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Washburn Pavilion

Existing before the Museum itself, this open-air pavilion is the only function facility located directly on the Charles River. Just steps from the water, it offers refreshing breezes, cooling shade trees, and wonderful views toward the Longfellow Bridge. Guests can sip cocktails alfresco, dine under a protective tent, or stand at the water's edge and wave to a passing Duck Tour boat. For a perfect outdoor touch, menu options include lobster dinners, clambakes, barbecues, and other summertime selections.

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Phone: 617-589-0125


Function Option Maximum (guests)
Plated meal with full seating, in tent 300
Plated meal with full seating and dancing, in tent 225
Buffet stations with full seating, in tent 250
Buffet stations with full seating and dancing, in tent 200
Reception with limited seating (one-third), in tent 350
Plated meal or buffet stations with full seating in tent and under pavilion 350
Inside tent, under pavilion and on grass-reception with limited seating 500


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