As a small non-profit, we value your support and your enjoyment of our facilities and scenery. Our mission focuses on providing a safe and fun environment for underserved youth in a summer camp program setting. 99% of our campers receive some level of financial aid to attend our camp. Additional donations to Agassiz Village are always welcome!
Use of the Amphitheater for your ceremony
Use of a Bridal Party Changing Area
Use of the dining hall and grounds immediately surrounding the hall for your reception
The kitchen is no longer available. However, a refrigerator and ice machine is accessible as part of the rental.
Welcome to Agassiz Village!
Our mission focuses on providing a safe and fun environment for underserved youth in a summer camp program setting. 99% of our campers receive some level of financial aid to attend our camp during the summer. The fees you pay go directly to support these kids. Please take special care with our facilities and equipment, knowing that every dollar diverted to repairs may cost a child the opportunity to go to Agassiz Village’s summer camp. Please be sure to inform our staff of any damages or problems.
As a small non-profit, we value your support, as well as your enjoyment of our facilities and scenery. The Agassiz Village community appreciates any help you can give to “leave the place in better condition than when arriving!” Additional donations to Agassiz Village are also always welcomed.
AV Dining Hall & Lawn
Our dining hall is one of the largest freestanding log cabin structures in the world. The building is rich in history and makes for a great rustic setting for any event. The building has two bathrooms, a commercial kitchen, a wrap-around porch and a large lawn. The rental of the building includes the use of our tables and benches, which can seat up to 250 people. You are welcomed to bring in your own tables and chairs; however, you are responsible for moving existing tables and benches and returning them to their original position. You may bring in decorations; however you are not allowed to nail anything to the walls. There is no heat in the dining hall.
Catering & Kitchen Use
We do not provide catering and the kitchen is no longer available for use for weddings. However, you will have access to a refrigerator and ice machine outside the kitchen area.
Bridal Party Dressing Area
Agassiz Village can provide a building near the Dining Hall for the Bridal Party to get ready prior to the wedding upon request. This building has a shower and three dressing rooms and is a short, paved walk to the Dining Hall. It is handicap accessible and has air conditioning. Its use is included with your wedding rental fee.
The Warren H. Burroughs Outdoor Amphitheater is our newest addition and can be used for your ceremony. It seats about 275 people and has a large stage that overlooks beautiful Lake Thompson. The use of the Amphitheater is included with your wedding rental fee.
AV Dining Hall & Lawn Use & Restrictions
Kitchen Use & Restrictions (Overnight Rentals only)
Agassiz Village’s Dining Hall has a full commercial kitchen, which can be used for your event for an additional fee. The kitchen includes a full complement of equipment, including a large, walk-in cooler, stoves, and warming racks. There is limited availability of cooking accessories, such as chafing dishes, pots and pans.
Event Parking & Vehicle Restrictions
How do I determine what dates are available for our event?
You can view the online calendar on the Weddings & Rentals page or call our office at 781-860-0200.
How much time do I have for my event?
Your rental fee includes:
4 hours on the Friday evening prior to your event for set up
5 hours the day of your event on Saturday
4 hours on the Sunday following your event for clean up
You can extend your event time for $100 per additional hour.
How late can my event go?
The stop time for all events is 10:00 PM.
Can I have my wedding ceremony at the facility?
Yes. The rental fee includes use of hall or outdoor space immediately surrounding the hall for your ceremony.
Can I use my own caterer?
Yes. Agassiz Village does not provide any catering services.
How many people does the dining hall hold?
The dining hall holds a maximum of 250 people with available seating for 225 people.
What are the dimensions of the reception space and table size?
The reception space is 108 feet by 72 feet and the tables are 3 feet by 12 feet.
How do I book a date for my event?
First, we would like you to visit the facility to see our amenities. Once you have decided to have your special day at Agassiz Village, please call the office to confirm an available date. Then fill out the Event Inquiry Form on our website and we will create a contract for you.
Who do I contact to scheduled a visit?
Call our Lexington, MA office weekdays from 9:00 am–5:00 pm or email Cliff Simmonds at firstname.lastname@example.org.