Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens, 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL
Capacity: 50 people

About Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens

Tinker Swiss Cottage was built in 1865 by industrialist and former Rockford, Illinois Mayor, Robert Tinker. Over the years Robert added a Swiss Barn now used as the Visitor Center, Museum Store and Community Room, and beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds. A suspension bridge, replicating the original suspension bridge built in 1871, was completed in 2005. The bridge crosses Kent Creek and brings visitors to the Railroad Gardens, currently being restored with historically specific plantings.

Package Pricing

Photo Session
Attendees: 10 max | $100 /event
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

Barn lower level
Barn lower level
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Venue Types
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 50
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 2
  • Special Features: Beautiful grounds suitable for outdoor Weddings and events. Please call for outdoor events, max. capacity is 150. Tours of the Cottage can be arranged to become part of the event.
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 600
  • Year Renovated: 1943