Unique Boston Event Venues

An Event Venue of Distinction

The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is available for events after 6:00pm, 7 days a week.
The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is a spectacular event setting. Located in the middle of Fort Point Channel along Boston Harbor, the site offers breathtaking waterfront and cityscape views. A venue unlike any other in Boston, the 18th century colonial details throughout, the site provides an event space with a unique atmosphere.

The delightfully engaging ambience of the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum transforms any event – a cocktail reception, seated dinner, or business meeting – into a truly memorable, truly Boston experience.

Venue Facilities

The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is available for events seven days a week, beginning at 6pm. Five unique venue rental options offer the opportunity to host a unique and customized event.


Abigail’s Tea Room and Terrace

Abigail’s Tea Room & Terrace is a charming, spacious indoor event space that reflects the quiet elegance of the 18th Century. Floor to ceiling windows surround the room with spectacular views of the waterfront and contemporary glass-clad office towers. A pair of double doors opens to the covered Terrace, where additional seating is available.
Cocktail Reception 140 people; Seated Dinner 100 people
Rental Fee: $5000 in season; $3000 off season

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Griffin’s Wharf

In the summer season, the expansive deck of Griffin’s Wharf offers a unique atmosphere for early evening receptions. Board the 18th century ships and add an optional interactive element to the event.
Cocktail Reception 140 people (subject to weather)
Rental Fee: $5000

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Abigail’s Tea Room, Terrace & Griffin’s Wharf

From late spring to early fall, Abigail’s Tea Room & Terrace and Griffin’s Wharf can be used simultaneously for events. For up to 100 guests, Griffin’s Wharf is a wonderful place for a reception, followed by a seated dinner in Abigail’s Tea Room & Terrace. For larger groups, the combination of GW and Abigail’s offers guest the opportunity to enjoy mingling throughout the site while enjoying food stations and bars set in various locations.
Rental Fee: $6000
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Abigail’s Tea Room & Terrace and Griffin’s Wharf plus Ship Experience

This package includes rental of both event spaces with the added bonus of a Ship Experience. Invite your guests to board our 18th century replica ships, interact with a Son & Daughter of Liberty, engage in stories of the people, events and consequences that let up to the American Revolution. The highlight of every event will be to “dump the tea into the sea!”
Rental Fee: $8000.00
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Revelry on Griffin’s Wharf

Revelry is a fully immersive experience for event guests. Colonial performers representing varies trades and social classes interact with guests who then become part of a bustling colonial wharf. Hands on activities, games, storytelling and interactive performances will bring history alive. Revelry also includes the boarding of two full size 18th century replica ships to meet the crews and participate in the tossing of the East India tea into Boston Harbor.
Revelry: 200 people
Rental Fee: $10,000

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Venue Rental Fee & Policy Information

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Preferred Caterers
  • eat meets west

    East Meets West
    East Meets West has been one of Boston’s foremost catering companies since 1989 and is able to draw upon almost 25 years of culinary and event management experience to provide seamless and memorable events.

    Our Event Planners will customize each menu to reflect the specific needs, budget and taste of every client and our professional event staff will provide unparalleled service and attention to detail.

    For more information about East Meets West, please contact Brian Rice at 617-269-2662 or at brice@emwcatering.com. www.eastmeetswestcatering.com

  • the firehouse catering

    The Fireplace Catering
    For more than 13 years, The Fireplace Catering, located in Brookline Massachusetts, has not only catered the spectrum of corporate and social events but also specializes in themed events.

    As a full service caterer with the heart of a local restaurant, The Fireplace Catering brings together hearty cuisine with impeccable service and genuine hospitality. With a focus on the bounty of New England and its Colonial influences, only locally sourced, fresh and in-season ingredients are served.The Fireplace Catering is a Certified Green Caterer.

    For more information about The Fireplace Catering, please contact Laurie Stuehmer at 617-975-1900 or info@fireplacerest.com. www.fireplacerest.com/parties-catering/catering/

  • gourmet caterers

    Gourmet Caterers
    For more than 35 years, Gourmet has served the people of the greater Boston area from the city’s most exclusive rooms to its most public spaces.

    Exclusive caterer to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum and Granite Links Golf Club, Gourmet is a Boston institution, renowned for its talented chefs and gracious staff, and for creating unforgettable events with a singular level of expertise.

    For more information about Gourmet Caterers, please contact Melinda Graziano at 857-728-2095 or melindag@gourmetcaterers.com. www.gourmetcaterers.com/

  • capers catering

    Capers Catering
    For over 20 years, award-winning Capers Catering has been an innovator the Boston catering market with unique spins on classic dishes, event design, and presentations. We have worked to establish relationships with local farmers to provide our clients with customized locally sourced menus presented with care.

    Owner and author, Emma Roberts and her team of experienced event professionals enjoy establishing long term relationships with each client. Capers’ prides itself on responsive customer service and care for the environment. Capers excels in listening to our client’s ideas and objectives, creating customized menus and event plans for executing even the most ambitious signature styles.

    Call us today at 781-279-5100 to discuss your event.

  • summer shack

    Capers Catering
    Summer Shack’s food is prepared by highly skilled, professional chefs and served by our friendly, knowledgeable staff under the leadership of world-renowned Chef and Cookbook author, Jasper White, whose philosophy is “Food is Love”.

    Our catering offerings are limited to our popular Classic Summer Shack Clambake or Lobster Clambake.

    For more information about Summer Shack, please contact Amy Hudson at 617-669-8552 or at ahudson@shackfoods.com. www.summershackrestaurant.com

  • Photographers
  • Colleen Dolan Photography
    www.matchmadestudios.com
  • Michael Hogan Photography & Designs
    www.michaelhoganphotography.com
  • Michael Blanchard Photography
    www.michaelblanchard.com
  • DJ
  • Michael Hogan Photography & Designs
    617-953-8035
    galantedjservices@gmail.com
  • Flowers
  • Winston Flowers
    131 Newbury St.
    Boston, MA. 02116
    800-457-4901
  • Flora Lab
    326 A Street
    Boston, MA. 02210
    617-413-9790
  • Tangerine Creations
    Allston, MA.
    617-202-0299
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