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: 500; Sit-down dinner: 500

FEES

Guests  
Daytime
 Evening
 1-150  $2,500  $3,300
 151-300  $3,900  $5,100
 301-450  $4,900  $6,900
 451-600  $5,900  $8,700

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. For events that go past 10 pm, there is a $1,000 per hour charge up until 12 Midnight.

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 per week.

Capacity: Sit-down dinner: 350, Standing reception: 500

FEES

Guests  
 Evening
 1-150  $4,300
 151-300  $6,100
 301-500  $7,900

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 Learning Center Classroom

The Learning Center Classroom, with a beautiful view of Dorchester Bay, is the perfect setting for a VIP reception, luncheon, or board meeting.

Room size: 1,800 square feet

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: Theater style: 80; Standing Reception: 100; Seated Dinner: 100

FEES

Guests  
Daytime
 Evening
 1-100  $2,500  $3,300

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 per week.

Please contact the Special Events Department at 617-514-1582 for more information on outdoor entertaining.

Arrangement in the Smith Hall Crescent

Smith Hall Terrace

Smith Hall enhanced with blue lighting

Learning Center set up for dinner

The Learning Center setup for a dinner event.