Old South Church has nine meeting spaces that are available for use by external organizations. These spaces range in capacity from 15 to 850 people, and can be used for meetings, lectures, receptions, conferences, and other functions. Our central location in the Back Bay provides ready access to numerous hotels and restaurants, and the convenience of public transportation. A building use fee is charged, which supports the operating budget of the church.
Among the many organizations that meet regularly at the church are: Alcoholics Anonymous, Amnesty International, Music Together, Long-term Survivors Support Group, Weight Watchers, Poor People's United Fund, and Snowden International High School. Old South also hosts a range of short-term and one-off events, from the Boston Book Festival to film crews shooting in Boston.
For photos of our meeting and functions rooms, scroll down.
If you are interested in having your organization or event hosted at Old South Church, please contact Helen McCrady, Senior Church Administrator for more details at (617) 536-1970.
850 people seated in pews
Dimensions: Aisle is 73' long, 72" wide
Uses: worship (includes weddings & funerals), performances, lectures
View a 360-degree panorama of the Sanctuary
100 seated at tables/165 seated audience style/200 standing
Uses: worship (includes weddings & funerals), performance, lectures, receptions,
Mary Norton Hall
180 seated at table/200 seated audience style/225 standing
Dimensions: 32'x60' + 9'x44'
Uses: Performance, meals and receptions, conferences, lectures, rehearsals
70 seated at tables/100 seated audience style/130 standing
Uses: Small performance, rehearsals, receptions, meetings
Half of the Guild Room (fourth floor) via movable partition wall
25 seated at tables/40 seated audience style/70 standing
Uses: Meetings, classes, small rehearsals
15 seated at table
Uses: Small meals, meetings, classes (Note: kitchen table cannot be moved)
First Floor (Note: not handicap accessible)
20 seated at table/40 seated audience style/65 standing
Dimensions: 15'x50' w/ conference table
Uses: meetings, small receptions, workshops and trainings
20 seated at table
Uses: Meetings, classes
15 seated at table/30 seated audience style
Uses: small worship (includes weddings & funerals), classes, meetings
Sam Johnson Room
25 seated at table
Uses: Meetings and classes (Note: conference table cannot be moved, no food)