Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon St, Chestnut Hill, MA

Waterworks Museum

2450 Beacon St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Great Engines Hall; tables set up facing the Allis Engine.
2450 Beacon St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Maximum Capacity: 250 people
Availability
Celebrate your special event at the Waterworks Museum with new friends-- Allis, Worthington, and Leavitt. These three magnificent, steam-driven pumping engines stand over three stories high in a majestic Richardsonian-style building of rockfaced granite with elegantly carved sandstone trim.

The Great Engines Hall, rich with mahogany-toned pine ceilings and huge antique windows opening to a view across the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, will set the stage for a memorable experience for your special event.

This famous, late-19th century building is a testament to Boston's "Golden Age" of public architecture and the development of a clean and plentiful water supply for the growing city's entrance into the 20th century.

What better way to celebrate a wedding party, civic, corporate, or milestone event than by hosting it here in the Waterworks' Great Engines Hall? Your guests will be captivated when they encounter the massive, steam-driven engines that once powered Metropolitan Boston’s public water supply.

Pass the canapes, enjoy the music, and dance to the sounds of history when you book your event at The Waterworks Museum. Be among the first to experience this technological and architectural gem--part of why Boston became renowned as "The Athens of America."

Your choice of Museum-approved caterers will serve a range of tastes and budgets.
Packages
Overlook Gallery (Monday - Thursday Evenings)
$1,250
per event
Attendees: 1 - 60 Deposit: $625 Total Price: $1,250     Show Details
Overlook Gallery (Daytime Events)
$1,250
per event
Attendees: 1 - 60 Deposit: $625 Total Price: $1,250     Show Details
Overlook Gallery (Friday & Sunday Evenings)
$1,500
per event
Attendees: 1 - 60 Deposit: $750 Total Price: $1,500     Show Details
Overlook Gallery (Saturday Evening)
$1,750
per event
Attendees: 1 - 60 Deposit: $875 Total Price: $1,750     Show Details
Great Engines Hall (Monday - Thursday Evenings)
$2,500
per event
Attendees: 1 - 200 Deposit: $1,250 Total Price: $2,500     Show Details
Great Engines Hall (Daytime Events)
$2,500
per event
Attendees: 1 - 200 Deposit: $1,250 Total Price: $2,500     Show Details
Great Engines Hall & Overlook Gallery (Daytime Events)
$3,000
per event
Attendees: 1 - 250 Deposit: $1,500 Total Price: $3,000     Show Details
Great Engines Hall & Overlook Gallery (Monday - Thursday Evenings)
$3,000
per event
Attendees: 1 - 250 Deposit: $1,500 Total Price: $3,000     Show Details
Great Engines Hall (Friday and Sunday Evenings)
$3,000
per event
Attendees: 1 - 200 Deposit: $1,500 Total Price: $3,000     Show Details
Great Engines Hall (Saturday Evening)
$3,500
per event
Attendees: 1 - 200 Deposit: $1,750 Total Price: $3,500     Show Details
Great Engines Hall & Overlook Gallery (Friday & Sunday Evenings)
$3,600
per event
Attendees: 1 - 250 Deposit: $1,800 Total Price: $3,600     Show Details
Great Engines Hall & Overlook Gallery (Saturday Evening)
$4,200
per event
Attendees: 1 - 250 Deposit: $2,100 Total Price: $4,200     Show Details
Photos

Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill

Photos published with permission of Waterworks Museum

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photo by Linda RosenthalWaterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Great Engines Hall in front of the Allis Engine.

Photo taken by Linda Rosenthal.Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Great Engines Hall.


Photo taken by Linda Rosenthal.Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Great Engines Hall - Worthington Engine.Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Great Engines Hall - Allis Engine.Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Great Engines Hall.Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Great Engines Hall - table arrangement.Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Great Engines Hall - table arrangement.Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — View from the Overlook Gallery down on Great Engines Hall.Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Great Engines Hall.Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Great Engines HallWaterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Great Engines Hall showing Viewing Room above.Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Great Engines Hall.

Photo taken by Linda Rosenthal.Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Great Engines Hall - Allis Engine.

Photo taken by Linda Rosenthal.Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Great Engines Hall.

Photo taken by Linda Rosenthal.Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Entrance - Great Engines Hall.

Photo taken by Linda Rosenthal.Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Overlook GalleryWaterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Exterior showing Chestnut Hill Reservoir (building with the tower)Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Site PlanWaterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill — Floor plan (grayed area is event space)
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Event Spaces
Great Engines Hall - DinnerPhotos Available
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 200 people 2100 sq ft 195.1 sq meter
Great Engines Hall - Dinner, Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill

Photos published with permission of Waterworks Museum

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Supported Layouts and Capacities
Banquet - 10 per
Capacity: 120 People
Banquet - 8 per
Capacity: 120 People
Reception
Capacity: 200 People
Amenities
  • Dance Floor
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Ceiling Height (in feet): 40
  • Ceiling Height (in meters): 12.2
  • Total Square Feet: 2,100
  • Total Square Meters: 195.1
Great Engines Hall - SocialPhotos Available
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 200 people 2100 sq ft 195.1 sq meter
Overlook Gallery - Meeting
Fixed Board Room 860 sq ft 79.9 sq meter
Overlook Gallery - Talk
Auditorium Max Capacity: 60 people
Location
Approved Vendors
Mark Haley
Above and Beyond Catering
42 Plympton Street
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 426-5999
mark@aboveabc.com
www.aboveabc.com

Nicole Cushion
Max Ultimate Food
101 Hampden Street
Boston, MA 02119
Phone: (617) 427-9799
Mobile: (857) 207-1144
ncusion@maxultimatefood.com
www.maxultimatefood.com

Holly F. James
Off the Vine Catering
31 Antwerp Street
Boston, MA 02135
Phone: (617) 783-4700 x 10
Mobile: (617) 429-5390
holly@offthevinecatering.com
www.offthevinecatering.com

Alec Maccini
The Catered Affair
P.O. Box 432
Hingham, Massachusetts 02043
(781) 982-9333 x240
alec.maccini@thecateredaffair.com
www.thecateredaffair.com

Jim Solomon
The Fireplace Restaurant
1634 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: (617) 975-1900
info@fireplacerest.com
www.fireplacerest.com


Devora Millman
BGEvents& Catering
31 Antwerp St.
Boston, MA 02135
617-581-1150
devora@bgeventsandcatering.com
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