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Function Rentals

The Henry Long Room and the G. d'Andelot Belin Bow Room, both on the first floor of the Boston Athenæum, 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.

The standard fee for rental is $10,000. The Athenæum also offers a full range of state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment for lectures, music, and video presentations. We regret that we cannot accommodate religious ceremonies (including wedding ceremonies), political events, or coming-of-age parties.

To begin the process of booking an event, we require all individuals and organizations to fill out a Rental Inquiry Form.

Please note that event-planning companies must be vetted in advance by the Events Department.

For additional information, please contact Victoria O'Malley, Director of Events at 617-720-7667 or