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Ship Replica at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

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

Unique Boston Event Venues

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

Event Capacity
Seated dinner: 100 guests
Standing reception: 160 guests

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.

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

Event Capacity
Seated dinner: 100 guests
Standing reception: 250 guests
From late spring to early fall, Abigail’s Tea Room & Terrace and Griffin’s Wharf can be used simultaneously for events. Griffin’s Wharf is a wonderful place for a reception, followed by a seated dinner in Abigail’s Tea Room & Terrace. 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.

Ship Experience

This experience can be featured as an add-on to either of the rental options above. 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 various 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

Venue Rental Fee & Policy Information

Please download the Fees & Policy details for additional information.

Preferred Caterers

BG Events and Catering

BG Events and Catering has been producing some of the most innovative and memorable events in the Boston community for over 20 years. We specialize in customizing every event detail – menus, décor, entertainment and more – to our clients’ exact specifications.

From beautiful wedding celebrations to astonishing corporate galas and private parties, BG Events and Catering has established a reputation for passionate hospitality, creative execution and an experienced full-service approach.

For more information on our cutting edge cuisine, modern event planning and more, email Timothy Seeberg at or give him a call at 617-581-1150.

Capers Catering

Capers Catering has been an innovator in 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 farm-to-table menus and event plans for executing even the most ambitious signature styles. Pushing the boundaries of design and culinary expressions are a hallmark of the company.

For more information about Capers Catering, please contact them at 781-279-5100 or at

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


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