The Boston Athenæum is a membership library, museum, and venue for intellectual exchange. It was founded in 1807 and is one of this country’s oldest, continuously-operating cultural institutions. Its rich, well-documented history and its continuing place in American society and culture are made tangible by the historic building on Boston’s famed Beacon Street that it has called home since 1849, and the unique, varied collections of books, manuscripts, and art that it contains.
The Henry Long Room and the 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. The Athenæum cannot accommodate religious ceremonies (including wedding ceremonies), political events, or coming-of-age parties.
Boston Athenæum | 10½ Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108