Unique Boston Event Venues

The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is available for events after 6:00pm, 7 days a week.

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      An Event Venue of Distinction

      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 120 people; Seated Dinner 100 people

      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 of 200, 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. The expansive deck of Griffin’s Wharf offers a unique atmosphere for early evening receptions.
      Reception: 140 people (subject to weather)
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      Ship Experience

      This package includes rental of both event spaces with the added bonus of the use of both ships. 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!”

      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

      Huzzah! Tavern Night!

      Perfect fit for a group!
      The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum invites you to a night of colonial merry making. Leve your 21st century troubles and cares behind, grab a mug of ale, and join the Sons and Daughters of Liberty for the best hospitality in all of 18th century Boston. Revel with Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Dorothy Quincy and other prominent Bostonians as they lift their glasses in celebration, raise their voices in songs and determine the fate of Colonial America!Sample rustic fare, play authentic games, learn historic dance in a spirited colonial tavern.
      Price Includes dinner and bar package. Max capacity 80

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      Preferred Caterers
      • the catered affair

        The Catered Affair
        “At The Catered Affair, an unerring focus on three elements has driven our success: Brilliant food. Flawless service. Stunning venues. Thousands of our guests across New England have experienced this alchemy over our last 35 years. They’ve made us the region’s best-loved catering and event design company. We’ve come a rather long way from our beginnings, when founder Holly Safford set out with just a toaster oven and a glimmer in her eye.

        Today, with 300 employees and a 15,000-square foot headquarters, our focus is unchanged. And all of us, from our Executive Chef and his culinary team to our design team and wait staff, look forward to conjuring with that Special Ingredient every day.”

        Email: info@thecateredaffair.com Phone: 781-982-9333

      • east 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 http://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 at info@fireplacerest.com http://fireplacerest.com/parties-catering/catering/

      • summer shack

        Summer Shack
        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

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