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

Our downtown Newburyport location is an ideal setting for: 

small weddings, business meetings, lectures, concerts (great acoustics), and outside events on the lawn.

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.

Museum Accommodations and Capacity:

Second Floor Main Gallery

Up to 75 cocktail style
Up to 50 theater style

Rates: $1500 for up to 4 hours

Lawn Area Facing the River

Up to 150+
Easily fits a 32′ x 70′ tent
Comfortably fits a 32′ x 90′ tent

$3000 for up to 5 hours

Interested in using our venue? Drop us a line.