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Conferences and Retreats

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. Whether your goal is work or play, Thompson Island is sure to deliver.

 

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Events with a Purpose

By choosing Thompson Island for your company conference or retreat, you are supporting outdoor leadership and science education for Boston Public School students. Let your work retreat give back and learn more about the transformational opportunities you are making possible for kids from Boston’s most underserved neighborhoods. 

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Conference Facilities


Our distinctive meeting rooms provide an inspirational setting for company conferences, staff retreats, or informal group gatherings. Full service food and beverages and audio visuals are available for an additional charge. 

Facility Amenities

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

Explore the map below to start planning your island conference! Learn about our venue spaces, catering services, overnight accommodations and entertainment options!

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An Island Getaway only 1 Mile from Boston

Thompson Island is one of the largest, most accessible and most ecologically diverse islands in the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. With 204 acres of undeveloped property, the island has mature forests, meadows, freshwater and marine wetlands, salt marshes, and a variety of important geological features. Amenities include a formal school campus complete with dormitories, dining hall, classrooms, lab space, auditoriums, gymnasium, outdoor challenge courses, and climbing towers.

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An Island Getaway only 1 Mile from Boston

Thompson Island is one of the largest, most accessible and most ecologically diverse islands in the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. With 204 acres of undeveloped property, the island has mature forests, meadows, freshwater and marine wetlands, salt marshes, and a variety of important geological features. Amenities include a formal school campus complete with dormitories, dining hall, classrooms, lab space, auditoriums, gymnasium, outdoor challenge courses, and climbing towers.

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Ocean Bluff Pavilion Venue Site
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Waterfront Landing Venue Site
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Waterfront Landing Ceremony Site
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Gable Orchard Ceremony Site
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Ocean Bluff Gazebo Ceremony Site
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Overnight Accommodations
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Transportation

Set sail with your guests on a private ferry for a scenic ride through Boston Harbor to your Thompson Island wedding.

Ocean Bluff Pavilion Venue Site

The larger of our outdoor wedding reception sites offers two majestic tents that overlook Boston’s skyline, framed by lush island trees. Arched entrances, vaulted ceiling, interior/exterior lighting and inlaid tile floors adorn the 40’ x 100’ white tent, which can accommodate up to 250 people. The smaller 40’ x 70’ Olympic white frame tent with French windowed walls, interior lighting, tables and chairs is an ideal venue for cocktail hour or dancing. This venue sits next to a football size field for volleyball, soccer and other activities.

Waterfront Landing Venue Site

Panoramic views of the harbor and Boston’s skyline will surely impress your guests at this charming 40’ x 140’ rustic chic wooden pavilion with exposed beams, high open eaves and interior lighting. After the ceremony, guests will enjoy lawn games and a bonfire on the beach. This unrivaled beachfront setting accommodates up to 225 people.

Waterfront Landing Ceremony Site

This Massachusetts outdoor wedding venue shines! Let the site’s lofty trees, gentle ocean breezes and stunning view of Boston’s waterfront add a touch of effortless elegance to your wedding ceremony and make the moment you say “I do” truly unforgettable.

Gable Orchard Ceremony Site

Let our charming orchard provide an alluring garden venue for your outdoor wedding. Celebrate your love surrounded by wildflowers, beautiful island foliage and lush meadows.

Ocean Bluff Gazebo Ceremony Site

Our seaside Ocean Bluff Gazebo offers an exquisite location to share your vows. Enjoy the best a New England island wedding can offer against a backdrop of distant ocean waves framed by delicate shade trees.

Overnight Accommodations

Once your epic east coast beach wedding has 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 150 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 as well as event packages that make planning easy. Your guests will be delighted with the menu, whether you choose a casual clambake, scrumptious barbeque, or four-course dinner.

Entertainment

Thompson Island signature events offer entertainment activities for all ages, including music (as well as karaoke), a beach bonfire and a wide variety of lawn games and sporting equipment. Additional entertainment packages can be arranged through Perfect Parties USA at 800.275.0185 or PerfectPartiesUSA.com.
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Conference Space

Our distinctive meeting rooms provide an inspirational setting for company conferences, staff retreats, or informal group gatherings. Choose from versatile meeting spaces and exciting outdoor venues.

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, LEGO Systems

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