Event Center

Historic Gentle House has been in use, by the public and Western, as an event center since 1983. The Gentle Family loved to entertain; their house was donated to the WOU Foundation by Catharine Gentle after she passed away so that it could continue to be a link between the community and university.

Contact us today to make a reservation!


Sitting next to Gentle Acres, Century Farm, and surrounding Gentle House, the gardens are home to century old plants as well as trees that predate the house itself.

Upkeep of the gardens is made possible by Polk County Master Gardeners and Friends of Gentle House Volunteers.

November Special

Book Historic Gentle House for your company holiday party and receive 15% off social event rates! That's four hours on the weekend for just $170. Click here to read more about our social event rates. Your holiday party can be scheduled for any day (based on availability) November through January.