Host Your Special Event or Social Gathering at the Custom House Maritime Museum!

Our historic, 19th century Greek Revival style granite building overlooking the scenic Merrimack River provides a unique, picturesque backdrop to many of Greater Boston’s most memorable  special event experiences.

Choosing this historic venue is a meaningful way to introduce guests to a place of national significance as well as to contribute to its preservation.

The Custom House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a contributing element to the Market Square Historic District and the Newburyport Historic District.

Call 978-462-8681 for more details.

Our downtown Newburyport location is an ideal setting for:

  • Business meetings

  • Lectures

  • Small weddings

  • Concerts (great acoustics)

  • Outside events on the lawn

  • And more

Museum Accommodations and Capacity:

  • Second Floor Main Gallery

    • Up to 75 cocktail style

    • Up to 50 theater style

  • Lawn Area facing the River

    • Up to 150+

    • Easily fits a 32′ x 70′ tent

    • Comfortably fits a 32′ x 90′ tent

Rental Fees:

  • Second Floor Gallery

    • $1500 for up to 4 hours

  • Lawn area

    • $3000 for up to 5 hours

  • Each includes additional 1/2 hour for set up and 1/2 hour for clean up

  • Additional Time

    • $250 / hour

Additional Fees:

  • $500 cleaning deposit (refundable)

  • Security for evening events (tbd)

Other Necessities:

  • Discussed in person