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.  I.M. Pei's iconic nine-story glass Pavilion is the perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding ceremony.  With towering windows overlooking the city skyline Smith Hall is a blank canvas ideal for customization.  The JFK Library is available to rent for civil ceremonies, wedding receptions, and rehearsal dinners.  Please contact Keelin Bogart at keelin.bogart@nara.gov or 617-514-1587 for more information and to check availability.

Civil Ceremonies and Wedding Receptions in the Museum Pavilion and Smith Hall

Facility rental fee of $20,000 includes:

  • Up to 300 guests
  • Museum Pavilion 6-11pm, set-up beginning at 5pm
  • Smith Hall 6-11pm, set-up beginning at 10am
  • Self-guided tours of Museum Exhibits 6-8pm
  • The Learning Center Classroom for Bridal Suite 10am-11pm
  • Three (week day) site inspections with JFK Library Event Coordinator; an introductory visit, a planning visit, and a final walk through visit
  • JFK Library Security
  • Parking/bus slips

Additional Options

Library Grounds:
  • $20,000 for use of outside lawn area without use of the Museum Pavilion and Smith Hall
  • $10,000 for use of outside lawn area when used in addition to the Museum Pavilion and/or Smith Hall
  • The Library Grounds lawn area is located at the rear of the building, along the water's edge.  All events hosted on the lawn are must be tented, at the client's expense, unless it is strictly for the wedding ceremony.
Harbor Side Plaza:
  • $5,000 for wedding ceremony and on hour cocktail reception when used in conjunction with a tent on the Library Grounds lawn or Smith Hall and the Pavilion.
Extension of event hours up to midnight: $1,000 (this option must be chosen a minimum of two weeks prior to the event, extensions will not be granted the night of)

A 50% deposit is due with the signed contract. Six months prior to the event day 25% of the remaining fee is due. All remaining balances are due two weeks prior to the event day. All facility fees are non-refundable. Payment can be made by credit card or Money Order/Cashier's Checks. Personal checks are not accepted.

 

Best Museum Venue

Best Reception Venue

2017 Best of Boston
Winner- Boston's Best 2017, The Improper Bostonian

 

Smith Hall Reception

Smith Hall Reception

Smith Hall set for a wedding reception.

Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour in the Pavilion

Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour in the Pavilion

Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour in the Pavilion

Wedding Ceremony in the Pavilion

Wedding Ceremony in the Pavilion

Wedding Ceremony in the Pavilion