Private Event Rentals

Set back from Main Street in North Easton, on ground adjoining the Ames Free Library, is a perfect example of what Andrew Jackson Downing would have called “a tasteful cottage on a smiling lawn.”

Queset House, named for the stream which winds through the grounds, is a stone house of English Gothic style. The house has beautiful walled gardens, sloping lawns, and a pathway to the restored Italianate Queset Garden.  The lovely wood paneled main floor has several large rooms, including a kitchen and two bathrooms and is ideal for small-to-medium sized events.

Queset House is a casually elegant, affordable option that gives you the flexibility to design a memorable, personalized occasion.  This house is an historic building and part of the Ames Free Library Campus. Because of the unique nature of our property, event times are limited. If you are interested in hosting an event here, please fill out the form below.  

Queset House can accommodate parties of up to 40 people. Please note that we are no longer able to accommodate weddings of any size.

For fees and other information, please find the attached printable document below the form, or view the online Queset House Rental Guide. You can also contact us at

  • Queset House can be rented for private events while the Ames Free Library is closed.
  • Rooms within Queset House can be used for private meetings while the Ames Free Library is open.
  • Queset Garden can be rented for scenic events.