Inside Gathering Spaces
Ferry Beach is a collection of spaces. There are many indoor spaces to gather in large and small groups. Whether staging a play or sharing intimate stories, Ferry Beach has a space to fit your need.
Rowland Auditorium "GAYLA Theatre"
Bird's eye view of GAYLA Theatre
This large space has a stage complete with professional sound and lighting. Many gather here for parties and dances (yes, there is a disco ball), Talent/No Talent Shows, Zumba, yoga, Karaoke, and large meetings. It also serves as a rain location for chapel services.
Rowland Meeting Rooms
Rowland has four meeting spaces on the first floor. The Ziegler Room is a comfortable space filled with couches and chairs (we're always looking for sturdy couches and donations to better furnish this space). The Murray Room can be set up with tables and chairs or couches. Two smaller meeting rooms - North and South - are joined by double doors. The South Room has a large sink with stainless steel counter and a half bathroom, making it a perfect spot for art workshops.
Quillen Lobby & Dolphin Room
The Quillen Lobby with its working fireplace is a cozy, yet non-private meeting space.
The Dolphin Room is Ferry Beach's old dining hall, which was converted to a large meeting space in 2012. When empty of furniture it functions as a dance rehearsal or yoga space, and with tables and chairs it easily conforms to a meeting room, art studio, writing sanctuary, or quilting party.
Ferry Beach Gathering Spaces
"Eleanor B. Forbes" Outdoor Chapel
Grove Circle with campfire
Rowland Auditorium "GAYLA Theater"
Rowland Meeting Rooms -
Ziegler, Murray, North, South
Earl Dolphin Room
Gardiner Living Room
Gardiner Indoor Porch
The DeWolfe Dining Hall/
Blanche Rowland Kitchen
A little of both:
Three-season Rose Pavilion
Dolphin Room in Quillen
DeWolfe Dining Hall & Blanche Rowland Kitchen
The newest addition to the Ferry Beach campus is the DeWolfe Dining Hall & Blanche Rowland Kitchen. Built in 2011, the Dining Hall is an open, airy space to meet for meals and, when planned in advance, other gatherings.
Read about meals at Ferry Beach here.
Cross Conference Room
This lower level, air conditioned space is perfect for meetings for 20-30 people, has a handicap accessible bathroom, and can have added tables, chairs or both. The space changes dramatically when filled with furniture, equipment and people!