughout the day. A free shuttle bus will be available to tour participants throughout the day. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 the day of the tour and may be purchased after November 1st at Canandaigua National Bank, Sweet Expressions and Renaissance Goodie II and at the Sonnenberg Gardener's Cottage.See the beautiful and historic home of Canandaigua decorated for the holiday season.  Tickets on sale starting November 1.

December 13: Christmas Gala Ball,
 4:30 pm - 9 pm. Join us for a formal black-tie event featuring music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and a cash wine bar all in the Sonnenberg Mansion decorated for the holidays! Tickets for the Ball are $55/person, $45/Sonnenberg Members. Formal attire and prepaid reservations are required.


No Pets Allowed (except handicap service animals)
Latitude 42.89 ( 42°, 53') - Longitude -77.27 (-77°, 16')

151 Charlotte Street • Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 394-4922 • (585) 396-7433
Fax: (585) 394-2192
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