John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Indoor and outdoor spaces, BYO, Valet parking

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Starting at $22,202 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $22k for 50 Guests
Starting at $22k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 300

Starting price

22K$ to start




Historic/Landmark Building
Ocean/Waterfront View
City/Skyline View


The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is located on a twelve-acre park, overlooking the sea that President Kennedy loved and the city that launched him to greatness. Say "I do" with an intimate crowd of 30 or a larger celebration for up to 300 guests. After reviewing all of this information, we recommend scheduling a meeting with a JFK Library Event Coordinator. Tours of the rental spaces are available from 9am-4pm Monday through Friday. The Library can place a soft hold on a date for up to two weeks with no financial commitment. During this time, Gourmet Caterers will prepare an initial catering proposal for you to review. Once you are ready to move forward the Library requires a 50% non-refundable deposit and signed paperwork to confirm the date. The final balance is due two weeks before your wedding date. Please call the Special Events Department at 617-514-1582 for further information. We look forward to working with you on this momentous occasion! Ceremonies I.M. Pei’s iconic nine-story glass Pavilion is the perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. The Pavilion can accommodate up to 300 guests for a ceremony and cocktail hour. The Pavilion is open to the public during the day, but ready for guests starting at 6pm. We recommend a ceremony start time no earlier than 6:15pm. The celebration can begin right after you say “I do” with a seamless transition into cocktail hour. Receptions With towering windows overlooking the city skyline Smith Hall is a blank canvas ideal for a fully customized reception. Smith Hall can accommodate up to 300 guests with a full size dance floor. Smith Hall also features an attached terrace, where guests can take in the sunset and sweeping city views.

Venue Notes

The Library is available to rent for wedding ceremonies and receptions Friday through Sunday year round. Please note that the Library does not host weddings on New Year’s Eve or in the month of May. The rental fee for a ceremony is $5,000 and a reception is $20,000. There are no taxes or administrative fees on top of this pricing. These fees include: ● Up to 300 guests ● An event time of 6-11pm, with the option to extend to midnight for an additional $3,000 ● Guests have access to the museum exhibits anytime before the ceremony or cocktail hour start time ● Hospitality suite, access starting at 10am ● Free parking ● Library staff, including a JFK Library Event Coordinator, security, museum staff, and janitorial services ● Access to the Library grounds for first look and formal photography ● Access to Smith Hall for set-up starting at 10am. Earlier access may be available for an additional fee. ● Access to the Pavilion for set-up starting at 5pm

Amenities And Requirements


Bride's dressing area
Day-of coordinator
Groom's dressing area
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Venue set up and clean up
Wedding planning services


- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Exclusive caterer for venue- Music must end by midnight- No open flames allowed- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.- Smoking in designated areas only- Venue must approve all decorations- Wedding coordinator required