Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center

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About Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center is a scenic wedding venue located on Boston Harbor Island in Boston, Massachusetts. Enjoy the natural beauty of the preserve, and spend your weekend in the historic Colonial home. Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center can accommodate wedding-related events, as well as weekend-long celebrations.

Facilities and Capacity

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. This venue has views of Boston’s skyline while also providing a great backdrop of the seaside. There is the option to have a covered or uncovered outdoor event.

Services Offered
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center offers the following services and items:

  • Accommodations
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Linens


History
The Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center has a rich history. In 1626, the island was used to graze sheep. In 1833, the island was purchased by Boston philanthropists to help young boys who were at risk, teaching them farming and gardening. The island is now a beautiful place to live, and the island’s trustees are committed to educating its citizens about the environment.

Location
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center is located on Boston Harbor Island in Boston, Massachusetts.

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16 Reviews for Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center

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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.5

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    Joyce Lin · Married on 05/11/2019

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    Extraordinary Venue for an Extraordinary Day

    Denise, Mary Kate, Logan, Cody and the rest of the Thompson Island Outward Bound team made our wedding weekend extraordinary.

    I had been interested in Thompson Island Outward Bound for our wedding, partially because it was important to me that my happy day also bring happiness to others and their mission of experiential, outdoor, STEM education for Boston kids resonated strongly with us.

    The experience of taking the ferry boat to the venue was glorious-- entering the harbor takes you away from the city and just provides a space for you and your guests to feel the wind in your hair and let go of all the other distractions in your life.

    Denise was really accommodating in letting me come visit and do some sketches so that I could create a watercolor illustration for our invitations.

    Mary Kate was extremely responsive as we e-mailed her with questions down to the wire as our day approached. On the day itself, she checked in with me periodically to ensure things were going smoothly.

    The team on the island were professional, friendly, and really helpful for any questions our guests had. The kitchen staff even got some breakfast ready for one of our youngest guests when he insisted on going to visit the cafeteria well before breakfast was scheduled!

    The island is beautiful. We were so fortunate that the weather was excellent for our early spring wedding. The trees were blooming and leafing out. The pavilion where the dinner, dancing, and bar for cocktail hour are located already had twinkle lights in place, lots of natural lighting and was open to the beach air and views, so didn't need much decoration.

    Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the New England clambake complete with lobster, the lawn games, and the bonfire with s'mores (My 13 year-old second cousin had 5!). Cody answered our questions about the wildlife on the island and took care of the bonfire for us.

    The atmosphere of the island was perfect for our mellow picnic-atmosphere, kid-friendly wedding. The staff-driven golf carts were really helpful in getting us to places for our photos as well as making everything accessible for our guests that weren't as steady on their feet. Everyone was asking us how we'd found such a special place.

    Getting to stay overnight and meet up at breakfast the next morning was a great way to get to spend more time with our guests as well.

    All of our vendors were excited to work with Thompson Island and had a great experience there as well.

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    Bob G · Married on 06/23/2018

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    Amazing team and venue!

    We had a wonderful experience working with Denise and Beth and everyone we encountered. They helped us carry out our dream wedding. They were creative, flexible, responsive and so so helpful! When you consider that the proceeds from your wedding go to support an amazing nonprofit organization, how can you even go wrong?!

    Sent on 12/26/2018

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Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Dessert
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 40.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Barn, Beach, Boat/Yacht, Farm/Ranch, Park, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Server(s)
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Signature Drink, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Shuttle, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? May

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    The staff at theThompson Island Conference Center has all the elements to exceed guests and vendor expectations , along with a view as beautiful as a wedding day cake, Any event is sure to be a flawless five star success!

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  • Boston Harbor Island P.O. Box 127 Boston, MA, 02127 See on map
    617-762-5266 (Phone number)
    617-830-5122 (Other Phone Number)
    617-328-710 (Fax Number)
    Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

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