Rent the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

Host your next meeting, birthday party, or other special event at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton, MA 02458

Tell us what you'd like to plan with the Online Reservation Inquiry Form or feel free to contact the Durant-Kenrick Manager, Max Metz Jr, at or 617-641-9142.

Available Facilities for Rent

  • Educational Center (Multipurpose Room)
  • Historic House Exhibitions
  • Admissions Lobby
  • Education Center Terrace
  • Garden Amphitheater
  • Grounds and Gardens


General Reservation Details

  • Rates: $450 for three hours, or $225 for nonprofit organizations
  • Capacity: 100 people standing, 65 seated lecture-style, 36 seated at tables
  • Wi-Fi: Complementary guest Wi-Fi available throughout rental spaces and museum
  • Equipment Available: 7 tables, 65 chairs, lanterns, LCD projector and screen, laptop, speakers, DVD player, podium, microphone, and an "old-fashioned" chalkboard
  • Food prep: There are no cooking facilities but there is a sink and a small counter
  • Accessibility: Accessible rest rooms and parking available for all rentals


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