- For Members
The Henry Long Room and the Bow Room, both on the first floor of the Boston Athenæum at 10 ½ Beacon Street, are available for rental for individual and corporate functions. The Athenæum’s unique atmosphere makes a splendid setting for corporate presentations, private dinners, receptions, and the like.
These rooms have a capacity of 60 people for a seated event and 130 people for a reception. To avoid conflicting with the institution's normal operations, spaces are available for rental most evenings after 5:30 p.m. and on Sundays.
The standard fee for rental is $7,500. The Athenæum also offers a full range of state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment for lectures, music, and video presentations. Please review our list of approved vendors.
We regret that we cannot accommodate wedding ceremonies or receptions.
Please note that event-planning companies must be vetted in advance by the Events Department.
For more information, please contact Monica Higgins, Director of Events, 617-720-7667.