Venue Rental

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

“We have used the Custom House Maritime Museum for a number of events over the years including a couple of wonderful holiday celebrations.  The Custom House is a beautiful location to hold any function and its location in the heart of Newburyport is spectacular. The staff at the Museum is friendly and very accommodating. It is a great location and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a venue for a special business or personal event.

– Tom Nicholson, President, Finneran & Nicholson, P. C.”

Often described as ‘The gem of downtown Newburyport,’ The Custom House Maritime Museum (CHMM) is the perfect location for your special event.

 The historic museum, located in the heart of Newburyport, overlooks the scenic Merrimack River. CHMM offers a unique coastal experience that will create unforgettable memories for you and your guests.

Want to arrive by boat?
Need a catering company?
Entertainment ideas for your guests?
Want to add some local flair to your event?

Our event partner, CAtCH Events, has you covered! A team of experienced professionals will assist you in the event planning as well as coordinate the day. 

We look forward to elevating your next event!

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

For more information, please contact Pat Cannon, CAtCH Events at patricia.cannon@catch-events.com