Create a beautiful event steeped in history and surrounded by breathtaking views.
The Library and Museum has five separate spaces available for rental: Smith Hall, the Dave Powers Room and the Atlantic Room all in the Stephen Smith Center; the Museum Pavilion and the Library Grounds.
The Smith Hall
The Smith Hall, with striking maple-paneling and a fabulous view of the Boston skyline, is perfect for forums, receptions and dinners.
Room Size: 5600 square feet, 67’ by 80’.
Availability: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 7 days per week.
Capacity: Forum: 500; Standing reception: 600; Sit-down dinner: 500
The Kennedy Library can be used to accommodate groups of up to 1,000 guests for standing receptions only. Both Smith Hall and the Museum Pavilion must be used. The fee for 600 to 700 guests is $9,000. A charge of $12 per person is assessed for each person over 700.The Museum Pavilion is available for a 90-minute cocktail reception at an additional fee of $1,500 when used in conjunction with Smith Hall.
The Museum Pavilion
The Museum Pavilion is a striking setting for dinners and receptions. The 115-foot high glass-walled space offers spectacular, panoramic views of Boston Harbor and the seas that President Kennedy loved so much.
Room Size: 5800 square feet, 76’ by 76’
Availability: evenings only, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 7 days
Capacity: Sit-down dinner: 350, Standing reception: 600
The Kennedy Library can be used to accommodate groups of up to 1,000 people for standing receptions only. Both Smith Hall and the Museum Pavilion must be used. The fee for 600 to 700 guests is $9,000. A charge of $12 per person is assessed for each person over 700.
The Library Grounds and Harborside Plaza
The Library Grounds and Harborside Plaza are available from mid-June to mid-September. This spectacular seaside setting is perfect for New England clambakes and other outdoor events. Tenting is not included in grounds fees.
Availability: Seasonal Only - 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 7 days
Please contact the Special Events Department at (617) 514-1582 for more information on outdoor entertaining.