Event Spaces

Dewey Family Gallery and Sculpture Park Terrace

Dewey Gallery ExhibitonThis combination of indoor and outdoor space overlooks the picturesque Flint’s Pond and can be used for daytime and nighttime events. The Dewey Family Gallery normally features artwork from deCordova’s permanent collection. Click here for a preview of exhibitions on view in the Dewey Family Gallery. Just outside the Museum, guests enjoy the stunning views from the Sculpture Terrace, which provides easy access to other areas of the Park. Use of the Terrace is included in the rental of the Dewey Family Gallery.


140 people for dinner and dancing

170 people for dinner or luncheon, no dancing

200 people for theater-style seating

200 for standing reception

Rappaport Roof Terrace 

Located on the 6th floor of the Museum with easy access from an elevator, the Roof Terrace is the perfect location for a cocktail reception and passed hors d'oeuvres. The Roof Terrace is usually available for evening functions only and can be rented in conjunction with other space in the Sculpture Park or Museum. The expansive views of Sandy/Flint's Pond, the landscape, and the Sculpture Park provide a memorable experience for your guests.

Capacity: 100 people for passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails

DeNormandie Library

Located on the 4th floor of the Museum, the Library is the perfect location for small corporate meetings or retreats and is available for both daytime rentals. A boxed lunch in the Library or lunch in deCordova Café, located across from the Library, can be arranged. Weather permitting, your guests may enjoy lunch on our outdoor Sculpture Terrace.

Capacity: 25 people

Sculpture Park

Plan a tented event in deCordova's 30 acre Sculpture Park. Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the Sculpture Park hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan to the Museum. Create a unique experience for your guests by immersing your event in art and nature.

Maximum of 4 hours


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