Greater Light Garden

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood off upper Main Street, Greater Light was originally a livestock barn and later converted into a summer home and art studio by eclectic Quaker sisters Gertrude and Hanna Monaghan in the 1930s.

This magical venue is like no other on the island, with twelve-foot, hand-forged iron gates, stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, and a lush secret garden.

Greater Light shines for small outdoor gatherings in the garden.  Perfect for a romantic wedding ceremony, vintage-style tea parties, and more!

More Information

Events Rental Manager 508 228 1894 ext. 116

To better assist you, please complete the Venue Request Form

Dimensions and Capacity

Please speak with Event Manager for specific garden dimensions.
  • Guests 40-60


  • Modern restroom facilities
  • Historic site tour guides available
  • Event chairs available
  • NHA staff present throughout entire event

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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