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About Us. Our Story. Our Niche. Media/Press.

About Us


Rated the #1 Preferred Event Venue in Trenton, NJ in a recent online business survey, we are best known for our ideal location, our friendly customer service, ample parking and versatility to transform into a variety of settings to fulfill the purpose of each occasion. Our 8,000 square foot, four-level, indoor/outdoor multi-purpose facility is used for all kinds of events: repasts, baby showers, gender reveal parties, bridal showers, pop-up marketplaces, poetry and spoken word events, seminars, meetings, fundraisers, child and adult birthday celebrations, and much more.

In addition to offering event rental space, the Conservatory Mansion also serves as headquarters to a number of cultural and community arts organizations and businesses: PROJECTS UNLIMITED, LLC, THOMAS GRICE ACADEMY OF MUSIC, BEYOND EXPECTATIONS (Teen Filmmaking and Leadership Program), GOOD COMPANY (Classic Soul/R&B Cover Band) and FS MEDIA (Sound and Audio-recording).  Our in-house non-profit entity, CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY (COMPAS), plays significant roles in several collaborative city-wide community-based, mission-focused projects that will help to revitalize NJ's Capital City, namely, Arts for Any Given Child TRENTON and the Garden State Agrihood Project (GSAP).


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Our Story


If anyone were to tell me I'd someday co-own the same place where I took piano lessons as a pre-teen/teenager two decades prior, chances are I probably would not have believed it. Fast forward to 2005, the year when my husband Sterick and I purchased the historic, four-story Victorian-style brownstone and former home to the world-renowned Trenton Conservatory of Music for nearly a century. For me, building upon the rich legacy of the previous occupants was a no-brainer, and that is why the Conservatory Mansion remains a place where music lessons and dance classes are offered, where rehearsal studios for the visual and performing arts is available, and where small to mid-size indoor/outdoor private and public events of all types are held. As Trenton natives who remember having access to all kinds of free and affordable community activities, and art and cultural experiences in the city that helped mold and shape us into who we are t0day, we also recognize(d) the number of world-class musicians and creative artists in the area that are in need of a place to instruct, perform and/or display their talent, as well as the abundance of entrepreneurs, social, civic, cultural and non-profit organizations seeking rental space locally and the lack of choices available. Thus, dubbed "social entrepreneurs" by many who have known and have worked closely with us over the years, our decision to meet the desires and demands of our native Trenton has been and remains the mission, vision  and the number one priority of our busines. 


Our Niche


What makes us different from our competitors is our willingness to help other businesses prosper by sharing and referring them to our interested customers in search of specific services such as DJs, event planners, caterers, party rental companies (for tents, designer seating and more) photographers, etc. With our NEW e-business directory, it is our goal to bring attention to and more importantly help increase revenue for the many talented entrepreneurs from within and outside our city, especially those that have been hired by our customers and have made their events unique, memorable and successful.


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Jacqui Ivey


2015 Trenton 365 Interview with Jacque Howard
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Media & Press Corner

Planet Trenton

(Weekend Artscope: Predictions-and-picks for Nov 2-4)

The Conservatory Mansion in Trenton-Times of Trenton

(photos courtesy of Michael Mancuso/

The Sandbox

(blog by Kim Pearson, TCNJ Professor, IMM Dept.)

Muses making new music at Trenton Conservatory

(article by Community News)


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