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Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center

Boston, MA View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
25 reviews
$20k - $33k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$20k - $33k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$25,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$25,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Linens
Set Up
Tables
Transportation

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$29

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

100

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Beach
Boat/Yacht
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

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
October
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    Jessica W. Married on 08/07/2021
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    Incredible & Unique Venue With City Views

    Thompson Island is such a special and unique place! Our wedding was magical and our guests love how different the venue was than a typical wedding venue. The ferry ride is a really neat experience and the staff on the Island is THE BEST (especially Denise, we love you!). If you are looking for a fun and different place to have your wedding we can't recommend Thompson Island enough.
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    Kelley H. Married on 08/01/2020
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    Nothing compares to Thompson Island

    We could not have found a better place for our August 2021 wedding than Thompson Island. Originally found on a list of "places to feel good about getting married at," we booked in 2019 for an August 2020 wedding that was cancelled because of the pandemic. Both Mary Kate and Denise were incredibly accommodating with moving our event to August 2021. The space itself at the pavilion is breathtaking, and the ceremony space is something our families cannot stop talking about. Knowing that everything from our vows to our Hora was in front of the Boston skyline secured us in our choice. The buffet had a vast variety of foods that accommodated every dietary restriction our guests had. The signature drinks were so popular that two bridesmaids asks bartenders for the recipes for their own weddings. On top of all this, there is nothing that can beat August heat like a calming sea breeze in the Harbor. Thank you Thompson Island for your fantastic customer service, outstanding location, commitment to your mission, and for an unforgettable wedding!
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    Brianna G. Married on 05/08/2020
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    PERFECT venue for us!

    Getting married on Thompson Island was nothing short of perfect! We worked with Denise and Mary Kate, who were so organized, so efficient, so attentive to detail, and so patient. For a bride and groom who didn't want to be too burdened by details, it was really easy, because they organized and communicated everything with us and our vendors.

    The venue is so naturally beautiful, and our guests loved taking the boat over and staying overnight. The ceremony and reception venues are unmatched, with views of Boson in the background.

    The food was delicious, and the late-night bonfire was perfect for our afterparty. We seriously wouldn't have changed a single thing! Highly recommend this venue for a couple who doesn't want to be totally traditional and who loves the natural beauty of the great outdoors!
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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
6178305122
617-830-5122

Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
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