Thompson Island Conference Center Est. 1989

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center, Dry Dock Avenue, Boston, MA, United States

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Thompson Island offers the exclusivity of a private resort with the accessibility of an urban conference center.
This island’s scenic atmosphere and spectacular Boston skyline views make it an ideal location for corporate and social outings, family gatherings, and clambakes. Exciting outdoor venues and serene meeting and conference spaces are perfect for events from 40 to 2,500 guests. 
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Island
Park
Views
Coastline
Ocean
Skyline
Style
Coastal
Rustic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Family Reunion
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Ocean Bluff Pavilion: The larger of our sites offers two tents that overlook Boston’s skyline framed by lush island trees. Arched entrances, vaulted ceiling, interior/exterior lighting and inlaid floors make the 40’ x 100’ white tent impressive for any event with up to 400 people. The smaller 40’ x 70’ Olympic white frame tent with French windowed walls, interior lighting, tables and chairs is an ideal venue for meals, meetings or buffet service for an additional 200 people. Up to 2,000 people can easily be accommodated with additional tenting. 

Waterfront Landing: Panoramic views of the harbor and Boston’s skyline will surely impress your guests at this charming, brand new 40’ x 140’ wooden pavilion with exposed beams, high open eaves and interior lighting. This unrivalled beachfront setting accommodates up to 225 people. 
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $85 to $200

Additional Charges

All prices in the menu are subject to 8% gratuity charge, 12% island support fee and 7% Massachusetts State Meal Tax (subject to change without notice).

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
2500
Buffet
N/A
Standing
2000
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1989
Curfew
10 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Sherbrooke House: a spectacular five-bedroom Colonial with 1.5 baths, living room, dining room, kitchen, library, sunroom, and deck is ideal for a luxury summer escape. The house is equipped with two beds per room and sleeps 11 guests.

Executive Suite: a quaint two-bedroom apartment with kitchenette, living room, private bath, and back porch with scenic ocean views is the perfect spot for a relaxing island getaway. The executive suite provides lodging for up to four guests and is connected to sakowich hall.  

Sakowich Hall: Guests are sure to enjoy beautiful views of the massachusett bay while staying in this contemporary designed dorm. Sakowich Hall offers a total of 50 beds, two per room, with a shared bathroom on each floor. Its large lounge can also be used as a meeting room.

Magee Hall: a historic two story brick building located in our main campus offers guests a nicely appointed lounge with leather sofas that is the perfect spot for pre and posts group gatherings. magee hall accommodates up to 50 guests and has a shared and private bathroom on each floor.

Saltonstall Hall: Saltonstall Hall is a charming brick building located in our historic campus that accommodates up to 47 guests and has a shared and private bathroom on each floor. 
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Board our private ferry and you'll be transported to a natural paradise nestled in the Boston Harbor National Park area. Located just one mile from downtown Boston, Thompson Island offers the exclusivity of a private resort with the accessibility of an urban conference center. This island’s scenic atmosphere and spectacular Boston skyline views make it an ideal location for corporate and social outings, family gatherings, and clambakes. Exciting outdoor venues and serene meeting and conference spaces are perfect for events from 40 to 2,500 guests. 
Design:
Thompson Island is a 204-acre nature preserve and Boston Harbor’s only private island. You and your party will have access to the groomed nature trails for self guided tours and walks on the beach. Trail maps are available for those who wish to explore our magnificent island.
Standout Venue Features:
By booking our spaces you are helping to support Boston’s urban youth learn through challenge and discovery. All proceeds from your event support Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center. 
Celebration Locations
Waterfront Landing:
Panoramic views of the harbor and Boston’s skyline will surely impress your guests at this charming, brand new 40’ x 140’ wooden pavilion with exposed beams, high open eaves and interior lighting.
- View: Boston skyline and beach
- Max Capacity: 225
Ocean Bluff Pavilion:
The larger of our sites offers two tents that overlook Boston’s skyline framed by lush island trees. Arched entrances, vaulted ceiling, interior/exterior lighting and inlaid floors make the 40’ x 100’ white tent impressive for any event with up to 400 people. The smaller 40’ x 70’ Olympic white frame tent with French windowed walls, interior lighting, tables and chairs is an ideal venue for meals, meetings or buffet service for an additional 200 people. Up to 2,000 people can easily be accommodated with add
- View: Boston sklyine, trees
- Max Capacity: 2500
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Let our catering professionals tailor the taste of your event exactly as you have envisioned. With exquisite menu options and flexible choices, feeding your guests will be a breeze. We offer full-service catering and bar service on site as well as event packages that make planning easy. Your guests will be delighted with the menu whether you choose a casual clambake, barbeque or four-course dinner. 
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