The Davidson Center
Events at the Davidson Center in the Jewish Quarter
The Davidson Center
Intimate events at the Southern Wall
Imagine being able to hold an intimate event at the Western Wall. Actually – why imagine?
Near the Dung Gate entrance, to the right of the path leading to the Western Wall and adjacent to the Southern Wall, is a stunningly beautiful archaeological garden, where worlds meet. This charming garden, which is filled with remnants and buildings from different eras, is located at the foot of the Western and Southern Wall, will transform your event from special to unforgettable.
The Davidson Center Archaeological Garden is home to findings from the days of the First and Second Temple, along with many other artefacts. Among the most exciting artefacts here, you’ll find the city wall from the time of the First Temple, the stairs leading up to the Temple, the original street from the Second Temple period, the stores and mikvehs that were used thousands of years ago by Jews of Jerusalem, pilgrims and others. Your event can take place amid these unique artefacts – an intimate event at the Southern Wall.
Behind every stone at this venue is a fascinating history. A history you’ll feel with every step, from the moment you set foot in the venue until you reach the chuppah, with every quiet prayer under the tallit at an Aliyah to the Torah, or with every glass you raise at a Bar and Bat Mitzvah. The garden offers a rich history, a magical atmosphere, a uniqueness and beauty that will stay with you and your guests.
If you’ve always dreamed of holding a special event at a unique venue, this is your opportunity to make that dream come true and add another moment to Jewish history.
You can hire this venue to celebrate: Weddings, Aliyah to the Torah, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, private events, social events. The garden includes a large floor space with several focal points suited to a range of different events. The space can be arranged and designed as required for the event.
In the heart of the garden is a spectacular large pergola, suitable for all types of events. The Pergola overlooks the Southern Wall, the Old City walls and the remnants of the main avenue from the Second Temple period.
Maximum number of guests: 1,200 persons.
The Kotel Courtyard
Next to the Southern Wall of Temple Mount is an intimate space, where you can hold a small special event. The space is ideal for serving refreshments and gathering after a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
Maximum number of guests: 100 persons.
This venue has disabled access.
A guided tour of the magnificent archaeological garden and a visit to the Davidson Center Museum can be combined with your event. Visits include presentations and exhibitions about the site’s artefacts. Among the activities offered is a video about the pilgrims, as well as a virtual model with a local guide who will take you on a journey through time to the Second Temple period. A dedicated tour up through the Jewish Quarter can also be added after your event.
Events can be held at this venue at any time of day.