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Event and Conference Rentals

Our seaside grounds and flexible event space can accommodate a diversity of events such as clambakes, corporate meetings, cocktail receptions, banquet dinners, academic symposiums, and corporate, government, or academic functions. Our experienced event staff can easily coordinate your catering needs and equipment rentals. We cannot accommodate weddings at this time.

  • Available 7 days a week (except state and Suffolk County holidays)
  • Accessible by public transportation
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Free parking

Information and Bookings
(617) 727-1027
specialevents@sec.state.ma.us

Available Rental Spaces

2,400 square feet of versatile space capable of meeting your guest's diverse needs. With full-length windows and access to a charming balcony, this room is a wonderful setting for a lecture, workshop, casual business lunch or banquet dinner. Our exclusive booking system guarantees you will have the facility to yourself. A conference room is available for smaller meetings or breakout sessions.

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capacity

300
Reception

130
Banquet

175
Theater

70
Classroom

Patriot Room conference: people standing around tables. One room, many uses.
Patriot Room conference: indoor cocktail reception for an exhibit opening.
Patriot Room conference: podium with chairs set up. Set up for a classroom workshop.
Patriot Room conference: table set up. A table set for a private event in the Patriot Room.
Patriot Room conference: balconey with table and chairs

Our seaside grounds are the ideal location for a tented clambake, cocktail reception, corporate family outing, rehearsal dinner, or a delightful banquet dinner. The Museum Grounds can host intimate parties and large affairs alike.

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capacity

350
Seated banquet

1,050
Cocktail reception

Apr–Oct
Availability

10,800
Square Feet (ft²)

Museum grounds: Stonehenge and the garden on a summer day
Museum grounds: A sculpture often referred to as Stonehenge.
Museum grounds: A gorgeous ocean view from the lawn.
Museum grounds: Over 300 guests can fit inside a large tent on the lawn.
Museum grounds: A view of the Archives property.
Museum grounds: A typical set-up for an outdoor banquet.

Planning a larger event? Rent both the outdoor and indoor facility, including the lobby, access to the Commonwealth Museum, the Patriot Room and the Museum Grounds for your event. You may choose this option in order to have hors d'oeuvres and cocktails in the lobby or as a back-up to an outdoor event in case of rain.

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capacity

400
Indoor

1,100
Total

4,300
Indoor ft²

15,000
Total ft²

Entire facility: Guests enjoy a delicious buffet in the lobby.
Entire facility: A view of the Archives building from the lawn.
Entire facility: From the Upper Lawn, looking outward.
Entire facility: One of Massachusetts’ hidden jewels.
Entire facility: Blooming flowers near the entrance to the Archives.
Entire facility: Guests arriving in the lobby before an event.