“It was such a great gift for us to be able to enjoy the outdoors and participate in the various activities that Thompson Island offers. It added much fun and camaraderie. The food was delicious, the boat rides were great, and the DJ was fantastic. The whole day was a delight. The Thompson Island staff were attentive, professional and very hard working people. Thank you!”

— Lisa Monteiro, Fidelity Investments, Corporate Security

Your private island getaway.

Whether you’re planning an intimate retreat or a grand celebration, our private island paradise offers the perfect setting. From casual clambakes to elegant affairs, you and your guests will enjoy the serene splendor of our 204-acre island preserve, located just a 25-minute ferry ride across Boston Harbor.

Connect with friends and make new memories as our professional event staff delivers first-class service, creative entertainment, and locally crafted cuisine. Choose from our custom packages and unique amenities, and let us make your occasion truly unforgettable.

There is a minimum of 50 people ($7,500) for all events and 100 person minimum ($15,000) on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays June-August.


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

Venue 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 that each sleep 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. Your guests will be delighted with the menu, whether you choose a casual clambake, barbeque, or four-course dinner.
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Party with a Conscience

Host a once-in-a-lifetime event while improving the lives of Boston’s urban youth. All proceeds support Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center’s youth programming.
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Our party planners offer entertainment activities for all ages, including music, a beach bonfire,  and yard games. Additional entertainment packages can be arrange through Perfect Parties USA at 800.275.0185 or PerfectPartiesUSA.com.