“Thompson Island was the perfect setting for a beautiful celebration. You managed to set everything up perfectly. The food was wonderful and the beautiful sunset and full moon just added to the magnificent setting of the island. The ferry ride back was the perfect ending to a fairy tale day.”

— Susan Labrecque, mother of the bride

A destination that mirrors your dreams.

Surrounded by windswept beaches and breathtaking views of Boston’s skyline, Thompson Island offers an exclusive seaside destination for your wedding day. Invite your guests to experience the natural beauty of our 204-acre preserve, as our professional events staff delivers impeccable service and fine regional cuisine.

Host a ceremony amid shaded arbors and dance under the stars—or go barefoot for a clambake on the beach. Spend an afternoon in hammocks, or an entire weekend in a historic Colonial home. Whatever your style, step aboard our private ferry and travel to the island of your imagination.


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 300 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.

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. After the ceremony, guests will enjoy lawn games and a bonfire on the beach. This unrivaled beachfront setting accommodates up to 225 people.

Ceremony Sites

Waterfront Landing Trees
Gable Orchard
Ocean Bluff Gazebo

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. 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.