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Meeting Venues at Old South

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 (early childhood music classes), Long Term Survivors Support Group, Weight Watchers, Super Soccer Stars, 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. 

Church Sanctuary

First Floor  
750 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



Gordon Chapel

First Floor
100 seated at tables/165 seated audience style/200 standing
Dimensions:  32'x62'
Uses: worship (includes weddings & funerals), performance, lectures, receptions,
meetings, rehearsals

Gordon Chapel


Mary Norton Hall

Second Floor
180 seated at table/200 seated audience style/225 standing
Dimensions: 32'x60' + 9'x44'
Uses: Performance, meals and receptions, conferences, lectures, rehearsals

Mary Norton Room


Guild Rooms

Fourth Floor
70 seated at tables/100 seated audience style/130 standing
Dimensions: 30'x52'
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
Dimensions: 15'x26"
Uses: Meetings, classes, small rehearsals

fourth floor guild room



Fourth Floor
15 seated at table
Dimensions: 20'x12'
Uses: Small meals, meetings, classes (Note: kitchen table cannot be moved)



Crawford Library

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

Gordon Library


Tower Room

Fourth Floor
20 seated at table
Dimensions: 15'x15'
Uses: Meetings, classes

tower room


Children's Chapel

First Floor
15 seated at table/30 seated audience style
Dimensions: 12'x20'
Uses: small worship (includes funerals), classes, meetings

children's chapel


Sam Johnson Room

Fourth Floor
25 seated at table
Dimensions: 21'x35'
Uses: Meetings and classes (Note: conference table cannot be moved)

Samuel Johnson room