“Thank you so much. You knocked it out of the park! I think this will be the beginning of an ongoing relationship, as I will be sure to let my colleagues know of the little gem at Thompson Island.”

— Sharon Turowsky, Senior Executive Assistant, Office of the President, LEGO Systems

A retreat that’s worlds apart.

Easily accessible from downtown Boston and Logan Airport, Thompson Island Conference Center delivers the conveniences of a modern business facility with the splendor of a 204-acre nature preserve. Stunning beaches and serene meadows invite relaxation and stimulate creative thinking, and offer opportunities to both meet and retreat.

Choose from versatile meeting spaces, exciting outdoor venues, full-range dining options, entertainment packages, overnight accommodations, and custom team-building initiatives. Whatever your goal, Thompson Island is sure to deliver.


Board a private charter ferry that will take you and your guests on a scenic ride through Boston Harbor to Thompson Island.

Meeting Facilities

Facility Amenities

  • LCD projector and screen
  • PA system with microphone, iPod and Laptop connections
  • Easels
  • Flipchart pads and markers

Outdooor Meeting Sites

Ocean Bluff Pavilion

The larger of our sites offers two tents that overlook Boston’s skyline framed by lush island trees. Arched entrances, vaulted ceiling, interior/exterior lighting, and inlaid floors adorn the 40’ x 100’ white tent, which can accommodate up to 400 people. The smaller 40’ x 70’ Olympic white frame tent with French windowed walls, interior lighting, tables and chairs is an ideal venue for up to 200 people. Up to 2,000 people can easily be accommodated with additional tenting. The seven-acre site is enhanced with hammocks, Adirondack chairs, horseshoe pits, beach volleyball court, football and softball fields, indoor gymnasium, restrooms, and showers.

Waterfront Landing

Panoramic views of the harbor and Boston’s skyline will surely impress your guests at this charming, recently renovated and expanded 40’ x 140’ wooden pavilion with exposed beams, high open eaves, and interior lighting. Recreational activities at this location include beach volleyball courts, horseshoes, and a softball field. This unrivaled beachfront setting accommodates up to 225 people.

Overnight Accommodations

Once your event is concluded for the day, you and your guests may enjoy our overnight accommodations, including a stunning five-bedroom Colonial, an executive retreat apartment, and two historic dormitories. Thompson Island can accommodate up to 160 guests. Rooms are fully appointed with bath towels and bedding.

Catering Services

Our executive chef will tailor your event to any taste. Featuring exquisite menu options and flexible choices, we offer full-service catering and bar service on site as well as event packages that make planning easy. Dining packages include hot breakfast, continental breakfast, lunch, box lunches, coffee breaks, snacks, and an assortment of dinner options, from clambakes and barbeques to four-course service.


Our professional planners offer custom entertainment packages and activities of all kinds, including music, games, sports, fishing, guided hiking, guest speakers, challenge courses, and team building.

Party with a Conscience

Plan the perfect conference or retreat while improving the lives of Boston’s urban youth. All event proceeds support Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center’s youth programming.
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