Old South Church
645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Old South Church

645 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Old South Church, Boston — The Boston Transcript described the New Old South Church as “the most beautiful basilica in North America.” It is designed in a style inspired by the architecture of medieval Venice (Ruskinian Italian Gothic).
645 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Neighborhood: Back Bay

Maximum Capacity: 2570 people
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The Old South Church in Boston is an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. Gathered in 1669, Old South Church is often referred to as the church of the Boston Tea Party! Today we are a diverse, progressive Christian community in the heart of the city of Boston. Old South opens its doors to the city, to tourists from near and far, to the needy, to an array of building users, and to a congregation (of members, friends and family -- both the curious and the committed) who call this their church home.
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Old South Church, Boston — The exterior of Old South is of Roxbury puddingstone and the interior is of plaster with Italian cherry woodwork.

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Old South Church, Boston — The exterior of Old South is of Roxbury puddingstone and the interior is of plaster with Italian cherry woodwork.Old South Church, Boston — Holiday pointsettias enhance the beauty of the Chancel.Old South Church, Boston — Notable among the interior features are Venetian mosaics, and stained-glass windows of 15th century English style.Old South Church, Boston — Outside, placed in the wall of the Portico are three Gravestones, removed from other sites. They memorialize sea captain and church founder John Alden (son of John and Priscilla Alden of Plymouth); founder Joshua Scottow; and Ann Quinsey, a 13-year-old niece of founder John Hull, minter of the Pine Tree shilling, the first American coin.Old South Church, Boston — Adjacent to these tablets there is a Plaque commemorating the congregation’s start in 1669. Viewed from the sidewalk, above the Portico roof, you can see a Plaque recording those years in which services began in the three church buildings: 1670, 1730, 1875. ("Qui transtulit sustinet" is Latin for "He who has brought us thus far will sustain us.")  Inscribed above the Portico arches are the welcoming words “Behold, I Set Before Thee An Open Door.”
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The Fourth Floor Kitchen accommodates 14 people with conference table. Use of the countertop and table tops for food set-up and service is permitted with rental of the Fourth Floor Kitchen. Use of kitchen equipment is not available.
Supported Layouts and Capacities
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Capacity: 14 People
Amenities
  • Access to Electricity
  • Access to Running Water
  • Air Conditioned
  • Rest Room Facilities
Features
  • Space Size (Length x Width) in feet: 20x12
  • Space Size (Length x Width) in meters: 6.096x3.6576
  • Total Square Feet: 240
  • Total Square Meters: 22.3
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