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Curtis Hall & Arboretum

Curtis Hall and Arboretum’s renovation project will be complete in May. Curtis Hall & Arboretum’s. Jeffrey A. Miller Catering has partnered with the Township to serve as the exclusive caterer for weekend events at Curtis Hall. Jeffrey A. Miller’s has professional expertise in managing historic properties, and has helped oversee the considerable capital improvements including a new floor, new brides and groom rooms, new bathrooms, wall mural, painting, improved parking lot, and enhancements to the grounds and landscaping.

Curtis Hall & Arboretum terrace Side

Elegant Curtis Hall was once the music room and ballroom in the lavish Curtis estate.  The arboretum was founded by Mary Louise Curtis Bok, founder of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in honor of her father, Cyrus Curtis. Cyrus Curtis was an American publisher of magazines and newspapers, including the Ladies' Home Journal and The Saturday Evening Post. The landscaping was originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, landscape architect for New York City’s Central Park. The arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Curtis Hall offers a uniquely beautiful setting on a historical site for weddings, anniversaries or other special events. The lavish hall seats 100 and accommodates 150 for cocktail affairs, and features ornate ceiling and crown work, new hardwood floors, and a mural depicting the rolling wooded landscape offering a romantic setting for dining and dancing. Kitchen facilities, a stage, ample parking and handicapped access to the main floor are available. The flagstone terrace offers a climate controlled tent that can seat 175 to 200 guests. The space also offers surface parking for  100 vehicles and handicapped access to the main floor of the Hall.

Curtis tent Cakes
For information on renting Curtis Hall for
Weekend Events please contact the Jeffrey A. Miller Catering company,  email Laura Shoup at 
or call 
at 215-460-3300.

For Weekday Events contact the Township via Shimaine Brown at or at 215-885-2428.


Main entrance located on Church Road (Rte. 73) between Washington Lane and Greenwood Avenue, opposite the Crestview Convalescent Home and Reconstructionist Rabbinical College; convenient to the 309 Expressway.

Curtis garden

Cheltenham Township   ~   8230 Old York Road   ~   Elkins Park, PA 19027
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM
Phone: 215-887-1000   ~   Fax: 215-887-1561
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